Book Review # 101: Mrs. Dalloway

Book Specs Author: Virginia Woolf Publisher: Harcourt Inc. Publishing Date: 1925 Number of Pages:  194 pages Genre: Modernism, Fiction Synopsis Mrs. Dalloway is the portrait of a single day in a woman’s life. Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation – fresh flower shopping, new dress buying, and festive room decorating. […]

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 […]

Book Review # 96: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Specs Author: Harper Lee Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publishing Date: December 1982 Number of Pages: 376 Genre: Southern Gothic, Bildungsroman Synopsis The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill a Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when […]

Book Review # 83: The Subtle Knife

Book Specs Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Laurel-Leaf Publishing Date: 1997 Number of Pages: 288 Genre: Science Fiction, High Fantasy Fiction, Bildungsroman Synopsis The intrepid young Lyra has passed through a shimmering portal in the sky and finds herself in a beautiful, haunted otherworld – Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant […]