Review – Theodore Boone
Review / August 20, 2011

Authors: John Grisham
Publisher: Hachette Group
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9781444713053
Rating: ★★★½☆
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This is a warning. If you have picked up ‘Theodore Boone’ expecting it to be anything like ‘Runaway Jury’ or ‘Time to Kill’, you will be disappointed.

Review: The To-Let House
Review / June 26, 2011

Author: Daisy Hasan
Publisher: Tara Books
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9788190675659
Rating: ★★★★☆

Longlisted for the Man Asia Literary Prize in 2008, ‘The To-Let House’ is a brooding coming of age tale

Review: Turbulence
Review / June 19, 2011

Author: Samit Basu
Publisher: Hachette India
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9789350092170
Rating: ★★★★☆

Who has not thought of being a super-hero! Everybody has one or the other time given wings to the dream that a Jinnie would appear out of a lamp and grant you three wishes.

Review: Beatrice and Virgil
Review / June 12, 2011

Author: Yann Martel
Publisher: Penguin India
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780670084517
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Following the delightful and unconventional Life of Pi, Yann Martel’s Beatrice and Virgil was maybe unfairly burdened with expectations long before it’s release.

Review: Chanakya’s Chant
Review / May 29, 2011

Author: Ashwin Sanghi
Publisher: Westland
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789380658674
Rating: ★★★½☆
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Two political sagas – set in two different centuries – form the plot of Ashwin Sanghi’s second novel, Chanakya’s Chant.

Review: The All Bengali Crime Detectives
Review / May 15, 2011

Author: Suparna Chatterjee
Publisher: Rupa & Co
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9788129117823
Rating: ★★★½☆

‘The All Bengali Crime Detectives’ (ABCD) is a breezy and light hearted mystery set in contemporary Kolkata.

Review: Only Time Will Tell
Review / May 8, 2011

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9780330535670
Rating: ★★★★☆
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There are some writers and some books where in spite of knowing that this book will leave me hanging mid-way you just need to read them.

Review: The Man from Beijing
Review / April 30, 2011

Author: Henning Mankell
Publisher: Random House Group
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9781846552588
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Henning Mankell’s The Man from Beijing advertises itself as a political thriller and a detective story spanning generations and continents.

Review: The Harappa Files
Review / April 23, 2011

Author: Sarnath Banerjee
Publisher: Haprer Collins India
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9789350290316
Rating: ★★★★½

‘The Harappa Files’, author Banerjee informs us in the opening pages of this hilarious book, are the result of the decade-long labours of the Greater Harappa Rehabilitation