Weekly Wrapup : Marlon James, Horror Recommendations And Awesome Posts

Another addition to the blog so that I post every weekend. This is more to share articles I found interesting with you guys instead of just tweeting them. Along with mini updates on what I’m reading, how I’m liking it and other things.



This week I made a list of some of the amazing Translated books I’m looking forward to reading, read Three Dark Crowns, The High Priestess Never Marries and Six Four. I also had a giveaway going on for Six Four and the winner was Abhilash Sanyal. I’m currently reading an MS.Subbulakshmi Biography and a wonderful short story collection titled Sum : Tales From The Afterlife by David Eagleman.

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Three Dark Crowns For Three Fair Queens


Three Dark Crowns is about triplet queens, Katherine, Mirabella and Arsinoe, who are separated in their tweens and trained to kill each other in their teens so one can ascend the throne. If this sounds horrific trust me there are some other things in the book that are even more horrific. But the story isn’t as bad-ass as it sounds. I went into this expecting them to be swashbuckling characters, throwing fire, killing people by getting them caught in thorny rose bushes and poisoning someone with a scratch of their nail but that doesn’t happen. Nope. Well fire gets thrown about but nothing else happens.Read More »

Translated Fiction I Want To Read 1

This I another series I want to start up mainly to keep track of the books I want to read but also to share them with you in case you didn’t know these existed! Starting with


The Peculiar Life Of A Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault.

I’ll be honest, it was the cover that drew me into this one. And then the title. I mean it gets you thinking doesn’t it. Lonely postman? Peculiar life? Has he got a secret? Well, turns out he does!

This is a book about Bilodo, a postman, who has taken to opening the letters he delivers and reading them (hopefully he delivers them after and doesn’t just keep them to himself). One day he finds a letter that has a Haiku (who doesn’t love a good haiku) and starts reading the letters that two lovers sent to one another, communicating only via poetry. Naturally all sneaky things must come to an end and something happens that takes this away from him. Are you as intrigues as I am?

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Six Four : Police Procedurals And Sudden Twists


Six Four is a hard book to review. One, because I was so eager to read it after the synopsis that I was surprised to find that it wasn’t the story at all and two because while it wasn’t that story the story it actually was, was pretty interesting. So the synopsis says, “For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police’s apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as ‘Six Four’. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he’d known what he would find.

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The High Priestess Never Fails To Impress

The High Priestess Never Marries is a short story collection with 26 stories about love, desire, and as the cover says, consequence. The stories contain all kinds of characters but they have one thing in common, they are all unable to commit completely to something or someone. The characters are mysterious, anomalies in this society, and they are flighty, making them all the more attractive.

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Family Planning, Previous Lives And Scientific Experiments : New Releases

9789385936524Mr.Iyer Goes To War by Ryan Lobo

Coming out on November 3rd from Bloomsbury India, Mr.Iyer Goes To War is a hilarious story about a religiously inclined Lalgudi Iyer. After an accident which leaves him with a concussion, he starts having visions of his past life where he was Bhima. Now he’s convinced that this has all happened because he has to fulfil Bhima’s unfinished business and sets out with his friend, the undertaken Bencho, to do so.

This sounds like an absolute laugh riot and I’ve been loving what Bloomsbury has brought out this year. Can’t wait to get my hands on this.

Buy on Book Depository, Wordery, Amazon India or Flipkart.

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