Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

From last three years, I have been unsuccessfully attempting to read all Bookers Prize long listed books and so far failed to predict a single correct winner. This year, while you can see that I have given up on blogging among many other things, it is also correct that I have given up of my…

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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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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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Man Bookers 2016 Shortlist

Ever since the long-list was announced for this year’s Man Bookers Prize, I was watching this space very curiously. There were some known names there- J M Cortzee with the School days of Jesus, which is supposedly the sequel of The Childhood of Jesus. I was not looking forward to read The School Days of Jesus…

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Book Review: The Narrow Road to Deep North

Also in the Bookers’ 2014 Series: Book Review: Life of Others by Neel Mukurjee Finally I got an opportunity to read this year’s Man Booker’s Prize winner (in fiction category), The Narrow Road to Deep North is written by an Australian author Richard Flanagan.  It revolves around Dr Dorrigo Evans who is haunted by his…

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Book Review: Life of Others by Neel Mukurjee

Few months back, everyone in the literary circles in India were discussing Neel Mukarjee’s Life of Others. It was first included in the long-list of Bookers Prize and later made in to short-list. Every bookstores in India started dedicating rows of space to this book and newspaper columns were filled with Neel’s interview. “Life of…

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Book Review: The Childhood of Jesus by J.M Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is a fictional book authored by Nobel prize and twin winner of Man Booker prize, J.M Coetzee. This is the latest release of the South African author, coming in the shelf in late 2013. After reading Disgrace & The Slow man by him, I was very excited to have my hands…

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Book Review: Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

There are dark corners, blood stains, opium trips and bad memories in Jeet’s Narcopolis. In the small lanes of Shuklaji street, in the illicit brothel, in the opium dens and in the newly communist village in Guangdong are the characters of the book. None of them are the central character. In few pages you are…

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And The Bookers’ Goes to! Past Winners from India #AtoZChallenge

My theme for #AtoZChallenge is Indian Writing in English. Here is my first post    The fact is that all of the Indian authors who have won Man Booker Prize are alive and healthy. That shows that India arrived on Bookers’ rader little later than expected. It all started with Salman Rushdie extra-ordinary  narration in Mid-night’s Children. He…

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