Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: Book Review

'Wuthering Heights' is the classic written by Emily Bronte that was first published in 1847. We could very well reach the three-hundred-years mark and may never find characters like Heathcliff and Catherine in Literature. Though, it is burdensome to read through the ruthless, selfish characters with no traits of redemption in this book. Sure, every story cannot be … Continue reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: Book Review

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf: Book Review

'To the Lighthouse' is the novel by Virginia Woolf published in 1927. The book takes you through various streams of consciousness of different characters. Indeed the narrative may let you think of ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce published in 1916.  It is the beautiful prose written by Virginia Woolf that captures … Continue reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf: Book Review

Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G.Wodehouse: Book Review

'Right Ho, Jeeves' by P.G.Wodehouse was created with the iconic characters of Wooster-Jeeves, published in 1934. P.G.Wodehouse’s classic is a breeze to read and keeps you smiling from ear to ear through the entire length of the book. The satirical writing on the Edwardian way of living focused on gluttony, match-making and social engagements makes the book … Continue reading Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G.Wodehouse: Book Review

Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes: Book Review

Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel De Cervantes, published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. The English translation was published in 1612 and 1620. The book that I read is translated by John Ormsby. According to him, ‘This novel, a satire of romantic chivalry, provides a window on 17th century Spain.’ In the introduction, he … Continue reading Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes: Book Review

The Trial by Franz Kafka | Book Summary

'The Trial', written by Franz Kafka was posthumously published in 1925. Kafka never completed this book and felt that it was too “bungled” but after his death, the work was retrieved and published. While reading 'The Trial', it feels as if Kafka had 'Metamorphosis' running parallel in his head. 'Metamorphosis' was published in 1915, and … Continue reading The Trial by Franz Kafka | Book Summary

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: Book Summary and Analysis

‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ is written by James Joyce, and was first published in 1916. It is a difficult book to read. And, definitely, the narrative with long sentences, the one that delves into the deeper consciousness of the protagonist does not seem to help much. ‘A Portrait of the Artist … Continue reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: Book Summary and Analysis

Dubliners by James Joyce: Book Summary

‘Dubliners’ is a compilation of 15 short stories set in Dublin, written by James Joyce and published in 1914. It is, indeed, the work of an extraordinary genius who could write these stories at a young age of 25. Though he could not get it published until he was 33 years old. The stories in … Continue reading Dubliners by James Joyce: Book Summary

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger | Book Review

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ written by J.D.Salinger was published in 1951. Since its publication, the book attained the ‘cult status’ as a symbol of teenage rebellion. ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ is such a layered book that one can interpret it in so many ways. There is text and then there is the subtext that will … Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger | Book Review

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy | Book Summary

‘Anna Karenina’ is an enigmatic read. It took me a really long time to “achieve” reading this book, attributing the difficulty to its great length and the intimidation that Tolstoy’s name brings in. ‘Anna Karenina’ is a classic written by Leo Tolstoy that was published in 1877. ‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family … Continue reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy | Book Summary

Animal Farm by George Orwell: Power Corrupts, even the most righteous cause!

‘Animal Farm’ leaves you with a question - is rebellion a mere change in the nomenclature of the leadership or beyond? George Orwell published this book in 1945. People said he modeled the book on the Russian – Bolshevik revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist era in Russia. To me, however, the book came closer … Continue reading Animal Farm by George Orwell: Power Corrupts, even the most righteous cause!