Gabriel García Márquez – Leaf Storm

It’s been just over a year since I read Of Love And Other Demons, so I figured it’s time to read another book by one of my favourite authors. Well, not exactly. I had just pulled out four books from my bookshelf as I headed for a week long respite from reality, and ended up […]

John Updike – The Widows of Eastwick

Updike’s Rabbit series has been on my to-read list for a very long time, so I’m not quite sure how my foray into his world started with his final book, published in 2008. And, as the blurb on the back didn’t say anything about this book being a sequel of sorts to The Witches of […]

Haruki Murakami – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

I’m not quite sure where to begin, but after finishing a Murakami novel, that’s not altogether too surprising. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is oft’ touted as Murakami’s best and most notable work, and that’s what I was hoping for – to be completely blown away. And yet, despite the book being bizarre and ambitious […]

Angela Carter – Nights At The Circus

When you start a book by Angela Carter, there’s only one thing that’s certain: you have no idea what you’re in for; nothing’s too crazy, nothing’s too bizarre. And of course, that’s why you love Angela Carter. Okay, scratch that. That’s why I love Angela Carter. A story partly inspired by the myth of Leda […]

Téa Obreht – The Tiger’s Wife

Téa Obreht, at the age of twenty-five, won the Orange Prize for her debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, which was given to me as a birthday present on my twenty-sixth birthday. In the blogging universe, the opinions on the book were widely divided, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Almost immediately, I was […]

Gabriel García Márquez – Of Love And Other Demons

Last year, I mentioned how I’m trying to read one book by Gabriel García Márquez every year. That was a resolution I made on reading my first novel by the Nobel Prize laureate (One Hundred Years of Solitude), but now – now, I’m thinking, why shouldn’t I read them back-to-back? That gives me ample time […]

Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita

It’s taken me a little over a month to finish this book, and I must say, it’s probably one of my greatest reading accomplishments ’til date. I found the first eighty-four pages tremendously trying, the next one-hundred-and-fifty odd pages amazing, and I was actually totally hooked to the ‘Book 2′ of this intimidating classic. At […]

Haruki Murakami – Kafka On The Shore

Surrealism. I’ve reached the conclusion that it’s the only word that can be used to describe Murakami’s books. Kafka on the Shore is no exception. Leeches and fish rain down, there’s a character called Johnnie Walker, and another called Colonel Saunders (of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame), a mysterious childhood “accident” results in one of the characters […]

José Saramago – Death At Intervals

Death At Intervals (also published as Death With Interruptions) is an extremely surreal book by the Nobel Laureate, José Saramago. In a country (not necessarily futuristic), people have stopped dying one new year’s day, in spite of illness, accidents and life in general. The different strata of society react differently: people are initially joyous as they […]

Haruki Murakami – A Wild Sheep Chase

The amazing thing about Murakami’s books is, you never know what you’re going to get – when that bridge between reality and surrealism will get crossed, and, what avenues the surrealism will take. Past experiences with Murakami have also taught me that the story is not going to be like anything I’ve read before. Experience […]

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