What happens when Ravi Subramanian, India’s bestselling author of banking thrillers, decides to write a romance novel set in the “glitzy world of bestsellers”? What insights would he give about becoming a best-selling author? Would switching genres work? Who’s the real Aditya Kapoor? Find out all this and more in this review of The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian.
The Scion of Ikshvaku book trailer set high expectations and left me wondering: Would the book manage to create such stunning visuals? Would the action live up to the excitement? Would Amish use this platform once again to air his political views about the environment and the evils of WMDs? Would I ever learn how to pronounce Ikshvaku properly?
Child/God is a riveting tale of a 35-year-old student learning the meaning of life from his six-month-old guru.
Ashwin Sanghi talks writing, rejection, and globalization during Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
In which Brian builds a bookshelf, and Jean re-reads the timeless children’s classic, The Poky Little Puppy When Brian and I moved to Mumbai, we each sacrificed some things we cherished. He put his Harley in storage and sold 90% of his tools. My sacrifices included my two custom-built (by Brian), seven-foot-tall, absolute-pain-in-the-neck-to-move, barely-fits-through-the-doorway, much-loved, … Continue reading Why I read, edit, and write (Part 1)
The Luminaries is the Man Booker prize-winning book by Eleanor Catton. The novel is set in New Zealand during the 1860s gold rush. Catton uses astrology to structure the story, which is divided into twelve sections, each representing the twelve signs on the zodiac. Each of the twelve main characters features in the chapter that … Continue reading Book review: The Luminaries (2013)
In A Walk Across the Sun, Corban Addison crafts a harrowing tale of natural disaster, sex trafficking, and redemption. Set just after the 2004 tsunami that claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people, the story centers around the experiences of sisters Ahalya and Sita. In the wake of the disaster, the sisters … Continue reading Book review: A Walk Across the Sun