Just something I tripped across today… My personal favourite…
The monks who keep time have messed up and for a brief moment the space-time continuum shattered, dropping two people into a whole different era; one, a cop with a sore case of a midlife crisis and the other, a dangerous criminal. Only, Sam Vimes has been here before. And it’s not a time he’d go back to voluntarily.
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. Continue reading “Oath of the Vayuputras”
Something really strange is going on. Have you ever had the feeling that you just wake up one fine day and start noticing a particular thing that never really seemed like a big deal to you till now? ‘Cause I, it would seem, am waking up to sexism. Now, I’m not blind or stupid so of course I knew it existed. But what I guess I didn’t really realize was how it’s so ingrained in our systems that we barely even notice it anymore! Or at least I didn’t. And suddenly the universe seems full of signs! However, more on that later (I promise the rant will make more sense soon)
Getting on to the booky part of the show… I don’t know how many of you know of or remember ‘Mistress of Spices’ (book/movie) by one Chitra Bannerjee Divakurni. If you’re clueless don’t worry. I hate to say it but you haven’t missed much. In spite of the much publicized Aishwarya Rai starring Holly-Bollywood project it was turned into. The book was, nonetheless, quite a painful read I thought (I suddenly have a deja-vu-y feeling… I’ve whined about this book before somewhere havent I!) Continue reading “Palace of Illusions”
What do you get when you have a talking cat (he prefers to be called Amazing, thank you very much) in cahoots with a “clan” of “thinking rats” (and yes, they talk too) and a “stupid-looking kid” as an added accessory? Well, apparently you get the Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. And a side to […]