Book Review: Thérèse Raquin (Émile Zola)

This was my first time reading Émile Zola, and boy was it a treat! His writing in Thérèse Raquin is absolutely sublime and compelling, so much so that I could hardly put this book down. The intricate development of each of the characters, from Laurent and Thérèse to...
!The Countdown Is On! – 🎉Two Weeks Till The Book Launch 🎉

!The Countdown Is On! – 🎉Two Weeks Till The Book Launch 🎉

I can’t believe it. The launch of my debut historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God, is just two weeks away. My journey to this point in my writing journey has been an arduous one. It has been just over four and a half years since I embarked on this...

Book Review: In a Free State (V.S. Naipaul)

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally read a book by acclaimed Trinidadian author V. S. Naipaul! For some uncanny reason his writing has not come on my reading path until now. In a Free State was therefore my first foray into Naipaul’s literary...
On Writing Children of the Ocean God

On Writing Children of the Ocean God

Sometimes as a writer/artist you are tempted to naively assume that your work does not require any explanation to support its interpretation. Art after all should be freely open to interpretation. In many ways that for me is the beauty of art,...

Book Review: Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie)

Midnight’s Children is one of the best novels that I have read so far in 2024! It is also happens to be my first Salman Rushdie book. Although I have heard about his writings for a long time, it has surprisingly taken me ages to actually read his work....

Book Review: The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)

It is hard for me to find the words to describe Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. This novel took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride which was excruciatingly wonderful yet wondrously traumatic. At various time I felt like this book deserved 5⭐️ or...
The Six-Word Story Revisted

The Six-Word Story Revisted

Almost three years ago I came across a very interesting literary genre called the six-word story (also widely known as flash fiction). As the name indicates, an entire story can be told in a grand total of just six words. As incredible as this limitation may seem, it...

Book Review: There Was a Country (Chinua Achebe)

There Was a Country is a very intimate portrait of the Nigerian Civil War (widely perpetuated as the Biafran War) which lasted from 1967 to 1970. What I enjoyed most about Chinua Achebe’s account of this devastating conflict is his comprehensive detailing of the...

Book Review: Hadji Murat (Leo Tolstoy)

Hadji Murat is an intriguing read from Leo Tolstoy. It is atypical for Tolstoy given its very short length (just 164 pages) compared to his better known novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Yet at the same time the story is quintessential Tolstoy with its focus on...

Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

It is nigh impossible to find fault in the work of a masterful wordsmith such as Oscar Wilde. The writer. The legend. The man. His literary legacy is larger than life. Wilde’s prose in The Picture of Dorian Gray is absolutely exquisite. The buildup of the plot,...

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