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Whenever I have had the privilege of getting my hands on a book written by Shafak, it has ignited my imagination with ideas which I never thought existed. As a reader, it is a tough job to explain what exactly makes a book the best of its kind. My method, on the other hand, is simple. I look out for...
In the spirit of Halloween, we at Pinata will present five special horror novels. There’s nothing quite like a good scare, on a cold day in October... The moon hanging overhead, maybe a black cat, or some bats will cross your path. Let's start with a story about Halloween. A group of boys discover the meaning of Halloween when one...
Every single time Khaled Hosseini’s name flashes across my eyes, it brings an evocative memory. I still remember how I received ‘The Kite Runner’ as a gift from my teacher at the age of twelve. I’m certain I did not do something very remarkable to deserve it but that book sure gave a whole new meaning to the genre of...
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...

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