The Lost Faith is more than just a story. It is a call for urgency; it is a call for action. By the means of a thrilling story, the author urges us to take note of and realize the drastic consequences of irresponsible tourism. In the process, he also sheds light on the importance of keeping our minds open and free from orthodoxy.
Issa Rae has a take on almost everything under the sun and her takes are not just unusual but also quite comical. While, the book isn’t the laughing-out-loud variety, there is surely some good old (often self-deprecating) humour in those two hundred odd pages.
A strong female character, simple language, teenage group dynamics, local influences of the neighborhood, the exciting and tantalizing world of rapping, and a powerful underlying theme – all of it together makes sure that On the Come Up turns out to be a worthy read.
Wish I Could Tell You tells us a story where real gets mixed up with fake, reality with illusion and the virtual world with the physical one. It shows us everything – the good, the bad and the ugly side of the world that we inhabit.
The book is fairly entertaining. The stories are easy to read and since they all are so different in their scope and storyline; the collection is a diverse one. Some of the stories are soulful and they manage to leave a lasting impression on the reader.
With a dynamic cast of characters, narratives laced with erotica, an overall aura of mystery and thrill, and a pace that is racy and eager – Love to Hurt You is a book that is bound to find appeal with beginners who enjoy erotic thrillers.
Anuj Tikku’s Yes Sir I Killed My Dad is the brutally honest story of Anuj’s rise and fall in Bollywood, his struggles and his successes, his achievements and his mistakes and finally his involuntary involvement in a murder mystery that shocked the entire nation.
Ravi Kumar’s Kaagaz Ke Mahal is a book that speaks to your heart. With its soulful shayaris (शायरी) and witty shers (शेर), the book manages to impress the reader in no time.
The shayaris oscillate between contrasting themes of love and betrayal, hope and dismay, regret and gratitude.
Kiss of Salt is a book that has a little bit of everything and in just the right mix to keep the reader hooked. An ideal setting, an old mystery, some new twists and the promise of a suspense laced journey makes this book a winner. Expect a book that imbibes the spirit of Goa and brings to life the non-touristy side of it.
‘Love in Siesta’ is a collection of 8 short stories on human psyche, instinct and emotion. The book makes use of different scenarios from changing time periods that meditate on private vision, opinions, passions and hidden motives that often have explicit, drawn out consequences.
Expect a book that is a very short read of just over fifty pages. Expect a book that takes you to the devilishly cold country of Russia along with some other eastern European countries. Expect a book that doles out a decent dose of practical advice and travel tips for those venturing into the cold sub-continent.