Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer

At the release of  ‘Only time will Tell’ in 2013 in Bangalore, while everyone else was bursting with questions about the Clifton Chronicles, the only one that I was worried about was whether the author  would pen another short story collection in the middle of the series or finish the entire set before setting his mind to it. When he increased the number of the … Continue reading Tell Tale – Jeffrey Archer

The Nine Chambered Heart – Janice Pariat

Boats on Land was an exceptional anthology by first-time author Janice Pariat and was an absolute hit. The expectations from her were obviously very high from her after this. Her second offering, Seahorse, was a miss for me, and, unfortunately, so was the Nine Chambered Heart. The premise of the book was exceptional – nine people describe the same girl they have loved at different … Continue reading The Nine Chambered Heart – Janice Pariat

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

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

A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan

This book was received as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review The moment I saw the cover of this book I knew I just had to read it. The beautiful almost maroonish-brown background with the beautiful calligraphy and vintage motifs was something I absolutely adored. Also, it proclaimed the novel’s genre pretty clearly, I thought, in an extremely subtle and stylish … Continue reading A lesson in love and murder – Rachel McMillan