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Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish and English writer who rose to fame with her books like The Forty Rules of Love, The Bastard of Istanbul and Three Daughters of Eve. Being a social and female rights activist, Shafak is famous among the active and hardworking female youth. Her books are a blend of both Sufism, modernism, and several other social...
If you are a book reader, you must have gone through an author's work diligently to be able to tell their writing patterns. Often, we find books that are a pack of emotions that we read and re-read them and always find something new within them. Likewise, John Green is one of the authors of best selling young adult novels....
“Can we talk?” “Fuck off.” “Good. You’re willing to cooperate.” Before I begin reviewing this book, I just want to bring this to attention that there aren't many good romance thrillers out there and somebody needs to do something about this, like soon! Like right now would be a great time to do it. Really! Anyhow, let's start, shall we? This is the first time I...
Some stories are about love or harrowing adventures, fantasy and horrors beyond imagination. Neil Gaiman's Stardust has a little of all of those in it. A fable, or modern fairytale about a young man chasing a fallen star through a forbidden wall that leads to another world. The idea of a world beyond our own is a very prevalent theme,...
Before you read ahead, this book is a horror story, if you don't mind reading about disturbing content, go ahead and keep reading. Without further ado, here's Johnny! This story for all intents and purposes is meant to scare the reader. The movie directed by Kubrick although a success was actually despised by Stephen King. The book is more subversive,...
“For you, a thousand times over.” When you start reading a novel, you expect to have every bit of it dropping right in your spirit. Likewise, it wouldn’t be incorrect to speak about Khaled Hosseini when it comes to the books that touch you in and stay with you. Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American novelist and a physician by profession. His...
I have lived all my life as a devoted bookworm and I can list down infinite reasons why reading is an amazing hobby. Along with catering knowledge, wisdom, and peace, books have helped me escape anything or everything happening in my life. Yet like any other bibliophile, I have struggles too with this hobby. Being a reader is all tranquil...
The people we meet, the memories we make, the challenges we encounter and whatever we learn from them eventually shape our personalities. Similarly, the books we read do leave an impact on our perspective towards life. As a reader, I have come across a number of books which have made me a better person on a whole but the task...
It is very rare that I have come across a book which I didn’t want to end, and which left me with profound sadness in my heart but a smile on my lips. This book is one of those rarities, which comes once in a lifetime. Neil Gaiman is a genius and I am extremely jealous of his superb talent,...
Zadie Smith’s brilliance shines through her latest novel Swing Time. Layered, rooted and perfectly choreographed, this novel is another interesting work by Smith. In this book, Smith traces the trajectory for her characters, taking them through time to comment on what it means to belong, to gain the respect of society, to what money can let you buy, etc. The...

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