Alice Walker – The Color Purple {Weekly Geeks Q&A}

Last week’s Weekly Geeks encouraged us to ask the blog readers to ask questions about books we’re reading/books we’ve read, and not yet completed. I’m running extremely late, but, I am finally getting down to doing this. I was asked the below questions: From Becky: The Color Purple. Did you enjoy it? Would you recommend […]

Jay Asher – 13 Reasons Why

We’ve all faced the wrath of high school. Either we were too fat, or too thin. Either people expected too much of us, or nothing at all. Either we were ‘cool’, or we were ‘geeks’. Some of us made our peace with it, while some of us still hate that part of our past. Children […]

Mohsin Hamid – Moth Smoke

This is The Great Gatsby set in the 21st century, in Pakistan. The similarities between the two books are striking, and the endings are almost identical. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say that this book was inspired by Fitzgerald’s classic. An insight into the life of the rich social circle in […]

Gyorgy Dragoman – The White King

Dragoman’s The White King is a coming-of-age tale, based in a communist Romania, under the Ceausescu rule.  11 year old Djata, the book’s protagonist, lives alone with his mother, after his father has gone away on ‘business’. While his father had told him that he will be back within a couple of weeks, months have passed with […]

Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones

This is Sebold’s debut novel, and while there’s lots of loopholes in the story, the premise in itself is interesting. A 14 year old girl is raped and killed by a neighbor on her way home from school, one evening. In the story, the girl, Susie Salmon (the book does start: My name was Salmon, […]

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