Helene Hanff – 84 Charing Cross Road

If there ever was a perfect book, this would be it. Yes, I know that’s an extremely strong and subjective statement, but I don’t think many people who have read this will disagree. It’s feel-good, happy, and just… perfect. 84 Charing Cross Road revolves around two people living halfway across the world from one another, […]

Michael Cunningham – Specimen Days

I absolutely adored Cunningham’s The Hours, and couldn’t wait to read another book by Cunningham. And then – then I saw the cover of this one, and I was in love! I knew I just had to read the book. And so, I did. Essentially, Specimen Days is a collection of three novellas, as opposed […]

Truman Capote – Breakfast At Tiffany's

“Charming” – That’s the first word that came to mind when I turned over the last page of this novella. I haven’t seen the Audrey Hepburn movie, so I didn’t really know much about the plot (maybe I really do live in my own little cocoon) prior to reading the classic. There’s Holly Golightly, who […]

Michael Cunningham – The Hours

It’s not often a book leaves me completely speechless. Wowed. Awestruck. Absolutely blown away. But then again, it’s not often that I come across a book like Michael Cunningham’s The Hours. Both, Claire and Rachel, recommended the book to me, saying I should read it once I finish Mrs. Dalloway. And then, I saw this […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Glitz. Glamour. A love that has survived the War. Extra-marital affairs. Grand parties. Opulence. Alcohol. A yellow Rolls Royce. Chauffeurs. Friendship… and New York in the 1920s (the ‘Jazz’ age). This pretty much sums up ‘The Great Gatsby’ – a classic piece of literature from the 20th century. The story revolves around the rich and […]

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