Tag Archives: review

Deathly Hallows

Note: You can read this, it’s spoiler free, the few hints at the plot are as vague I can make them. I had ordered the book online this time, so didn’t go to my favorite shop early morning to pick it up. It got delivered at 5pm—I am sure I behaved horribly yesterday till then. […]

Reaper’s Gale

I may be getting a bit over-excited, having post-reading euphoria and all, but Reaper’s Gale is a just mind-blowingly amazing. But I won’t say it is the best tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen— each volume I read (or re-read) seems to be the best, until I start reading (or re-reading) the next. […]

The Unconsoled

I had started reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled last year, but didn’t get into it much. I felt it was a bit intriguing, but too weird for me to take up at that time. Last week, when I was late for work one morning, and looking for a book to read while commuting, I finally […]

Google Experimental

Check out some up-and-coming Google features at the Experimental Search page. The Timeline view seems very interesting, but it does not seem complete just yet, and I don’t particularly know how it works. There results are quite sparse, which is surprising. The Keyboard Shortcuts feature is cool. Use j, k to navigate, o or Enter […]

Deadhouse Gates

The Malazan Book of the Fallen is my new favourite series. I just finished reading Deadhouse Gates and oh-my-gods do I love the book. Steven Ericson is an amazing writer. I had a lukewarm reaction to Gardens of the Moon (book one of the series), but was intrigued enough to try continue reading. And boy […]

Spin

Spin is a tremendous ride throughout. I’ve read only a couple of the other Hugo nominees for this year, but I’m guessing the prize was well deserved this year. The story is huge—it spans 4 billion years after all. I’ll give away some of it here, not big spoilers, but if you want to read […]

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

I love this book, and can’t wait to re-read it soon. I’ll even try to force the book on some of my friends, just so I can talk about it. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is written with two separate narratives, seemingly un-related at first, that keep converging as the book progresses. […]

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is one of the best stories I’ve read. It’s short, but for once I don’t wish it to wouldn’t want it to be any longer for a change though. I loved the imagery. Have never been a sea person myself, I can’t even swim. This book made me wanna […]

The Historian

I’ve had my copy of The Historian for a while now, but hadn’t read it. Partly because I’ve got a humongous edition of the book—paperback, but not one of those handy paperbacks you can carry around. And partly because everyone seems to like the books so much. I was afraid of liking the book, which […]