Tour de force is a phrase that I, like many others, have used a few times in describing one work of fiction or the other. A book that comes along and chews more than it seems it can swallow and at the end, its author emerges emphatically
Normal People is a highly praised book that has been marked by critics and fans alike as a future classic and even termed a the benchmark for millennial fiction. Its string of literary awards and shortlists, including The Booker prize Longlist are a
Two years ago, while the Brexit debacle was still in full swing I sought a bough that went beyond the headlines and the outrage of the progressive left who were bewildered at the audacity of Brexiters. Goodhart’s Road To Somewhere was my pick.
I have a thing for doubt. That is not even a confession but a declaration of fact. Not one I am proud of but a wrestle that has yielded good dividend. While reading Faith In The Shadows it occurred to me that I have an impressive collection of
Yanis Varoufakis is notorious for being the Greek finance minister who eyeballed the EU during the austerity measures negotiation when Greece defaulted on its loan repayment plans. He refused to blink, the EU stood firm and just about when Greece was going to tumble over, the Greek government blinked and agreed to EU terms while Yanis Varoufakis resigned in disagreement and rode his bike into the sunset.
I still struggle to remember what prompted me to buy this book. Prior to buying it, I had never heard of the author and the title seems too vague to warrant any extra attention. I suspect that I bought it on one of those days when I had craving for a football title and was ransacking Amazon for a one to include in my cart before check out.
A jazz performance can be confusing not just for the uninitiated but even a regular listener who has no extensive knowledge of the art form. To an untrained ear, it is often hard to identify a melody or even its structure. The whole premise of How to Listen to Jazz is
21 Lessons For The 21st Century is basically a collection of essays on the arguably 21 most relevant issues in the 21t century.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee could be called different things. Savage, cynical, sober and complex, are some of the terms that could be used to describe this Booker Prize winner. A very divisive book that is guaranteed to make readers on both sides
Ages before William James concluded that our life experience would ultimately amount to whatever we had paid attention to, an ancient text had deduced that one needed to guard his/her heart with all diligence because out of it flowed the issues of life.