Monthly Archives: September 2013

Notes from the Bookshop 3: The Story So Far or “Little, Big” comes to Blossom

The last time I wrote of my visit to the bookshop was more than two years ago. A lot has happened since then: I’ve read a lot, started buying books online, discovered Blossom (“Bangalore’s favourite bookshop”), discovered new authors, rediscovered … Continue reading

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Book Review / Notes on Literature: Charmed Life (or keeping up with the Chants)

If you haven’t read it yet, if you have not encountered the many worlds of Diana Wynne Jones, I envy you. You have so much to look forward to. – From Neil Gaiman’s introduction to Charmed Life Diana Wynne Jones’s … Continue reading

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Links and Quotes: Reading and Rereading

My tastes as a reader have largely been shaped by The Hindu Literary Review, a monthly literary supplement of The Hindu. Of its many perceptive voices over the years, Pradeep Sebastian’s has been the one that has consistently conveyed, with … Continue reading

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Book Review / Notes on Literature: When We Were Orphans

Over ten years ago a reviewer wrote, in an article on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel When We Were Orphans, which had then just been shortlisted for the Booker, that it was never easy to pin down an Ishiguro novel. After having … Continue reading

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