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 · Booker Prize Winner

Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively: A personal account above world history

“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. So,… Continue reading Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively: A personal account above world history

Blogchatter A2Z 2019 · Blogging Challenges · Book Reviews · Non Fiction

The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim: My Read

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales written by Bruno Bettelheim was published in 1976. Bruno Bettelheim was a distinguished Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Education at the University of Chicago. For this book, Bettelheim won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977. Fairy Tales… Continue reading The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim: My Read

Book Reviews · Booker Prize Winner

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

A White Tiger caged inside a Rooster Coop and how he breaks free, is the story of this book. The White Tiger is written by Aravind Adiga and as The Times calls it a ‘masterpiece’; it had won the Man Booker Prize 2008. This book is a true depiction of 21st century India. The White Tiger… Continue reading The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Book Reviews · Indian Fiction

Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair: Women and Patriarchy in India

Some books are fun re-reading. And, I picked up ‘Ladies Coupe’ after 10 years. Years back in my college library, I picked up this book and felt an instant connect with its characters. Surely, in an entirely female-driven fictional landscape, it is sure to capture a female reader’s mind. The second read made me value the… Continue reading Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair: Women and Patriarchy in India