Eve Ensler’s essay ‘The Apology’ is as heartbreaking as it provides closure
Author Archives: pretty_little_bibliophile
Nourishing, Fulfilling and Wholesome: The Best Essays of 2021
Ann Patchett’s essay collection ‘These Precious Days’ will blow your mind
The Best Non-Fiction Books for Heritage Lovers
Exploring Indian history via two stunning books
Have You Read These out-of-the-box Short Story Collections?
3 recommendations and my short to-be-read list
The Political and the Macabre in ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’
A few months ago, I was introduced to Mariana Enriquez’s writing in The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, a short-story collection; via which I was introduced to the world of nuanced horror. In short, I fell in love with it and I even wrote an article on the book. I thought my liking this kind ofContinue reading “The Political and the Macabre in ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’”
The Inheritance of a Colonial Past: On ‘Assembly’, by Natasha Brown
TW: Mentions of racial discrimination. My experience with Assembly as a really short audiobook was full of pauses because of the way it made me introspect. This tiny book packed a punch in the ways it broke down the mantle of privilege, race, gender, and power. Do not be misled by its size (like IContinue reading “The Inheritance of a Colonial Past: On ‘Assembly’, by Natasha Brown”
Women, Power, and Babies: a World Without Men
Why ‘Girl One’ is an important fictional dive in feminist discourse
The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Rolling Review With Dark Academia Vibes
Let’s go through a read-through of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and why it is considered the Bible of Dark Academia.
Has Alex Michaelides Come Back With a Bang?
Why ‘The Maidens’ is a thriller take on dark academia. And should you read it?
The Feral, The Brutal, and The Supernatural in ‘Mouthful of Birds’
And why I loved this Kafkaesque trip into alternate realities.