The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. The story is set in a fictional southern town of Maycomb county during the 1930s, a period known for racial prejudice against Black Americans. The story is told in the first-person narration through an eight years old girl named Jeans Louise Finch Aka Scout who lives with her lawyer father named Atticus and brother Jem who is four years older than her. The book is divided into two parts. The first part revolves around Scout, Jem, and Dill’s (their friend) childhood and their desire to know about their mysterious neighbor Arthur Radley aka Boo Radley while the second part focuses more on these children’s awareness of the issues of racism, Tom Robinson’s (a Black American) trial, and how it affects Jem, Scout, and Dill.
The book ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ is a prose retelling of William Shakespeare’s plays, by Charles and Mary Lamb. Charles Lamb was a celebrated prose writer of the Seventeenth Century and ‘Tales from Shakespeare’ is a work that he wrote in collaboration with his elder sister Mary Lamb who was also a writer and poet, to acquaint young readers with Shakespearean plays.
Makli by Nazia Kamran Kashif is an Urdu novel that belongs to the genre of horror and fantasy as it involves a lot of supernatural elements and paranormal activities. The story is mainly set in Kirthar, a mountainous range in the province of Sindh. However, it also takes the readers to Makli, a 400-year-old graveyard that is also a tourist attraction in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The book revolves around a bunch of characters from different countries.
As the title suggests, the book “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” is a memoir by Iranian-American author Azar Nafisi, who is also a professor of English Literature. In this book, Nafisi relates the time of her life when after completing her education in America she returned to Iran only to find it in the clutches of religious fanatics. The book is set during the late 1900s, the time when the last Shah of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi was overthrown by Imam Ayatollah Khomeini, a religious leader who wanted to run the country on Islamic principles, however, he only turned it into a hub of religious fanaticism, hypocrisy, and tyranny by usurping the rights of its citizens. The book tells not only the disruptions caused by the regime but also describes the atrocities caused by the war against Iraq.
by Farzeen Mughal Book Title: The Silent PatientAuthor: Alex MichaelidesGenre: Psychological ThrillerRating: 5/5 Warning: The review contains major spoilers so kindly do not read it if you haven’t read the book. The story The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides belongs to the genre of psychological thriller, a genre that I haven’t explored much. The novel deals with the theme of … [Read more…]