Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, philosophy, science fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Project Bodi by Hosein Kouros-Mehr

Pages: 219, Kindle Edition
Published: September 2017
Cover Rating: 3/5
How many science fiction books you have read on the future of out species? Out of them, how many are dystopian? Recently, I watched Blade Runner and I liked the flying cars. What if the occurrence of changes are dystopian not as the society but for the large corporations of the world of today. What if Apple becomes obsolete?
Project Bodi: Awaken the Power of Insight by Hosein Kouros-Mehr is unique in two ways. First, is the scope of reality in next 15 years will seem realistic enough to a reader to lure in. Second reason being that this book is not just a piece of fiction and elaborates much on topic of peace of mind and avoiding distractions.
The storyline’s base is in year 2029 where Google is the most dominant company. Head of Artificial Intelligent Department at the organisation is leading the Project Bodi. The project has a deadline in which the Artificial Intelligence team has to come with a product that is a smartglass with most advance Augmented Reality technology. In present world, we are seeing revolution in Mixed Reality that includes Augmented and Virtual Reality. The plot majorly revolves around three characters, Shiv Patel, the CEO of the company, Dr. Bethany Andrews, the head of Artificial Intelligence department and Austin who is a lead and highly skillful developer. Together they embark on a journey to discover the inner source of their own life.
The plot covers up most of the complex concepts in the starting and prepares the reader for a smoother reading. Most science fiction storylines display artificial intelligence as a source of a scary future ahead but this book does exact opposite. It forecasts how a powerful technology can help us to enhance our lives. I love the fact that the major focus of the author here is how help youth from getting distracted from their work and life and immense themselves in a constant loop. Being mindful.Using the power of our own mind is not a set of hurdles to cross, but it is a process that an individual should tackle and practice in their daily life. This book shows how to do that and I credit the author for not making it a complete self-help style of a book but rather create a story out of it to entertain as well as educate us.
The characterisation of this book is a strong point. The characters already have a background that is unfold to a reader as necessary. The strong point here is regardless of their past actions and activities, these characters come work on their present, the transformation the go under. The writing style uses third person narrative voice and easy to digest language.
I recommend this book to anyone who is science fiction fan to a someone who wants to enjoy a good book that has a strong moral behind the story.
4 out of 5!
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BOOK REVIEW: Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo

Pages: 446, Kindle Edition
Published: 2016 
Cover Rating: 3/5

Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo is based in Africa and is one those few novels that I have read that allows me to explore the enormous continent. The novel is a unique in many ways with a good start that allows the reader like myself to indulge in it from page one.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Black Tiger by Srijan Pal Singh

Pages: 208, Paperback

Published: August 2017 by Fingerprint! Publishing

Cover Rating: 5/5

The Black Tiger by Srijan Pal Singh is an analysis of one the most grave topic of corruption and black money and because of that the youth of India as a nation, which is at its peak in terms of population, is on the verge of losing hope with this democratic nation.

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BOOK REVIEW: Arnos Hell – Horror at NHS Direct by Eamonn Murphy

Pages: 125, Kindle Edition

Published: 2014 by EAMONN JAMES MURPHY

Cover Rating: 3/5

On the eve of Halloween this year, I decided to read something different. A book that is based on the Halloween night, written by Eamonn Murphy, Arnos Hell – Horror at NHS Direct. I know many think that horror fiction is not their piece of bread, I used to think that, but I must tell you there are books that might seem to represent a traditional way of this genre but are attractive enough to try out. Not every spirit is bad, there are some good souls even in afterlife.

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BOOK REVIEW: Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

Pages: 320, Kindle Edition
Published: 2017
CoverRating: 4/5

Growth Hacking is a term conjunct for present day fastest growing companies around the world that drive success. Many of us wonder, how did they do it whether its Facebook, Twitter, Uber, or Airbnb. These are all sharks but in an ocean where potential startups and thousands of entrepreneurs are adapting Growth Hacking strategies to drive rapid customer acquisition and revenue growth.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read in October 2017

October is here and only few weeks are left to complete or compete anymore in your reading challenges. By the way I did complete my Goodreads challenge for 2017 of reading 200 books. (More on this later.)

I have managed to gather around a list of books that are available this month for Science Fiction and Fantasy fans.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by J. J. Adams and Charles Yu | 384 pages

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But what the best of these stories do is the same across the genres—they illuminate the whole gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears.

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BOOK REVIEW: Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishan

Pages: 304
Published: July 2017 by Fingerprint! Publishing
Cover Rating: 5/5

Sometimes as a reader you know that you are going to like a book even when you are judging this statement just by looking at the cover and reading the blurb. My story with Despite Stolen Dreams written by Anita Krishan is similar. I loved the cover and tiny fantasies started appearing in my head as if to predict what was written inside these 300 pages.

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BOOK REVIEW: Dharmayoddha Kalki – Avatar Of Vishnu by Kevin Missal

Pages: 482 Paperback
Published: October 2017 by Kalamos Literary Services LLP
Cover Rating: 5/5

Indian Mythology consist the vast amount of tales that are yet to explore. The scope of the subject matter blend with fiction holds exceptional possibilities. The rise of such intriguing books are acknowledged by readers in recent years. I think the credit goes to the writer who in a decisive manner picks upon one era that fascinates them and uses his imagination to inspire us all. Such is Kevin Missal’s latest entry in to the subject matter of Indian mythology: Dharmayoddha Kalki – Avatar Of Vishnu.

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Author Interview: Anita Shirodkar

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘Aryavir’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I’m an ex advertising person, so I think that explains a lot about my background! Advertising, especially when you spend 20 years in the profession, prepares you for a plethora of different activities, and I gravitated towards writing. Being a naval daughter, I grew up all over India and had varied experiences in different cities, including Moscow where I spent three years and learned to speak Russian.

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BOOK REVIEW: Seven Doors of Satan by Pooja Mishra

Pages: 260, Paperback
Published: June 2017 by Notion Press
Cover Rating: 4/5

It does feel good after reading a good book. Such is Pooja Mishra’s latest title, Seven Doors of Satan. A magical world, faraway from the urban comforts, is a hidden desert of Bahens that shines like chimera.

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