(First written as an answer to a question on quera a while ago. Reproduced here since a lot of people keep asking me this question) I have 1800 read books on goodreads and that is only a fraction of what I have actually read. So I get asked this a… Read More »How do I read more books?
(A review by Sidharth Vardhanof ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte BronteNovel first published in 1847Review first written on May 12, 2014) Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre tells story of its titular character. “Do you never laugh, Miss Eyre?” Charlotte Bronte Something that is… Read More »Jane Eyre review
(A short story by Sidharth Vardhan, first written on May 27, 2021) 1. I have always found novels about adultery such clichés. It would seem every novelist wants to write one. Even the greatest authors like Tolstoy and Flaubert were unable to resist the temptation to write one, of course,… Read More »A Eulogy to a Stoic
It is easy to confuse the two because they have have a number of similarities. For example: 1. they are both information gathering functions. 2. Like all information gathering functions, they are both involuntary – that is they both gather information on their own, you have little control over what… Read More »Difference Between Introverted and Extroverted Intuition
“…because love is continual interrogation. I don’t know of a better definition of love.” Milan Kundera This won’t be the Kundera book I would recommend to a reader new to him. Not that it is bad – it still has all the interesting psychology (he dislikes the word), philosophy (he… Read More »Book of laughter and forgetting – review
(A Short story by Sidharth Vardhan first written on November 12, 2020) 1. Tejasvi madam has not aged much in the fifteen years I have known her. For someone her age – nearly seventy (she has been retired for five-six years now), she is still physically very active and perhaps… Read More »The Song of Birds
*spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.* Laura’s character was what put life into this book for most part before the big twist in the end blurred it a great deal. Except for that, there were lots of themes – the old feminist theme of bored, depressed wife, the war, the novel… Read More »The Blind Assassin – review