• Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW

Published Date: October 20, 2014
One life is not enough

One life is not enough

Towheed Feroze reviews the sensational autobiography of K.Natwar Singh… “An ambassador is an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.” K. Natwar Singh Publisher: Rupa Pages: 419 RS-500 Sir Henry Wotton, a famous British diplomat of the early 17th century made the remark which will hold resonance - for all the good reasons – as long as the profession of diplomacy survives.  Natwar Singh, in his autobiography, One life is not enough, has not admitted directly to lying for his country but if one is perceptive enough then it becomes clear, there have been many occasions when the seasoned diplomat possibly had to construct his lines on certain issues with...

BOOK REVIEW

Published Date: October 20, 2014
California

California

Publishing House Little, Brown and Company (US) Price is 15.60 US dollars Hard Cover 393 pages California is one of the spellbinding works of fiction of the current year by Edan Lepucki, an American author. This novel fictionalizes a bleak future devastated and rampaged by horrendous natural disasters and the outbreak of a deadly flu resembling a plague that claims the lives of thousands of people living in California, one of the major American cities. Frida and Calvin, two leading characters of the novel run away from Los Angeles to avoid the spread of the flu. The book starts with Frida wondering how to tell Calvin that she is carrying a baby inside...

BOOK REVIEW

Published Date: October 20, 2014
Dongri to Dubai

Dongri to Dubai

Paperback, 408 pages Published by Roli Books RS 350 Do lives of criminal masterminds appeal you? If, 'yes' then this book is meant for you.   “Dongri to Dubai” reveals nearly six decades of Mumbai Mafia actions through nerve-racking narrating. The blurb at the back is enough to tempt you to go after the book. S.Hussain Zaidi begins...