The Language of Thorns (Midnight tales and dangerous magic) – Leigh Bardugo

Getting your hands on a beautifully illustrated book is becoming more and more difficult nowadays. Besides the much-publicized Harry Potter illustrated series, there are hardly any illustrated books that receive their due share of attention. I have not read any of the books in the now famous Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo and it was by the sheerest chance that I came across … Continue reading The Language of Thorns (Midnight tales and dangerous magic) – Leigh Bardugo

Line on a map – Sourabh Dutta

Line on a map, a truly intriguing title, is an account of a true life incident that occurred in the life of an eminent pediatrician working at one of the premier institutions in the country. I wondered how a line on the map featured in the life of  busy, hard-working doctor. Figured it for some experience on an airport while travelling, because what else could … Continue reading Line on a map – Sourabh Dutta

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

This was a Palampur Book Club read The Underground Railroad is the story of Cora, a slave born and brought up in an American Southern plantation and her numerous struggles and momentous decisions in life. The underground railroad is depicted as a literal underground railway system that crisscrosses all over America through underground tunnels. Obviously that was not how it worked at all, but as … Continue reading The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Forever in pursuit of beautiful editions, I could not resist getting my hands on the latest special editions of the Neil Gaiman American Gods quartet on a teeny tiny discount on amazon. And boy, are they pretty? In the finest Neil Gaiman tradition, the jacket illustrations are compelling and eye-catching to say the least. The illustrations inside are dark and minimalist, and maybe ‘pretty’, which … Continue reading American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Party girls die in pearls – Plum Sykes

Many thanks to Bloomsbury India for sending me this copy in exchange of an honest review First day at college. Can anything ever recreate that excitement of stepping onto a campus, wearing your most fashionable togs, and looking forward to all the real and imaginary experiences you believe will surely come your way here? Ah! The naivety and optimism of youth. When that college is … Continue reading Party girls die in pearls – Plum Sykes