Saturday, March 17, 2018

Book Review: Transit Lounge by Sunil Mishra

Transit Lounge by Sunil Mishra is an ideal book to give to that person who needs a little push to get away to fulfill their dream of walking the planet. It is not a destination guide. It will not answer all the questions, but it will accompany you to clear up doubts in the organization of that great trip you have in mind.

Written by the one who is an expert in long journeys, it is a book inspired by all those messages that come to us asking us for a push to go on a trip. All people are different, but as travelers, we share feelings that only someone who experienced them can understand, and of which no travel guide speaks.

This book written in a simple and entertaining way uncovers the journey of the author in the different places of the world from Egypt, Mauritius, Argentina, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Turkey, USA, Australia to New Zealand.

It is a small but very useful manual for those who want to face more adventurous travel experiences than the usual ones. There is precious information to build your trip. The part that I liked the most is that on the mentality to be adopted based on the smile and respect for the cultures that host us.

It is not a book of stories although each of the topics is treated from the authors' experience and with stories that were marking the way in his years of travel. It is not a travel guide although it will help you plan from another point of view. It is not the solution to all your problems but you will feel understood. It's not a pot of humorous anecdotes but it's going to make you smile.

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After reading it I felt so nostalgic that I really want to go to a few of those destinations immediately. The book touched me, in many ways. It brought back some of the feelings that I had forgotten and made me remember and think many things. It touched my heart with every word and I am eternally grateful because what I will do is travel too. I do not know if it will be for all my life, a month, or a year, but I am sure that a tourist trip will not let me observe the world the way I want. The book has inspired me to follow my dreams and make an effort.

I have never been very good at reading, but I realized that I love these types of subjects, and you certainly know how to approach them very well. The book is super-fast to read because it hits you and makes you want to continue and keep reading.

Besides that personally, I feel so identified! The whole first part of how you feel trapped in the routine is like an autobiography. The author helped me a lot to reinforce my idea that limits are mental and the only ones that we can change that, are ourselves!

Needless to say, I'd love to meet the author somewhere someday! You can tell he is a very nice guy! I like that the book is addressed to everyone, whether they pack the bag to travel or to face a project or a change in their life.

For those who are going away to the nomadic life, it is a super recommended reading. They will be able to see, one after the other, the feelings, situations, and contradictions that travelers face. And for those of us who have been carrying the backpack for some years now, reading this book opens up the possibility of looking at ourselves in the mirror and reflecting on how we have gone through the chapters of our inner journey.

This book bears the story of a traveler on his journey. It is the story of a journey that in itself has transported a traveler. It is the story of a journey and a traveler gathered in the sought after a merger of the one who sees and what is seen. The pages that follow are a challenge and an invitation. The book is an anomalous "guide" that goes beyond the geography of a beloved country, to get into the psychology of a people. It is an invitation to get lost, rather than find the way.

ISBN-13: 978-9352017157 ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Published: 13 October 2017 ♥ Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 214

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Book Review: The Treatise on Human Nature - Sumirasko

The Treatise on Human Nature by Sumirasko is above all a monumental work on human life on birth and death. It is a reflection imbued with strong cognitive demands. And, at the same time, it is a thought that, instead of hiding itself in a system, turns its entire conceptual apparatus to human beings.

Faced with this immense subject, Sumirasko stands as an investigator in front of an enigma. He looks for the key, the clarifying element and seeks a force as extensive and powerful. It is so lively as to break all skeptical arguments, and to correctly guide the intellect in its exercise.

In this work, Sumirasko deals with human nature, combined with Eastern and Western thoughts. In the text, the author leads a critique of the key concepts of existence right from Dionysian times. It combines with thoughts and discourses of scholars from middle ages to the modern age. Everything is traced back to the wisdom on life and death and the concepts. Those that were imparted by philosophical beings like Leo Tolstoy, William Blake, Ramkrishna Paramhansa to Ernest Hemingway and T.E. Lawrence.

