She is closed off and keeps her thoughts to herself, especially in her relationships with her mother, a local fishmonger, and fiancée, an aspiring model. As for her background, that’s in-between too: “My French origins were still a source of gossip even though it was twenty-three years since my father had seduced my mother and then vanished without a trace.” … [Read more...] about Book review: A French novel of bleak interior and exterior landscapes
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To get over this, he goes for long walks around Wannsee, notably to the grave of Heinrich von Kleist, the restless German writer who explored human fallibility and extremes of feeling. He also compulsively watches episodes of Blue Lives, a TV police procedural with a twisted and brutal worldview. Incongruously, some of the cops and gangsters on screen utter monologues about man’s bloodthirstiness and will to power by those such as Joseph de Maistre, Schopenhauer and Emil Cioran. … [Read more...] about Hari Kunzru’s new novel of paranoia, politics and puppetmasters
Moving on to video, and the OnePlus 8 Pro can record videos in 4K resolution across all camera sensors. Stabilization is excellent, while consistency across all three lenses is pretty good. It's not iPhone level video quality, but it is certainly better than most Android phones, and can easily go toe-to-toe with the best Samsung, Google, and Huawei have to offer. The selfie camera on the OnePlus 8 Pro is quite good. The camera produces great colours and contrast, while dynamic range is also pretty good. We'd say the front camera is pretty good, but not flagship-grade and still has a lot of catching up to do if it is to rival Samsung, Google, or Apple. … [Read more...] about OnePlus 8 Pro long-term review: OnePlus’ first ‘truly’ premium smartphone
Surprisingly, that was not the case with the Realme 7 Pro. We played PUBG Mobile before it was banned in India for our Realme 7 Pro first impressions and the phone offered a smooth gaming experience. We also played Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt 8 on the Realme 7 Pro and the phone did not break a sweat. The software seems to be well optimised this time around and even while multitasking, there was not a single instance of stuttering. … [Read more...] about Realme 7 Pro Review: The best smartphone under Rs 20,000 in India?
Performing basic tasks on the Oppo F17 Pro is easy-peasy. While playing the now-banned game PUBG for our Oppo F17 Pro First Impressions, we did come across some lag once during our gameplay session. After the ban, we then switched to other games like Call of Duty Mobile and Asphalt 8. To our surprise, there was no lag and we had a smooth gaming experience. However, if you are a gamer, consider reading our Realme X3 SuperZoom review or Redmi K20 Pro Review. Both the smartphones feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 series chipsets that offer a much better gaming experience. … [Read more...] about Oppo F17 Pro Review: Sleek, lightweight and powerful enough for your everyday use