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After hearing a lot about the book and the love for its film adaptation, I picked it up with sky-high expectations. I liked the writing style, and Capote’s language that went into the construction of this American Classic. Holly Golightly’s character construction as done by the narrator was stupendous, the way he sought to understand her as a writer and also as a man-in-love-with-her(although I have heard a contrary view of the narrator from people who have read the book, maybe I will read it in future to understand the other view which I may have overlooked) was enticing and brilliantly executed in the prose. Holly’s character reminded me of Blanche from Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire”, both the women were of similar temperament and had an identical approach to life (more or less). The stories following the unknown narrator’s one and the meaning attached to each were marvellous. However, I expected more from the actual story, I expected there would be something more that would bring the story to a less ambiguous close, however, I think that could be the spark of it too. . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #breakfastattiffanys #trumancapote #american #classic #americanliterature #literature #americanclassic #pink #penguinclassics #reading #december #colour

Rahul Singh
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5 Days 23 Hours Ago

To write a review on Julian Barnes’ novel is a challenge that I shall partake in the following minutes because what more is left to say when you have read a book that pushes you into a valley of question when all you wished to do was read a story, a story about some people whose lives throws questions smack into your face. ..... READ THE FULL REVIEW BY CLICKING THE LINK IN MY BIO . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #literature #love #english #julianbarnes #theonlystory #reading #julianbarnesquotes #thesenseofanending #youth #growth #maturity #lovestory #memoir #winter #december @vintagebooks

Rahul Singh
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15 Days 19 Hours Ago

Only 31 days of 2018 remain and I found my reading to be completely pitiful this year. I hope to make up for the time that I have not read and I am trying to squeeze in books that are not very huge. The Penelopiad is one short book or a novella that I gobbled in a day between my harrowing schedule. The book is part of the Canongate Series, books written by renowned authors re-telling myths from around the Classical Literature. Atwood has artfully woven the myth of Odysseus and his wife Penelope into a tale told by Penelope and her twelve maids which Homer never gave voice to. The book was reminiscent of Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusion, where the whole of Mahabharata was seen from Draupadi’s perspective. Penelope unmasks and critically looks at the layers that have been crystallised over the centuries and displays her experience of the life that the readers and people never paid heed to. The manner in which Atwood portrays the injustice done to the twelve maids whose suffering has never been recorded was praiseworthy. Not only the menacing yet poignant voices gives the story a certain tragic magnitude but also paves the path to turn Homer’s hero into a cursed Sisyphus. . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #margaretatwood #greek #myth #series #literature #penelope #helen #homer #odyssey #feminism #women #maid #review #thepenelopiad #reading

Rahul Singh
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19 Days 18 Hours Ago

There are some books that have the capacity to move you in a few words, in a way that shakes all the emotions lying as sediments and create an emotionally intense whirlpool. What I loved about the book was the author’s use of a few words to create a picture of Post-War England replete with racism at workplace, school, homes, juvenile delinquency, crime, poverty, the class-conflict. Being autobiographical, the characters and plot seemed real and not fictional and unreal, each had their flaws and the touch that made them stand out. There were a little problems I had with the sexist remarks that were used by the writer, however, I would not suggest it was not required, this actually showed how true the book was, how honest it was, as the author put forth everything unfiltered without the social desirability factor. I could not stop reading this book, which is why I finished it within a day. The writing was captivating and emotionally charged and it made me tear up (tears of happiness) in certain instances. The message Braithwaite wished to purport is a simple one and yet it takes a lot of effort to actually follow it. . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #english #antiracistbookclub #literature #tosirwithlove #love #teacher #student #classics #vintage #england #blacklivesmatter #society #braithwaite #autobiography

Rahul Singh
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28 Days 17 Hours Ago

