Through the book Adam, the author capture the nuances of human nature in a darker side – anger, jealousy, lust, greed, etc. He captures the actions and consequences of each emotion with ease. The stories are too close to a darker aspect of reality and invoke a strong response while reading them.
Review: A Venetian at the Mughal Court by Marco Moneta
Until this very point in my life I had absolutely no clue who Nicolò Manucci was. Let me introduce him to you in case this is a first for you too. He was a 14 year old who left his home, in Venice with ‘a passionate desire to see the world’. He was a teenage …
Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.
Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.
And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.
Review: The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
The Great Godden is a story that leaves a lot of things open to interpretation, which adds a sense of being involved in understanding the story instead of being guided to the end. It revolves around a family whose lives change over a particular summer. Our protagonist – who also happens to be the narrator …
Review: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
“I happen to like the strange ones. People who look normal and leads normal lives – they’re the ones you have to watch out for.” Reviewing Kafka on the Shore is no small feat. It’s a metaphor, it’s a feeling, you walk into its storm and when you come out, you’re not the same person …