The Narrow Road to the Deep North….A Must Read! (Review)

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”  – Matsuo Basho I just finished reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Written in 2013, the book won the Man Booker Prize for 2014.  An amazing book, and now that it is over, I kind of miss it. The …

Dogeaters…..Very Filipino!

Dogeaters is a 1990 novel written by Jessica hagedorn. The novel traces the journey of multiple characters in Philippines in the 1960s. The writer draws inspiration from real life political events and personalities and weaves a compelling story around it. The book is a reflection of the Filipino society, the people and their lives, beliefs …

‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces’…..Lets visit India shall we?

‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces’ is a collection of 39 short stories by Indian writers from the 19th century to the present, written in English or translated from regional languages. The book is edited by David Davidar, a novelist himself and as the introduction says ‘an attentive reader of Indian fiction for nearly forty years’, …

V for Vendetta…..To the ‘V’ in all of us!

V for Vendetta is a 1982 graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Llyod. Set in 1997, the story unfolds in a dystopian, post war UK, ruled as a Police State. The protagonist, code name ‘V’, is a masked vigilante, who challenges the dictatorship of the ‘Leader’ by attacking eminent officials from …

The Great Gatsby – A Grand story of love & longing

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American Author F Scott Fitzgerald. The novel is about, well, The Great Gatsby, a rich man with a dubious past living in the fictional town of West Egg. Gatsby throws huge parties which attracts the who’s who, a la, Page 3 in today’s context. Gatsby is …