I would have killed Katniss Everdeen! Review of Hunger Games Series (Spoiler Alert)


With all the hype of the movies and readers claims that these is one of the best trilogies out there, I decided to join the heard and read them. Here is my opinion in bullet points: The story is simple and predictable The characters are basic Some story-line gaps The violence is PG The second book... Continue Reading →

Let the monkey weave a story … “Red Earth and Pouring Rain” by Vikram Chandra


Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book grew on me. Aside from a very nice portrayal of Indian culture and world view, the story telling is beautiful. The intricacies of the story line and development of narratives within other narratives is impressive and deep. I give... Continue Reading →

A beautifully creepy fairy tale “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman


Coraline by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Great read. It's suppose to be a kid's book but, as everything Neil Gaiman, it is wonderful read for an adult with a deep and meaningful social criticism. Short and pleasant, the imagery delivered in the story is creepy and mesmerizing. View all my reviews

“The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman book review


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yet again a beautifully written story by Gaiman. One of the most endearing and touching endings I've read in a long time. It is a wonderful read for adults and one day I'll read it to my kid. (Got to acquire one first)... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter saga completed! What a journey!!!


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow!!! What a journey!!!The last book was definitely amazing. The final revelations were deep and complete. We are treated to a well detailed and encompassing explanation of the events and mysteries of Harry Potter's life and the struggle against the... Continue Reading →

Life is worth living


Thus to emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on heaven is to create hell. -Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins This line so perfectly describes the calamity of organized religion and the insanity of religious fanatical faith. The obsession of blind faith with God and afterlife leaves no room for beauty... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter should have practiced BJJ or my review of The Order Of the Phoenix Book #5


With Book 5 under my belt, I have to say that the story is getting darker and more sinister. I loved the ending and it definitely left me eager to read the next books. However, I believe Harry should have practiced some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the DA club as it would have come useful... Continue Reading →

My journey in Harry Potter land continues…


With Prisoner of Azkaban chase complete and my understanding of hippogryphs highly improved, I am moving on to the darker chapters of the saga. Loving the journey and the feeling of a kid in the land of wizards and witches. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5... Continue Reading →

I am falling for Harry Potter


In a post few weeks ago, I shared my impression of the first Harry Potter book. I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. Now, having finished the second book, "Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets", and half way through the third, I am amazed and mesmerized by these books. Harry Potter and the Chamber of... Continue Reading →

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