Tag Archives: review

MacBook Air

I purchased a 13″ MacBook Air a couple of weeks ago: I have officially joined the dark side now. I did use a friend’s Mac for a month or so, so it didn’t take me much time to get used to it. TL;DR version of the post: I love the hardware, have mixed feelings about […]

Short Book Reviews — Steam Legion

Steam Legion by Evan Currie is a fascinating tale of what if… imagine the world in 50 AD if someone invents the steam engine. Steam power is a brand new development in this world, and we get to see first-hand how it changes the face of war. It’s a gem of a story, with interesting […]

Milestone! (android notes)

I bought a Motorola Milestone last week, and haven't stopped playing with it yet! I was dying to get hands on an Android device for ages, but none of the decent devices were availabe in India at first; and when they were available, they were either terribly over-priced or obsolete. I heard last week that […]

Little Brother

I started reading Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother around 9:30ish last night. Cory gives his books away for free, under a creative commons license. I was reading the HTML version. It was so good that I literally finished the whole book at one go, at around 3am today; a fact that my eyes have been complaining […]

Mini book reviews

I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff lately, and haven’t written about it. I have no interest in doing proper reviews right now, just want to note down my thoughts in a couple of lines (or more). So here goes: Iron Dawn, Jericho Moon by Matthew Woodring Stover As soon as I got my […]

Jellyfish, and some Cinefan notes

Jellyfish was my favourite movie from Cinefan, and it’s given me reason to believe in serendipity. You see, I had gone there without any expectations last Sunday (July 13th), and picked four movies at random to watch. The first was The Rebirth, and it was being screened in Auditorium II. I went into Auditorium III […]

The Name of the Wind

Usually, books dont’t live up to their hype; The Name of the Wind1 is a nice exception. It really is as good as people say it is. I really got into reading around 2003-2004… College was really boring, and there were still a couple of years left. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. I […]

Some book reviews

I haven’t had time to properly review the books I’ve read in the last month or so. So here I am, doing some instant reviews… Peace, by Gene Wolfe Gene Wolfe is always fun to read, even though you don’t understand what’s going on half of the time. Peace is very open-ended—you are not sure […]

The Remains of the Day

After reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled, I was prepared for all sorts of weirdness; it turns out that The Remains of the Day is a deceptively simple story. Thankfully, I hadn’t watched the movie before reading it, so could approach the book without any preconceived expectations. Stevens, the narrator, is what in literary terms you’d […]

The Lies of Locke Lamora

Having heard so much about The Lies of Locke Lamora—the most hyped fantasy book of 2006—I was reluctant to give it a try. If people like Matt Stover and George R.R. Martin (highly) recommend a book, it does build up one’s expectations. So I waited until the mass market paperback came out, and then read […]