#BookReview: The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

The magic of a good book is that no matter how unrelated its story is to your life, it can still throw a light into the secret corners of your own heart. The Awakening by Kate Chopin has this magic too. Kate Chopin may never have earned much money by her Read More …

#BookReview: Vanity Fair – A Novel Without a Hero

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Cover of Vanity Fair (Illustrated) Kindle Edition (sourced from amazon.in) The first thing that grasped me as I began the novel ‘Vanity Fair’ was the immense confidence of the author, William Makepeace Thackeray. He doesn’t just assert his confidence in every word of his masterpiece, but proclaims it boldly in the Read More …

The Great Gatsby: A tale of fleeting chimeras #BookReview

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!” That’s how The Great Gatsby begins. And these four short lines aptly sum up the one obsession that drives Jay Read More …