Book Review – Bangkok 8 (John Burdett)

Bangkok 8 - the title clearly gives away the setting of the plot. But is the book as exciting as the city itself? Bangkok 8 is a mystic murder (snakes no less) mystery with its protagonist and narrator being an eastern police officer, Sonchai Jitpleecheep.¬†Even though he follows Buddhist principles, he's been brought up in … Continue reading Book Review – Bangkok 8 (John Burdett)

Book Review – The Secret History (Donna Tartt)

Whenever you pick up a critically acclaimed book, you're always sceptical whether it'd be yet another pretentious piece of work. Thankfully this wasn't! I for one get excited rather than be put off by a thick book and was glad to discover that the book didn't use it's run time to bore the daylights out … Continue reading Book Review – The Secret History (Donna Tartt)

The Cuckoo’s Calling – J. K. Rowling

When you've had astounding success and raked in unfathomable moolah with your first venture, expectations of people eyeing your subsequent outing will naturally be sky-high. So does J. K. Rowling deliver? The word 'success' probably wouldn't suffice to describe the author's¬†earlier attempt with the Harry Potter series. With millions of books sold and top-grossing film … Continue reading The Cuckoo’s Calling – J. K. Rowling

Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami

This is the first work I've read of Haruki Murakami and I'm certainly impressed if not totally blown away. Even though the novel talks about outlandish things like fish falling from the sky, talking cats, un-aged soldiers, alternate worlds and taboo topics like mother-son and sister-brother love; it definitely is a gripping read. Murakami intertwines … Continue reading Kafka On The Shore – Haruki Murakami