Ali Smith’s Winter

No they are not related. Ali Smith’s Autumn was followed by Winter and everyone wrote that they are part of four season books. Autumn was the poetic interjection of the Britain in transition-  whereas winter is the  cold aftershock. Wait a minute- they are indeed related. Not the characters, and the settings, not the art…

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My Thoughts on #ManBookers2017 Shortlist

Some critics have hailed this year short list as one of the best ever or atleast better than last years top 6. I will not fully agree to that but this is surely a brave set of books. Heavyweights like Anundathi Roy’s Ministry of Utmost Happiness and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railway were two big…

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Autumn by Ali Smith #ManBookers2017

I really enjoyed reading Autumn by Ali Smith, but I still don’t know what it is about. Media coined it as the first Brexit novel but Smith covered more ground the just Brexit. She uses the classical literature, philosophy, mystical historical characters to hide her real message. Although I am big fan of my Kindle…

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Another Year of the Man Booker’s Prize

I was 16 year old when I first read Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Thing” , maybe too young to understand the political subtext that it carried, but still that book had an impact on me. Regardless of what people may write about her or whatever may be her political ideology be, I am…

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Book Review: How to be both by Ali Smith

Also in the 2014 Bookers’ series : Book Review: The Narrow Road to Deep North  Book Review: Life of Others by Neel Mukurjee So far, How to be both by Ali Smith is my favorite among the longlisted books for 2014’s Bookers prize for fiction. Although the jury has already selected the Narrow Road to…

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