Book Reviews

The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce – Google’s Best Kept Literary Secret

The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce – Google’s Best Kept Literary Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes Reading The Perfect Wife was like arriving at a natural haven without ever realizing that it existed. In short, I am speechless. That’s how good Blake Pierce is, and I still cannot fathom that I never heard of him before. I found this book for free on the Google Store, and I cannot thank God …

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Sons of Fortune – Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

Sons of Fortune – Jeffrey Archer – Book Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jeffrey Archer is one of the most popular authors alive, with hundreds of millions of copies sold around the world. However, I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on his works until recently. That said, I’d heard high praises for him from my colleagues and friends. Hence, I always had an interest in …

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The Hound of the Baskervilles- Sherlock Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, third in the Sherlock Holmes series, is one of the best mysteries I’ve ever read. It’s like running a 400-meter race. You run the first hundred meters quick, then subsidize and maintain a sustainable speed for the next 200 meters, and then dash and sprint …

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The Sign Of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign Of The Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Reading Time: 2 minutes I read the first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, last month, but did not find it as interesting as people portray it to be. However, The Sign of the Four has changed my perspective completely. So, I admit, Sherlock Holmes in a great character! And more than anything else, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle …

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A Study in Scarlet- Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Reading Time: 3 minutes In all of English novels written in the past couple of centuries, very few characters have gone on to become as popular and iconic as Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s imaginary detective gained legendary status much before Robert Downey Jr portrayed the character in blockbuster movies. Introduction Written way back in 1887, A Study …

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1984 By George Orwell

Reading Time: 3 minutes “War is Peace” “Freedom is Slavery” “Ignorance is Strength” These are the words that send chills down your soul on several occasions while reading George Orwell’s magnum opus, “1984”. It is a book that will change you as a human being. It is a book you will never forget in your life. Introduction – To …

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The Idiot – Novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote “The Idiot” in the late 19th Century, and it continues to be one of the best novels ever written in the world, across all languages and genres. Dostoyevsky, inarguably one of the greatest novelists ever, authored the book originally in Russian, in 1869. David Magarshack translated the book into English in the …

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Tales of Man Singh - Kenneth Anderson

Tales of Man Singh – Kenneth Anderson

Reading Time: 4 minutes “The Tales of Man Singh” is the book for you if you’re even remotely interested in the legendary dacoits of the Chambal Valley. Kenneth Anderson wonderfully takes the reader in the pre-independence era and the early years of independence. She creates a sketch of rural India the way it actually was, which wasn’t ideal, to …

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The Emperors Riddles - Satyarth Nayak

The Emperors Riddles – Satyarth Nayak

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Emperors Riddles is one of those books which will keep reminding you of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”. It adds a breath of freshness and uniqueness in it, though. The story brings to life the colourful and holy streets of Varanasi and takes you to an unprecedented cultural journey. Satyarth Nayak successfully encapsulates …

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