The Lonely Drummer & Other Poems

January 6, 2018 • By

Rajive reviews The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems by Abhishek Goswami for BooksToRead

Accidentally, I began reading this book randomly and first picked up the poem entitled The Ideal Candidate and believe me, that was perfect entertainment in the form of poetry! Abhishek Goswami, the poet with his debut collection The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems, has penned many poems as humorous as this one and many ones very serious and packed with some quality poetry as well. Today, I will be writing about his debut poetry collection and will share my experience with the book The Lonely Drummer and Other Poems.READ MORE


Despite Stolen Dreams

December 11, 2017 • By

Despite Stolen Dreams is a literary fiction by Anita Krishan which is serious as well as constructive in tone. You might have been reading the novels based on terrorism in the valley of Jammu & Kashmir in the past days and you might have praised them as well. However, my personal experience with the fiction based on terrorism of any kind has not generally been well; most of the authors, in this or that way, tend to demean this or that thing and eventually, they tend to come to conclusions which are not conclusive – either the abstract from the excessive practicality is missing or the practicality of the excessive abstract is missing. However, Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishan is a different kind of novel altogether. It has emotions, but it’s certainly not all-emotive. It implies rational; however, it does not offer an over the counter rationalism to the readers. READ MORE

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Uske Hisse Ka Pyar – book review

December 8, 2017 • By

Uske Hisse Ka Pyar is a short story collection authored by a popular Gujarati author Ashish Dalal. Though already having a share of his name in the Hindi literature by writing for various magazines and newspapers, Ashish Dalal has made his debut with this collection in the field of formal writing. This is the very first book but you will seldom get that fee while reading Uske Hisse Ka Pyar. The book just transports you to a different world and all the short stories are so well written that it becomes difficult for the readers to read the book in patches… it might just take a person 3-4 hours or even lesser than that in finishing all the 17 short stories in one go!READ MORE


Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

November 19, 2017 • By

Dictionary of Literary Terms & Literary Theory (Penguin) is a book which most of the students studying literature have in their self-funded library. A voluminous book, this is indeed a companion for the novice as well of the pros and experts as well. First published in 1977, the book, since then, has been published several times and came to Penguin in 1992. Highly popular, the book is widely used as a versatile reference by literature students and professors alike. As a guidebook and reference book, Dictionary of Literary Terms & Literary Theory covers almost all the possible ramifications and areas a literature student might be interested – technical terms, critical terms, literary and critical movements, various schools of literary theories, and also the genres. More than that, the book also covers widely used words in ‘literature’ which cannot be classified. A handy and useful book by all means.READ MORE


The Complete Poems of John Keats: Wordsworth Editions

November 12, 2017 • By

Poetry collections are often a respite for the persons who are marred by the whimsical world which is offended by just nothing… those who love literature and also those who have nothing to do with it, a good poem will always be good – irrespective of gender, caste, creed and race… poetry does not know any boundaries and nor do the lovers of poetry. Today, I will be reviewing The Complete Poems of John Keats (Wordsworth Editions). This is a collection which was also in my University syllabus and I had the luxurious chance to read and reread it many times and sometimes just the random readings. Today, I will share my opinions and experiences with this poetry collection of John Keats.READ MORE