Reading Lists

7 Oscar-Winning Films That Are Better Than The Books They Are Based On

March 2, 2013
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Munich

Here’s our look at seven such films that did not just do justice to the books they were adapted from, but actually outdid them in terms of impact

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Pride and Prejudice: 7 Books That Also Tell The Story

March 1, 2013
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She may be the latest author to add to the Pride and Prejudice saga, but PD James is certainly not the first. In fact, more than a hundred books have been written around the Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Here’s a look at a seven of the best: 1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth…

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6 Scandinavian Thriller Authors To Check Out (Apart From Stieg Larsson)

March 1, 2013
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JoNesbo

Stieg Larsson might have made thriller lovers turn their attention to the Scandinavian region with his ‘Millennium Series’ but he certainly is not the only author to have come from thence (and unfortunately wrote only three major titles). Indeed Sweden, Norway and Finland have produced a fair crop of thriller writers, many of them as…

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5 Must-Read Books By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, That Don’t Feature Sherlock Holmes

March 1, 2013
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He may be best known as the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a master story teller who wrote a number of books on other subjects. In fact, he even ‘killed’ Holmes for a while to be able to do so. And five of his best  ‘non-Holmesian’ books…

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BookWag Meet on December 17: Book Recommendations by Attendees

December 18, 2011
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BookWag Meet on December 17: Book Recommendations by Attendees

The first meeting went very successfully with just about the right number of people – ten! Some of the pics have been posted here. Following are some of the recommendations by members who attended the meet:

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Seven books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

November 25, 2011
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Seven books by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

by Nimish Dubey The world knows him as an intrepid adventurer, who last month became the oldest Briton to stand atop Mount Everest. But the 65-year-old Sir Ranulph Fiennes is also a fine author with a dry sense of humour and a narrative skill that matches his flair for adventure. So even as Sir Ranulph…

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Four books on George Mallory to read before ‘Paths of Glory’

November 25, 2011
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Four books on George Mallory to read before ‘Paths of Glory’

by Nimish Dubey His effort on Everest in 1924 might have cost him his life, but it made George Mallory a legend. Speculation is rife as to whether he actually made it to the top or failed while doing so, and almost every year an author tries to unravel the mystery of what has now…

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Seven books that inspired Johnny Depp films

November 25, 2011
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Seven books that inspired Johnny Depp films

By Nimish Dubey Most people remember him as the eccentric captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, but  The Examiner in an excellent article points out that some of Johnny Depp’s most notable performances have come in films based on books. The actor, who turned 46 on June 9, has the following…

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Reading List: Seven Fantasy Series You Must Try!

November 25, 2011
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The world of fantasy must be feeling seriously deprived with the death of David Eddings a few days ago. Eddings, like many other fantasy writers, was known for his series of books with the same central characters that enthralled millions of readers all over the world. In his honour, Bookwag presents seven fantasy fiction series…

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5 books to read about the 1996 Everest disaster

November 24, 2011
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5 books to read about the 1996 Everest disaster

By Nimish Dubey Few events have generated as much interest (albeit morbid) as the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest when several climbers perished in an attempt to make the summit. One of the main reasons for this interest is the fact that it inspired arguably the best mountaineering book in terms of narration, Into Thin…

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