• Books,  General,  Reviews

    Looking for Alaska

    The danger of reading multiple books from a similar genre in a short span of time is saturation. And when many of those books are by the same author, it isn’t surprising when certain patterns start to emerge. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when the writer is hyperly self-aware about utilising those patterns in all his books (whether to subvert them or not), it gets really overwhelming. That is probably my biggest takeaway from my “YA month” (though granted, I only read the YA books that were already lying on my shelves/Kindle, and didn’t make any sort of…

  • Books,  Films/Movies/Cinema,  Reviews

    Paper towns for paper people?

    Through a sort of trial and error process over the years, I have realised that one of the more reliable ways of getting myself out of a reading slump is a good book from the YA (young adult) genre. But that wasn’t what I was thinking of when I started Paper Towns which had been lying around on my Kindle for at least a year or more. Sometimes I close my eyes and randomly pick a title, whether from my actual or virtual shelves. The winner this time around was my second John Green (you can read about my experience…

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