Classics

The Father Brown Stories – G.K. Chesterton

The Father Brown Stories – G.K. Chesterton

I first found this book, The Complete Father  Brown Stories, in my aunt’s book shelf, about more than three decades back !!!…and of course she graciously  asked me to keep it ! Last week, as I was trying to arrange my personal library, my eyes fell on this copy….I picked it up and randomly turned the page to one of the tales…’’The Blue Cross”…. And read it all over again… Very soon I was transported to a land of intrigue, wit and wisdom. I could not put it down till I finished reading the first tale, that is when I decided to write a book...

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The Sea is My Brother, The Lost Novel – Jack Kerouac

The Sea is My Brother, The Lost Novel – Jack Kerouac

First novels (that is, the first novels that writers actually write, not those books that publishers delight in trumpeting as “First Novels!”, which are almost never the first novels that the author has written, merely the first published) are rarely very good. The value of such books is as trail markers, indicators of where a writer’s talent may take him/her in the event that along with talent there is ambition. Jack Kerouac’s The Sea is My Brother (billed as “the lost novel”) is clearly in this category, and a very telling...

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