Who am I? Today's man is desperate for an answer to the question. It is a unique and unrepeatable subject with an unmistakable and personal experience of life. In other words, the question of the nature of the human person is at the centre of interest.

In this sense, the words with which the author describes the project of his work are eloquent. It will not be a study of the act that presupposes the person, as we adopt another direction of experience and understanding. Instead, it will be a study of the act that reveals the person; study of the person through the act. In this work, Sumirasko establishes a close link between anthropology and the theory of action and ethics. He invites his readers therefore to overcome the fragmentation of knowledge that is typical of modernity.

The question of the identity of the human person is dealt with starting from an analysis of the experience. The book consists of fifteen chapters. It deals with anthropological and metaphysical themes on existence, life, and death. Each of these chapters constitutes a treatise in itself. They offer a broad overview of current and classical philosophical discussion.

There is a philosophical thesis, which runs through the various chapters of the book. Facing several key concepts of anthropology and metaethics, Sumirasko constantly suggests that both bare and raw naturalistic objectivism and relativist subjectivism should be avoided. Man is by nature a historical and communal animal who has a generative relationship identity. By virtue of these characteristics, any analysis of human nature in purely objectivist or subjectivist terms remains always reductive, and insufficient.

In this review one cannot summarize all the content, that is too rich, of the various chapters. We limit ourselves to indicating only the fundamental lines. The anthropological part of the book has a paradigmatic function. Sumirasko uses this term, not in an empiricist sense. It is rather to indicate the supreme form of knowledge as a synonym of traditional wisdom.

Man cannot become aware of who he is if he is not recognized by others. In this regard, Sumirasko emphasizes that the concept of human nature is not opposed to the concept of reason and culture. On the one hand, there is no human nature not embodied in a certain culture. On the other hand, it is true that nature is a measure of the concrete cultural form. The various cultural forms can be assessed on the basis of their foundation that is, based on nature.

There is a constant tension of the author to a unified vision of reality. The different themes are analyzed, one after the other, taking into account the whole. It is always the same light that illuminates the different areas of reality. That it is always the same light does not mean that it is an ideological, prejudicial gaze.

What saves Sumirasko from this danger is the ever new attention to detail. There is the tension to learn from many thinkers and the difficulty of evaluating problems from many points of view. What is the vainest struggle that a human being can undertake, if not the struggle against his own inclinations and therefore against himself?

There is no peace and above all, there is no winner. It is for those who in order to comply with the expectations of others and by virtue of a rigid preconstituted respectability, denies their character until the most impure unhappiness is reached, the one that invariably spreads.

This is an intimate book, treated with a very delicate prose. It is imbued with reflections that guide the reader in understanding the existential torment, for the unnatural fatigue of the fight against ourselves, but also in the passive torment, and of the moral rigors of our time.

The book is a unique and intense epistolary confession. It is so profound and authentic that it seeks to re-embody the sense of a human life. There is a sense left to the mercy of the words that betray the thought for their brevity and that for the need they have to simplify what is most profound.

Format: Hardcover ♥ Pages: 279 ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Published: 29 May 2017 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9385945977

Friday, January 12, 2018

Book Review: All-time Adages of Avvaiyaar, the Tamil Poetess by Jyothirllata Girija

All-time Adages of Avvaiyaar, the Tamil Poetess by Jyothirllata Girija is a collection of short poems that deal with universal themes such as love, hate, friendship among others. There is no lack of wisdom. The compositions with simple verses express the feelings experienced by the second Avvaiyaar in particular moments of her life. The poems are short, intense, and exciting in which the reader can find themselves.

The poems still manage to arouse emotions? Reading the book of Jyothirllata Girija has, no doubt, an affirmative answer. The poignant words are simple, and devoid of forced technicalities but are spontaneous and immediate. They deal with issues involving all sensitive souls and the message conveyed is clear and understandable and immediately get to the heart that often rips the soul.

