Book Review – After the Prophet(SAW): The Epic Story of The Shia Sunni Split in Islam (Lesley Hazleton)

Book Review – After the Prophet(SAW): The Epic Story of The Shia Sunni Split in Islam (Lesley Hazleton)

This book, in its initial pages is extremely abhorrent, however as it progresses the reader is forced to make peace with the narrative. Doesn't necessarily mean one has to acknowledge everything written in the book as the truth but one eventually subsides personal beliefs and emotions somewhat, for the sake of reading it. Let me make my statement loud and clear for what it's worth. This isn't a history book, although it does pretend to be one. This is biased historical narrative mixed with neutral elements and author's own elderly, deliberate opinions that…Read more …
Movie Review – Edwood

Movie Review – Edwood

So I almost ventured to write a review for this particular movie but then I stopped. I thought it's better to have the person who actually recommended this movie to me to write the review as well. And besides once I read what he wrote, whatever I had in mind sounded so much ordinary. So here is the review for Edwood. A delightful movie that I thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed and I thought it was one of those gems that need more appreciation from more people. Can your heart stand the true facts of the…Read more …
Book Review – A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

Book Review – A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

What do I say about this O my brothers..Okay I won't go into the nadsat mode, and also I have a confession to make. First time I opened this book was a year ago or something and I actually thought it was a corrupted epub! I thought alright let's put this one on hold as I wasn't really excited about it back then. When I got back to it a few days ago, I did a little research for a change and found out it was the language that the author uses, not…Read more …
Book Review – Death of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy)

Book Review – Death of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy)

Tolstoy's genius percolates through every word. The pain of Ivan is in fact Tolstoy's own excruciating suffering while going through a particular phase in his life. A phase when he was groping for answers, trying to make sense of life and justify his own. And to understand death, or at least think over the most undeniable fact of life. A difficult book, obviously, but it provides a much needed instance of clarity to glance over your own life and to see and recognize the true nature of happiness. To tell apart genuine moments…Read more …
Book Review – The Fall (Albert Camus)

Book Review – The Fall (Albert Camus)

How foolish I was to assume this would be a quick little read. I could not have been more wrong. I physically feel exhausted. How did Camus write this? The fall is as dense as they come, bitter, excruciating. Forces you to cogitate. The ideas are so repugnant and yet they keep gnawing inside your head. The words are like evil dark matter that establishes its authority right from the start and stays there dictating, vandalizing your property. I cannot believe I am giving this a 5 star rating. I don't know, perhaps…Read more …