Novels

Elephants in the Room – Review

December 15, 2018 • By

Elephants in the Room is a novel written by Suraj Laxminarayanan. The debut novel by Bangalore-based novelist has drawn appreciation as well as criticism for its qualities and details. The very basic things about this novel which can be said without possible disagreements are: the novel is a crime fiction or a crime-thriller fiction; the novel is lengthy and almost a single act piece of fiction; the novel exhibits very unique and special characters with very special names; the novel has a convincing (as author tries to make it one) plot and a thought-theme. Once these basic facts are understood, we can get back deeper into the content and then an analysis of the novel.

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Novels

Jestus by V S Sury

December 10, 2018 • By

Jestus is uncertain; Jestus is unconventional; Jestus is the morality monarch; Jestus is highly immoral; Jestus is humorous; Jestus is dry; Jestus is a scholar; Jestus is a fool… V S Sury’s character, as well as his debut novel, Jestus is a highly contagious abstract that keeps the readers at an edge, most of the times. The attitude in this unearthed person is very high and so is his level of mental abilities. The novel, in simple understanding, is a novel that’s based on humour, sarcasm and an otherwise philosophy of life. It is for the readers who take interest in things which are not so easily accessible in other mainstream novels – irregular experiments with the plot and narrative.

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Nonfiction

Indicting Goliath by Lal Bhatia – Review

December 7, 2018 • By

Lal Bhatia’s debut work, work with a purpose – Indicting Goliath, is a non-fictional autobiography (not complete) by him. Published in the year 2018, the book has got great attention from the readers within as well as outside India. Indicting Goliath is about ‘uncovering’ the seamy truths that the USA doesn’t want to be uncovered. Lal Bhatia, the protagonist of the story, was imprisoned in the USA for the reasons of money laundering and doing wrongs with the funds of a company that he was supposed to handle. However, according to Mr Bhatia himself, he was trapped by a certain Mr Wig and then trialled and persecuted unfairly by the authorities and unjustly denied justice by the Department of Justice, USA. So, the work is about demanding justice and throwing hard facts on the face of the USA.

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Opinions

Join the forum for Literature – details

September 14, 2018 • By

English Literature Forum is the new initiative by Alok Mishra, a well-known philanthropist in the field of literature. He has taken this step with a vision to provide a platform for free and open discussion, via the web, to the students, scholars, teachers and enthusiasts of English literature. Yes, there are platforms for such kind of discussions already; however, ELF is something which wants the participants to engage rather than just being the mute witnesses of something great going on – it’s more an active platform than being a passive one.READ MORE


Novels

Hard Times by Charles Dickens – Review

September 5, 2018 • By

Charles Dickens has written many novels and most of them are very well-known. The prominent among his novels are mostly the works which discuss the plights of the poor people in enormously increasing England – industrially and intellectually. With no space or the minimum space left for the have-nots, this novelist took the charge and began writing with the perspective in mind. His novel Hard Times discusses two very important things – one is how the poor people saw rich England and how the rich people saw poor England. As a reader, you can apparently find two sections of characters in the novel. There is a visible contrast. Let’s discuss the same.READ MORE