It highlights the worldly wisdom that people should follow in their daily life. The poems are pictures of life, telling experiences intensively and the reader may find himself in them, reviewing, in personal memories, his mother, a friend, a loved one, an enemy or a sick relative. Surely all of us have experienced the desire to live or die, to love or to hate, to communicate or to be silent, to brag about or be ashamed.

Avvaiyar was the name of several poets at different periods of Tamil literature. The Tamils frequently refer elderly, but intelligent woman as the Auvai. The poems remain popular today and are taught in the schools of Tamil Nadu. The poems contain a series of rules, things to do or not to do that are useful for everyday life. They are formulated in simple and short sentences. Avvaiyar I lived during the Sangam period during Ist and IInd centuries. She had cordial relations with Tamil leaders Pari and Athikaman. She wrote 59 poems in Purananuru. The 2nd Avvaiyar lived during the period of Kambar and Ottakkuttar during the reign of the Cholas in the XIIIth century.

The lyrical content is strong, and diversified, but made comparable in the overall message. The man, with his actions and his free will, is, after all, a piece of inexorable fate, but it is a largely varied microcosm to be discovered. Kudos to the author for the emotions that can stir up!

I greatly appreciated the work that has great simplicity and delicacy, and that's enough to make the reader enjoy the thrill of a lifetime. The poems sow awareness that what remains is not to be thrown away, rather it is a precious treasure. The experiences we live make us who we are.

When poetry called, energy blends and here in these verses I have met the soul's melody. The poems seem to look almost tiptoed by its minutiae, and emotions that bring us the smell of good things. A literary expression so clear and deeply felt, can only come in the soul that turns and flow into the silence. They resonate with love and raw truth.

From these poems, Jyothirllata Girija brings a great expressiveness that takes the reader in a very compelling way. There emerges from these poems, a great awareness of human values that degenerate over the passage of time. The poems sow a wind of hope towards the faded prayer while they return the echo of a noise below the silences. The creak of a chair seems to scream and break the absence of those who will not hear.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 74 ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Published: July 1, 2017 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9386653000

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Review: Book of Emotions: Unstained by Mongshai Khiamniungan

Book of Emotions: Unstained by Mongshai Khiamniungan is a poetry book written in the silence. The inner descriptions reflect the thoughts, giving them a very special sound. From the twilight of reflection emerge dense colorful images and the typical scent of lands. Here time stands still but that really sums up emotions. So the still sun mixes with introspection and passion of a look on the sea in the warm afternoon.

Words chase and things get thoughts written in this book of Marinella, in a kind of dance that surrounds and enchants the reader. I feel warm feelings leading to a place where in the afternoon it seems that the time really stops and makes you appreciate his best time.

In a loose style, with a punctuation limited to the bare minimum, Mongshai leads us into her thoughts. The flow of words and images caress the ear and stimulate the imagination dropping us into the inner world which reflects the outer. Almost seamlessly.

And we stay with her to listen to the surf on the rocks, watching the dreams and clouds sailing in the blue. And, almost without realizing it, to think about ourselves. In art, it happens to not be able to distinguish between content and form because they interpenetrate. And this also happens in lyrical poetry, where content and form are determined mutually. The verses were composed as to create snapshots, almost halting images and emotions of the experience. The poems enclose moments and thoughts that roam freely and escapes away.

Our thoughts and our emotions remain fragmented because it is linked to a time, the present, which is given only in the moment. And the primary isotopy, which acts as a thread in these lines, is precisely the time.

There is a desire to keep forever the immutable to be not scratched by the passage of time, to realize the permanence of the changeable, but being aware of the succession of instants that finds and blurs traces, which configures the existence in its contradictory aspects.

In fact, the poems precisely delineate this aspect of overlap and decomposition of reality. And, in this particular view, the metaphor, which is itself estrangement of the real, instead arises as a natural and necessary depiction of a world. It, just like the thoughts, on the one hand, is presented as form shaped in harmony.

