Category: Contemporary Fiction, Immigration
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
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
Category: Short Stories
By Light We Knew Our Names: 5/5
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves: 4/5
A Guide to Being Born: 3.5/5
All these 3 collections fall under fabulist/magical realism genres and I feel it works phenomenally well for short stories, as you are required to suspend belief only for a short Continue reading
Category: Literary Contemporary Fiction
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.