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Where I dump a fraction of the random thoughts that pop up in my balding little head

Write. Bleed. And don’t mind the crowd

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed That’s what Ernest Hemingway said. But I suppose that he said it at a point where his bleeding had started to give him life.... Continue Reading →

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The numbers behind the making of my debut novel

This piece is one where my day job as a business analyst - identifying trends from numbers and building stories around them - meets my author persona/work. I was ruffling around a diary-ish notebook and going through the period where... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW : The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke

One of Clarke’s less talked about novels (compared to his other ones), and I am not sure why. I really enjoyed this. There are a few themes explored that are common across the couple of his other ones that I... Continue Reading →

A pit stop Book Review : The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

Saudade - A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one cares for and/or loves. Often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never be had again. I... Continue Reading →

MOVIE REVIEW : Aamis (Ravening)

I watched Aamis today. I relish movies that get me thinking, ones that explore aspects of the human existence in depth, contain strong themes, and in essence, is larger than the sum of its parts. Movies that are more than... Continue Reading →

The Purgatory of Half Forgotten riddles by John A. Raju

Thanks for this review @literary_threads 😄

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Qotd: Do you write your thoughts in a diary or in your phone?
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The Purgatory of Half Forgotten Riddles by author John A. Raju weaves around love, demise and friendship. Before I can even start talking about this book, I want to say that I am speechless about the depth of this book. The story escalates from the very first page because of its unique narration and setting.
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A struggling author tries to collect his thoughts about his father’s death and all the mystery around it. The chapters are written in past and present life of the protagonist, Peter.
The movement of his thoughts and mental state at each stage of his life shows how a person’s state of mind can be put to turmoil just by loosing someone close to them without having fault of theirs.
The pain…

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Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (4) – Chapter VII-VIII

Feb 21, 2020 – 2:55 AM This is part of a series of SPOILER FILLED musings on House of Leaves. The links to the first post on the series and the previous post are below: https://fourththoughts.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/notes-on-house-of-leaves-by-mark-danielewski-chapters-i-v/ https://fourththoughts.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/notes-on-house-of-leaves-by-mark-danielewski-1-chapter-vi/ As usual, in... Continue Reading →

Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (3) – Chapter VI

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:40 AM Well I'm surprising myself by writing for the third straight day on this book. Heads up again!! This is part of a series of SPOILER FILLED musings on House of Leaves. The links to... Continue Reading →

Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (2) – Appendix II E.

This blog post is part of a series of SPOILER FILLED musing I'm doing as I read House of Leaves. Anyone who has enjoyed this book is most likely to appreciate the virtue of such an idea, i.e. reflections and... Continue Reading →

Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (1)- Chapters I-V

P.S. I wrote a lot of the below without an idea that I may be sharing it, so apart from the drawbacks of occasionally sounding personal, the below also contains possible SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!! APART FROM THE FIRST PARAGRAPH So if you... Continue Reading →

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