Thursday, January 24, 2013

Best Kept Secret is up for Pre-order














Jeffrey Archer's third book in the Clifton Chronicles series is up for pre-order on Flipkart. It is scheduled to release by the end of March 2013.



Monday, January 14, 2013

Gently Falls the Bakula

Rating: 3.5/5


















Title: Gently Falls The Bakula
Author: Sudha Murthy
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 169
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780143103776


Mrs. Murthy continues to influence as far as her stories are concerned. After reading 'Dollar Bahu' and 'Mahashweta', I just had to get my hands on this one. It is almost like drug!

Shrimati and Shrikant are neighbours who have known each other since childhood but because of some family enemity, they are hardly on talking terms. They are the top students of their school and when Shrikant confesses his love for Shrimati, she is ecstatic and marries him leaving her dreams and ambitions behind. Shrimati was always interested in history but leaves it all to become the dutiful and caring wife. But as Shrikant climbs the corporate ladder, he hardly finds time for his wife and Shrimati helplessly realizes that her life is slowly getting empty without her love for Shrikant and her love for history.

The story is similar to 'Mahashweta' but has a different outlook. Overall, a nice and short read but a bit boring. Maybe because of late I have been reading books where women leave everything for the sake of their marriage and when husbands leave them, they are left stranded and hopelessly looking for support. It provides food for thought for us women and though our family life takes precedence, we shouldn't completely let go of our interests/earning ability that liberates us financially and emotionally. 

The Sins of the Father - The Clifton Chronicles #2

Rating: 4/5




















Title: The Sins Of The Father
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 384
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
ISBN-13: 9781447209225



I cannot believe I forgot to write the review of this amazing sequel to the Clifton Chronicles! Having realized that, I will quickly get down to it.

The story continues from where Mr. Archer left it dangling ( that is so unfair to us readers!) in 'Only Time Will Tell'. Harry Clifton assumes the identity of Tom Bradshaw but soon realizes his mistake when he is arrested for murder. Sefton Jelks, an acclaimed lawyer of New York, tricks him and Harry is tried and sent to jail. Inspite of being his only way out of this mess, Harry wouldn't reveal his true identity to defend Emma.


On the other hand, Emma gives birth to Harry's son. When she visits Maisie, Harry's mother, she notices an unopened letter with Harry's handwriting on it. She travels to New York assuming that Harry is still alive.Giles Barrington, Emma's brother, is sent for battle and in the meanwhile, Hugo Barrington, her father, lives a life of secrecy after he runs away from his daughter's wedding.


'The Sins of the Father' is as exciting and eventful as the first one in the series. One just reels under the events in the story and it is sad when it finishes. The long wait for the next book is unbearable but it is all worth it, I'm sure. So, here's to another great book by a great author who never ceases to amaze us!

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