Points of Entry will definitely leave you thinking of a bygone era and yet see patterns of it in present day Pakistan.
Title: A Place For Us Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza Genre: Fiction, Contemporary , Family Ratings: It has been a while that a book moved me to tears. After finishing this book last night, I stared at the ceiling with a sheen in my eyes for several minutes. Lately I have read so many books on... Continue Reading →
This book is a collection of short stories, of ordinary people from Karachi. Each of these stories converge at a bomb blast that took place at Cantt Station. The blast was all that made it to the headlines, these smaller stories that changed the lives of these people forever stayed in the imaginary confines of this book.
Soha Ali Khan is a mid-tier Bollywood actress who belongs to one of the most star studded families in Bollywood. People broadly know her as someone famous's daughter, sister or sister-in-law. This memoir is her take on being associated with over-achievers all her life and her struggle to make her own mark in the cut-throat second most popular film fraternity in the world.
Flynn's writing is scary, the kind of scary that makes you want to keep turning pages to find out what happens next. It is amazing really how none of the characters she paints are likable, Characters aren't likeable but are unforgettable. It is Flynn's writing style and the storytelling make the book itself is an absolute gem of a thriller!
Fallon is an actress whose career ended and Ben is an aspiring writer, they meet on November 9. Their individual circumstances don't allow for them to be together so they decide on meeting each other on the same date, same place every year with absolutely no contact in between. Sounds cheesy right? And yes that has already been done in movies. But it isn't a simple as that!
Title: Saints and Charlatans Author: Sarim Baig Genre: Short-stories, Fiction, Contemporary Ratings: This is Sarim Baig's debut narrative. It is a collection of short stories that are set in contemporary Punjab in the neighborhood of Rampura where the majority of settlers are from the village of Suratwalla. As someone who grew up in a small town, the... Continue Reading →
Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi Genre: Memoir, Contemporary, Non-Fiction Ratings: This is a memoir by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with incurable lung cancer at thrity-six, just a few months shy of completing his residency as a neurosurgeon at Stanford. This book is Kalanithi's walk from a healthy, hard-working and... Continue Reading →
With Brexit, wars in the Middle East, Trump putting restrictions on specific countries and millions of people getting displaced. The subject matter, that is immigration of persons from war-torn countries is the most relevant today. This book was very powerful. It will stay with me for a very long time and I will never look at immigration the same way, that in my opinion is the number one accomplishment of this book.