‘The Prize’ by Irving Wallace: A Review

The Prize by Irving Wallace My rating: 3 of 5 stars First of all, 1700 pages is too long for a work of fiction. What prompted me to read 'The Prize' was a work of non-fiction by Irving Wallace called 'The Writing of One Novel' (you can read the review here) in which he described … Continue reading ‘The Prize’ by Irving Wallace: A Review

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‘Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks’ by Mick Foley: A Review

Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley My rating: 4 of 5 stars For me, Mick Foley's autobiography was an education in pro-wrestling. As I picked up this book a few weeks ago, I hadn't watched WWE for more than 10 years. Recently, I stumbled upon a YouTube channel … Continue reading ‘Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks’ by Mick Foley: A Review

‘A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India’ by Josy Joseph: A Review

A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India by Josy Joseph My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'A Feast of Vultures' is a collection of articles and some additional material by noted investigative journalist and national security editor of The Hindu, Josy Joseph. In three parts, Joseph describes the grime that lubricates … Continue reading ‘A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India’ by Josy Joseph: A Review

‘The Writing of One Novel’ by Irving Wallace: A Review

The Writing of One Novel by Irving Wallace My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'The Writing of One Novel' by Irving Wallace is the biography of a bestseller of his called 'The Prize', a fictional account of what happened during the course of a week before the presentation of four Nobel Prizes in Stockholm. The … Continue reading ‘The Writing of One Novel’ by Irving Wallace: A Review

‘Cough Syrup Surrealism’ by Tharun James Jimani: A Review

Cough Syrup Surrealism by Tharun James Jimani My rating: 3 of 5 stars My incentive to read 'Cough Syrup Surrealism' was the fact that the author is from Thiruvananthapuram and that somebody from the 90s era would be documenting life as we know it here. I felt ambiguous wading through numerous US and UK pop … Continue reading ‘Cough Syrup Surrealism’ by Tharun James Jimani: A Review

‘Sex Object: A Memoir’ by Jessica Valenti: A Review

Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'The Sex Object' is a memoir that can best be described by the cliche raw, I don't use it casually. Jessica Valenti is a renowned journalist with the Guardian and founder of the popular feminist blog feministing.com. I happened to read about … Continue reading ‘Sex Object: A Memoir’ by Jessica Valenti: A Review

‘Capital in the 21st Century’ by Thomas Piketty: A Review

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty My rating: 4 of 5 stars Took me long enough. Everything that needs to be said about the book has already been said. For me, it's the best place to go to to understand historical trends in returns to labour and capital in selected developed countries and … Continue reading ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ by Thomas Piketty: A Review