Will Dreams Remain Dreams? This is perhaps the way that best describes the whole collection. Why in that silence there is the sound of dreams, thoughts, and desires? All that a poetess tries in her deep thoughts is to give it to others without asking anything in return but to be understood.

Overall the poems are pleasant, sincere, and full of emotions. With great skill, Mongshai outlines reflections with words of melodies and disagreements. These are the sounds of life but also outlines the silence.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 61 ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Published: 11 November 2017 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9386653284

Book Review: Rhythm of Thoughts by Gouri Srivastava

Rhythm of Thoughts by Gouri Srivastava rambles us through a lyrical landscape. The author meanders between sensual moments and thoughts, rhythms and sound. At times the words even float that breaks through phantasm through poetic reflections and the gap between language and things illuminates.

In this compact book, there are sixty-one poems through which the author shares her thoughts. The words grow at this time against the minimalist compression. There are words to dynamic lines and stanzas full of rhythms. The rhythm of thoughts also means an approach to larger formations of reality.

The poems move over the experience of life and culture working its way forward and locks in the direction of imaginary times. The wonderful thing about the words here is that they are not just, as often happens in everyday life. The language shimmers much more and every word has very different shades of meaning in a courtyard of sound and rhythmic nuances.

Each word is linked with own associations, which may date back to the earliest memories. The author plays this complexity of the language in poems by bringing the various moments. There are layers of meaning, sounds, and rhythms with each other. They get closer to each other and then gets separates. This is the big attraction of the book.

This is a volume of poetry for those who seek the beauty of life, the miracle of individual moments and encounters life even within themselves. Readers will find a new meaning of life in this wonderful new book of poems by Gouri Srivastava.

I opened this book relatively spontaneously one evening with an unknown fear. However, I was overwhelmed in that evening by a language which corresponded to a human soul, which I felt much closer after an hour of reading. By the end of the evening, I came to the conclusion that poetry will never have an end, which may very well exist in the times to come.

Just as images need a framework Gouri Srivastava succeeds to express her thoughts in her poems again and again to find the right shape. The author knows the craft, fits her words in one with an artistic aspect that will hold your breath. Many of her poems start with a tapestry and then swim with strong, even strokes, deep down the distant dark ground.

It is an almost physical sense of rhythm that distinguishes the poetry of Gouri Srivastava. It is an attempt to let the language breathe, groping to conquer the words like a feeling.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 98 ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Published: 16 November 2017 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9386653260

Friday, December 29, 2017

Book Review: Rain Coffee Cities by Roger Samuel Motupalli

Rain Coffee Cities by Roger Samuel Motupalli brings many pleasing confessions from the poet. This contemporary poetry book provides some spiritual food that is inspired from everyday life. In this poetry book, it goes into nature with all its artful variations. The author picks up themes like picks up themes ranging from food, places to seasons.

From Biryani, Beer, Burger, Cupcake, Curry, Cricket to Udaipur, the author knows how to extract surprising facets from the familiar with form-conscious verses. The poetic sight zooms in and fades associatively until the view widens and you know, for a moment to get to the essence of things. It is always a miracle how this poet manages to create images that conjure up moods in a half-verse.

Anyone who is interested in language, playing with sounds and meanings, will be delighted with this virtuoso poetry book. The book is a lyrical celebration of everyday objects and the magic inscribed in it. There is linguistic versatility and sophistication. The author pins the tone elegantly and succeeded in linguistically connecting in the true sense of the word. There is some beautiful poetry, sometimes almost too beautiful.

What sets the poetry apart is the authors’ devotion to the world and its inhabitants, and at the same time, his motifs are removed from the present. This poet is not concerned with criticism of circumstances, but with hidden beauty of the world. One cannot help but admire the poet's mastery.

Roger Samuel Motupalli is not only gifted, but he casually gives the reader a wise insight. This is simply great poetry, breathtakingly savvy and at the same time light, as only very few are able to do. It is soothing to read the poems, which go with all sophistication without effort in the ear. I cannot deny that this particular form is also a kind of art. As humble as the topics are.

