Once upon a time, six human species roamed the Earth. Now, only one does. What happened to the others? How did Sapiens gain dominance of the entire world? How did we progress through history, build empires, become a global community that we are today? More importantly, what does it truly tell us about ourselves and where we are headed?
It’s that time of the month when we take a look at upcoming books we are eagerly awaiting. From new releases from some of our favourite authors, to books from our favourite genres, here is a select list that we are looking forward to getting our hands on in October.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover”. And yet, a lot of Instagrammers are obsessed with showing us their reads. Is this plain vanity? Or does it speak of a deeper love?
Great storytelling is more just a great story idea. If it’s not written well, the reader is unlikely to be entertained enough to want to read through till the end of your novel. This where a literary device like foreshadowing can lend massive depth to your plot, to the characters and to the dramatic effect, something you cannot afford to leave out if you want your readers to be hooked to your book.
War. Destruction. The never after. In Sea Prayer, a beautifully written, poignant piece, Khaled Hosseini commemorates the death of Alan Khurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore the coast of Turkey in 2015 as he tried to flee a war-torn Syria, by way of the sea. The image of Alan’s lifeless body sparked a massive emotional response, opening the eyes of the rest of the world to the horrors of the Syrian situation and the trauma of refugees.
Ah, new books! Every bookworm’s delight. It’s time to take a look at the ones that are expected to be up for grabs in September. Here is a select list from some of our favourite authors that we are eagerly awaiting!
What does it mean to be human? Is madness the price we pay for it? Sebastian Faulks explores this fragile thread that connects human consciousness with the depravity of the mind in his novel, Human Traces.
In an age where ‘Netflix and chill’ is the preferred weekend pursuit (don’t get us wrong, we indulge in it too), the question we are asking is – Does literature have any value today?