Monthly Archives: April 2017

Books: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this just in time for the new Netflix series based on the 1908 novel by Canadian author L. M. Montgomery. Anne, the red-haired orphan girl who … Continue reading

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Books: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel KeyesMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a disturbing novel about a man with a low IQ becoming a human test subject for an experimental surgery that turns him into a genius. Does this … Continue reading

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Books: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “The Name of the Rose”, the first novel by Italian novelist and philosopher Umberto Eco, is a 14th century whodunit set in an Italian monastery. Franciscan friar … Continue reading

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Wherever I went in Kolkata, they mistook me for a Bengali. In the bus, standing passengers asked me “Kothay jabe?” (Where will you go?) and I would answer “Esplanade” and they, knowing I wasn’t giving up my seat anytime soon, … Continue reading

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