Book Review — Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Kafka’s Metamorphosis takes us through the transformation of Gregor Samsa into a vermin. Said to be resemblant of Kafka’s very own life and relations with his family, Gregor soon realizes that his parents and sister are no longer the affectionate, understanding people he knew. On the one hand, trying to cope with this alien bodyContinue reading “Book Review — Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka”

Book Review — Sula by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison is a reflection of the cultural sensibilities of an African American community residing in Medallion during the 20th century. While the book is predominantly based off the lives of Nel and Sula, two childhood bestfriends, we are privy to how the society plays an important role in shaping them. This bookContinue reading “Book Review — Sula by Toni Morrison”

Book Review — A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenko

This collection by Yoshida Kenko marvels us from the start. Filled with musings on different topics, most of which have to do with death, nature or mannerisms, Kenko’s writing is imbued with cultural sensibilities. 51 pages long, it is split into paragraph or page long thoughts about people, their habits and the general course ofContinue reading “Book Review — A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenko”

Book Review — The Beautiful Cassandra by Jane Austen

The Beautiful Cassandra is a collection of short stories authored by Jane Austen earlier in her career. While meant for entertainment, these stories bring out nuances of the Victorian lifestyle that we’ve come to enjoy. In the tale Jack and Alice, conflicts of interest coupled with gossip about an eligible bachelor make for a moderatelyContinue reading “Book Review — The Beautiful Cassandra by Jane Austen”

Book Review — The Pearl by John Steinbeck

“It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough, and you must be very tactful with the Gods.” – John Steinbeck, The Pearl Kino, a Mexican diverĀ is the protagonist of the novel who being subjected to social injustice, comes to learn theContinue reading “Book Review — The Pearl by John Steinbeck”