the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

Bhangarh to Bedlam by Deepta Roy Chakraverti

” Spirits have stories to tell. One must know how to listen” from Bhangarh to Bedlam Deepta Roy Chakraverti’s anthology is unique. It includes non-fictional, paranormal accounts of the author’s own … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

“With the Children”, by Henry Webb, reviewed by Ines Rodrigues

Neil Riley didn’t want to become a teacher. He went to Law School bearing dreams and ambitions of making decent money and enjoying a good life, but the Vietnam War … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Nayomi Munaweera

“Below me the island glistens verdant green. I imagine all that it holds. Such things of horror and exhilaration as seldom gathered together……..” excerpt from Island of a Thousand Mirrors … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Book Of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed

For Indians Kashmir is a part of India, and most of us fail to understand why Kashmir would want to associate itself with Pakistan, a country under siege. Despite living … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Interview with Anees Salim, Crossword Fiction Award Winner for 2015

Anees Salim’s The Blind Lady’s Descendants won the Crossword Fiction Award this year,and Vanity Bagh won the Hindu Prize in 2013. His other wonderful books are Tales from a Vending … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson & Peter de Jonge

“Golf is a number. That’s all it is, and the only way to see if we’re on the right track is to keep score. So as my grandfather used to … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Israel as a Gift of the Arabs by Shail Mayaram

Shail Mayaram is Senior Fellow with the Centre for Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi. In the course of her stay in Israel as a visiting professor, Shail Mayaram wrote a … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl

“It is the real power of a book—not what is on the page, but what happens when a reader takes the pages in, makes it part of himself. That is … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Should Be Written in the Present Tense by Helle Helle; reviewed by Charvi Parekh

Scandinavia always fascinates me. From minimalist designs to gender equality -their approach towards life is interestingly different. I picked up This Should Be Written in the Present Tense– a book … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Woman Who Read Too Much by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani

The book begins at the very end. As the Shah of Persia celebrates 50 years of a tyrannical rule, he is shot to death in the shrine of his wife, … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment