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The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins

27th April,2015 Consensus : a very well written novel; unputdownable said Shakun; good characterization said the others. The psyche of an alcoholic is authentic somebody said.  The story is told in the first person by three women, and their narratives … Continue reading

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

   The Pearl that Broke Its Shell   By Nadia Hashimi                 March 16th, 2015 The Club met after a really long time. Not that we hadnt all been in touch or convened before. … Continue reading

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Dont Let Him Know by Sandip Roy

Dont Let Him Know  by Sandip Roy.               Date : 19th April,2015 This was  our second option to reading The Pearl that Broke its Shell. Frankly, I was disappointed. The style is well enough … Continue reading

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The Works of Saadat Haasan Manto

14th July2013 Saadat Hassan Manto is famous for his short stories in the Urdu language. But he started his career as  a  radio and then film scriptwriter and a journalist. He spent about twelve years in Bombay working with the … Continue reading

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A Bit of Confusion.

May and June 2012  book discussions were  non starters  because many of us either couldnt get hold of the book or couldnt read it. One of the books was ‘ The Secret Children’ by Alison Mcqueen which wasnt readily available. … Continue reading

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THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barberry

20th April 2012 This again is  very unusual and layered book . Its is difficult to really write about it at this distance in time , because it is an extremely intellectual and philosophical book.  Some of us liked it … Continue reading

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THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE by Elif Shafak

Friday 16th,March 2013 This is a beautifully written book, almost lyrical in its approach to the subject which of course is love. It  is about  a  mature housewife who has been content to  live a life of predictable consequences  – … Continue reading

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