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  • V Sanjay Kumar's 'Virgin Gingelly' is a well-crafted piece of work March 30, 2014

    A lot of books categorized under the literary fiction genre are not easy reads. In my opinion, they are not meant to be easy reads. A reader has got to be patient and must try and soak in what the author is trying to say through his words. Virgin Gingelly,...
  • 'The Diary Of A Reluctant Feminist' is all about crisp writing March 19, 2014

    The review request came in for this book and the title looked intriguing. I mostly read this book while I was commuting to work. Though I didn't like it much with the way it began and the dislike stayed intact till I was halfway through this book. I thought it...
  • Hachette announces release of anthology of crime stories March 13, 2014

    Hachette, on the 25th of February this year, announced the release of an anthology of crime stories which will be sure to make crime fiction fans very happy. This anthology will contain 11 stories by 23 acclaimed contemporary crime fiction writers, and for those readers who are not very well...
  • The Cuckoo's Calling has known tropes, but is overwritten, noisy October 1, 2013

    One of the reasons for the enduring popularity of the crime novel is its comforting familiarity. Particular tropes may have changed over the yearsthe impermeable Hercule Poirot, for instance, has given way to detectives who get progressively more damaged with each casebut some clichs have now moved into the sobadit'sgood...
  • Lavanya Sankaran's writing style is very gripping July 1, 2013

    Let me begin this review by saying that The Hope Factory has one of the most beautiful book covers that I have seen lately. A picture aptly chosen that actually symbolizes "Hope". This was the first time I was reading something by Lavanya Sankaran and had heard good things...
  • Sudershan is worth a read for its uniqueness November 27, 2012

    The Indian Graphic Novel has come a long way from only Sarnath Banerjee ruling the roost at one point, the genre is slowly being added on to by other cartoonists/creators. It is surprising to note how the category is growing day by day and writer by writer. The graphic...
  • Extract: It Takes a Murder by Anu Kumar November 3, 2012

    A darkly lyrical and slyly ambiguous account of love, loss and fury. When Gautam Dogra is found murdered in his study one afternoon in the small hill station of Brooks Town, the police dismiss it as a relatively simple case. But Charlotte Hyde knows well that a murder never happens...
  • JK Rowling's adult novel has an Indian character September 27, 2012

    Author JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' published by Hachette sets a new record for sales for an adult hardback in India. Rowling already holds the record for children's books with her Harry Potter series. The Casual Vacancy is the first ever high-security book to be printed locally in India. In India...
  • Hachette acquires worldwide rights in Enid Blyton March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Hachette UK announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights in the wholly-owned Enid Blyton estate, excluding Noddy, from Chorion for the Hodder Children's imprint of its Hachette Children's Books business. Enid Blyton has an extensive publishing portfolio with 800 titles translated into 40 languages. Till date over 500...
  • Book excerpt: When Indira's birth drew long faces! November 18, 2011

    When Indira was born on Nov 19, 1917, the Scottish doctor who was attending to Kamla Nehru announced to Jawaharlal Nehru: "It is a bonny lassie, Sir!" The womenfolk around Jawaharlal's mother, Swaroop Rani, pulled long faces in sympathy. This irritated his father, Motilal, prompting him to chide his wife: "You...
  • Lady GaGa collaborates on photo book July 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: A photo book showing pop star Lady GaGa's life on the road and in the recording studio will be released this year, the book's publisher said on Thursday. The photo book, titled 'Lady Gaga,' will feature more than 350 pictures of the Grammy Award-winning singer taken by Terry Richardson...