Flatland – Book review

Flatland is a science fiction novel published in 1884. I finally got hold of the book and finished reading it today. It is a very short book but since I don’t have much time to read these days, I took a week or so to finish it. My edition had like 133 pages, but I guess some editions have 60 pages or so.

The title of the book says – “Flatland: A romance of many dimensions by a Square”. This book is narrated by a square (a two-dimensional geometric figure). The author of the book mentioned inside the book and not on the cover is Edwin A. Abbott.


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Batman graphic novels – reviews

My most favorite superhero is Batman. I fell in love with this superhero after watching the TV series as a kid. My other favorite superheroes were He-man and Phantom as I watched them on TV and read comics. Batman comics are darker and more serious in nature. The villians are pretty scary too. So as an adult, I picked Batman graphic novels over every other superhero novels. I read most of these earlier but did not own copies of them. This year I bought some of my favorite Batman trade paperbacks/graphical novels and now I have a collection of them.


If you are looking for some recommendations of Batman comics, here are some that I have read, grouped according to authors’ names –

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Seconds – A graphic novel

After mostly reading depressing serious reads this year, I finally picked couple of funny reads. I read “Seconds” which is a graphic novel written by Bryan Lee O’Malley who has also written Scott Pilgrim series. I watched the “Scott Pilgrim vs the world” movie and loved it so much that I ended up reading few books in that series. I was already kind of a fan of this author before I picked this book but after reading this book I am definitely his fan. This book was funny, interesting, suspenseful and entertaining.


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Tales from the perilous realm – Book Review

I am a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and this year I read Lord of the rings once again. I love everything about middle earth and it is one of my favorite places along with Hogwarts. After I finished reading LOTR this year, I have not been interested in reading fantasy fiction by any other author. I have entered a reading slump and have been not enjoying other fantasy books. So I decided I will read other books written by Tolkien.

The first book that I picked was “Tales from the perilous realm” which is a collection of short stories written by J.R.R. Tolkien which are not all related to middle earth. Most of these stories were probably written for children.

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Reading diversely

I realized recently that I have mostly read authors from US or UK and have not read many other foreign authors. This year I want to make a conscious effort to read diversely. I collected few books which are either written by an author belonging to other countries or based in other countries. I would love to learn more about other countries and I feel I have read enough books describing London or New York. Even in the movies, we mostly see these two cities.
These are some books that I am planning to read just to add diversity to my reading. Please let me know if you have read any of these. Also recommend me any books that are based in a different country or is written by a foreign author.

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