Fiction (16)

  • Darkness at Noon

    By: Vintage Koestler   

    Pages: 211


    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 27th Dec' 2020

    Brief review: When Rubashov, once a powerful player in a totalitarian government, is arrested for treason, he reflects upon his life and politics. An extraordinary piece of work that is meant only for those who love classics. The book was recommended by my father as the top 5 books to read. I started late with this book but I am happy I read it. Storytelling at its best. 

  • Collected Works of Kahlil Gibran

    By: Kahlil Gibran   

    Pages: 690

    Fiction, Philosophy

    My recommendation: 8 / 10

    Date read: 30th Mar'18

    Brief review: Kahlil Girbran's writing touches our mind as well as soul. His connects well with readers. One needs to dive deep into her own soul to fully resonate with his thoughts. His best work is 'Prophet'. This book is a collection of many of his writings, including 'The Prophet' which is by far his best work. I also liked 'The Broken Wings' and 'Tears and Laughter'.  If you like philosophy, if you feel love, if you like poetry; you must read Kahlil Gibran. Read it slow to feel it more.

  • Sum: Tales from the afterlives

    By: David Eagleman   

    Pages: 129


    My recommendation: 7 / 10

    Date read: 27th Jan'18

    Brief review: An interesting imagination about what we may witness in our afterlives. The author brilliantly captures the immense possibilities - including what we wish while we are alive, only to find it no more interesting when we actually get it in our afterlives. Different inferences can be drawn by different readers from the book. For me, the take away was - Enjoy the present and cherish what we have. Who knows, the current life itself could be one of the afterlife. A short read and a different perspective.

  • And The Mountains Echoed

    By: Khaled Hosseini   

    Pages: 463


    My recommendation: 5 / 10

    Date read: 10th Jan'18

    Brief review: It's a story covering a few generations about a family originating from Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini is a great story teller. He turns fictional character into living people whom it seems we all have come across at some point of time. Though I liked the story and the first part of the book was quite engaging, I lost a bit of track connecting to several characters across generations which the story covers. The story is broken in several pieces (chapters), all interconnected with each other, which kind of disturbed the flow of the book in my mind. I love writings of Khaled Hosseini but not this one.

  • The Bestseller she wrote

    By: Ravi Subramanian   

    Pages: 344


    My recommendation: 9 / 10

    Date read: 23rd Apr'17

    Brief review: Ravi Subramanian is a great story teller. It’s a fiction, though seems like real life incident. It's about a best selling author and an aggressive and ambitious girl who want to become successful. A good way to refresh yourself by diving into this read in free time. If you like fiction (a bit of thriller and suspense too), you will enjoy this book.

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