It has occurred to me recently that now that I’m no longer a middle-grade reader, young adult or even (alas!) a new adult I have been reading far more of the books meant for all these mysterious age groups. When I was a young library-hunter (it was almost always the first thing I would look […]
India’s mythology is rich and beautiful and, honestly, would provide enough fodder for plenty of fantasy novels. Luckily for us. This is the last one in the Immortals series by Amish Tripathi.This is the book that promises us all the answers that have been sought through Shiva’s journey and, personally, I found it slightly disappointing.
So here it is – the first post of 2013. And from the stacks and stacks of books I seem to have devoured in the recent time of transit the one I want to talk about first is Ruskin Bond’s Roads to Mussoorie. I’m unsure how many of you would be familiar with the name […]
Stiff, pompous, self-satisfied and narrow-minded men seldom feature as protagonists of stories. But then this is hardly his story. On the face of it, anyway. Professor Nicholas Van Tassel first spots Etna Bliss at the scene of a fire. And it is a fair measure of the man that even as fire devoured a building […]
Hushhhhh… they’re talking? Can you hear them? There are things Moist Van Lipwig has never been before. Moist Van Lipwig, for instance. And a postmaster for, well, another instance. He’s been many other people but he’s never tried the Mr Lipwig hat on for size. And now, I’m afraid, it was far too late for […]