‘After the Quake’ is written against the backdrop of the Great Hanshin Earthquake that struck Kobe in January, 1995. Murakami used the background of the calamity to write a collection of six short stories to show how the lives of people changed after the shattering quake. Each short story focuses closely on the psychological impact the disaster has had on the affected and how their perceptions of self and the world around them have changed, be it Komura’s perception of himself or the image that came up to Satsuki as she looked up at the sky. The stories also deal with PSTD by focusing on the effect the disaster has had from which even 14-year old Sala is not spared as she wakes up at night crying after being threatened by the Earthquake Man of being stuffed in a little box. Murakami makes use of Magical Realism by introducing a character like the Frog who is a real frog and has come to save Japan from another impending earthquake. The story also throws light on the theme of separation, loneliness that is created when families are torn apart and life becomes segregated after Nature decides to take control of the human beings who apparently think are controlling Nature like a puppeteer. The author has poignantly portrayed this by the character of Miyake who has left his home in Kobe and makes bonfires every night at the beach. Additionally, Murakami brings out the debilitating impact the decisions of an individual member can have on families that can shred the emotional support it sustains by almost all his characters in the book. The bond of friendship, love and how when the two intermingles can create an unending journey of regrets, sadness are some of the important themes that the stories expound on. The stories are an insight into the minds of the characters, into an understanding of what has changed, what has remained, how much has changed and the characters are left with the realisation of these changes and the questions that remain unanswered are skewed in an order as to make the readers think of these questions at a personal level and close each story with something to think about. #bookstagram #books #harukimurakami #instabooks #bibliophile #earthquake

Rahul Singh
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2018-10-31 05:02:07

I finished reading THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST a few weeks back in one evening. It was incredible, I couldn’t stop myself from continuing it. The play is a satire on upper class, elite society, more precisely a comedy of manners reflecting the importance of etiquette, manners among the aristocratic English society in particular. Wilde has successfully pulled off the themes of deceit, identity by bringing in the upper class-lower class rift and the supremacy of the former over the latter through well-crafted, witty dialogues and the hullabaloo created over the character of Ernest and the importance of being one(with an “a”) in the the Modern society that is replete with confusion, deception, and unfathomable perplexity. The reason for it being a classic example of a drawing comedy for the upperclass is because the play began and ended keeping the values and manners upheld by the upperclassmen intact albeit making them subtly laughable. . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #oscar #wilde #oscarwilde #theimportanceofbeingearnest #irish #british #literature #play #theatre #manners #class #society #satire #classics

Rahul Singh
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2018-10-28 09:12:18

I have been unable to read much this month as I had planned to do, however, yesterday, in less than 8 hours I finished reading this gripping tale after having heard a lot about the book for quite sometime. It was a dark, mystifying and an unsettling story of a family marred by their own stultifying past dealing with the world outside the realms of their house. Shirley Jackson has very cleverly developed and maintained the constancy and change in her characters by playing with their thoughts, imaginations and emotions, not only surfacing them but also letting it manifest in reality through the various actions in the plot of the novel. Also, at a deeper and personal level, I feel, the story of this novel is about the self, the self that is ours and the self that we create for the outside world, and how we have to deal with them and the permanent conflict that it has to combat day-in and day-out, alongside, the fact that no matter however much we wish to run away from it, it always boomerangs and we can never really escape it. . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #shirleyjackson #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #american #literature #dark #penguinclassics #orange #white #psychologicalthriller #psychological #iphonesia #cat #girls

Rahul Singh
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2018-10-12 05:57:08

Frankly, I do not know where to begin with. I was stumped after I finished reading it and this book made me think a lot. The book is a deep, psychological exploration of a woman’s libido and its manifestations which has often been left unwritten because of the reluctance to look at women being out and about regarding them being considered as independent sexual beings. The book also looks at the peculiar relationship between the powerful and the powerless; a mother and her daughter, and a teacher and her student. The portrayal of the mother-daughter relationship is the most uncomfortable and disturbing one I have read so far; I was cringing and irritated throughout the first half of the book because of the authority figure claiming a 36-year old woman, both physically and emotionally! On the other hand, the other relationship was mind boggling as it completely shattered the roles that the powerful and the powerless had to play and reversed the relationship’s trajectory. The author’s attempt to outline voyeurism, sadism, masochism through her characters was powerful and it was disturbing to read the portions. Erika Kohut’s character is the schema of any other woman driven by impulses (although her expectations may be termed as “insane”) and Klemmer’s so-called sanity and its culmination is a direct reflection of the existing power relations between a man and a woman, and how a woman, no matter in what power position, is always made to be the one to submit to the man, and how a woman’s “No” will never be a no to a man but her resistance will empower his virility. I don’t think I have read a book as disturbing as this after “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess. . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #austria #nobelprize #teacher #student #piano #thepianoteacher #elfriedejelinek #pink #sadism #masochist #love #obsesion #october #reading #literature

Rahul Singh
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2018-10-01 01:37:15

