Mention Stephen King and one of the first words that will come to most people’s minds is “horror.” And well, with good reason. Still, it seems to be quite a bit of a stretch to think of him writing a story for kids, right? Well, he did.
He was known as the master of wit. And was literally a quote generator. Hey, when asked if he had anything to declare by a customs official, the man famously said "Nothing but my genius."
Gillian Flynn made "domestic noir" a thing with Gone Girl. And ever since the normal household has become the setting for many thrillers. There are no great detectives or scheming villains - just your seemingly normal everyday family members dealing with seemingly normal everyday family issues.
One of the biggest challenges one faces while reading a book is coming across words and terms one does not understand. Of course, one can always consult a dictionary for meaning or dig out a reference ebook like an encyclopaedia or a Who’s Who or an atlas to find out more about a particular subject.
Time to pick up a book to read - but which one? Here is a list for 2021 for you - cutting across genres and selected since the beginning of mass publishing.
A new book by Paulo Coelho comes with a special sense of anticipation. And trepidation. For unlike most authors, the Brazilian has never allowed himself to be constrained by genre or style.
There is something magical about e-book readers (we will debate about e-books and paper books some other day). These portable devices allow you to store up to thousands of books
Euro 2020 might have come to an end, and football might have gone to Rome instead of coming ‘home’, but that does not mean that football is out of our lives. No way. Thanks to the wonderful world of books, football is literally a few pages away.
What happens when a renowned historian narrates history as told by feature films? Utter hilarity, if the historian happens to be Alex von Tunzelmann.
Ask someone what is the secret of success and the chances are that you will be told that one has to be extremely focused on one's target, and that one should work very hard to be super good in one's field of specialisation.
It started as a weekly, non-fiction, comic strip in the New York Times and went on to win the prestigious Pulitzer award for editorial cartooning in 2018. It was then compiled into a book called Welcome to the New World.
There are a number of books out there on the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. More are military histories, some are cautionary essays and yet others deal with the process behind the making of the nuclear bombs. Chris Wallace has tried to blend all these approaches together in Countdown 1945.
The Three Musketeers: A Classic That For Those Who Like Entertainment, Entertainment and Entertainment!
For most people, classic literature covers books that are very well written, reflect the times they were written in, that make one think and realise truths of life, have in-depth character sketches...well, in short, are excellent and should be read, but which are not exactly...entertaining.
Sport is packed with rivalries and perhaps there is no rivalry as fierce as the one they call 'El Clasico.'
Andy Weir has returned to the "one man lost in space" formula with his new book, Project Hail Mary.
Mention the word "history'' and it is a fair chance that the first image that will come to your mind will be that of a hefty book, that in most cases than not, is not the easiest to read.
True bookworms know how important it is to have a number of books lined up, sitting there, waiting to be read. It brings a different kind of joy to know that there is a safety net of books waiting to catch you once you fall out of the one you are currently reading.
May 22 marks the birth anniversary of perhaps the greatest crime fiction writers of all time. Or well, definitely the creator of the most famous detective in literature. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who created Sherlock Holmes was born on this day in 1859.
There have been many books written about Nazi Germany, Hitler’s so-called Third Reich that was supposed to last for a thousand years. So why does one need yet another book on what was one of the most disturbing chapters in human history?
Some books become famous when they get their film or TV show versions. And Dan Simmons' massive novel, The Terror, definitely comes in that category.
Fiction is packed with eccentric detectives. From Sherlock Holmes with his penchant for odd questions and drug habits to Poirot and his obsession with his moustache to Lindsey Davis' Falco with his remarkable lack of morals...fiction has more than its share of detective oddballs.