Toni Morrison is back!
Review , Uncategorized / March 12, 2016

Author: Toni Morrison Publisher: Penguin Books Year: 2015 ISBN: 9780307594174 Rating: Read book reviews from other readers Children are such impressionable little things. They struggle to get their parents’ approval, do everything to make their parents realize that they are the best they could have. The extent they go to to get a pat on their back or a ‘Great going kiddo!’ is often amusing to watch. I strongly believe that a kid is what he/she is raised as, the values and principles that are instilled in them by their surrounding influences – parents, relatives, neighbors, playmates, books, TV etc. And if any of these influences take a bad turn, it not only affects the kid’s choices but all those surrounding the kid as well. It is in this manner, Bride aka Lula Ann ends up choosing to do something so despicable to gain her mother’s acceptance that it will haunt her for all her life. In ‘God help the Child’, Toni Morrison tells the story of Bride aka Lula Ann, who has risen in life from being a familial and social stigma to a successful executive in a cosmetic company and the choices she makes in the course of…

Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Review / February 20, 2015

Author: Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9789382277132
Rating: ★★★½☆
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I picked this book after I saw that it made it to the ‘Goodreads Choice of Mystery and Thriller’. But come on people, you can’t be this misleading! Definitely not one of the classy, mystery thrillers of recent times, this book still manages to keep you occupied till the end.

Review: A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Review / January 13, 2015

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam Books
Year: 1998
ISBN: 9780553381696
Rating: ★★★★½
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After a kingdom starts to fall apart, the second installment of his addictive A Song of Ice and Fire series has author George R. R. Martin getting his characters fighting one another to claim the Iron throne.

Review: Personal by Lee Child
Review / December 16, 2014

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780857502827
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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Jack Reacher aka Sherlock Homeless, is back in this racing new thriller Personal, the nineteenth in the Jack Reacher series, where he is chasing after an old enemy who seeks a malicious vendetta!

The Return of the Gamesman
Review / October 27, 2014

Author: Timeri N. Murari Publisher: Aleph Book Company Year: 2014 ISBN: 9789383064021 Rating: Read book reviews from other readers Chanakya Returns tells the story of Chanakya, the modern day reincarnation of Chandragupta Maurya’s Chanakya and his machinations which brings the downfall of a modern day empire, not very dissimilar to the downfall of King Nanda’s Empire. Author Timeri N. Murari gives you an insider’s perspective on the political power plays between a father and his daughter through an extremely well written narrative filled with intense characters. Avanti is the typical kid of a rich and powerful father and a timid and contrite mother, who is accustomed to the life of worldly pleasures. She is drawn to her father’s enigma, a consequence of his power, wealth and conniving character, without realizing the darker secrets behind his enigma. Chanakya, a victim of Avanti’s dad’s antics, has long sought revenge and finds Avanti his perfect pawn for his intentions. Thus, begins a series of events embroiled in love, betrayals and politics that forms the plot. The author amazes me. He carefully entwines the story around Chanakya’s calculative mind. The protagonist, Chanakya, is eloquently devious, instilling seeds of ideas and playing around with the…