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Now buy books from Amazon in India, with free delivery (for a while)!

June 4, 2013
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Now buy books  from Amazon in India, with free delivery (for a while)!

Yes, we have woken up to the BIG news that one of the world’s largest booksellers, Amazon, has finally arrived in India. In the true sense of the word, that is. You can now head out to www.Amazon.in and order books and films in Indian Rupees and get them delivered in India. And what’s more,…

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Jack Reacher returns on August 29

June 2, 2013
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Jack Reacher returns on August 29

One of the most popular characters in the history of crime fiction is said to make a comeback in August. Lee Child’s burly, brainy Jack Reacher, a former military man who drifts around the US without any possessions, seeking peace and quiet and finding trouble, will be retuning to the thick of action come August…

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Review Round Up: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

June 1, 2013
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Review Round Up: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Yes, the man who moved the world with books like The Kite Runner and A Thousand Suns is back. It might not have been accompanied by the kind of marketing hype that marked Dant…oops…Dan Brown’s Inferno, but Khaled Hosseini’s third novel, And The Mountains Echoed has arrived in bookstores around the world. Does it live…

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The BookWag List 11: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

May 31, 2013
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The BookWag List 11: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

As we head into the weekend, here is our list of ten books that are worth getting your reading teeth into. They will remain stuck there for a while, we promise. As usual, our selection goes across genres and focuses on entertaining reading rather than the educational (we really believe we had an overdose of…

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Book Review: The greatest Batman story ever told?

May 28, 2013
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Book Review: The greatest Batman story ever told?

No Man’s Land is considered to be one of the greatest Batman storylines, detailing what happened to Gotham City after a cataclysmic earthquake left it in ruins. As if the earthquake is not bad enough, the city is cut off by the US Government and declared a no-go zone after most of its citizens have…

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After Lincoln and JFK, O’Reilly now looks at the death of Christ!

May 26, 2013
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After Lincoln and JFK, O’Reilly now looks at the death of Christ!

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seems to have something for assassinations. The past couple of years have seen him pen two bestselling books – Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy – on the assassinations of arguably two of the most popular presidents in the United States. Well, he has no plans of walking away from the…

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“All men are writers…”: Ten terrific quotes from Terry Pratchett’s Dodger

May 25, 2013
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“All men are writers…”: Ten terrific quotes from Terry Pratchett’s Dodger

If you are the type that likes to collect good quotations – and many book lovers do – a Terry Pratchett book can be a treasure of sorts. Never short of wit and possessing the ability to be profound without being complicated, Pratchett’s books come laced with lines that you can quote aloud or just…

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The BookWag List 10: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

May 24, 2013
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The BookWag List 10: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

As we head into the weekend, here is our selection of some super reading that will see you not just through the weekend, but the days that follow as well. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl Dan Brown’s Inferno might be setting sales records, but if you ask us for our favourite mystery around Dante’s…

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Book review: Outstanding, but minus the usual sparkle

May 23, 2013
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Take a character out of London’s underground (literally), take a legendary literary figure, take an attempt to murder and the investigation that follows…and hand them over to one of the greatest authors alive. Well, if you are lucky, the result will be something like Dodger. Terry Pratchett’s latest book (he has been VERY prolific of…

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Want to get robbed? Buy Dan Brown’s Inferno from Google Play!

May 21, 2013
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Want to get robbed? Buy Dan Brown’s Inferno from Google Play!

Whenever we think that the pricing of e-books has finally reached sensible levels (which we think, is lower than that of paperback books), along comes something that proves us thoroughly wrong. Just a few days ago, we had pointed out that the e-book prices of both Dan Brown and David Baldacci’s latest titles (Inferno and…

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