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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


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A Dowryless Wedding by Merlin Franco – Review

August 5, 2018 • By

Book – A Dowryless Wedding
Author – Merlin Franco
Published by – Authors Upfront
Year Published – 2018
Page Count – 225
Suitable for – all age groups, every kind of readers

“Our wedding was fixed for 12th July, as dictated by an astrologer.”

So, this is what happens. I am reminded of a marriage which could not be fixed because of an astrologer and here, the date is fixed by an astrologer and these are common sights in India – irrespective of its length and breadth. A wedding has more contributions from the relatives, pundits, churches, temples or maulvis compared to what a guy and a girl contribute. Well, this might sound funny as well! But, this thing, A Dowryless Wedding, is funnier than what it seems in a helicopter shot or a bird’s eye view.READ MORE


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American Maharajah – Book Review

March 3, 2018 • By

Book Name: American Maharajah
Author: Mark Stephen Levy
Publisher: White Falcon, India
Year: 2018
Pages: 204
Genre: Literary Fiction
Reviewed by: Rakesh, contributor to BooksToRead

American Maharajah is a novel by American novelist and a frequent travel enthusiast, Mark Stephen Levy. He has prepared this novel with a mixture of modern dilemmas and the ancient legends; as a reader, I can say that – based on my own understanding of the novel, for sure. To keep everything short and to tell my verdict to the readers, I will just say that the novel is a perfect piece of literature for the readers who often want to read something new and interesting. If you are one of them, you are going to find a young man looking for the truth of his birth and on the way, he finds a beautiful girl who loves someone else who had the same face as “Ravi” – Amar. The novel has a little of secret, a little more of suspense and even more of good writing and craft of the fiction. In short, you can go for it right now and enjoy your read instantly!READ MORE


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Little Maryam by Hamid Baig

February 28, 2018 • By

Hamid Baig’s debut novel, liked by the readers as romance, Little Maryam has become a bestseller and it certainly demands our scrutiny. We picked a reader and he, Manish, has read the book and sent us this clear review of the book which makes it easy for the readers to understand what content they might expect inside the book once they begin reading it. So, here is the review of Hamid Baig’s novel Little Maryam by Manish. You will certainly like it.READ MORE


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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