Book review: The Bestseller She Wrote

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.

Why I read, edit, and write (Part 1)

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)

Book review: The Luminaries (2013)

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)

Book review: A Walk Across the Sun

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