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It (novel) by Stephen King Review

January 12, 2019 • By

Why did I get back to read a novel published first in 1986? Well, it’s all after watching the movie recently on TV – It, a movie made in 2017 and based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel. The movie was terrifying and also entertaining. Mainly based on children characters, the novel is also equally terrifying but the only drawback is that, unlike the movie, it does not end only in three hours. So, reading the novel was quite a lengthy task but worth doing because it tests the patience and also skills of a reader.

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Far from the Madding Crowd – Review

January 2, 2019 • By

Thomas Hardy has always been the otherwise favourite of many readers who begin to read him. For the absolute beginners as well as for those who have been reading him for a while, Hardy’s aura is his art of weaving his stories from the ordinary lives of ordinary people and making it connect with the world in such a way that readers think the stories to be theirs rather than of the characters who are characterised in the novel. How many of you (the readers) have read Far from the Madding Crowd by him? A stunning novel which depicts fancy as well as truth – what we desire is not always granted and what we are granted cannot always be our desire. There is one Oak and one Bathsheba Everdene. There are others – Boldwood and Troy. And we are made to sympathise with Oak… there’s the art of Thomas Hardy – arousing pity.

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The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh – review

March 15, 2018 • By

The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh is a book which, by most of the critics in India and abroad, is considered one of those novels who could successfully classify themselves to be called an ecological novel and it’s true as well… reading his novel, in case of The Hungry Tide, gradually removes the shroud from the concerns which we often ignore but only realise when it’s too late already. The human beings deported from their homes; the animals beguiled from their native land and the bystanders musing over the loss… this is all in his book and it makes the novel even complex – far, far away from the ones which are being read and written in the present day in our country.READ MORE


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Exam Warriors by Narendra Modi – a review

February 17, 2018 • By

Exam Warriors is a book written by Narendra Modi which ponders on the examinations, their position, their side effects in the students and possible chances of redemption from the stress that exams bring in the life of young as well as grown-ups. Though there are very few new thing which you will find in the book, still, the book is very interesting as it takes you to a different kind of trip into the heart of yourself. It does not teach you; it guides you with the help of visuals and funny exercises in the book. There are 25 chapters and it goes on from the art of focusing to the elements of Yoga which can help you de-stress yourself during the days of Board exams or any other exams.READ MORE


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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