Book Review: The Lowland

In the room where her grandmother slept Bela ate her lunch. 
Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s, and Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement: he will risk all for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family, and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind - including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife.

In this strikingly masterful novel, the author weaves a tale of two places and one tormented family in an intimate narrative style. The characters are fully shaped, with whom readers can very easily sympathize. An easy and smooth tale of fate and will, exile and return. Unlike Jhumpa Lahiri's other fictions that I have read, which explores emotional challenges of Indian immigrants, The Lowland opens in 1950's Calcutta. Ambitious and full of thoughtful imagery, the novel is appealing and deserves to be picked up.

Book Information
Author:Jhumpa Lahiri
ISBN:9788184005752
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Random House India
Year of Publication:2013
Number of Pages:Approx 420 with cover


Book Review: The Lowland

Good Read. I had received the review copy from Random House India. Thank you Random House India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.
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Book Review: Empire of the Moghul - The Serpent's Tooth

Shah Jahan frowned. His third son was a greater puzzle, even if no one could accuse him of frivolity.
The vast Moghul Empire still reigns a quarter of the world's population and has wealth beyond imagining: it is the greatest, most bloodthirsty dynasty ever known. But, as a new century advances, the Empire's position becomes increasingly perilous.

Now is the time for its leader, Shah Jahan, to secure his position as ruler, but instead he becomes obsessed with building the Taj Mahal - a final, epic monument to his dead wife. He is too distracted to notice that his sons, like generations of Moghul princes before them are planning to seize his throne by any means, however violent.

In this fifth novel of the Empire of the Moghul series, the author presents yet another researched and fascinating tale centered on Emperor Shah Jahan. Solid and human characters, vivid setting, and engrossing story line of this novel succeed in keeping the reader glued from the very beginning. This action packed thriller is written in an absorbing narrative style and the historical figures and legends become alive with magnificent ease.

Book Information
Author:Alex Rutherford
ISBN:9781472217073
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Headline Review
Date of Publication:2013
Number of Pages:Approx 430 with cover


Book Review: Empire of the Moghul - The Serpent's Tooth

The Serpent's Tooth is fascinating, an absolute read. I had received the copy from MySmartPrice. Thank you MySmartPrice for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at  flipkart in case you live in India.
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Book Review: The Einstein Pursuit

As it turned out, Dial was more impressed than insulted.
An explosion in Stockholm claims the lives of an elite collection of scientists. Evidence suggests the blast was designed to eliminate all traces of their research. It's up to Interpol director Nick Dial to uncover the truth about the lab and the attack. When Dr. Mattias Sahlberg learns of the incident, he knows his life is at risk. He turns to the only men he can trust: ex-Special Forces operatives Jonathan Payne and David Jones. Together, they must save Sahlberg from the unknown forces that want him dead. As Dial's case intertwines with Sahlberg's past, Payne and Jones uncover hidden truths and secret agendas involving the world's greatest minds. But there are some who are desperate to keep such radical advances in the dark and will stop at nothing to have their way.

Written in the unique signature style of Chris Kuzneski that mingles history,and technology, fact and fiction, action and mystery - The Einstein Pursuit is a successful action packed tale that can keep the reader glued to the story line. With full and well developed characters, fast and gripping narrative style, powerful and vibrant action packed story line - the book would definitely appeal to all readers of this genre.

Book Information
Author:Chris Kuzneski
ISBN:9781472208651
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Headline Publishing
Year of Publication:2013
Number of Pages:Approx 470 with cover


Book Review: The Einstein Pursuit

Good Read. I had received the review copy from Hachette India. Thank you Hachette India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.
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