Book Club

El Clasico: A Brilliant Book About a Bitter Rivalry

El Clasico: A Brilliant Book About a Bitter Rivalry

Sport is packed with rivalries and perhaps there is no rivalry as fierce as the one they call 'El Clasico.'
The Martian Returns…Sort Of!

The Martian Returns…Sort Of!

Andy Weir has returned to the "one man lost in space" formula with his new book, Project Hail Mary.
Bestselling Novelist Akash Verma On Love, Lies and Letdowns

Bestselling Novelist Akash Verma On Love, Lies and Letdowns

Akash Verma plots his page-turning crime thrillers around the intense theme of spousal infidelity. We were curious to know his own feelings on the subject.
History as You Have Never Read It!

History as You Have Never Read It!

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.
The Massive Bookstore That Never Closes

The Massive Bookstore That Never Closes

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.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Doyle: 7 Facts You Might Not Know About the Creator of Sherlock Holmes

Happy Birthday, Mr. Doyle: 7 Facts You Might Not Know About the Creator of Sherlock Holmes

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.
The End: Germany, 1944-45 – “It Takes a Bomb Under his Arse to Make Hitler See Reason”

The End: Germany, 1944-45 – “It Takes a Bomb Under his Arse to Make Hitler See Reason”

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?
The Terror: The Terrifying Tale of A Lost Arctic Expedition

The Terror: The Terrifying Tale of A Lost Arctic Expedition

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.
The Mangle Street Murders: The Most Ill-Mannered Detective? Hello, Sidney Grice!

The Mangle Street Murders: The Most Ill-Mannered Detective? Hello, Sidney Grice!

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.
Sherlock, By Others

Sherlock, By Others

Arthur Conan Doyle created perhaps the most famous detective in literary history when he introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet. But it has been a while since Doyle passed away (1930), so the mantle of carrying the Holmes legacy forward has fallen - sometimes officially and sometimes not - to other writers.
Philosophy With a Smile for Your Best Friend….Literally

Philosophy With a Smile for Your Best Friend….Literally

We are advised to never judge books by their covers. Well, in this case, it would be perfectly fine to do just that. The cover of How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog, featuring an adorably thoughtful pooch, is every bit as entertaining as the book itself.
The Book That Inspired the Dark Knight Films

The Book That Inspired the Dark Knight Films

When it comes to Batman, many swear by Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy which for them gave a whole new dimension to the Caped Crusader. Well, one of the inspirations for that amazing film series was Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns graphic novel.