books

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

How it feels when you can’t finish reading a book

As I have grown older, my mind is calmer but it’s a void now, empty of any voice.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

‘The Great Bengali Poetry Underground’: More poets than crows

If this collection proves anything, then it’s that Bangalees will take to poetry like flies take to freshly cut mangoes on a hot summer day.

July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022

Tash Aw's 'We, the Survivors' explores the human cost of progress

More than 4,000 wealthy Bangladeshis have invested in Malaysia’s expensive 10-year-residency visa programme. We, the Survivors deserves to be widely read in Bangladesh.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

Netflix’s adaptation of Persuasion is disappointing

The movie sets the overall tone to be comic rather than tragic.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

What to read on a rainy day

We’ll be honest—instead of all the work we had piled up today, be it taking or attending classes, editing articles, or reporting news, all we at The Daily Star wanted to do was curl up with a good book, wrap ourselves with blankets and sink into some good old, comforting storytelling.

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

Books to read against a beautiful sunset

Here are some books that, for their various tropes and themes, go hand in hand and allow us to relish these July evenings.

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022

The retrospection of Christopher Isherwood: A man exploring the heart of falling Berlin

Perhaps his most significant occupation was one as a diarist who took it upon himself to document his life as he moved through some of the most interesting scenes of human history.

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ misunderstands Jane Austen’s novel entirely

The problem with Netflix’s adaptation of Persuasion is that it doesn't know what it wants to be.

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

On books that became memories over Eid holidays

I remember Ma through her books as well, the little of her thoughts and ideas that she could share with the young me then.

July 14, 2022
July 14, 2022

Getting a grip on the Bangladesh development narrative

The book poses a number of questions: which factors have contributed to Bangladesh’s growth?