Book review: The best actor’s autobiography ever?

Book review: The best actor’s autobiography ever?

The word knows him as Mr Spock, the logical, pointy-eared Vulcan of the original Star Trek series. Well, we also think that he is the author of the best autobiography written by an actor. Yes, we know that is quite a statement and yes, we wrote that down after every careful consideration. The fact is…

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Three days before his new book, The Telegraph has a dig at Dan Brown

Three days before his new book, The Telegraph has a dig at Dan Brown

Let’s be honest – the next week is going to be Dan Brown week as far as book lovers are concerned. Love him or hate him, what you cannot do is ignore the bestselling author whose last two books have sold by the million across the world. That does not, however, insure him from criticism…

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David Baldacci’s back with Will Robie – The Hit on stands

David Baldacci’s back with Will Robie – The Hit on stands

If you love reading thrillers, we have good news for you. There’s a new book from David Baldacci on the stands, and yes, it features the US Government hit man who readers fell in love with last year in Baldacci’s previous book, The Innocent – Will Robie. Yes, Robie (“the master of killing,” no less)…

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Shiva Trilogy available for just Rs 406 on Google Play, Rs 408 on Flipkart e-books

Shiva Trilogy available for just Rs 406 on Google Play, Rs 408 on Flipkart e-books

Want to read Amish Tripathi’s much-hyped Shiva trilogy (comprising The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, and The Oath of the Vayuputras) but are on a tight budget? Well, all you need is to grab your Android phone and head to the books section on Google Play. When we last checked the prices…

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Book Review: The Best Book on Hitler. Period.

Book Review: The Best Book on Hitler. Period.

There have been dozens of books written about Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, not all of them are readable. Don’t get us wrong – we admire the scholarly efforts of some of the best historians in the world and their efforts to give us a glimpse into the mind of one of the most fascinating characters of…

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Iron Man Price Cut: More Than Fifty Comics for 99 cents each!

Iron Man Price Cut: More Than Fifty Comics for 99 cents each!

If you are among those who love the Iron Man series, or have just got addicted to it following Robert Downey Jr’s stunning performance as the man in the metal suit, we have got some very good news for you. More than fifty comics featuring Iron Man are up for download from Comixology, at 99…

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The BookWag List 8: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

The BookWag List 8: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

After a week’s break (due to unforeseen circumstances), we are back with our list of books worth reading this week. Once again, we are going across genres and time periods with modern classics rubbing shoulders with older ones, and memoirs tangling with historical fiction. Here are the ten books that we think are worth dipping…

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

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

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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Book Review: Two Sides of a Terrific, Terrifying Tale

Book Review: Two Sides of a Terrific, Terrifying Tale

Thrillers come in many forms. Some have you riveted from the first page. Some stutter from event to event. And some – some very rare ones, alas – suck you into them, leaving your mind in a whirl when you have ended. Gone Girl falls right into the third category. It is a thriller, yes,…

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Kindle Spring Sale Ends on April 29 – 99 e-books for less than Rs 80 each!

Kindle Spring Sale Ends on April 29 – 99  e-books for less than Rs 80 each!

Amazon’s spring sale for its Kindle e-books in India is going to be coming to an end in a couple of days. In case you have not heard, the Spring Sale is a period when Amazon offers some Kindle titles at staggeringly low prices. And with the Kindle Store now open in India, the company…

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

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

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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