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)
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)
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
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
Ever had one of those days when you just want to do something…anything? Well, I woke up to such a feeling that Monday. All groggy eyed, I checked the bedside clock that promptly displayed 5:00 A.M. Rather early for me; I tried drifting back into the sweet morning slumber. But try as I might, my … Continue reading Something…Anything!
It was a wonderful day. The exotic smell of earth after early morning showers, the sweet chirping of birds - hopping from one dripping branch to another, the playful swaying of lush green tress laden with baby mangoes, kids gleefully playing in the puddle of mud. Ah! Life was perfect. Or was it? Behind every … Continue reading The Best Revenge