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A Different Perspective on Time Travel: An ARC Review of ‘Demons of Time: Race to the 7th Sunset’

Title: Demons of Time: Race to the 7th Sunset Author: Varun Sayal Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing Expected publication: 15th April 2019 Number of pages: 140 Summary: It's a story about a time demon fighting another time demon to save humanity and to avenge his mother. Tej has just discovered his time travelling abilities and he… Continue reading A Different Perspective on Time Travel: An ARC Review of ‘Demons of Time: Race to the 7th Sunset’

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His Speeches Were too Long to be his Last: Review of ‘The Last Days of Socrates’

"It seems to me there was an extraordinary clarity about what the man said; even someone of little brain would have to agree" says Echerates to Phaedo, but personally I found Socrates' words blurring in my mind throughout most of my read. In 'The Last Days of Socrates', Christopher Rowe has translated and compiled four… Continue reading His Speeches Were too Long to be his Last: Review of ‘The Last Days of Socrates’

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A Gentleman Indeed! : A Gentleman in Moscow Review

In A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles’ narrator muses over how “a man must master his circumstances or otherwise be mastered by them”. Is Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov-the protagonist of the story, able to accomplish this? The story is set in Russia’s oldest hotels- Hotel Metropol, where the Count is imprisoned for the rest of… Continue reading A Gentleman Indeed! : A Gentleman in Moscow Review

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A Brutal Booklover: Fireside Chat With a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer

Title: Fireside Chat With a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer Author: Ryan Suvaal Publication date: 21st December 2018 Number of Pages: 38 I was provided with a free personal copy in exchange for an honest review for ‘Fireside Chat With a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer’. Summary: A serial killer has committed seventeen murders just because all… Continue reading A Brutal Booklover: Fireside Chat With a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer

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An Unexpectedly Interesting Read: Time Crawlers

Title : Time Crawlers - Stories from Parallel Universes Author: Varun Sayal Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing Publication Date: 15th June 2018 Number of Pages: 120 Summary: Time Crawlers is a collection of six short stories that are an amazing mixture of science fiction, Hindu mythology artificial intelligence and much more. I was  provided with a… Continue reading An Unexpectedly Interesting Read: Time Crawlers

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It was an ‘okay’ read: The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables opens with “a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables … bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive, also, of the long lapse of mortal life”. The reader instantly pictures a simple and old house, but is it just that? The story was… Continue reading It was an ‘okay’ read: The House of the Seven Gables

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin: An Insight into 19th Century Slave Trade

In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe quotes “the worst use you can put a man to is to hang him” and she readily rejects it saying “no, there is another use that a man can be put to that is WORSE!” What does she refer to? When Uncle Tom’s Cabin was first published, it… Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin: An Insight into 19th Century Slave Trade