‘Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?’ – Going Postal This might be a little late in the day but as a tremendous fan of Terry Pratchett and his profoundly quirky wisdom, I feel like my ode to him would feel incomplete without […]
Death was standing behind a lectern, poring over a map. He looked at Mort as if he wasn’t entirely there. YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF THE BAY OF MANTE, HAVE YOU? he said. “No, sir,” said Mort. FAMOUS SHIPWRECK THERE. “Was there?” THERE WILL BE, said Death, IF I CAN FIND THE DAMN PLACE. I remember […]
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…”