HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


J.D. Salinger's stories leaked online

Three unpublished works by American writer J.D. Salinger have been leaked online after showing up in an eBay auction. The stories were uploaded in a PDF file format that appears to have been scanned from an unauthorized book.

First book printed in America auctioned for $14.2 million

The first book written in what is today the United States of America fetched $14.2 million in New York on Tuesday, becoming the world's most expensive printed book sold at auction.

Review: KPS Gill, The Paramount Cop

The author has focussed soft light on Gill's persona, highlighting his strengths. It is an attempt to showcase his chequered career, practically without blemishes.

Review: Master Laster; What They Don’t Tell You About Sachin Tendulkar

While the entire world is celebrating Sachin Tendulkar’s lasting impact, Sumit Chakraberty’s book, “Master Laster — What they don’t tell you about Sachin Tendulkar”, deviates from the flavour of the day.

In a city like Delhi, anything can happen: Shubnum Khan

Author Shubnum Khan, who has created quite a stir with her debut book, Onion Tears, was in town recently to share her experiences.

Review: 8 Steps to Innovation, Going from Jugaad to Excellence

The book is replete with examples, some relevant to the context of innovation, others simply anecdotes of triggers for improvement.

In Marvel Comics, Ms Marvel returns as Muslim teen

Marvel Comics is bringing Ms. Marvel back as a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistani immigrants living in Jersey City named Kamala Khan.

Bezos' wife raps book about husband, in Amazon review

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' wife gave a book about her husband and his company a paltry one star, in a withering review posed on the online retailer's website.

Charlaine Harris looks to new series after Sookie

The final book in Charlaine Harris' best-selling series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse provoked such an outcry that some fans sent death threats and curses.

Book revisits tragic life of actor River Phoenix

Edwards' sensitive biography builds just the right tone for looking back at Phoenix's life 20 years after his death: respect for his talents, admiration for his individuality and a subtle indignation for the tragedy to come.

Review: Savage Harvest, stories of partition

The Partition was a traumatic chapter in the history of sub-continental India. Some two million people are said to have been slaughtered on either side of the religious divide, sacrificed to fanaticism and hatred.

My book has been publisher’s nightmare: Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton

‘The Luminaries’, which won Eleanor Catton the covetous 2013 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, has been a publisher’s nightmare from the very beginning, she says.

Sarkozy's ex-wife comes out with tell-all autobiography

Cecilia Attias, the ex-wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is settling a few scores from her past in an autobiographical book.

God of big things

The history of the evolution of the 330 million deities in the Hindu pantheon will always interest readers, tied up as they are with race memory and the evolution of different strands of belief on the subcontinent.

Indian mythology from a Western perspective

Lord Shiva has lost his athletic body and goddess Sita is wearing a gown - Indian mythology gets a Western makeover with graphic novel "Brahma Dreaming" that retells the story with powerful and emotive monochromatic illustrations.

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