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Ram V
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Spies in Slovenia
Today's interesting news comes from Slovenia, where it is reported that the spies have gone on strike. I wonder how spies take revenge for low pay - do they reveal the secrets which they have accumulated over the years, put it out on public domain. Or perha...
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The Island
Victoria Hislop has written a gut wrenching story about a family history that is full of tragedy, from having to deal with the incurable disease of leprosy, being confined to a separate leper's island, the scourge of the disease, its impact on family relati...
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Finished reading a fascinating book by Alexandre Dumas "The Count of Monte Cristo" a book of love, deception, revenge and murder - tragic characters in the book - an absolute page turner - it is a timeless classic as relevant today as it was when it was wri...
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Murder in Mesopotamia
Agatha Christie is on familiar ground when she covers murders in rural England which is her speciality - unfortunately "Murder in Mesopotamia" is a story based in Iraq on an archeological site - a murder takes place and Hercule Poirot is travelling some pla...
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Echoes in the Darkness
Just finished reading a true crime story by Joseph Wambaugh - "Echoes in the Darkness". This book is regarding the murder mystery of Susan Reinert a divorced school teacher and her two children Karen and Michael who were never found since that fateful day i...
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Just a Matter of Time
“Just a matter of time” by james Hadley chase
is a book i picked up from the flea stall near churchgate station for rupees
20/- and i am a big fan of james Hadley chase. It is a short book of 190 pages
which typically is the average size of chase books. Cha...
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Bear Island
Just finished reading “Bear Island” by Alistair Maclean my favourite author.  Dr. Marlowe is a doctor on board a fishing trawler Morning Rose which is headed towards Bear Island in Barents Sea for some film shooting of which nobody knows what the script is ...
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Fathers and Sons
This is a brilliant book dealing with the love of fathers towards their sons. Arcady and Bazarov return to Arcady's father's house in rural hinterland of mid-19th century. They are idealistic and have developed a nihilistic approach in life where Arcady is ...
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The Sacred Bones
The Sacred Bones by Michael Byrnes is a fast paced historical fiction book dating back to the biblical times. An explosion takes place below Jerusalem's Temple Mount, a melting point for three religions viz. Christianity, Islam & Judaism. An ossuary is stol...
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The Accidental Billionaires
Just finished reading the brilliant biography of the founding of Facebook "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich. The book cover says "Sex, money, betrayal and the founding of the Facebook". Sex and money are definitely not connected to the founding o...
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