Buy Of Opinions: Essays on Life, Love and Loneliness for FREE today, 31st December, 2017 and tomorrow 1st January, 2018.
It is a collection of funny essays reflecting on modern life and how you can(not) cope with it. Continue reading “Free Book Alert!”
I want to try something new. I’m thinking of calling it Amrita’s ‘Wednesday Words of Wisdom’. These wouldn’t be rehashing some trite motivational quotes. No, Messieurs et Mesdames et Mesdemoiselles. These will be the hard-earned truth, laid brutally on your casual reading plate. Today’s words are: Never ask anybody what they think of you. Continue reading “Book Review: A Horse Walks Into A Bar”
You can daydream with music … it takes you away and creates a new world. – Tim Buckley
I’ve always wondered about the word well-read, and by extension what could be called well-watched, or well-listened. How do we exactly cover all bases with these distinct areas of knowledge? Who decides what constitutes being well-listened? Am I well-listened if I can remember note for note all of Beethoven’s symphonies? Or am I well-listened if I say, “Megadeth makes my ears bleed. And I can confirm this because I’ve listened to ALL their albums, and they’ve consistently made me reach for fresh bandages.” Continue reading “Book Review: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die”
If you are a book blogger/reviewer, I have a proposition for you!
I would love to send you copies of my book Of Opinions: Essays on Life, Love and Loneliness (available in all e-book formats – .mobi, .epub, .pdf etc.) to read and review. Continue reading “Book Bloggers Wanted!”
The lovely Kate M. Colby has written a truly awesome review of Of Opinions – the book!
If you’ve got yourself a copy, or have been wondering whether you should part with your hard-earned money over it, read Kate’s review and find out!
For today only, grab a copy of Of Opinions – the book – for FREE! Continue reading “Buy Of Opinions – The Book for Free!”
I didn’t feel for Warhol the way Robert did. His work reflected a culture I wanted to avoid. I hated the soup and felt little for the can. I preferred an artist who transformed his time, not mirrored it. – Patti Smith, Just Kids
My brain’s been chewing on this for the last few days. Should an artist be a mirror, something even Shakespeare claimed to do, or a transformer? Should art itself stop at reflecting life, or attempt to change it?
Patti Smith agitates me. Continue reading “Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith”
Lee Strasberg could teach you how to be a tree, but he couldn’t teach you how to be a nigger. – Paul Beatty, The Sellout
If I had only one word to describe it, I would use the word “relentless”. If I had three more, I would say, “savage, utterly savage”. If I had the opportunity to check myself and be politically correct, I would say, “by savage, I do not mean to be Continue reading “Book Review: The Sellout by Paul Beatty”
Once upon a time, I had a movie blog. I reviewed movies I had seen. I won’t link it here, because I don’t think you’d recognise it’s the same person. That reviewer was sharp. Brutal. Snarky. Fearless. Not the wishy washy, whiney, mopey, mellow creature you’ve grown to know and love over the past few years here on Of Opinions. Continue reading “Of Reviewing Things”
I am usually not drawn to books by their cover (at least, that is what I like to believe), but the cover image of The Cogsmith’s Daughter, the debut novel of author Kate M. Colby, aroused my curiosity from the first time she revealed it Continue reading “Book Review: The Cogsmith’s Daughter”