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Heer is probably one of the first feminists: Manjul Bajaj at the launch of her book 'In Search of Heer'. Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. The story follows an ageing salesman who falls in love with a TV star; he drives across the US in order to win her hand. The book is long-listed for the Booker Prize.
The book 'picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead,' reads the book's blurb. Published by Nan A. Talese, 'The Testaments' will release on September 10, Commenting on the book, the publisher said in a statement,"In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
The book is set at a time when there is a political upheaval and rumours of an impending war between rival kingdoms in pre-colonised Africa. The story is centred on a young, gay, tough and unsentimental hunter named Tracker. Tracker slowly realises that he is not the only one in search of the lost boy as he meets various characters on his journey— from the shape-shifting man-cat Leopard to Bunshi the witch-- and joins their gang to find the boy. Just as the characters are able to change their form and elements, their intentions and loyalties are also shifting and slippery.
Will they find the boy—dead or alive? Who is the missing boy and why is he needed? These are some of the vital questions which keep the readers hooked to know more. Jessica Francis Kane's novel 'Rules for Visiting' is a deeply funny novel.
As the title suggests, the story revolves around years-old May Attaway, a university gardener who feels more comfortable and at home in the company of plants than people. But when May gets an unexpected leave from her job, she decides to reconnect with four of her once close friends, meeting each of them one-by-one. And so she sets out on an adventure of her own, reconnecting with her old friends over a period of one year. The book released in May this year. International bestselling author, Samantha Shannon's book 'The Priory of the Orange Tree' is a fantasy novel about the women who must fight dragons in order to save the world.
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It worked wonders for me: at 19, I was a Hollywood executive. At 21, I was the director of marketing for a publicly traded company. I may have been a college dropout, but I have had the best teachers in the world: tough books. My apartment is filled with such books that on paper, I never should have been able to understand.
And the process starts before you even crack the spine of a new book. Break out of the School Mindset The way you learn to read in the classroom is corrupted by the necessity of testing. Tests often have very little to do with proving that you know or care about the material but more about proving that you spent the time reading it. That there was once a conflict between Corinth and Corcyra is not really worth remembering, even though the proxy fight kicked off the war between Athens and Sparta.
To write this, I had to look the names up myself, I only recalled that they started with a C. Guess who won? These are unimportant. The lessons matter. From Seneca :. Forget everything but the message and how to apply it to your life. Ruin the Ending When I start a book, I almost always go straight to Wikipedia or Amazon or a friend and ruin the ending.
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Who cares? Your aim as a reader is to understand WHY something happened, the what is secondary. You ought to ruin the ending—or find out the basic assertions of the book—because it frees you up to focus on your two most important tasks:. Plus, if you already know what happens, you can identify all the foreshadowing and the clues the first read through.
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Read the Reviews Find out what the people who have already read it felt was important. From Amazon to the New York Times , read the reviews so you can deduce the cultural significance of the work—and from what it meant to others. Also, by being warned of the major themes, you can anticipate them coming and then actually appreciate them as they unfold.