Tag: writer

  • 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 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 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • The Story of The Magic Faraway Tree

    The Story of The Magic Faraway Tree

    A children’s fantasy novel like you’d expect from Enid Blyton, though this is the first fantasy work of hers I’ve read. There have been The Famous Fives and The Secret Sevens and the Malory Towers and the like but all of those were real people so to say. The Magic Faraway Tree is nothing like […]

  • The Story of Two Lovers and Mahatma Gandhi

    The Story of Two Lovers and Mahatma Gandhi

    To say that I went into this book with zero expectations wouldn’t be completely untrue. Titled ‘Waiting for the Mahatma’ this book didn’t really boast of a great plot. However, what intrigued me was why then was this chosen by Goodreads as one of RK Narayan’s best work. There is a flavour to his writing […]

  • The Story of Ten Strangers

    The Story of Ten Strangers

    The first thing you’ll notice about Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is the author’s note. I rarely read the author’s note. Rather read it after I finish the novel just to see what was going on in their head when they wrote it. But in this case, the note is so short, so […]

  • The Story of Mort

    The Story of Mort

    Terry Pratchett is an author whose works I haven’t read, and I must admit, regrettably so, wasn’t even aware of. This whole reading acclaimed authors/books is turning out to be an interesting exercise and I am only at my fourth book. A whole 96 more to go. Getting back to novel no.4, Terry Pratchett’s Mort […]

  • The Little Girl and her Secret Garden

    The Little Girl and her Secret Garden

    Frances Hodgson Burnett, in her book ‘The Secret Garden’, paints a pretty picture of the ‘English moors’ complete with a hundred room Manor, Yorkshire country folk and their queer accents and the gardens and orchards that surround those lands. For someone who hasn’t been to such a place, it does set the imagination wild. But, […]