Meghan Collins, a rookie reporter, is on an assignment in a busy casualty department of a New York hospital when a young mugging victim is brought in. Stripped of her identity, there’s no way to tell who the hapless victim was or where she came from but the sight of her sends a chill through Meghan … the victim looks just like her! Continue reading “I’ll Be Seeing You”
It’s taken me a while to pick up Ashok K. Banker’s Prince of Ayodhya, the first book in the Ramayana series. And right from the first page the book drew me in and I could see why the author had managed to capture the imagination of a nation famously obssessed with its myths. Admittedly, I love these mythology revisited stories; I love drawing parallels in places, events and beliefs replete in Indian history. And I love the ‘ka-ching’ moment when you read about something familiar. Continue reading “Prince of Ayodhya”
… and boggle the mind!
Now this is what I call a well-spent weekend afternoon! Good food (oh, how I love Italian food!), good company (courtesy, my dear husband) and then a couple of hours digging through what was more a warehouse than a bookstore (again, courtesy the husband). Though, not much of a reader himself he’s quite a good sport about hunting out obscure bookshops for me and then trudging through busy streets to get there and then patiently waiting while I wander, hypnotised, through book laden aisles! What more could I ask for! (Though, I have a sneaking suspicion he won’t readily repeat the experience any time soon.) Continue reading “A sight to gladden the heart…”
Pico Iyer’s Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World (Vintage Departures) is probably one of the best travelogues I have ever read. Perceptive, poignant, funny – Iyer never sounds like a tourist who’s just passing through the country. Like a citizen of the world he
talks of places much like a reader talks of a favourite, well thumbed book. Continue reading “Genetically travel-ified!”
A murder is committed and a man’s paying for it with his life. In any criminal justice system in the world, this would be an ideal scenario; justice has been served, victim’s been avenged, society has been paid its dues, victory for all. Perfect.
But then you discover the “victim” wasn’t quite such an innocent and the man behind bars might be the wrong one entirely. Then, what? Continue reading “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”