Book Review: Convenience Store Woman

Title: Convenience Store Woman Author: Sayaka Murata Translator: Ginny Tapley Takemori Publisher: Portobello Books Pages: 112 ISBN: 978-1846276835 Source: Publisher Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. … Continue reading Book Review: Convenience Store Woman

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Book Review: The House of Islam

Title: The House of Islam- A Global History Author: Ed Husain Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 336 ISBN: 978-1408872277 Source: Publisher The House of Islam by Ed Husain is a remarkable book that clears several misconceptions surrounding Islam. In this book, he accounts for the present situation of Islam, that is for the negative spotlight in which … Continue reading Book Review: The House of Islam

Book Review: The Occasional Virgin

Title: The Occasional VirginAuthor: Hanan Al-ShaykhTranslator: Catherine CobhamPublisher: Bloomsbury CircusPages: 230ISBN: 978-1526601643Source: PublisherThe Occasional Virgin presents a short period of life of two friends- Huda and Yvonne. Brought up in Lebanon, Huda is a Muslim and Yvonne is a Christian. Both of them come from conservative families- where women are deemed inferior to men. Having … Continue reading Book Review: The Occasional Virgin

Book Review: The Fisherman’s Story

Title: The Fisherman's Story Author: Simon Boreham Publisher: Olympia Publishers Pages: 206 ISBN: 978-1848979482 Source: Publisher The Fisherman's Story is a book based on the very intriguing incidence of Jesus's crucifixion. The story starts after the episode of crucifixion and the author unfolds an imaginative story of what happens to Christ's body after his crucifixion. … Continue reading Book Review: The Fisherman’s Story

Book Review: Indian Cultures as Heritage

Title: Indian Cultures as Heritage- Contemporary Pasts Author: Romila Thapar Publisher: Aleph Book Company Pages: 262 ISBN: 978-9384067359 Source: Publisher In her book Indian Cultures as Heritage, Romila Thapar talks about the phenomena called culture and what constitutes the Indian culture. Her focus is on those things that are generally not considered when talking about … Continue reading Book Review: Indian Cultures as Heritage

Book Review: The Written World

Title: The Written World- How Literature shaped History Author: Martin Puchner Publisher: Granta Books Pages: 410 ISBN: 978-1783783137 Source: Publisher The Written World is an attempt by the author Martin Puchner to trace the journey of literature and its interaction with civilization. From the world of Homer through the birth of Christianity to the present … Continue reading Book Review: The Written World