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  • The Story of Human Bondage

    The Story of Human Bondage

    In Of Human Bondage, William Somerset Maugham tells a story of a young man who spends his life trying to find his true calling. We traverse through his life in his own words, seeing it as he did, through the eyes of a young orphaned child living with his uncle who is a vicar and […]

  • The Story of a Kite Runner

    The Story of a Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a heart-wrenching story of two boys Amir and Hassan, set in the backdrop of a changing Afghanistan with the overthrow of their government and the growth of the Taliban Regime, and how their lives are permanently changed because of being born in such tumultuous times.

  • 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 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 […]

  • The Tale of Two Cities

    The Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities is a story set during the French Revolution when the oppressed common folk could no longer withstand the apathy of the ruling class and took over the castle and imprisoned everyone who seemed affluent. The latter’s fault being that they were not poor. The charges being that, for generations, they […]

  • How to get over a Reader’s Block

    How to get over a Reader’s Block

    What do you do when you find yourself facing a Reader’s Block? Here are my tips, for lack of a better word, to get through this.

  • 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 […]

  • The Story Of The Animal Farm

    The Story Of The Animal Farm

    Animal Farm by George Orwell is one of the two scariest books I have read. The other being another novel by the same author which I will be writing about later on. Coming back to this one. Scary. Yes. That is the word. But it isn’t a horror story. Nor a thriller. Or a murder […]