Elephants in the Room Launches in September 2018
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Elephants in the Room Launches in September 2018

Upcoming books which make it out on the hit list are always talked, discussed and sought for a beta reading – why the hell is so much noise over it? This is the one question which always arises. So, today, we are going to discuss one such book which is scheduled to be released in September 2018. We are talking about Suraj Laxminarayanan’s debut novel entitled Elephants in the Room – a book going to be launched in mid-September, next month. Like many others in the past, the book is creating a buzz and there are critical opinions coming from different established book critics in India – online and offline. Reviewers, top book bloggers in India and other beta-readers are claiming that the book is a crime fiction, no doubt, but of a different magnitude. So, to check the claim and to judge the book by ourselves, we have appointed Rajesh to do the job for us. Read his opinions. Read more

Our Reading List for coming days
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Our Reading List for coming days

Often, before reading our favourite books or the new books, we try to make a list which contains the names of all the books we are eying. This month, we are also creating a list of books we will be reviewing this month and the next. Moreover, this list can also serve the readers who want to read something new and unique this month or any time. So, without wasting our time, let’s start the game. And do remember that you can always write to us if you want to write for Intellectual Reader. Read more

Responsibilities of Fiction Readers
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Responsibilities of Fiction Readers

By default, a person is compelled to grow up understanding certain things about literature produced in English language – Shakespeare was the greatest ever dramatist; Wordsworth was the greatest poet and can only be put next to Shakespeare; Dickens was the greatest ever novelist in English language; there did not happen such case that any essayist could excel Francis Bacon in essay writing and so on… the list is endless and we are cowed by those. We have to accept without any opportunity for us to register our protest. We are told such things in such way and if our taste betrays the facts stuffed in our minds, we are said to have a ‘bad taste’ for literature. Isn’t it true? Read more

Indian Fiction and the World Literature
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Indian Fiction and the World Literature

Indeed; we need to talk about Indian fiction in a frank environment and we certainly have to understand that are we really over-doing our fiction? Are we becoming repetitive and just re-working the same themes again and again? Like the overburdened Bollywood which does not know how to respect movies that have a different taste, are the readers also becoming attached to the same usual bluff or a girl and a boy and another girl and another boy and so on? Go to any book fair or reach any bookstall you will get the same kind of covers which depict ‘modern love affairs’ in various forms – are we being serious about fiction? Can we hope for the Nobel Prize again, please? Read more

Here We GO - Follow Us!
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Here We GO – Follow Us!

Find me a person (different than the animals who don’t read) who does not like reading and I will find you the pot of gold which lies at the point where the rainbow touches the earth! And you will say me if I am mad and I will tell you the same – anyone who has senses working fine will surely love reading and maybe their love for reading is not like us because we don’t only read, we read a lot and we share what we read with the readers across the world! We read across the genres and we never tire ourselves reading and that’s why the collective effort by us is named as Intellectual Reader! Read more