The author formulates the poems with a finesse, which gives even simple subjects a great meaning. A great book that picks up on the wonderful objects of everyday life. It is absolutely recommendable for anyone who does not take himself too seriously! If you love the play with words, sound, and depth of thought, you will like these poems.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 54 ♥ Publisher: Cyberwit ♥ Published: 24 October 2017 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9386653239

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Book Review: When Life Turns Turtle by Raj Supe

When Life Turns Turtle: Journey of a Bollywood Tramp by Raj Supe is a book full of valuable tips. It wants us to better enjoy the everyday life as it's really worth it. There is the richness that this book leaves you in. And in any case for the story that really does reflect on the meaning of life.

The story unfolds in the vicissitudes of a famous and admired filmmaker Indraneel. He is an alumnus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His next flick is being hailed as an epic. He is in an enthralling liaison with Avani, a young and gorgeous actress. But soon relations sour after a bitter disagreement. He realizes that he has led a destructive life. He is spurred by stress, the need for new experiences and a creeping feeling of dissatisfaction.

So, he decided to drop everything and leave for Rishikesh. He seeks solace emanating from the river Ganges and the Himalayas. Here he meets Shaman, a bookseller, and an unprofessed spiritual guide. He teaches him the secrets and rituals of universal wisdom. But soon the wise, free, happy Indraneel stands at a moment of truth once more. As the world beckons yet again and he is asked to make an easier said than done choice.

Basically, it is an interesting book. The author goes into a life of things not material and could also be there if we lived in a monastery on a mountain. But here things get a bit more complicated. As for the exercises to do, I find them interesting and effective with a fluent reading that is easy to understand. It will give you a new boost to the process of personal evolution if indeed desired. The book is highly recommended for those who want to improve themselves.

A fantastic book for anyone who wants to make a change in their lives. It is not only rich in thoughts that arouse great inspiration but also has operational tools which, when acted out, make every day really great.

I must admit that at first, I thought it was one of the many books of self-help ranters on self-esteem and so on. But no, the book is actually a wealth of tips that will push the reader to reflect on their choices as they look around and start admiring nature. But above all, it teaches us not to be imprisoned from material things and from the race at the time.

The book shows everything has a purpose and that nothing happens by accident. It is certainly one of the most profound and important books I have ever read. I'm sure it would be able to change the lives of many people if only those who read it will know how to let go and lead by the hand towards the teachings of these great sages. Because at the present times our worst enemy is precisely the obsession with relationships and the race at the time.

A beautiful, nice and smooth, full of meanings and teachings that will remain in the heart. The magical content will show you how to improve your lives by changing priorities and thoughts with a symbol of how important it is to love yourself.

The author transmits a winner in my opinion because, although it distills concepts that we find in many motivational books and have borrowed a few from eastern disciplines, he puts them in a very original way. It is like a master teaching his student with parables, metaphors, you know, but here the author often took a more direct approach.

A simple book but hides a great power that manages to inspire a profound change in our lives. It is delicate and incisive at the same time and provides easily assimilated images from memory. So that at the end of the book there remains a map, useful for not getting lost in the barren emptiness of mechanized and alienating frenzy of everyday life.

The metaphors will take us back to the reality of our daily commitment to recover and cultivate the sacredness of each moment we live. In this sense, this book is especially valuable as after reading we can continue to feed ourselves by giving us the tools to remind us that at every moment of our way the fullness of being depends on us.

It’s a book to be savored slowly, which can be read as a beautiful fairytale ending. Or it can feel like the beginning of a journey toward self-control with a simple, yet powerful awakening of our existence which can pet the more discouraged and sad heart to reopen the will to live.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 469 ♥ Published: August 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352016150

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Book Review: Fade to White - Shreya Dhanwanthary

Fade to White by Shreya Dhanwanthary is a story that gives hope even to those who no longer believe in the feelings or, even less, for a second chance. It is one of those books that, when it ends, you cannot immediately replace it with another. It will make you change your mind and making you understand that, often, we say the word "fine" when, out there, the world is waiting.

