So I just finished this sweet little nothing book Something I Never Told You by Shravya Bhinder. The best part of reading this book was that I read it on the Valentine’s day. The so called official day of appreciating someone you love or adore the most. Seemed like a quick read, recommended by a a friend while I was travelling. Brought the kindle version and read it on my android device because no kindle *sad face*. By the way this was m...

Why Neuromancer is the best book that I didn’t enjoy reading- Neuromancer by William Gibson was first published in 1984 which is already a culturally significant year for readers of dystopian literature. Neuromancer is also a dystopian novel but not just any ordinary dystopian book. It has since become ‘the archetypal Cyberpunk novel’ and has become a cultural giant that has influenced all that came after it, from the actual ...

Satirical books are hard to find. And when you find one based on apocalyptic time then there is no turning back. Got recommendations for this book by many readers and finally thought of reading it. Good omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is a hilarious novel. Ok, not laughing-out-loud funny but like a small giggle and a smile through out the read funny. The only caution I would give before you start reading this novel is to be open-minde...

With Shaking hands and deterred mind I picked up this self-help philosophical Marvel (as I had heard). The major pull of this book is that everybody you meet has read this book at sometime in their lifetime. So falling under the FOMO spell I choose to rise above my despise for self-help genre. And boy was that a good decision, Ok not so much. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is light read and is pretty predictable with a little spark to  keep you...

Everywhere I went where books are loved and discussed, I found myself in the presence of people who seem to really really love this book that I haven’t heard of before. A book named ‘A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman’ Facebook reading groups, Goodreads or Instagram, Ove was everywhere. And when there was an offer on Kindle for this almost universally loved book, I knew I had to buy it. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Re...

While having a conversation with a friend, I expressed my inclination towards science fiction. Although I am not a well-versed reader, yet I was recommended with the book titled The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. I was told that this book belongs to science fiction genre, and she was right. But what I wasn’t told is that its setup is in post-apocalyptic world, making it bit gloomy in it premise. Hence I would recommend this book to fans...

I Robot by Isaac Asimov
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8.5/10
I Robot by Isaac Asimov
Fiction , Review / July 26, 2017

You see these futuristic movies based on robots these days and come to know the 3 laws of Robotics: Firstly A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Secondly A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. And Lastly A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First o...

Kafka on the shore
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8.8/10
Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami
Fiction , Review / July 23, 2017

I think my fascination with Japanese writers came after I read the novels written by Keigo Higashino. His book the devotion of a suspect X and another by the name the salvation of a saint left me speechless. His way of writing a crime fiction is truly phenomenal. So obviously huge expectations were there from Haruki Marukami, and Kafka on the shore didn’t disappoint.  The book is very engaging and although this is my first Mura...