Expect a book that is light and fluffy and is mostly meant for beginners. Expect a book that tells us a simple story of a married couple separated by distance. Expect a story that is told in easily comprehensible words. Expect a book that will subscribe to the tastes of urban individuals and that will easily relate to Yuppie couples.
The God Who Loved Motorbikes is not just a book. It is a feeling; it is a journey in itself that is so wondrous and yet sometimes so incongruous. It is a battle fought in tandem with a never-ending quest for an elusive god – not the god who loved motorbikes but the god of all motorbikes.
Because It’s Love is a bag of mixed emotions. The story is pretty elaborate and detailed. The message and the underlying moral lessons are also appreciated but the writing fails to rise up to the plot. Its written in a style that is often shaky, hasty and monotonous.
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 Odyssey of Reunion tells us the story of a man named Murali who was imprisoned in his youth and released from jail in his 60s. Out of the prison, he is like a newborn child lost in this altered surrounding and yet enjoying each moment of freedom, observing and absorbing things afresh.
That Thing About You does not lack in entertainment. Yes, it slows down in pace at times and makes the reader wonder about where the story is going. But with an honest to heart writing, unpretentious characters, simple narration and a mild dose of mystery, it manages to generate enough interest for the reader to turn pages after pages.
Tarini needs a purpose in life. After losing her job, reputation and colleagues over a scam, the ambitious Tarini needs a
challenge and a project to occupy her life.
Coincidentally, on a trip with her best friend, she meets A Man from Mandu and he becomes her product for wager as she starts to make a God-man out of him. But how far Tarini and the Man from Mandu, Dhawal will go to prove a point?
Crazy Rich Asians is an ideal mix of romance, comedy and some good old family drama. That the book is about Singaporeans and Chinese makes it all the more interesting. Essentially what it offers is a unique peek into the high-flying world of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’.
A White Amongst the Blacks is an interesting book whose storyline based on a love story between a black man and a white a girl. Though the story is about deep love, it mainly focuses on the union of a father with his daughter and how the daughter abolishes racism.
With a mild blend of humour and a lot of twists, Diluted is a tale of the untold dilemmas when it comes to matters of the heart. Set at a little over 3 hours, Diluted is a serious test of patience for the reader who has to go through unnecessary details before they get to the main points.
Life in the Sunshine claims to be an autobiography of an unknown cricketer. This unknown cricketer is Sat who breathes and lives every moment of his life for cricket. He is an uncanny follower of the game and shares a fervour for the sport with his friends.
Au Contraire, Mademoiselle! is a complicated story of a complicated young woman. Expect a book that is not your regular read but one that challenges you as a reader. Also, expect a book that is bound to break stereotypes and stir a few feathers here and there.