The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes | Book Review

I read ‘The Sense of an Ending’ by Julian Barnes soon after it had won the Man Booker Prize in 2011. Once I received the book, the most striking part was its minimal cover design. Though I was clueless on what to expect from a book that merely ran into 150 pages!  Least to say,… Continue reading The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes | Book Review

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: Book Review

As I held the copy of ‘The Testaments’ by Margaret Atwood, I was elated to think I am holding on to the most awaited sequel of a modern classic. ‘The Testaments’ was also the joint winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize. However, the negative reviews were a bit dampening. Anyhow, I went ahead with… Continue reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: Book Review

Milkman by Anna Burns: Book Review

'Milkman' by Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize in 2018. The buzz around this book intrigued me to pick it up. Feminist writings are always a compelling read and 'Milkman' is no less, though it comes with a sense of obscurity. The unique authorial voice of Anna Burns in ‘Milkman’ is what elevates this… Continue reading Milkman by Anna Burns: Book Review

‘Moon Tiger’ by Penelope Lively: Book Review

“You are public property – the received past. But you are also private; my view of you is my own, your relevance to me is personal…Egocentric Claudia is once again subordinating history to her own puny existence.” Moon Tiger is written by Penelope Lively, published in 1987. Lively won Booker Prize for this book. I… Continue reading ‘Moon Tiger’ by Penelope Lively: Book Review

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga: A satire and a dark comedy on Indian poverty

A metaphorical white tiger caged inside a rooster coop, and how he breaks free is the story of 'The White Tiger'. This book by Aravind Adiga was called a ‘masterpiece’ by The Times and it won the Man Booker Prize 2008. This book depicts the issues of poverty and class discrimination grappling the 21st century India.… Continue reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga: A satire and a dark comedy on Indian poverty