To tell you the truth, regardless of your impressive stint at the U. Siddharth A four-point guide to enjoying Bookless in Baghdad: These are essentially endorsements for his own books.
Worse, they are pompous, self-indulgent, and annoyingly serious in tone. Shriya I was moved to the edge of kicking myself for not reading it before!
Though only a collection of essays on reading and writing, this book is such an eye-opener! Let me go to the background of how I picked up this book. I was with my mother for this huge prize-selection trip for her college students which required us to stay in a bookshop all day long.
To pass my time, I picked up random books from various sheves without really noticing what title But I am almost certain that he never visited Iraq in that capacity. I just bought the book simply because it is a Shashi Tharoor book and so it has got to be good, witty and insightful.
Sree There are books, and books about books. Bookless in Baghdad is a collection of Tharoor's previously published articles about his own books and the books that made him. What 'Bookless in Baghdad' does beyond being a collection of articles is, it provides a better view of Tharoor's literary canvas.
In a few articles in Part one and Part three Tharoor reviews the reviews about his books. I can imagine Tharoor knocking the pinhead-reviewer in exasper Aldrin This book is a selection of the newspaper columns Shashi Tharoor has written over the years.
Tharoor is a very well read man and at times one wonders if the point of this book is just to ensure that everyone is very well aware of that fact. He shares with us his eclectic taste in literature: Rajiv Bhattacharya I loved this book. In fact I love books on books. The last one I read was the one by orhan pamuk.
The English in this book is top notch. Also it's very inspiring to read that shashi tharoor has read so many books and more so books in one year.
I have read only his novel 'riot ' apat from this book.But the title, Bookless in Baghdad: Reflections on Writers and Writing, was enough to lure me in.
When people talk about India, they mention how crowded it is, and loud, and poor. It seems feelthefish.coms: 2. Bookless in Baghdad by Shashi Tharoor Report this Page Supermely personal, yet always probing and analytical, Shashi Tharoor, the acclaimed author of six books, all published by Arcade, is once again at his provocative best in this book that is part memoir, part essay and literary criticism.
Book review - Bookless in Baghdad And Other Writings About Reading by Shashi Tharoor. A collection of 40 essays that he has written in various places about literature, books, book reviewers, critics, literary festivals and the role of literature in shaping up the society in general.
Jan 01, · Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Bookless in Baghdad’ is a collection of essays about Writing, Writers, himself as a writer, books and critics. He also manages to write about India and Globalization, all in relation to writing. The very first essay is him telling us the books he grew up with/5.
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A collection of 40 essays that he has written in various places about literature, books, book reviewers, critics, literary festivals and the role of literature in shaping up the society in general.