Reviewed: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

In its time, The Awakening received much social and religious criticism for its outrageous take on feminism. Critics condemned Chopin saying the novel was nothing but ‘an overworked field of sex fiction’. Resultantly, the book was out of print for decades. It was only in the 1960s that it was observed to be one of…

Reviewed: Turning Points by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

You can find the review on Goodreads too. As I was returning to my room in the evening, the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered,…

Reviewed: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

There are few books you read because you are addicted to reading. Then some others because everyone else has but you, then there are those books that you read because you know that somewhere between the pages, you will remain forever. Books that you eagerly wait for; like that distant music which falls on the…

Reviewed: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

  Robinson Crusoe is a fine Englishman living in England and cherishing a dream of going to the sea. Although his family does not support his idea, he flees, nonetheless, on a ship to London. After two such trips, his ship gets captured by Pirates and he serves as a slave in Africa. He escapes…

Reviewed: The Confession by John Grisham

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. But this never happens! The innocent guy gets mercilessly executed while the criminal is still on the loose, hiding away. It is only when he realizes that he’s got terminal brain tumor and will die soon anyway, that he thinks…