September had been distressing, very much, I wanted to read something light and feel-good to soften my mood and motivate me to read more in the upcoming three months before 2018 finally draws to a close. To begin with, I really did not want any sequel to Me Before You and I had planned on not reading it but look at me having read the third instalment! I tried stopping myself but Moyes’ storytelling and Louisa Clark’s journey propelled me to devour the books. The author writes in a way that is perfect for screenplay and wouldn’t require any editing, to be frank. The story keeps moving and I just couldn’t get Emilia Clarke out of my mind while reading Lou’s odyssey. However, there wasn’t much to this book other than it being feel-good, jaded with unnecessary sub-plots and making me cry at some points(I cry reading every book so there’s nothing profoundly heartbreaking here). I really hope Jojo Moyes doesn’t continue writing about Louisa Clark anymore, she should let her be with what she’s been through and what she’s achieved and lost with the three books and let her live in our minds that way so that the readers can remind themselves of the Louisa Clark who has been through so much and still has so much to win and lose and her life is not fully determined by the author only. . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #stillme #mebeforeyou #jojomoyes #emiliaclarke #yellow #bee #bumblebee #love #growth #women #fashion #newyork #english

Rahul Singh
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3 Days 17 Hours Ago

Okay, so I think this is the first non-fiction book I am reviewing, hence, I am a little sceptical about it. To begin with, I came across this book after reading a chapter from this book that was a part of our course reading material. Our class was enamoured by it after having read a chapter and I felt an urge to read the book wholly. The title itself gives a lot about the content of the book, it is a book that presents the lens of viewing society (western or eastern) through an unconventional mean and delineates a sharp, witty, powerful, analytical narrative on the topics ranging from gender, sex, marriage, violence, desire, body, to family and so much more that has been marred by the oppressive, draconian laws built on the pillars of patriarchy, sexism, capitalism, heteronormativity. What I personally liked about this book was the simplicity of language, very few non-fictional essays or books are simple in its penmanship yet impacting; I never for once felt my attention waver while perusing its chapters which is often the case with me when I read essays for my course. Hence, I would recommend this book to each one of you out there who have this question swimming in their heads while looking at posts or posters regarding feminism and thinking what is all the debate about? Is it right or is it wrong to be a feminist? If there is any critique to this school of thought and how does it still continue to breathe and progress despite the omnipresent internal conflict and the limitless external criticism? This book answers a variety of questions that concerns the everyday and helps in evaluating our views regarding so many things we have been so comfortable and snug about. “Narivad behna, dheere dheere aayi!” . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #feminism #niveditamenon #feminist #perspective #nonfiction #social #issues #equality #feminista #woman #red #essay @penguinbooks @penguinindia

Rahul Singh
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2018-09-16 06:44:56

After having read this piece of literature I am not surprised as to why this book has been so widely acclaimed and read. Jeffery Archer is a phenomenal storyteller, he has presented the conflict of the lives of two men with vaulting ambition against the backdrop of the Great Wars and its following decades that had affected humankind all over the world and their lives in particular. Besides having a powerful plot and a moving story, the novel is a disappointment when it is placed under the radar of critical analysis; perpetuating the ubiquitous man’s story and experience of Modern world against the repressed, submissive women,alongside, upper class, rich white man’s struggle for power against an upper class, rich white man, lastly, the brutish, barbaric nature of the people of east as opposed to the so-called civilised west. This novel was all about the Royals and for the Royals and it is a perfect narrative about the operation of power, politics and business in the hands of a few that have been damaged to the core in the world of numbers and callous cash. Thank you @ramblingsofthelostgirl for lending it! . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #jefferyarcher #kaneandabel #blue #black #war #literature #gold #america #poland #cainandabel

Rahul Singh
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2018-09-07 06:29:03

There are some books on which no matter how ardently you wish to write upon, you fail, and this failure isn’t the one that disappoints because it comes out of the realisation that you have read something so profound that it is difficult to line the words in a queue and string them together into sentences. Sputnik Sweetheart is one such book. Murakami threads his characters in such a way that the themes of loneliness, longing, unrequited love, transcendence moves the readers in a sad yet powerful way. Sumire, Miu and the narrator are each one of us and we have all gone through or would go through something or the other that they have, to grow and learn that we are all Sputnik and Laika in this estranged world. Thank you, @shaonirakshit for gifting me this book! Don’t know what I’d do had it not been for you in this life of mine. Love you. . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #japan #lgbt #murakami #sputnik #literature #iphoneonly #red #harukimurakami #art #love #loneliness #sweetheart

Rahul Singh
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2018-09-05 06:37:03

