The Glass-Blowers by Daphne du Maurier

A sweeping account of a family of glassblowers that chronicles the aftermath of the decisions they take and how the French Revolution‘s changing momentum upends the little control they have over their destiny. The Glass-Blowers is a family saga that is quite unlike most of Daphne du Maurier’s other works – in style and tone.Continue reading “The Glass-Blowers by Daphne du Maurier”

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

When a plane crash lands in the Sahara Dessert, the pilot is left stranded without help. He soon meets the Little Prince, a peculiar persona who awakens the child-like curiosity within him. The Little Prince is one of the most hyped classic novels. I distinctly remember reading in multiple reviews that it’s not just meantContinue reading “The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”

Book Review — Candide by Voltaire

Candide overwhelmed by the words of his mentor Pangloss, gets swept up in a chain of events which ultimately result in a constant shift of landscapes, as he moves from one place to another in search of his loved ones. Having absorbed the notion of cause and effect, he rationalizes all the happenings around him to the wayContinue reading “Book Review — Candide by Voltaire”