Monday, June 28, 2010

Cuckold - Kiran Nagarkar

This was quite a rewarding book. To start with its the sort of historical fiction I quite like, set in the India of a few centuries ago, a bit historical, but also fictional. The problem with strictly historical books is that they have to rely so much on verifiable facts, and thats a big problem when you're trying to develop a character. In some cases you have sufficient to go on, to try and sketch together and stitch together the many parts which make a human being. But often, there's not enough to go on, specially for tales this old.

So this fictionalised tale of the unheard of husband of Meera, and the many people around it, is very readable, in the many layers it manages to weave around all its characters. Along with that, it also manages to keep a good grip on the narrative, with a sufficient feel of "what happens next" going on in the background.

All in all, well worth a reading.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another weekend, another set of chores... whew, weekends seem more exhausting than weekdays these days.  Need to clear this backlog of todos and get back to vegetating ASAP!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Raavan

avoid avoid avoid. No redeeming features in the watery movie, it just makes you weep at the wasted time and money, the producers and your own.

No story, direction, no acting, no dialogues, no layers, no depth, just about nothing at all. Abhishek and Aishwarya make you want to give them one tight slap each tho, and wipe the make up off them , the one which has obviously stuck on despite all the water.

AVOID.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Hardy Boys

A hardy boys "mystery" polished off recently. This one didn't have too much of a story but was enjoyed nonetheless.

I think at the rate I'm going, I'll soon be picking up the Enid Blyton again soon !

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Is it like that everywhere?

Is is ? Really ? What if this is as good as it gets? What if there isn't anything else?