Down And Out In Paris And London By George Orwell: Book Review & Summary
This article was originally published on rochizalani.com You may know George Orwell from his famous works like 1984 and Animal Farm. Down And Out in Paris and London is one of his first works published when he was 29.
Book Review: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone By Lori Gottlieb
This article was originally published on rochizalani.com Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is Lori Gottlieb’s behind-the-scenes life as a therapist, as a patient, as a writer, as a mother, and as a person.
The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath Book Summary: An Autobiographical Insight Into Depression And Emptiness
This article was originally published on rochizalani.com It is impossible to read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath without her real-life context coloring the story. Sylvia Plath published this semi-autobiographical work under a pseudo-name, but she wasn’t there to witness it when the work gained widespread momentum under her real name. Plath had killed herself less than a month after The Bell Jar hit the shelves.
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: Book Review
This article was originally published on rochizalani.com IQ84 by Haruki Murakami is a romance story between Tengo and Aomame spread across three books. The books are set in the year 1984. The “Q” stands for “Question,” and this title makes sense when Aomame notices certain inconsistencies in the world around her (presence of two moons in the sky) and realizes that she might be existing in a parallel universe.
Social Media, OTT, Headspace, And The Bottom Of The 2-Hour Scroll
This article was originally published on rochizalani.com If you are an artist, you likely have a love-hate relationship with social media. Heck, if you are a person, you can’t do with or without social media.
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – Book Review: The Intimacy of Political and Personal
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri is an ambitious book. It is a story of brotherly bonds intermingling with a vicious political environment. The two brothers – Subhash and Udayan are just 15 months apart. Subhash is the elder one but he hardly remembers a time that Udayan wasn’t in his life. The two brothers, although similar in age, are poles apart in their personalities.
A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini – Book Summary: A Story Of Female Friendship And Sacrifice
If you are looking for a book that makes you wail, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is it. I had heard many things about Hosseini’s first novel, The Kite Runner, but I wanted to begin with his second one. And I didn’t regret it at all.
On Writing: Come, Let's Make Sense Of The World
I wrote my first poem when I was 10 at the back of a 2-year old unused dated diary my father got as a gift from work. I remember using red pens and decorative headings to scribble “beautifully,” not a care in the world if what I am writing makes any sense.
What Is The Way Out Of The Labyrinth? Answers From John Green's Looking For Alaska
This article was originally published at rochizalani.com The story in Looking for Alaska is set in a time when everyone is building their self-image, identity, dreams, and love lives – high school. John Green introduces us to Miles Halter, who is the unreliable narrator of this story (But, as you know, the story revolves around our heroine, Alaska) He remembers the last words of famous people – that is his ‘thing’. And unlike Francois Rabelais, whose last words are ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps‘, he does not want to wait till the end of his life to see his Great Perhaps.
What Is In Unlikable Characters? Emma By Austen
This article was originally published at rochizalani.com The novel is set in a beautiful, British, fiction town, Highbury. Austen’s Emma is beautiful, rich, smart but also meddlesome, deluded, and spoiled. She is not a likable character and you won’t really root for her when you read Emma.