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  • The Story of being Under the Net

    The Story of being Under the Net

    Under the Net by Iris Murdoch is a story about a struggling writer Jake Donaghue who, over a few weeks (the period this story is set in), attempts to set right his life. When one wants to go ahead, one needs to rectify the mistakes of the past. One needs to close loose ends, make […]

  • The Story of Red – a colour, an emotion, and death

    The Story of Red – a colour, an emotion, and death

    A murder mystery, a calmly wild game of cat and mouse, making you constantly guess who the killer is.  A story of love and betrayal, manipulations and jealousy, human nature tested at every twist of fate but most importantly, very real. And all this is set in a dreamy world of painters and storytellers of […]

  • The Story of Mice and Men

    The Story of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a story of two workers who travel together in search of work, mostly farming, in the hinterlands of America. This is however not a story about their times or their hardships or the lives that they and millions of other lowly paid workers like them led. It […]

  • The Story of the Song of Solomon

    The Story of the Song of Solomon

    All human relationships come down to it. Would you save my life? Or Would you take it? Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon is set in a time in America, when even though slavery was abolished, the coloured people led a life far from being free or fair. They didn’t get […]

  • The Story of Alice and her Adventures

    The Story of Alice and her Adventures

    At first glance Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, is a magical tale where a young girl Alice, bored out of her wits on a hot summer day, spots a rabbit talking to itself and carrying a pocket watch. Now there may be many a rabbit who can talk, but carrying a pocket watch, […]

  • The Story of a Christmas Carol

    The Story of a Christmas Carol

    There is only so much I can add to all that is written about Charles Dickens and his famous novel A Christmas Carol, a story that has apparently never been out of print since its first edition in the late 1800s. One can only aim of such success. So what is it that makes this novel […]

  • The Story of a Moonstone

    The Story of a Moonstone

    Moonstone, written in the early 19th century by Wilkie Collins is a detective story where instead of a detective solving the crime, it’s the readers who discover the thief through a series of narrations. A very interesting way to put it. And quite skillful too The plot starts with how the Moonstone comes into the […]

  • The Story of a Hitchhiker and the Galaxy

    The Story of a Hitchhiker and the Galaxy

    … This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd […]

  • The Story of a Stranger

    The Story of a Stranger

    Albert Camus’s French masterpiece, L’Etranger translated into English as The Stranger has an interesting synopsis. It says that it is about ‘The nakedness of a man faced with the absurd’. When I read this, there were a lot of situations that I drew up in my mind; situations which could qualify as ‘absurd’, and I […]

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a satirical novel about young teenage boys who go on an orgy of violence for the sheer thrill of it and get caught by the state but are ‘reformed’ in a questionable manner. Like a character ponders, Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a […]

  • The Story of Siddhartha

    The Story of Siddhartha

    What more do I write about this book except that it is an experience. An experience of living in the mind of a person who is out to seek the meaning of life, who is on a path of self awakening. It is as simple as that and yet not. Hermann Hesse in his book […]

  • The Story of a Beloved

    The Story of a Beloved

    A masterpiece. Oh it is a masterpiece! Toni Morrison in Beloved tells us the story of a slave family during the times when slavery was being abolished; when they’ve lived such a life and didn’t know how to live otherwise or are still living in the aftermath of what they went through. A time, when […]