Scenes of a Reclusive Writer & Reader of Mumbai: Essays
“A quirky, spellbinding collection that bibliophiles will relish.” -Kirkus Reviews
Essays about the impact of books on a solitary life.
Pathan’s (The Reclusive Writer & Reader of Bandra, 2018, etc.) collection of essays analyzes how her favorite books and reading haunts in Mumbai shaped her into the person she is today. The 30-year-old self-described “reclusive, bookish introvert” takes readers on her journey as an inveterate reader, author, and publisher. She also weaves significant personal events into the narrative in intriguing ways. Some of the most profound essays center on a favorite book or series (Dracula, Archie comics, The Exorcist, the Tintin series, The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry, Still Alice, The Hidden Life of Trees, The Holocaust as Culture) or a genre (she loves horror, the classics, Agatha Christie’s detective novels, and Robin Cook’s medical thrillers). Some stinging essays voice her disdain … Read more at Kirkus Reviews