Rahul Singh
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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

Rahul Singh
(@fook_bood)

3 Days 21 Hours Ago

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
(@fook_bood)

12 Days 22 Hours Ago

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
(@fook_bood)

14 Days 22 Hours Ago

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
(@fook_bood)

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

Rahul Singh
(@fook_bood)

2018-07-05 08:49:43

Having read the rave reviews and conscious of the autobiographical note to this prose, my expectations were perked up. The picaresque novel begins on a good note but as you delve deeper you realise it is jaded with dry humour and insignificant incidents leading to nothing. In short, reading the novel was a wild-goose chase. The protagonist, Ignatius, is the most peevish, irresponsible character I have ever read and I was pretty much dissatisfied with the ending. I hoped for something more funny yet satirical, the novel succeeded vaguely in both the departments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #instabooks #bibliophile #usa #neworleans #photography#igreads #book #satire #review #bookphotography #bookblogger #reading #aconfederacyofdunces #laughter #literature #bookreview #comedy #american #novel #lit #funny #colour #pop #picaresque #nook #humour

Rahul Singh
(@fook_bood)

2018-06-29 05:34:49

You can never go wrong with a Pamuk in your hands. He writes about the mundane in the most beatific and scenic way possible. The Museum of Innocence is a prose replete with metaphors. Pamuk delineates the society that is torn between the east and the west and the repetition of Bosphorus reminds us constantly of the discrepancies, for instance,a woman’s virginity before marriage is of no concern in the west but virginity of a woman is prized in the east before marriage and it is the yardstick to determine a woman’s reputation; Pamuk has shown this through his characters like Sibel and Füsun poignantly. At the same time he also shows how the east isn’t much different from the west when it comes to the status of women in general and the question on their character, how they are the weaker, submissive, culpable whether it is Füsun, or Sibel, or Emma Bovary, or Anna Karenina, or Lolita. Coming to the protagonist or narrator, Kemal, he is someone whom I had started to hate as he narrated his story. Honestly, you really can’t feel love or empathy for him, however, despite my apathy, a part of me went out for him and I kept wishing and hoping for him to achieve what he is pursuing. Pamuk left me wondering as to how should I feel for this man who deserves no empathy but you still end up crying for him and you still want him to get what he wants; I have rarely felt so for characters. What I liked most about Pamuk is he makes you literally feel, yes, he actually makes you feel the love, the pain, the longing, and the final emptiness that closes us all. The final touch, the way Pamuk ends his novel is noteworthy. I remember listening to a BBC podcast wherein he says that to every novel he writes he adds a personal touch to it to make the story feel at home and his own, and somehow connected to him. He has this clever way of bringing the story home, surely, I was touched by the end. . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #books #instabooks #bibliophile #orhanpamuk #istanbul #photography#igreads #book #themuseumofinnocence #review #bookphotography #bookblogger #reading #turkey #turkish #literature #bookreview #women #innocence #museum #green #plants

Rahul Singh
(@fook_bood)

2018-06-16 05:40:22

The premise of this novel is intense. The author makes you actually feel the anxiety two newly-married individuals are going through before they consummate their marriage despite their marriage being a so-called love marriage. This almost 200-page novel spans over only two hours of their lives. The narrative delves deeper into the questions that creates a conundrum in relationships; dealing with a very sensitive matter. The story may get uncomfortable, but its honesty touched me. The reason why I did not give it more than 4 stars was because I found the writing a little tedious in between. I am looking forward to the film starring Sariose Ronan. . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #onchesilbeach #beach #uk #ianmcewan #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #book #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookphotography #bookblogger #bookstagramista #bookreview #instabooks #saoirseronan #love #marriage #sėx #intimacy #blue #evening #water #england #relationships #books

Rahul Singh
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2018-06-14 05:07:32

Book 1- Now, this was one mind-baffling beginning to a trilogy suffused with mystery, scattered thoughts and relentless actions. Murakami leaves me asunder with his intense, passionate prose. He plucks threads from everyday and weaves it unapologetically into his surreal literature. There are so many knots that have been split apart and left untied in the span of these pages; I cannot wait to get to the other instalments in the upcoming months. . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #murakami #instabooks#bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #bookphotography #indianbookstagrammer #book #booksofinstagram #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookstagramista #bookreview #1984 #1q84 #japan #japanese #literature #violence #red #black #blood #iphoneonly #books #read #death #art #surrealism

Rahul Singh
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2018-06-06 05:04:31

