5 Stars, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Fragrance of Rose by Chirajit Paul

Pages: 240 Pages, Paperback

Published: 2017

Cover Rating: 5/5

Plot is highly intriguing, one of the best I have read this year.

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Authors, Book List, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction

Top Fiction Books I Read in 2016

Once again, I am offering you a number of books I enjoyed reading last year in a broader sense of a genre: Fiction.

Stoner by John Williams

A fascinating, fast, elegant read. William Stoner and we all have something in common.

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Introduction to The Bard

A cavalcade of Shakespeare’s Characters Source: Wikipedia

I know, most of you are familiar with the terms: The Bard, and the Bard of Avon. Recently, the world celebrated The Bard’s 400th death anniversary on April 23, 2016, and the Bard himself is unaware of.

Why “The Bard”?

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

It is almost summer everywhere and I was wondering the other summer day why is the Bard is called The Bard. In general terms, ‘bard’ means a poet. In medieval times, all bards were travelling poets who made living out of performing and telling stories. Thus so, edging out the Medieval times, our Bard was a performer in plays and loved to write plays himself.

Why Celebrate his Death Anniversary?

The reason being Shakespeare’s birthday remains unknown to us till date.

400 years, you say?

It has been four centuries since William Shakespeare wrote his last words that are still influencing the English language and a reader’s mind. Shakespeare introduced near about 1700 word to the language through his comedies, tragedies, histories and sonnets.  Such as fashionable, and eyeball. Some of them are insulting.

Where to start with Bard?

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Books

NEW BUYS- CLASSICS

NEW BUYS- CLASSICS

Finally the most awaited order of this month has arrived. I was eagerly waiting for the below books from past four days, and they were giving me sleepless nights. They are in order:

The Complete Father Brown Series by G. K. Chesterton
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Divine comedy: Inferno by Dante
Fathers and Sons by Ivan S. Turgenev
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton

What do you guys have to say?

 

Fiction, Reviews

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: A REVIEW FOR THE BALLS ON FIRE

This is Where I leave You

Author:Jonathan Tropper

“This is where I leave you”, is a salve for every family. It was just a hitchhiker for me. A hilarious book, no doubt about it, but consist of a bit of snobbery.

The novel begins when Judd Foxman is completely down in the dumps, because of the knowledge that his wife, Jen, has been unfaithful to him. Tropper has written a completely sympathetic character going through a very tough time without making him pathetic.

Each person in this book, even the secondary characters, leaps off the page. Foxman clan is completely ridiculous. The Foxman siblings and their mother are a selective bunch who grow emotionally as they are brought together physically to sit Shiva after their father passes away. This week together is not exactly pain-free for the family, as repressed grudges, emotions, and secrets are slowly exposed. Only after the family licks their old wounds can they begin to heal the new ones left by their father’s death. While each person in This Is Where I Leave You grapples with death, they are also dealing with their own lives.

But as tragic as the book is at times,through the searing one liners and metaphors, the stuff is hilarious.  Between Judd’s mother’s calm, humanistic approach to just about everything, his brother Philip’s promiscuous ways, and sister Wendy’s snappy straight-talk, the reader will LOL!

In the end, Judd eventually finds his way through the maze of the past and into the present.

But somewhere in the middle it is possible that it is not a book as it is easily imaginable that it’s not a novel but a motion picture. I won’t consider Tropper to be on another level but still the book is recommended for a casual summer reading.