This was exactly the kind of book I needed to get out of my inactive reading period because of my tests. It was an adorable book. The protagonist of this book is one of the sweetest characters I have chanced upon,my heart went out to him and his struggles of being a homosexual in the gay men’s world, a writer in the book-selling world, and a human in a man’s world. I found the penmanship a little unappealing as I found myself lost a little with the prose in between. However, I would choose to ignore it as the story was brilliant, it portrayed the prevailing gay culture well and put things into perspective. There’s this one particular scene that has been romanticised in the book which I vehemently disliked, yes, it was romantic and all that but the author made it seem like it is okay to slip a little when you’re old and at the threshold of half a century and it is okay to slip if it provides a sad man momentary happiness and his story a picturesque. Nonetheless, it was a feel-good book, and I have planned on picking it up again when I am about to reach 50! . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #less #arthurless #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #books #lgbt #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookreview #instabooks #america #pulitzer #blue #man #bookreview #literature #september #iphoneonly #review #bookphotography

Rahul Singh
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2018-08-15 04:36:38

*4.5/5 Milan Kundera never fails to leave me spellbound with his books. His narrative on immigration and the life of two expats is poignantly beautiful. It makes you think about home and the world outside of it, and how we define our identity becomes significant as we disseminate into the shores of dissimilitude before everything fades into ignorance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #books #book #read #reading #reader #page #pages #paper #instagood #kindle #bookofthemonth #library #author #bestoftheday #bookworm #blue #love #photooftheday #imagine #plot #climax #story #literature #black #words #text #czech #milankundera #ignorance

Rahul Singh
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2018-08-06 04:54:21

It was rejuvenating to read Amitav Ghosh almost after a year. Ghosh paints a pompous picture of Calcutta and spans the peculiar character of Alu across the continent. It was fascinating to read the dimensions around which Reason is defined and known. However, having read and been amazed by some of his later works, I didn’t find this novel at par with The Hungry Tide or Ibis Trilogy or The Shadow Lines. Hence, 4/5. . . . . . . . . . . . #books #bookstagram #india #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #booksofinstagram #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #amitavghosh #bookreview #instabooks #rain #reason #calcutta #indian #penguin #art #iphoneonly #monday #reading #literature #circle

Rahul Singh
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2018-08-02 05:43:01

I finished reading this book after a month of having begun with it; e-books are a pain, to be honest. Coming to the book, it wasn’t a great book, it was a typical Morgan Matson book; family, friendship, teen love, problems of a young adult. All in all it was a book that would be perfect for a nice contemporary film. The author writes all her books in a way that reads like a film. It was a nice, feel good read and I could closely relate to Charlie’s family a lot. Camera courtesy @margaret_n_dcruze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #books #book #read #reading #reader #page #pages #paper #instagood #kindle #nook #library #author #bestoftheday #bookworm #readinglist #love #photooftheday #imagine #plot #climax #story #literature #summer #stories #words #savethedate #yalit #morganmatson #america

Rahul Singh
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2018-07-23 03:23:11

4.5/5 Ishiguro’s books are pleasing to read. The way he threads words to create a storyline, disturbingly serene images, powerful metaphors and meaningfully mundane characters are extraordinary. The book was a symbolic narrative on war and modernisation and the use of art to depict it is praiseworthy. The story reminded me of Tennyson’s ‘The Lady is Shallot’ and its commentary on art and artists and how they play a significant role in our society then and now. . . . . . . . . . . . #books #bookstagram #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #iphoneonly #book #bookblogger #library #bookstagramista #bookreview #japan #kazuoishiguro #art #artist #colour #war #floral #oldbooks #politics #japanese #nobelprize #anartistofthefloatingworld

Rahul Singh
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2018-07-17 04:12:45

How on earth is it possible to let this novel be with five stars! I have always had this unacknowledged love for Atwood’s work even before having read them, it seemed to always push me ahead to lay my hands on her books and devour every word of it. Alias Grace is a scintillatingly dark tale, the book hooked me to itself from page 1 and I was always on the edge of my seat. It was difficult to put this book down, I felt myself wanting to sit and keep reading even when my eyes were heavy with sleep. Particularly, I liked the parallel Atwood draws between the characters and their varied ways of dealing with the predicament. I am looking forward to watch the Netflix adaptation of the show! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #books #book #read #reading #reader #page #pages #paper #instagood #booksofinstagram #nook #library #author #bestoftheday #bookworm #readinglist #love #photooftheday #imagine #plot #climax #story #canada #literature #stories #words #text #aliasgrace #margaretatwood #orange