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

“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

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

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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!

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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The Guardian sums up Inferno in about 600 words…hilariously!

The Guardian sums up Inferno in about 600 words…hilariously!

Love him or hate him, one thing that you cannot afford to do is ignore Dan Brown. The man who topped bestseller charts with The Da Vinci Code has taken a of flak with his latest work, Inferno (which we reviewed here and others reviewed here), but seems as popular as ever with readers, who…

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Review Round Up: Inferno by Dan Brown

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It has been exactly a week since Dan Brown released his latest Robert Langdon book, Inferno, and the reviews are almost all in (including our own ). So if you are still wondering whether Dan Brown has pulled off yet another winner with his usual blend of historical fact and thrilling fiction, here are some…

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Book review: The business of betting on cricket

Book review: The business of betting on cricket

If you think that Ed Hawkins Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy is a sensational revelation on the seamy world of fixing matches, full of thrills spills and chills (and other ills), we must warn you – it is not exactly what. For, Hawkins is not your run of the mill muckraking journalist. If anything, the man…

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

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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Book Review: Not as Infernal as expected

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Robert Langdon’s back. Yes, the Harvard University Professor of religious iconology and symbiology, who has a knack of stumbling across ancient mysteries with modern repercussions is with us again. And after tackling the Illuminati, Da Vinci, and the Freemasons, he now takes on a foe who draws inspiration from one of literature’s greatest works, Dante…

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Six Books on Corruption, Fixing in Cricket

Six Books on Corruption, Fixing in Cricket

The cricket world is abuzz with the spot fixing scandal that has hit the IPL. Puzzled by what is happening? Want to get some background on how the Gentleman’s Game has been sullied by those seeking to make a fast buck? Then go right ahead and read these six titles on the darker side of…

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Baldacci’s The Hit, Dan Brown’s Inferno much cheaper in e-book editions!

Baldacci’s The Hit, Dan Brown’s Inferno much cheaper in e-book editions!

“Why do e-books cost as much or more than paper ones?”  is a question that we have had to  face many times. And to which, to be honest, we did not have any clear answer. After all, e-books took lesser in terms of paper costs, logistics and transportation, so why did they cost almost as…

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

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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Chacha Chaudhury on Google Play!

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One of the most adored comic characters of India, Chacha Chaudhury, is available for download for Android users from the Books section of the Google Play Store. Almost every one who was in school in the eighties and early nineties will have memories of reading the adventures of Chacha Chaudhury, the turbaned wise man whose…

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