The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle warps time, space and minds

Kathmandu, June 22 -- Wilkie Collins. Edgar Ellen Poe. Agatha Christie. Stephen King. Eight days, a thousand different combinations of experiences, and one mystery to solve. And an ambitious plot that... Read More

Hiro Arikawa's The Travelling Cat Chronicles has the most thoughtfully drawn out animal character

Kathmandu, June 1 -- This is a pure book. It is the only way to describe it. It's a novel that turns you into a child with its innocence, and untouched, naive mannerisms. "I am a cat," says haughty N... Read More

The Bride Test: like an overtly theatrical romance movie

Kathmandu, May 18 -- Vietnamese-American entrepreneur Co Nga is searching for a bride for her reluctant son, Khai Diep. After interviewing and rejecting a dozen impeccable beauties in Ho Chi Minh city... Read More

Each circle darker than the other

Kathmandu, May 4 -- Pro tip: This novel is best read with sad, sentimental music wafting out of the stereo. This will brings out true pathos, and create a ready path for all your traumatic memories to... Read More

When less is more

Kathmandu, April 20 -- A failing, disgruntled, middle-aged writer travels the world to forget his beloved, and finds love again where he least expects it. Nothing unique about the concept. Eat Pray Lo... Read More

Doab Dil is a pleasure to flip through and ruminate over, but it is also haphazard and pretentious

Kathmandu, April 6 -- "Doab Dil brings together drawings and text like two converging rivers," claims the book's introductory remark. It informs us, in a poetic, dreamy style, that "The fertile tract ... Read More