Book Review: Surface by Siddhartha Deb

Near the end, one of the characters in Siddhartha Deb’s Surface says, ‘To conceal surfaces under other surfaces is necessary’ and this is what the entire narrative is all about. Cloaked under layers and layers, this is the ultimate revelation that is dawned upon the reader – ‘projecting attractive images that concealed what lay behind’.…

Book Review: Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre

Winner of the Bloody Scotland Crime Novel of the Year, Black Widow narrates a tale of successful and yet ruthless woman-surgeon who ends up loving and marrying the most unlikely guy. But her whirlwind romance meets a tragic end when her husband dies in an accident and she is charged with his murder. This is…

Book Review: Empire by Devi Yesodharan

Set in the reign of one of the mightiest kings of the time, Empire brings alive the glorious Chola dynasty and culture in all its glory and might during Rajendra Chola’s reign. Dominantly, a patriarchal society, the book brings a fresh perspective by narrating the story of the warrior who is not only female but…

Book Review: The Intrusions by Stav Sherez

“Even if you catch me, there’s hundreds of thousands just like me all over the world, cruising the web, looking for prey…You’ll never feel safe again.” One of the most chilling thrillers to be published in the recent times, The Intrusions gives a sneak peek into what technology can do, how a crime can be…

Book Review: The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

Evelyn Beatrice Hall once said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” In spite of stepping into the twenty-first century with aplomb, we as a human race have not progressed to a point where all written word is cherished and published. Censorship is very…