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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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Seven things we love – and three we hate – about the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

May 1, 2013
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Seven things we love – and three we hate – about the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

We were delighted when the Kindle Paperwhite was officially made available to Indian users. And well, being the bookworms we are, we got our hands on one. And have not regretted. No, we would not go so far as to say that the Kindle Paperwhite is perfect. It has its flaws. But it certainly is…

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Ten Awesome Quotes from The Game of Thrones

April 30, 2013
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Ten Awesome Quotes from The Game of Thrones

It is that time of the year when everyone is talking of George RR Martin’s epic Game of Thrones series, thanks to a new season on television – the series is actually known as a Song of Fire and Ice Ice and Fire in print, but TV WILL have its way in these matter. Brilliantly narrated,…

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Less-than-Perfect-Ten: Ten Stars Who Were Rejected for the Bond Role

April 26, 2013
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Less-than-Perfect-Ten: Ten Stars Who Were Rejected for the Bond Role

Yesterday we had talked of eleven Hollywood superstars who had turned down the role of perhaps the most famous spy in the history of literature, James Bond. But that is only one side of the coin – there have been a number of actors who threw their hats into the ring to play the role…

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The Bond XI: Eleven Stars Who Said ‘No’ To Playing James Bond

April 25, 2013
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The Bond XI: Eleven Stars Who Said ‘No’ To Playing James Bond

Perhaps no spy in the history of literature has made as smooth a transition to the silver screen as Ian Fleming’s creation, James Bond. In fact, the man with the licence to kill remains one of the few cases in which the film version of a character has totally overshadowed the literary one. Which makes…

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As the Copt said: Ten brilliant quotes from Manuscript Found in Accra

April 17, 2013
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As the Copt said: Ten brilliant quotes from Manuscript Found in Accra

We have just finished reading Paulo Coelho’s latest work, Manuscript Found In Accra (you can read our review here). For those who know not – and who have not read our review (yes, we are plugging it shamelessly) – the book is all about conversations between a learned man known as the Copt and the…

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Ten things you might not know about the Batman

April 15, 2013
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Ten things you might not know about the Batman

We reviewed The World of the Dark Knight, an encyclopedia of sorts on the Batman, a few weeks ago. And as we said, it is a treasure trove on all things pertaining to the Caped Crusader. There is lots of trivia there, some of it well-known, some not so. For all those who are still…

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Five reasons to grab an e-copy of Dan Brown’s new book (rather than a paper one)

April 11, 2013
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Five reasons to grab an e-copy of Dan Brown’s new book (rather than a paper one)

It is set to hit the stands in May, and there is already a considerable amount of Interest in Dan Brown’s  next Robert Langdon thriller, Inferno. Most websites and bookstores are offering pre-order options for book lovers. Our advice, however, is to opt for an e-book edition of Inferno rather than a paper one. Ths…

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“As said…”: 12 Scintillating, Smile-inducing Sayings from Sam Weller

April 6, 2013
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“As said…”: 12 Scintillating, Smile-inducing Sayings from Sam Weller

He may not have been the hero of Pickwick Papers, but  Mr Pickwick’s manservant, Samuel Weller, was by far one of the most popular characters of Dickens’ first novel. Quick of wit and tongue, Weller’s remarks were laced with quotations and sayings that went from the sublime to the ridiculous, but were always nothing short…

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6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

March 4, 2013
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6 Actors Who Have Played Sherlock Holmes

When it comes to literary figures who have had screen avatars, there are few who have had as many as the legendary occupant of 221B Baker Street. A number of actors, some illustrious, others less so have tried their hands at being the most famous detective in literature with varying levels of success. Here in…

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