A hat full of sky

So … if your body was to be possessed and owned and almost filled by something else that had the ability to think like you and act like you … then which part of you would really be you? Are we a function of things we do or is it the other way round? If it […]

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, & Pee

I’m not really one for autobiographies or biographies or such. It’s difficult to explain why, but it tends to get boring! Here you are, paying money to read about someone else’s life and their opinions, but someone tries to tell you their opinions (for free, mind you) at the supermarket or the movies and you […]

Charity girl

I first made my acquaintance with Georgette Heyer during a long, idyllic summer spent in Ladakh amidst (I’m happy to say) unparalleled beauty and and an unending supply of books. And the rest, as they say, is history. She wrote, what to my mind, would always be delightful books I would be happy to read most times. […]

Witches abroad! (a discworld novel)

The much esteemed (mostly by herself) Granny Weatherwax makes a comeback and how! Accompanied by the other members of her non-coven coven, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, Witches abroad! is a story about … well, non- Fairy Godmothers who take a journey to where Fairy Godmothers have never been before. … Seriously. Yes, I do […]

Jingo! (A Discworld novel)

To all appearances, Terry Pratchett writes books for kids but I’m yet to find any evidence that could define his writing so simplistically. Yes, he often uses stories and myths we were familiar with as children as the basis of his convoluted tales but it’s never just that … oh no! Ever since I read […]