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

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

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

Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House, India in exchange of a fair review According to Wicktionary – Hedon – (economics) A unit of pleasure used to theoretically weigh people’s happiness. This is a coming of age novel about the slightly fat, incredibly intelligent, extremely cynical, brooding Tara, whose life changes the day she meets her prince charming on the banks of a … Continue reading Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee