The Madness of the Monk tells us a fictional story of the author himself. The book narrates his meetings with a mystic “mad monk” whom the author inadvertently keeps bumping into while he is travelling around the scenic Dharamshala and the colonial Shimla. It is in these meetings that the author learns about the seven noble truths of life.
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.
One Monsoon in Mumbai is a lengthy and time-consuming read that will appeal to those who enjoy reading thrillers, detective novels regarding big shots and crime fictions. It is a page turner for those who enjoy romantic novels with thrilling twists.
Birth of a Duo is a short but good read for those interested in crime fiction, detective stories and plots surrounding private investigators. There is a good balance of all things put together. Nothing has been taken overboard. It is this balance that keeps things together in a fast-paced and edgy story.
Ghazal, Karma, and Diana are three people whose lives are entangled with each other. What one thinks, says or does has a consequence that eventually affects the other two. Driven by their hearts, their actions are often a result of the emotional turmoil that their mind is going through.
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.
The story of I Also Slept with Rashmi Verma is based in a New Delhi college campus where the author is hopelessly in love with a girl called Rashmi Verma. She is shown as a loose character who just about sleeps with everyone except the author.
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?
One of Us is Lying is a book that makes good use of a tight-knit plot, an awesome string of complex characters, racy narration, easy to understand language, and an overbearing sense of mystery to bring to us a book that is excessively high on entertainment.
Give Your Heart a Break by Anuj Tiwari is a book that helps break stereotypes and instils new age wisdom in the Indian psyche. Expect a book that is easy to read and that talks about some very important and relevant social themes like mental health, depression, domestic abuse and harassment.
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’.
Tulsiprasad Bandhopadhyay: The Next MLA! is a book that is unique in content and manages to tickle a funny bone or two in the reader. Expect a book that is a political satire but one which plays on a much lighter note than a reader would usually expect.