A Prayer Owen Meany- John Irving

This is one of the oddest books I have read. Some bits of the plot and the main character are a bit strange but the overall story is still extremely gripping and thought-provoking. Interestingly the story starts with the ending. You already know WHAT has happened but then you spend the next 600 pages discovering … Continue reading A Prayer Owen Meany- John Irving

Tess of the d’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy

I have a vague feeling that a couple of decades ago, I have read or atleast attempted to read 'Far from the madding crowd' by Thomas Hardy. But considering I barely remember anything about it, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is my first proper introduction to Thomas Hardy's work. The novel is a tragic coming of … Continue reading Tess of the d’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy

For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway

The Spanish Civil War has inspired a whole body of work in art and literature. I am not much of an art historian, but I remember being awe struck standing in front of Picasso's Guernica in Madrid's Museo Reina Sofia. I had not known much about the civil war then but I had vaguely heard … Continue reading For Whom The Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway