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The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft : A review

Eighteenth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

There’s something regal and respectable about Lovecraftian horror. It is not gut-wrenching, disgustingly gory or even scary in the right sense of the word. 308 more words

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Foucalt's Pendulum by Umberto Eco: A review

Seventeenth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

What could one want from a historical yet fictional novel? That it be accurate when it is talking of history and that it be filled with spectacular fictional tales. 606 more words

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Solo by Rana Dasgupta: A review

Sixteenth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

This is a feeler’s book. While you’re reading this book, you don’t think through the story, you feel your way through it. 577 more words

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The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks

“Volunteer fireman Taylor McAden is driven to take terrifying, heroic risks to save lives. But there’s one leap into the unknown he can’t bring himself to make: He can’t fall in love. 254 more words

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Johnny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj: A review

Fifteenth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.


“Karan Bajaj has a lot to say but he doesn’t know how to say it.”

This is how  913 more words

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Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov: A review

Fourteenth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

Science Fiction¬†isn’t really a genre that I have taken seriously in the past. But that changed after a friend (whom I respect quite a lot) suggested a collection of Science Fiction short stories to me. 758 more words

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The Guide by R.K. Narayan: A review

Thirteenth book reviewed as part of the 130 Challenge.

At the beginning of the penguin classic version of ‘The Guide’, Michael Gorra has written a fine introduction to it wherein he makes arguments for and against R.K. 856 more words

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