Review: The Survivor by Sean Slater

For the briefest of moments, there was only silence. No gun fire. No explosions. No screaming. Just nothing. And everything felt oddly surreal. Previous nightmare incidents flooded him - the Active Shooter situations everyone had seen on their TV screens a million times:Dunblane.Virginia Tech.Columbine.But St. Patrick's High?I love Cozies. Murders yes, but little violence, bloodshed, … Continue reading Review: The Survivor by Sean Slater

The Pain of Partition: K.K. Khullar’s Yellow Rose

"I thought it was time to spin the story, weave the tale. The result is Yellow Rose and 19 other roses of different colours titled differently."I had enjoyed reading K.K. Khullar's biography of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, so when I saw a book of short stories written by him, I picked it up with great expectations. … Continue reading The Pain of Partition: K.K. Khullar’s Yellow Rose

Review: The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

What happens when you take too long finishing a book? You end up butchering it. It happened with Mary Roberts Rinehart's The Circular Staircase. I read Yvette's review of the book sometime back in March. Since I had wanted to read a Rinehart for long and since Yvette was all praise for it, I thought I'd … Continue reading Review: The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Review: The Daughter-in-Law by Diana Diamond

Jonathan Donner, heir to a multi-million fortune, meets a young woman by the name of Nicole Pierce while sky-diving. He saves her from certain death, she is indebted to him. It is the beginning of a whirlwind romance that culminates in a runaway marriage. While, Jonathan's father, Jack, and his sister, Pam, accept Nicole as … Continue reading Review: The Daughter-in-Law by Diana Diamond

‘Nachgeborenen’: Those who Came After: Herta Muller’s Green Plums

We laughed a lot, to hide it from each other. But fear always finds an out. If you control your face, it slips into your voice. If you manage to keep a grip on your face and your voice, as if they were dead wood, it will slip out through your fingers. It will pass … Continue reading ‘Nachgeborenen’: Those who Came After: Herta Muller’s Green Plums