The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACategory: Contemporary Fiction, Immigration
Rating: 2/5
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

I had high expectation for my first Jhumpa Lahiri pick, ‘The Namesake’.

My opinion seems to be that of a minority (compared to Goodreads ratings and reviews),
but I really didn’t enjoy this book. Starting with what I liked, there are a few passages that capture the immigrant experience very well with
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The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss


The Name of the Wind

I adored this book. The story, the language, the way Rothfuss weaves in his different characters with so much depth is just endearing. There are several sections, I could just re-read again and again because its written so beautifully.

As a reader, I got so absorbed into the journey of Kvothe from a little boy to a young man which is described so deftly that by the end of the book, Continue reading

A book that took my breath away…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACategory: Literary Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 4/5
Author: Sarah Moss

It’s been almost a year since I read The Tidal Zone, but if someone were to ask me which was the best opening chapter that I’ve read in recent times, in a blink of an eye I’d say this one. I remember reading the first chapter, pausing for a moment and realising that I wanted to slowly savour and yet devour this book all at once. Here’s a little snippet of how it all starts.

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