The Best of Roald Dahl –  Perfect bedtime stories for those who relish sleepless nights : A review

The Best of Roald Dahl: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Those Who Relish Sleepless NightsThe Best of Roald Dahl: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Those Who Relish Sleepless Nights by Roald Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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This is an anthology that I very much enjoyed in the recent past. I loved Roald Dahl’s story-telling. Every story had a grip and a strong baseline. I enjoyed the crispness in the stories, the slight macabre touch , and the plot twists in the end.
Some stories were funny and lighthearted, others had some gore and left me thinking way into the night. But there wasn’t one that didn’t interest me. Every story was a different kind , there wasn’t any repetitive plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and everyone must give it a read at least once.

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Wise and Otherwise by Sudha Murty : A review

Wise And OtherwiseWise And Otherwise by Sudha Murty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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I loved this book. Sudha Murthy has used such simple narrative for all the 50 stories. Her work is truly ‘a salute to life’. Every incident in the book left me either poignant, or ashamed or angry at the current state of people’s mind. I would recommend everyone to read this. A very light read but filled with meaning.

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri : a review

Interpreter of MaladiesInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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I was hesitant about reading another book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I had bitter memories from reading the book – The Namesake. I did not like her style, narrative, nor care for the story.

But this anthology changed it. It made me rethink all that I knew about NRIs. Interpreter of Maladies is a book that is filled with slices of life – Indians who are misfits; Indians whose lives are drastically altered by life’s vicissitudes.

The central theme here is realization and redemption. Continue reading