Blogging Challenges · Book Reviews · My Friend Alexa 2019

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: My Read

‘Heart of Darkness’, the Classic written by Joseph Conrad was published in 1899. Since its publication, ‘Heart of Darkness’ has stood as a mirror to imperial exploitation in Africa. The relevance and authenticity in the narrative stem from the fact that Conrad has drawn to his own experience as a sailor. In 1890, Conrad’s wish… Continue reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: My Read

Book Reviews · My Friend Alexa 2019

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: My Read

‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman was published in 2017. In an interview to Penguin Random House, the debutant author Gail Honeyman said the idea for the book came to her while reading an article about a young woman who had articulated her experience of living alone in a big city. Hence the… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: My Read

Book Reviews · My Friend Alexa 2019

American Gods by Neil Gaiman: My Read

Welcome to Neil Gaiman’s world of urban fantasy. ‘American Gods’ is my second attempt at reading Neil Gaiman, after ‘Neverwhere’. American Gods was published in 2001 and later, the book was adapted to a television series in 2017. I know a lot of book lovers who go weak on their knees hearing Neil Gaiman’s name.… Continue reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman: My Read

Book Reviews · Fiction · My Friend Alexa 2019

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: My Read

When Da Vinci Code came out in 2003, I was in college and everyone had this book in their hands. I borrowed the book from a friend, stayed up all night and finished it. A decade and a half down the lane, Dan Brown made progression with The Lost Symbol, Inferno and then the Origin.… Continue reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: My Read

Book Reviews · My Friend Alexa 2019

Milkman by Anna Burns: My Read

‘Milkman’ makes you recognize Anna Burns’ capability as a writer; she is blessed with a unique authorial voice. Past that, you delve into the story that takes you round and round in a loop. Yes, it is a Booker Prize winner of 2018; the flattering reason for me to have picked this book.   Now… Continue reading Milkman by Anna Burns: My Read

Book Reviews · Fiction · My Friend Alexa 2019

Circe by Madeline Miller: My Read

Circe by Madeline Miller was published in 2018. I have not read her first book, the acclaimed ‘The Song of Achilles’, the retelling of Homer’s Illiad. Nonetheless, I had to read ‘Circe’ for all the wonderful reviews it received in last one year. It is indeed wonderful to see ‘The Odyssey’ coming alive through the… Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller: My Read

Book Reviews · Classics · My Friend Alexa 2019

The Odyssey by Homer: My Read

For the one who has not read ‘Illiad’, ‘The Odyssey’ may set you on course an unchartered territory. ‘The Odyssey’ is the world of ancient Greek mythology where humans, Gods, and monsters cohabit magical islands and kingdoms. At the heart of it, is the chivalry and valour of one man – Ulysses. It is said… Continue reading The Odyssey by Homer: My Read

Book Reviews · Classics · My Friend Alexa 2019

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald: My Read

What saves your day better than a ‘Classic’? And, I went straight to F. Scott Fitzgerald entering the world of ‘The Great Gatsby’. This book was published in 1925 and potently portrays the pursuit of American dreams during the Jazz age. Fitzgerald unapologetically brings out the snobbery, infidelity and class distinction of the rich class… Continue reading The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald: My Read