Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian

My second book review - The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian - a story that brings together 4 world cities, 4 different stories, bankers and a gangster - together in a work of fiction created to take you on a roller coaster ride.

Check out the full review HERE

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella - A MUST READ

Finally after years of trying to get down to book reviews I get down to actually doing one. I just finished reading Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. What a read I must say!

The story revolves around a shopaholic, her impatient purchases, her growing debt, and finally her attempt to restore some order in he otherwise downhill journey of emotional turmoil.

The protagonist Rebecca Bloomwood is a sweet, stylish, and adorable character. She shares her life, her morning coffee, brownies, and lots of shopping in a the town of Fulham. She works as a finance journalist. even though finance is really not her cup of tea, in fact her own finances are all screwed up.
The solution she finds to "solving" those problems is to chuck them in the bin or hide them somewhere deep in her closet.

It is only later when she actually runs away from it all, that she realises how her little knowledge of finance can help sort out an elderly couples problem. It is interesting to see how a little stint at actually using her knowledge leads her onto a famous TV show and realization of solving her own problems dawns on her.

Sophie Kinsella does a wonderful job in a taking the reader along as if she were the character herself, going through those ups and downs.

The events seem so real, bits of romance thrown in make this a must read for all the girls out there. Rebecca turns from a girl next door to a 'financial guru' who is 'approachable'. She speaks like a normal human and is sure to draw you towards her.

The book has a very natural writing style and flows brilliantly till the end which keeps you longing for more. It was like playing a movie in my head and I really did not want it to end.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The place to read book reviews

This is where I'll be putting up my book reviews. I love reading fiction so fiction will dominate this place.