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...

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...

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...

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...

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