The Cat’s Table

Cat's TableWe all have an old knot in the heart we wish to untie.”
― Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table


This bittersweet story of memory & place, of three boys who take a journey by sea from one world to another, which florishes in the gaps between fact and fiction is my “Read of the Week”

River of Smoke

150px-River_of_smoke“Opium is like the wind or the tides: it is outside my power to affect its course. A man is neither good nor evil because he sails his ship upon the wind. It is his conduct towards those around him – his friends, his family, his servants – by which he must be judged”

– Amitav Ghosh, River of Smoke

‘River of Smoke’, a brilliant historical fiction set in late 19th century China is my “Read of the week”.


snowcrop“How much can we ever know about the love and pain in another heart? How much can we hope to   understand those who have suffered deeper anguish, greater deprivation, and more crushing disappointments than we ourselves have known?”
― Orhan Pamuk, Snow


This political thriller set in Turkey is my “Read of the Week”

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