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Thrilling deal – three Jo Nesbo books for Rs 177 each!

June 24, 2013
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Thrilling deal – three Jo Nesbo books for Rs 177 each!

When it comes to thrillers from Scandinavia, there are many who believe that Jo Nesbo is in a league of his own. The Norwegian author is best known for his series of books featuring the cynical, hardbitten and yet brilliant detective, Harry Hole. So you can imagine just how delighted we were to discover that…

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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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Like Dan Brown? Then you will love these seven authors!

May 17, 2013
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Like Dan Brown? Then you will love these seven authors!

Dan Brown may have achieved fame – and multimillion copy sales – with his ability to blend ancient and modern conspiracies and puzzles, but he is by no means the only author to have done so. There are have been writers before him who have tried a similar approach, using conspiracy theories, myth and popular…

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We have the new Dan Brown, within minutes of its release – without going to a book store

May 13, 2013
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We have the new Dan Brown, within minutes of its release – without going to a book store

We have just got our copy of the new Dan Brown book, Inferno, a few minutes ago. Yes, we know book stores do not open this early in Delhi. But then, you do not really need to go down to a bookstore if you had pre-ordered the book as we had from our Amazon Kindle…

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The BookWag List 5: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 29, 2013
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MJ Main

1. India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha Perhaps the best book to have ever been written about independent India, India After Gandhi makes for compelling reading for anyone interested about the country. Rather than going overboard with statistics and cultural and social observations, Ramchandra Guha has taken a more anecdotal view while retelling history. The result…

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Book Review: The Travelogue as a Graphic Novel

March 27, 2013
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Jerusalem

Mention the word ‘travelogue’ and people tend to think in terms of a diary-like book, describing the author’s experiences in a place and those who lived there, generally with a background of the history and culture of the region thrown in. Well, Guy Delisle’s take on one of the holiest and most controversial cities in the word is…

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The BookWag List 4: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 22, 2013
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Road of Bones

1. Road of Bones by Fergal Keane When it comes to great battles of the Second World War, most people tend to focus on the likes of Dunkirk, Okinawa and Kursk. What not too many people know is that one of the most bloody battles of the conflict was actually fought in Kohima in 1944, over control…

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Book Review: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright…

March 20, 2013
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Tiger Pataudi

We must confess we were a bit apprehensive when we heard about the launch of a collection of essays on Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. After all, essay collections on legends who have recently departed for their heavenly abode can be tricky affairs. People tend to praise the subject unabashedly, generating something that is more hagiographic…

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Review Round Up: The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi

March 20, 2013
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Main

Amish Tripathi’s conclusion of his Shiva trilogy has been one of the most discussed books of the year. But does it live up to the hype surrounding it? Well, Bookwag’s own review of The Oath of the Vayuputras will be up shortly. But in the meantime, some reviews of the book  have been coming in and…

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The BookWag List 3: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 15, 2013
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The Perfect Murder

  1. Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela by Rory Carroll His recent death shocked and delighted people in equal measure. Love him, or hate him, you could not ignore the irrepressible Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela. Some would have us believe he was a revolutionary, others that he was a dictator. Rory Carroll tries to tread…

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