This is a story of three individuals who are trying to find out who shape of the past, present and the future. Whose existence, as they recognize it, shatters subsequent to a distressing episode. They endeavor to come across a fresh start with an opening away from their obscurity.

The truth appears to the eyes but has to be discovered with the heart. It is right there when none of us thought it was, in the surrounding world with all its simple element. In fact, if we pause a moment to reflect on this distracted and chaotic life, we understand that everything was done and lived has not brought us here at this very moment. Here we discover that there is a thread, a sense that each of us is brought to life.

Through her sweet narrative, the author wants to tell us what is for her the sense of this world. We go through the discovery of wisdom that contains the whole truth, purity, and immensity. So we enter in a story that takes us back to nature, to silence, to true love, the essence of things that are in the simplicity that surrounds us and we can all draw.

The characters are described to perfection. They are not simple. The three completely different characters has great depth with emotions. They are able to really let yourself get involved who has a number of secrets that will make you want to continue.

The story is very smooth, and certainly knows how to lure you to the reading. It will be impossible to take your eyes off a fluid and flowing narrative. Each chapter always has something that will force you to continue. There are a concise number of pages that makes it a suitable book for those who want to read without necessarily having to cope with volumes of endless stories. Not surprisingly, the story takes place in an instant, to be read with a good cup of tea or a glass of wine.

The structure of the novel is based on transference that bounces from one character to another. In the narrative, the characters perfects their own path to free their psychic energy of all obstacles. It is a strong and deeply psychiatric novel but at the same time marked by the peculiar rhythm of the authors’ pen.

With a style that captures the story in mid-air allowing it to reach the maximum of emotions, the narrative is psychological and deep. The meaningful relationship cements the characters and events of the story. The author has the ability to give a feeling of watching the story as if it were filtered by a moderately loose-knit cotton texture of the cloth.

In this book, there is life. The story is of an immense journey through the thousand trips and the thousand other stories that it has crossed. It gives us the opportunity to wander in the incredible life of the characters and to grasp, through it, an innumerable multitude of meanings.

In conclusion, the great message that the author leaves us includes altogether an inner revolution, which helps us to see the world through our eyes.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 268 ♥ Published: April 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352015856

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Book Review: Surpanakha - Hariharan Iyer

Surpanakha by Hariharan Iyer has a sumptuous prose that is fluent and well articulated. It depicts a story that contains in the temporal space of a few days the breath of centuries. It touches on the life of a person and his work, and the impact that can be done by the society and community. The book never loses sight of the investigation on the range of allegations against him.

Sesha is a sophisticated, youthful, down-to-earth, gifted Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. An accusation threatens to bring him down that he was the instigator of the massacre of 73 Kannadigas. But he is inexplicably saved at the 11th hour just to find out that he is slapped with the accusation of sexually offending a young nurse.

At the same time as Mythili, his other half promises her full support, his young daughter calls him despicable and walks out of the house. While, the human-rights campaigner, Zarina, attempt to bring him down amidst the insinuations of a star legal representative that he is casteist and anti-minorities. And as soon as the young nurse is found dead, the case becomes even more intricate.

The novel tells essentially the life of Sesha, made difficult by many circumstances. This of course in a review of a thriller cannot and should not be told. They are compelling and intriguing, as the author introduces you and leads you through a landscape of realism. They are sometimes so hard, to make you think that you're not reading, but watching a movie!

The reality runs in front thanks to the quick and personal brushstrokes that the author inserts between the story. He provides information that contextualizes the story that unfolds dramatically in the life of Sesha. Here another reality, drop from current but not too much. The wire of the femicide, for example, holds the two dimensions together that unfolds.