To begin with, this is the first time I am reading a book after having watched its motion picture adaptation. Surprisingly, the show and the book are pretty different. While the plot of the show on one hand is moving, contrariwise, the plot in the book doesn’t move much; it explores the intricacies of womanhood, art, literature, desire, love, attraction and writing in a man’s world. The literature, as the blurb already puts it, isn’t really a fiction: it is a “theoretical fiction”, an experiment with genre which Kraus has pulled off pretty well, in my opinion. I wouldn’t say I was flummoxed ideologically after having read this genre-bending fiction, it is an intelligent read and you realise why its presence in feminist literature is what it is. Kindly do watch the AmazonPrime adaptation of this book, the book might not be everyone’s cup of tea considering its somewhat-inexplicable writing. Book courtesy @zaidbaset . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #love #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookphotography #bookblogger #chriskraus #bookstagramista #bookreview #dear #men #women #feminism #desire #fuck #writing #art #aesthetic #tumblr #us #book #sėx #amazonprime #genre

Rahul Singh
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2018-06-03 05:11:54

Frankly, there are very few authors who dissect the vicissitudes of life and pave their way into its deeper, evolved understanding in today’s time; I for one regard Barnes as one of the authors who masters this skill through his prose. Metroland is an intelligent bildungsroman, dealing with the dynamics of sex and freedom through the maturity of two English boys. Christopher and Toni are a delightful pair and I really would LOVE to be friends with them because you want people talking about “Life with a capital L” with a minuscule experience. Besides, I liked the subtle satire on capitalism and bourgeoise lifestyle used in the literature. I am looking forward to more of Barnes. Thank you, @zaidbaset , for suggesting and lending this book. 🌻 . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookworm #instabooks #bibliophile #british #photography #igreads #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookphotography #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookstagramista #bookreview #julianbarnes #metro #land #sėx #boys #freedom #green #plants #book #england #uk #literature #capitalism #iphoneonly

Rahul Singh
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2018-06-02 03:42:48

Sophie Kinsella’s books are absolute guilty pleasure reads to me. Her books can make good sit-com, well, her first two books from the Shopaholic series have already been made into motion picture and it will make you laugh like anything just like her books. I was ten pages into this book and I remember falling off my chair laughing like a lunatic. I wouldn’t say I was very impressed with this book, it was okay but I enjoyed reading it. I won’t ever get bored of chick-lit, really. Props courtesy @kajals08 . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #sophiekinsella #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeatures #photography #igreads #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookphotography #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #bookstagramista #bookreview #reading #shopaholic #chick #literature #perfect #aesthetic #iphoneonly #makeup #owl #nude #lipstick #girl #woman #polkadots #book

Rahul Singh
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2018-05-29 01:57:05

4/5. I had heard some rave reviews about this book and the goodreads rating also led to piling up my expectations from this book. I wouldn’t say I was disappointed in the literature, neither would I claim that I was struck with wonder in my perusal. It was sad, yes, but, I couldn’t bring myself to cry(which I do a lot while reading a book) because the writing wasn’t that appealing to me. I liked how the book wove politics, history, society, women, feminism, literature, marxism into its creation, alongside, I liked the voice that the narrator had acquired throughout the narration but I found the voice quite flat. Hence, it isn’t a story that moves, you know everything that is there to it, I felt it is a book that explores the nature of toxic relationships and looks for the What? When? Why? and How? . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #whenihityou #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #contemporary #bookphotography #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #india #bookreview #feminism #women #marxism #politics #woman #violence #aesthetic #tumblr #book #bookworm #reading #followforfollow #tagsforlikes #gender #literature

Rahul Singh
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2018-05-27 04:59:35

‘It seems to me that childhood ends and adulthood begins the moment you stop believing that your parents can rescue you.’ -Ramona Blue. @andimjulie is a beautiful writer. I just finished the book, and reading it was a pleasure. I picked up a book after a pretty long time, and I wanted to let the book; its characters, themes sink in just like Ramona Blue wanted to sink in herself amidst all her adversities that created a vacuum in her life in the small town of Texas. I admired her zeal and the decisions she takes to propel herself forwards and backwards, forwards and backwards. Above all, I felt this book was honest. The six foot tall girl with blue hair is admirable, Ramona Blue is a good girl. . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #bookdragon #instabooks #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #photography #igreads #booksofinstagram #indianbookstagrammer #bookstagramindia #bookphotography #bookblogger #unitedbookstagram #ramonablue #bookstagramista #bookreview #lgbt #lgbtq #lesbian #anxiety #iphonesia #girl #blue #water #teen #fiction #sunday #reading #book