Seven books on the death of Adolf Hitler

Seven books on the death of Adolf Hitler

Did he commit suicide? Did he escape from Germany to Argentina? Did he actually have a special bunker made for himself in Antarctica? The theories surrounding the last days of Adolf Hitler are numerous. As are the books written about them. Some have been praised, some reviled. Some are readable, others less so (Hitler on…

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Book Review: Compelling Plot, Dry Narration

Book Review: Compelling Plot, Dry Narration

So, did Adolf Hitler actually die in the bunker in Berlin in 1945 or was he able to escape? That is a question that has been raised a few times, but any theories that imply that Der Fuhrer actually got away have been moved to the “crackpot conspiracy theory” category by “experts.” However, we think…

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The BookWag List 7: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

The BookWag List 7: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

And it is Friday again – the day when we come out with our list of ten books that are worth reading. As ever, our list is driven purely by readability – we are talking about books that entertain the reader. There are no confinements of time, author or genre here – if we think…

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

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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Book Review: A Manuscript that moves you

Book Review: A Manuscript that moves you

Paulo Coelho has forged a formidable reputation for himself as not just an author who narrates good tales, but who actually makes the reader think. It is a reputation that gets enhanced with his latest work, Manuscript Found in Accra. Purported to be – it is a work of fiction, as per the categorisation on…

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Ten things you might not know about the Batman

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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Download four Guy Kawasaki books for free!

Download four Guy Kawasaki books for free!

When it comes to writing about innovation and technology, there are few that can match Guy Kawasaki, the man who was part of the team that marketed the Macintosh way back in 1984 and has since emerged as a marketing guru and speaker in his own right. And if you are a Kawasaki fan (we…

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The BookWag List 6: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

The BookWag List 6: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

It’s Friday so it is time for our BookWag Reading List for the week, with ten of the best books that we think are worth picking up (how you choose to do so is your option – we mention some in the heading). As always, the list is free of genre, author or style. The…

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

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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Grab an excerpt of the new Dan Brown book for FREE

Grab an excerpt of the new Dan Brown book for FREE

Yes, Robert Langdon is back. The Harvard symbologist made famous by Dan Brown in the bestselling Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol will be seen in the author’s next book, which is set to be released on May 14. The book is called Inferno, and yes, it revolves around the literary masterpiece that has…

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

“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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The Kindle XI: 11 Reasons to Grab A Kindle Paperwhite E-Book Reader

The Kindle XI: 11 Reasons to Grab A Kindle Paperwhite E-Book Reader

With the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite becoming available for ordering in India, we are going to stick our heads out in the e-book reader vs paper book debate and come out in support of the former in general, and the Kindle in particular.  Of course, this has been done after careful consideration. Do check our rationale:…

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Book Review: The Definitive Bat(man) Book

Book Review: The Definitive Bat(man) Book

He may have been around for more than seven decades (yes, THAT long) but the Dark Knight of Gotham has never quite enjoyed the kind of popularity that he does these days. Part of it can be attributed to Christopher Nolan’s amazing Batman trilogy, part to the graphic novel revolution, but what cannot be denied…

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