Author :Nithin Sridhar
Publisher : Rare Books
Genre : Non Fiction, Religious
Source : Author
Rating : 3/5 Stars
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Anyone who’s loved All The Light we Cannot See as much will understand how excited I am to see that there is another book from Mr.Doerr and this one is a nonfiction, based in another European locale.
“On the same day that his wife gave birth to twins, Anthony Doerr received the Rome Prize, an award that gave him a year-long stipend and studio in Rome…” This book chronicles his experiences in Rome and the happenings of that wonderful day.
This has already released internationally eons ago (2007) but this is new to me and I just spotted this on amazon India and I’m so psyched to read it!
CHARACTERS & STORY
We follow Thomas and Sonya, two millennials who have met through the usual methods and are spending time together, exploring their chemistry and their lives. Now, this is a relationship unlike any I’ve been in or heard of so it was an absolutely new experience for me. From the start it is obvious who is the giver and who is the taker. Thomas is written out as an absolute leech, a freeloader who isn’t really capable of earning is place in society or even earning enough to pay for his own clothes. Surprising then that he is also the abuser in the relationship.
Sultan of Delhi is a book that would be perfectly in place among the shelves of a Bollywood director. Filled with action, forbidden love and family honour, it is the quintessential Indian story about how a lone man, using his intelligence alone, succeedes in life only to have an old connection rear its ugly head.Arnab Ray is the author of The Mine and a couple of other books, all of which I’ve heard great things about but haven’t read yet. So when I was offered a chance to be part of the blog tour for his newest novel, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading
Oh My God this month HAS SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS TO READ!
MOHANASWAMY – VASUDHENDRA
Mohanaswamy has just lost his long-time partner, Karthik, to a woman. Even as he scrutinizes himself, the choices he’s made, the friends and lovers he’s gained and lost, Mohanaswamy dreams of living a simple, dignified life. A life that would allow him to leave, even forget, the humiliation and fears of adolescence, the slurs his mind still carries around – gandu sule, hennu huli – and the despair that made him crave to conform.
A coming out of the closet for Vasudhendra himself, these stories of homosexual love and lives jolted Kannada readers out of their notions of the literary and the palatable. The gritty narratives of Mohanaswamy explore sexuality, urbanisation and class with a nuance and an unflinching honesty that will both unnerve and move readers in English and serve as a fine introduction to one of the strongest voices in Kannada literature. Continue reading
MS is pretty much a household name in India, especially in South India. If you are a Hindu and live with your parents chances are you wake up to the sound of her Suprabatham and have been your entire life. I definitely did and I am a huge admirer of this woman who came from humble beginnings and went on to be called Queen Of Music and receive a PadmaSree. (Didn’t hurt that my grandma looked like her and also loved singing the MS versions of everything, right from Vishnu Sahasranamam to Bhajans).
Your birthday recently went by, happy birthday again, and birthdays are usually special but this one came right after your book released. Did you do anything special to celebrate that as well?
Thanks so much! We’ve been celebrating the book since it came out. My team at work, my friends & family have been so enthusiastic about it. My partner even got me a birthday cake with the book’s cover on it! Look.
I don’t do wraps enough. Which sucks because I really love reading them. It so much easier to spot a book you want to know about and just go read that review. I really should do them every month.