Book Review # 102: The Catcher in the Rye

Book Specs Author: J.D. Salinger Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publishing Date: May 1991 Number of Pages:  214 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Literary Realism Synopsis The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep […]

Book Review # 98: The White Tiger

Book Specs Author: Aravind Adiga Publisher: Atlantic Books Publishing Date: 2009 Number of Pages:  321 pages Genre: Picaresque Fiction, Mystery Synopsis Meet Balram Halwai, the “White Tiger”: Servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer… India: The Light and the Dark Before I even begin realizing it, 2018 has shaped up to be the year of the Man Booker […]

2018 Book Wrap: A Magical Journey Through Books

2018 Reading Stats Books Read: 63 Books Favorite Read of the Year: Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie Least Favorite Read of the Year: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway Number of Pages Read: 26,277 Pages (Average of 417 pages) Longest Book Read: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1386 pages Shortest Book Read: Of Mice […]

Book Review # 95: Infinite Jest

Book Specs Author: David Foster Wallace Publisher: Bay Back Books Publishing Date: February 2016 Number of Pages: 1,079 (982 pages of narrative, 96 pages of notes and errata) Genre: Metafiction, Satire, Post-modernism Synopsis Set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring one of the most endearingly screwed-up families in modern fiction, […]