Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Untethered by S. W. Southwick

Pages: 630, Kindle Edition | Fiction | Fantasy

Published: February, 1, 2017 by Roble Arrow Publishing Ink

Rating: 5/5

‘Harmony of Ayn Rand’s philosophy in modern day Fiction’.

Not everyone is a big fan of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and many agree with her at some point or the other, after reading her famous fables like The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Both of these books are perfect example of master storyteller plus her writing or her philosophy will have a devastating effect on the reader. Such is Southwick’s The Untethered. Based on similar principles, will keep you awake at night.

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BOOK REVIEW: Is it the last Call? by Tarak Koley

Published: 2017

Pages: 198, Paperback

Cover Rating: 5/5

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Abir a fickle-minded, aimless guy comes in acquaintance with Sunanda through facebook. Sunanda is totally different by nature from Abir. After spending few days in facebook they fall in love in spite of their social barrier. As Sunanda has never revealed her face before meeting to each other, Abir becomes speechless when he meet with her first time after two months of their relationship. Abir turns into a different guy, he starts to quit all his bad habit for the benefit of his relationship.

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Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The False Spy by Nirmal Ajwani

Published on April 28, 2017 by Zobra Books

Pages 290, Paperback

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Memoirs are a source of telling the truth. I have read many of them in past, but never written by a military personnel. The False Spy by Major Nirmal Ajwani of Indian Army who with among others was framed under Samba Spy Scam in which 50 army persons were arrested by the Military Intelligence authorities under the charge of spying for Pakistan.

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Book on Happiness: Feel, Deal and Heal by Nirmal Yadav

Published April 15th 2017

Pages 200

From the time I put my hands on Nirmal Yadav’s latest non-fiction book, “Feel, Deal and Heal” considering the amount of books in self-help genre as a whole, I had good vibes.

She starts by acknowledging the question we all wonder, the one that concerns an individual’s happiness. Man is a social and emotional creature. Be it the professional or the personal sphere, emotions are the driving force behind all our thinking, behaviour and actions. The problem is that we are the product of a dysfunctional society that teaches us to be ashamed and afraid of our feelings and trains us to suppress not express.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me God by Manisha Mohan Wagh

Pages: Kindle Edition, 185
Published: April 21, 2017 by Zorba Books

How about a novel that keeps you engaged till the end? How about a struggling lawyer who starts her career at a well renowned law firm with extreme challenges? Such is Manisha Mohan Wagh’s new title The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth, So help me God. Something of a title huh?

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BOOK REVIEW: Second Chance by Sandeep Jatwa

Published: April, 2017

Pages: 200, Kindle Edition

Indian fiction is on the rise. In past months, it is not about the amount of books I have read specifically written by the Indian authors, but the quality of writing style is appreciable.Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa is one of them.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Bride Who Would Not Burn by Rajesh Talwar

Rajesh Talwar is a prolific writer of modern India. This is his third published book I have read in a month. He has touched few themes that the modern Indian society either still considered them as taboo or are not taken serious enough such that the issue become might have a chaotic effect for some time over the whole society directly or indirectly. One of them is the issue of dowry and its side-effects. This disease is still in practice in this country and is one of the realities of modern India.

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Ten Poetry Books to Read LIST

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Poetry is an essential part of human life. It’s a combination words in rhythm and we can find rhythm in almost anything we want. These rhythmic descriptions are written in form of poetry. The way a poem soothes human mind, nothing can. Thus, list some poetry books that reflect my personal taste.

The Rime of Ancient Mariner by Samuel T. Coleridge

A lyrical ballad, and one of the longest major poem in English. It relates the events experienced by a mariner who has returned from a long sea voyage. Coleridge  uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create either a sense of danger, of the supernatural or of serenity, depending on the mood of each of the different parts of the poem.

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

More than eighty years after its publication, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers and poets around the world. Continue reading “Ten Poetry Books to Read LIST”

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the WildInto the Wild by Jon Krakauer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“For a few minutes the roof of the bus remains visible among the stunted trees, a tiny white gleam in a wild green sea, growing smaller and smaller, and then it’s gone.” –Into The Wild

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless but he liked to call himself ‘Alex Supertramp’.

Before, Christopher McCandless’s story unfolded in these pages, Jon Krakauer wrote an article for Outside magazine from where the initial idea to develop this book came to him.

Six years back, I watched a documentary on the television about the story of Christopher McCandless being made into a movie. The theme of that documentary was the nomadic life an enthusiast traveller, inspired by the beauty of wilderness. The documentary mostly covered the making of the movie using the knowledge about McCandless from Jon Krakauer’s book. But it also showed the fascinating wildness where the nomad McCandless wandered in the April of 1992, towards the escapement by setting himself free from all man-made demons that not only consume our daily life and but whose slaves we really are. Though, this fact I realised after reading the book and not watching the documentary, six years back. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer”

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BOOK REVIEW: Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imagine that feeling, when you are reading a book and by the end it makes you feel complete. We all have observed that by one or the other book(s). Dante’s Divine Comedy: Inferno is one of them. Written almost 700 years ago, it still has the mesmerizing capacity to capture a human’s attention. It’s iconic for a literary work to survive a 700 years and Dante’s work has reached that status: most people at least know of the Inferno, even if they haven’t read it.

Dante’s Inferno, the first third of what has come to be known as the Divine Comedy. Dante himself only referred to it as a Comedy and the “Divine” characterisation was added later. A long poem whose narrative describes what amounts to the poet’s tour of the afterlife. The whole poem is divided into 100 cantos, the Inferno (Hell) has 34, the other two parts– Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Paradise) each have 33. Each canto is written in a form referred to as terza rima, where every three lines rhymes. Getting that rhyming scheme from Italian into English has been one of the major challenges of every translator of the work. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s translation is reasonable to some extent. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Inferno by Dante Alighieri”