Book Review # 47: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Book Specs Author: Italo Calvino Translator: William Weaver Publisher: Hardcourt Inc. Publishing Date: March 2016 Number of Pages: 260 pages Genre: Postmodernist Fiction   Synopsis If on a winter’s night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a […]

Book Review # 46: Sense and Sensibility

Book Specs Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Penguin Books Publishing Date: 1995 Number of Pages: 323 Genre: English Fiction, Romance, Bildungsroman Synopsis As the title of Jane Austen’s first published novel suggests, the difference between two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, lies not only in their appearance but also in their temperament. Yet Sense and Sensibility not only contrasts Elinor’s […]

Book Review # 40: Midnight’s Children

Book Specs Author: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Penguin Books Publishing Date: 1991 Number of Pages: 533 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Synopsis Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, at the precise moment of India’s independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. […]

Book Review # 38: On The Road

Book Specs Author: Jack Kerouac Publisher: Penguin Books Publishing Date: 2008 Number of Pages:  408 pages Genre: Beatnik, Counterculture, Adventure Synopsis During three weeks in 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote the first draft of On the Road–typed as a long, single-spaced paragraph on eight sheets of tracing paper, which he taped together to form a scroll. Representing the […]

Quotable Quotes # 14: Wuthering Heights

Truly one of the best works in classical romance genre, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights has made to my list of all-time favorite books. An interesting story line, a set of interesting characters and a poetic story-telling were all masterfully woven by Bronte in this timeless love story. It is also a well of memorable lines that capture […]

Book Review # 37: Wuthering Heights

Book Specs Author: Emily Brontë Publisher: Vintage Classics Publishing Date: 2008 Number of Pages: 357 Genre: Romance, English Fiction, Classic Fiction Synopsis Wuthering Heights is the story of two families both joined and riven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and willful young woman torn between the soft-hearted Edgar, and Heathcliff, the passionate […]

Book Review # 31: The Godfather

Book Specs Author: Mario Puzo Publisher: Signet Publishing Date: November 1978 Number of Pages: 568 Genre: Historical, Crime Fiction Synopsis With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather instantly burned its way into our national consciousness – and became one of the bestselling books in publishing history. Now this unforgettable saga […]

Book Review # 30: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Book Specs Author: Michael Chabon Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks Publishing Date: 2000 Number of Pages: 684 Genre: Historical Synopsis A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnus opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling. in […]