Free Press Journal
  • The Golden House: Review

    Title: The Golden House Author: Salman Rushdie Pages: 368 Price: 490 The Golden House is not a light read, neither is it a straightforward narrative. Then again, a Salman Rushdie novel is rarely expected to be “simple” or linear. It is, however, a chronicle of our times, told as a tragedy: larger-than-life characters, living in a larger-than-life…

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  • It was Only Ever You: Review

    Title: It Was Only Ever You Author: Kate Kerrigan Publisher: Head of Zeus Pages: 448 Price: Rs 499 Kate Kerrigan’s It Was Only Ever You is primarily a story of three women. Yes, their lives intersect because of a man, and yes, there’s a tangled love story. However, it is decidedly more than just the complicated…

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  • The Girl Before: Review

    Title: The Girl Before Author: JP Delaney Publisher: Quercus Pages: 406 Isbn: 978-1-7864-8848-0 Would you give up control over your life if it meant you could live in a super posh, extremely high-tech—and yet somehow surprisingly affordable—house? The premise is intriguing. The writing isn’t half bad. And the book is definitely a page-turner. Yet, JP…

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  • Waiting for a Wonder Woman of our own

    It took Wonder Woman 76 years to get her own film. Why? And how long do we have to wait for a homegrown female superhero? Marilyn Gore wonders… Wonder Woman has long since been the definitive female superhero for many people. If she’d been a mortal, she’d be pushing 90 by now. As it stands,…

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  • World Music Day Special: For the Northeast, music is everywhere

    In the run up to World Music Day, we take a peek into India’s Northeast, where music is a way of life, writes Marilyn Gore  “You don’t have to create music, Mother Nature gives it to us, we just have to listen, receive and interpret it,” says Ambar Das, who plays drums, percussion, guitars, bass and…

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