Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

“Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the moment you put them between your lips. He can make chewing-gum that never loses its taste, and sugar balloons that you can blow... Continue Reading →

Shantaram

“Some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. Some things are so sad that only your soul can do the crying for them.” ― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram "It took me a... Continue Reading →

The Satanic Verses

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Honoring Banned Books Week, I decided to write a review of The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired partly... Continue Reading →

The Great Gatsby

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story... Continue Reading →

The Hours

“But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another.” ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours A year ago my wonderful Dancing English Teacher showed me a short video of The Hours. For such a short video it left a huge impact... Continue Reading →

Sex and the City

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.” ― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell is a collection of essays based on Busnell's and her friends' lifestyles. The book is an anthology of columns that Bushnell originally wrote for The New York Observer. I... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Cities

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities  is 16th novel of Charles Dickens published in 1859. It's set (as title tells) in two cities: London and Paris... Continue Reading →

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