Books

Nikita Gill to publish ’empowering’ fairytales

12 months ago TNN 0
Famous poet and writer Nikita Gill is writing ‘empowering’ retellings of traditional fairytales. Titled Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul, the book is a collection of stories, poems and illustrations that according to the publisher, “gives ‘Once Upon a Time’ a much-needed modern makeover”. The blurb reads, “Gone are the gender stereotypes of obliging lovers, violent men Read More

Micro review: ‘My Absolute Darling’ is a darkly intriguing read

12 months ago TNN 0
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent is a magnificent exploration of a young girl’s psyche, her life, and the pains and predicaments she encounters. Turtle, a 14 year old girl, lives with her father in a dilapidated house, her mother having mysteriously disappeared when she was young. Turtle’s father is a brutal man — a paranoid, Read More

Cartoonist Jim Davis reveals why politics is not for Garfield

12 months ago IANS 0
What would the “big orange cat” who speaks his mind feel about the “big orange guy”? Fans of Garfield will never know because his creator Jim Davis, an Emmy Award winner, doesn’t want the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating cat — who will hit the big 40 on June 19 this year– to be dated by dealing with politics. Politics and Read More

I want to write a good detective novel: Ruskin Bond

12 months ago PTI 0
Ever since he came out with his first book at the age of 17, Ruskin Bond has uncountable works to his name, be it short stories, novels, poems and essays and the octogenarian author now wishes to try his hand at something he hasn’t done till now – a detective novel. Bond says he read a lot Read More

Micro review: Forest Dark explains the human condition in the most unique way

12 months ago TNN 0
Nicole Krauss, the brilliant author of The History of Love and Great House is here to mesmerize her readers once again with her new rewarding and ambitious novel, Forest Dark. This is a spooky novel about Israel that will meander deep within your mind, explaining human conditions in the most unique way. Forest Dark unfolds in alternating narratives with two protagonists Read More

Micro review: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

12 months ago TNN 0
Lisbeth Salander, our favourite girl with the dragon tattoo, is back in Swedish author David Lagercrantz’s novel, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Steig Larsson’s untimely death brought a sad stop to his energetic Millenium series. But the popularity of Lisbeth and the jaw-dropping action compelled Larsson’s estate to choose David Lagercrantz to continue the Read More

Micro review: ‘Surprise Me’ is a hugely satisfying book

12 months ago TNN 0
Sophie Kinsella, bestselling British author of the popular Shopaholic series, is known for her humorous and candid writing style, making millions of women fall for her books and relatable characters. Her latest book Surprise Me is another hugely satisfying book for a fan of this genre that traces the development of something more serious– the marital life Read More

Micro review: When Dimple Met Rishi is a refreshing YA romance

12 months ago TNN 0
Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi is a refreshing Young Adult romance, providing the reader with much-needed delight during a stressful day. A tale of two first generation Indian-American teens with an arranged marriage looming large over their head, this story is a laugh riot and utterly heartwarming. Eighteen-year-old Dimple Shah is a breath of fresh year who Read More

Micro review: Rooster Bar is a riveting legal thriller

12 months ago TNN 0
Bestselling author John Grisham comes up with an insightful novel highlighting the flawed world of for-profit legal education. In Rooster Bar, the former attorney Grisham picks up a few real-life scandals that focus on a group of law students. Grisham’s latest legal thriller centres around Foggy Bottom Law School in Washington D.C. and a group of third year students, Mark, Read More

Micro review: ‘Twisted’ is a gripping tale of love, betrayal and mystery

1 year ago TNN 0
Author Helen Hardt returns with the eighth book in her bestselling Steel Brothers series, with a gripping tale of love, betrayal and mystery. Twistedfeatures the much-loved hero Ryan Steel, who has a current obsession named Ruby, and has his world crumpled because of a secret he learns. Picking the thread from the previous book where Ryan gets a mysterious phone call, Read More