Book Review : HOW TO CREATE A MIND by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil’s “How To Create a Mind” is a fascinating and practical exploration into the process of creating the physical substrate of an artificial intelligence. A mind-bending glimpse into what’s possible, even practical, in the near future! Back in medical college, I spent an incredible amount of time reading Snell’s ‘Neuroanatomy’ to understand the structure … Read more

Book Review : TRAVELLING IN A STRANGE LAND by David Park

Travelling in a Strange Land by David Park - Book Review

That an entire novel involves a drive through a blizzard to pick up his sick teenage son who is stranded in a college hostel miles away from home is intriguing. The story that emerges in bits and pieces along the long ride is fascinating, gripping. The powerful message that you get at the end is … Read more

Book Review: THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flag

The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flag - Book Review

The existential angst of a woman who discovers- only as she approaches age sixty – that she was actually adopted as a baby sets the stage for a lively story that flits back and forth between the early 20th century and today. I have a rule of thumb. If a book makes me laugh out … Read more

Book Review : The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford

The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford - Book Review

Some books, you remember because of a compelling storyline or entertaining anecdotes, or its powerful characters. Others, because of the gripping or moving style of writing. ‘The 1,000 Year Old Boy‘ is memorable for something else… the point of view it raises – the real value of being immortal. The fountain of youth. The Holy … Read more

Book Review : THE SILK ROADS by Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan - Book Review

If you’ve grown steeped in a Euro-centric paradigm about history, Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Silk Roads‘ will come as a shock. And it will open your eyes to a glorious civilization rooted in the Byzantine empire during what’s typically known as the Dark Ages – but was really not! I’ve enjoyed reading books like Martin Gilbert’s … Read more

Book Review : THREE THINGS I’D NEVER DO by Remi Carrington

A warm, easy romantic story that matches up an unlikely Adam and Eve under truly remarkable circumstances – and traces their growing fascination with each other, alongside her obsession with ‘Three Things I’d NEVER Do’! I don’t often pick up titles in the rom-com/chick-flick genre and so this book review of ‘Three Things I’d Never … Read more

Book Review : THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - Book Review

Alex Michaelides‘ debut novel “The Silent Patient” is brilliant. Gripping. And – for once, the trite and overused phrase actually applies. It’s un-putdownable! I picked it up to read over breakfast. All through a busy day, I was constantly tugged towards it, grabbing every chance to read a few chapters. With all my work done … Read more

Book Review : IN SEARCH OF HEER by Manjul Bajaj

Vivid word pictures bring ancient historic scenes vibrantly alive. And the lovely portrait of a divine-yet-earthly romantic love between the two stars of the story will leave you gasping – and craving more. I read. A lot. And process most of what I read intellectually. Only few writers consistently manage to sneak past my ‘defences’ … Read more

Book Review : FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner - Book Review

‘Fleishman Is In Trouble’ isn’t about the superficial or pseudo-ponderous agitation of teens or young adults. It’s a compelling story about weightier and harder-to-resolve dilemmas… ones that have to do with the very meaning of why we exist, marry, work, dream and break up. Dr.Toby Fleishman, consultant hepatologist, wakes up to discover his two children … Read more

Book Review : THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW by Jonas Jonasson

Just imagine this wild situation. There’s an elderly gentleman. He’s in a nursing home. It’s his 100th birthday. And he chooses to slip out through the window, missing his own party, to… do what? Right from the beginning, this book is irresistible! Allan has no idea what he’s going to do. But he gets going! Decides to wing … Read more