Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.” – Nick Carraway The Great American Novel is one of the most coveted yet most elusive … Continue reading

Essential Reading: The In-flight Edition

Okay, I interrupt the regular monthly programming of this feature for a special edition of Essential Reading. Usually, Essential Reading is a monthly thing but, since today is a special kind-of day, I think it’s necessary to circumvent the usual timeline of this feature and do a special thing. Tomorrow, I’ll be flying to the … Continue reading

Hooliganism: Short Stories

Just quite recently, I’ve read a lot of short story collections. In began in December when I read the Ecco Book of Christmas Stories and the said book introduced me to short story writers like Paul Auster, Alice Munro, John Cheever, Vladimir Nabokov, and Graham Greene. I think that was the moment when I realized how … Continue reading

Book Review: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

“A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.” – Rev. Ames I am not a very religious person and, as a consequence of that fact, I rarely read anything with any sort of religious theme or subject matter. The … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: April 2013

It’s that time of the month again for my BOOKLOVE post. In fact, I am actually quite late this month since it’s already the 5th of May and I should have posted this feature at the end of April or at the start of May. Anyway, no more excuses. For this month’s BOOKLOVE post, the … Continue reading

Essential Reading: May 2013

May is here and, okay, I know I haven’t been active in blogging lately but I wouldn’t miss this monthly feature for the world so I will set aside a few minutes of my time to present my reading list for the month of May. But before we proceed, let us not forget the rundown … Continue reading