One of the great merits of this story is that it uses the "adrenaline" card. It does not try to capture the reader with the "suspense". It instead concentrates on a number of elements that make up the everyday life and flavor of investigation proceedings. It, in this case, is particularly complex due to the total lack of latches. At stake is the logic. It cannot be exhausted in a slew of deductions or skipped altogether with the momentum and the intuition of the detective instinct.

Page after page, as in a masterful cinematic sequence, the novel takes us into a murky and unknown world. It stretches like a giant spider's web. The expert hand of the writer still manages to surprise us once and deceive us. Every detail of this intricate story will be clarified only by the author in the last pages. There we will carefully delve into the twisted psychology of characters who, perhaps, only the most cunning and experienced readers would have been able to identify.

A good book to read in moments of relaxation. The constant growing tension envelops you in its narrative. The plot, characters, settings and everything is impeccable. There is a pretty compelling storyline, beautiful setting, and the description of realistic situations which are sometimes very addictive.

A very good book, in which the characters live a real life, and not contrived. You can follow them in their daily actions and their personal circumstances. The men and women who do not suffer from exorbitant exceptional psychological profiles. The author does very well in this aspect of depicting the key character with a pervasive human trace that touches everyone, sooner or later, to manifest.

With descriptions that are not literary exercises, the narrative is precise with concrete paintings of what lies before us, without insisting on furnishings that we could not see or transient aspects of the real, that we do not weigh. At the same time, the pace is that of a real daily performance with an absolute novelty in the scenario of fiction of this kind. The narrative moves with great skill in the maze of Sesha and the investigative reality.

This is a beautiful thriller which touches issues of great relevance in modern-day India. It covers the social strife to the increasingly urgent issue of sexual harassment. Everything is dealt with clarity and meaningfulness. It is a novel that keeps you glued to the pages. You do not want to ever stop to read, as the characters enter your body as if they were a part of you like you know them all along.

Read on, and you'll know it, and you will certainly not regret it for the hours which are very well invested. The book manages to go beyond itself, fascinating and involving the reader in a superlative way. It has an extremely rich and complex plot, which is the result of a great imagination and a careful research and attention to detail. It ultimately is a long and exciting novel that sometimes exceeds the most famous and noble writings of the major authors of the thriller genre.

As it comes to an end, you will find that you would like to read again immediately because it is hard to leave the protagonist and the real person just like us.

Surpanakha Hariharan Iyer

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 304 ♥ Publisher: Notion Press ♥ Published: March 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352065356

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Book Review: Write or Wrong by Ajit Kumar Jha

Write or Wrong by Ajit Kumar Jha is a book with a reality rebuilt specifically to manipulate the soul of an entire society. It wants to transform individuals who are stupid fanatics of an ideology devoid of ethical values as we become people without a real identity. We no longer know what we want and what goal to pursue and let dreamsellers give elusive suggestions of how to nurture aspirations, annihilate worries and enthusiasms. We unknowingly swap the meaning of career with momentary pleasures.

The publishing world is changing rapidly today, when everyone is a writer and reader alike, and getting published can be a cakewalk. The eccentric and quirky protagonist shares his adventures from meeting up with a crazy astrologer to getting connected with unseen and unknown remote fly-by-night employers through the Internet. He also work under stern publishers who dealt with his staff like military commanders.

The truth is only in our experience, as long as we are mentally flexible and willing to take note of the information coming from the context in which we live and the experiences that gradually gives us the daily life. All too often, for fear of confronting the facts of life, we seek refuge in false beliefs, sometimes dogmatic nature, at others simple superstition or prejudice.

In other words, to contrast that vision and defeatist according to which nothing more can be and who becomes the victim of nihilism. We actually try to avoid the challenge of living in the fear (conscious or unconscious) to confront sooner or later, with the possibility to review the initial choices. By giving up the realization of personal projects we are guaranteed in this way the frustration and disappointment that take over on hope and planning.

The heaviness replaces the joy of living and, like oil on the wings of seagulls finished in a polluted ocean. Pessimism ends up hindering the flight, forcing us to an everyday boring monotony, without stimuli. In an increasingly apathetic world, in which the technique replaces the relationship. Even our life experience seems reduced to commercial cans, like meat and vegetables we eat. The appetite seems driven by advertising before the feeling of hunger.

The book is an original diegetic level game with a common thread that guides and encourages the reader to continue reading. It appears well developed and captivating with a unique approach and definitely lighter and slightly fictionalized in the world sometimes with a little bit of philosophy.

The author aims to enrich the reader with philosophical notes, through a story almost fairytale in some ways that manages to drop the players into the characters and story. He manages especially to draw a precise pattern, writing accurately and using examples of common life to explain the issues more difficult to understand which are scattered in the book.

For the most part the narrative is a personal nature that no general. We are faced with a novel that is not intended to teach something, but rather in telling something, which succeeds very well. The text is not pretentious and certainly the plot may be heavy in some parts. The continuous deadlifts ranging from the teachings to life everyday succeed well in order to lighten the lessons on various currents of publishing industry.

However, despite talking about important issues, the book is narrated simply. The fluid style will drag you into reading and it is difficult to put it down till you finish with an assortment of emotions, anxiety, fear, resignation, sadness and disbelief. Yes, because it is not an easy novel. There is happiness and also that thread of hope that seems for a moment to light the plot.

It is a novel that reads easily but also with due attention to every single detail. The narrative will make you think and that can also be compared to our reality extended to control thought or to individual intentions through the persecution of a thought police in mere emotional ambitions of each of us.

Just in that hope, the book sometimes with utopian flavor fits the meaning of life with an optimistic view of human nature and the entire universe. It is metaphorical expression in the last crutch launched on the front against the enemy, not so much in a vain attempt to hit him, as in the full knowledge to communicate to the whole world.

Book Review: Murder Most Right by Anup Rijhwani

Murder Most Right by Anup Rijhwani combines the power of the narrative with a disturbing portrait of a killer. It creates suspense, stimulates curiosity and keep vigilant attention of the reader. It intrigues page after page as the reader is encouraged to rebuild the puzzle.

The book begins with the voice of Akash Sharma, a restless tot, a perplexed youngster. He is an ethically supple young person and a besieged grown person. He finds himself knotted up in his most evil qualms within the precincts of the atrocious prison. It retraces to Shiva, the prison sweeper, oblivious of his true identity. There is a deep-rooted trail stretching from his nativity to the day he murders a individual.

In a few pages, Akash tells his gilded life. The tone of the narrative changes greatly when he takes us on a roller coaster ride. He finds himself trapped in the mesh of call centre culture. He roams the slums of Mumbai trying to ease others’ despair and at last, turns into a hot-blooded murderer. Isolated and mentally disturbed, Akash seeks closure in his daily rendezvous with Shiva.

The protagonist becomes a kind of superhero. Abetted by the circumstances in his early life, he takes us in a crescendo of adventures. They are increasingly unlikely and improbable until you get to the final. Where our hero become a hot-blooded killer. It is a compelling story full of food for thought, suspense and twists. It is strengthened by the plot and accurate depiction that allows the reader to breathe and materialize places and situations.

We readers are sensitive to the charm of the written words, on paper or bits. Some of us give in more easily to the recall of certain combinations of words rather than others. Among those that attract my attention are those that suggest the atmosphere of a thriller, and even more if they promise to reveal the truth about a particularly thorny and mysterious tangle.

The book, however, is much more than a thriller. It’s a book about the book. It’s a book in the book. It’s a web of truth. It’s also a tribute to other books and characters. It’s a fusion of different genres, held together by a style that manages to maintain its consistency, while tinged with the tragic, desolate circumstances. All this while dragging the reader between present and past, and force him to take stock of the situation in time.

Reading this book was like reading different books together. The author weaves and mix genres and types of characters, with a light background, despite the tragedy. The plot is manifested into the life and movements of Akash and all those who were involved directly and indirectly in his life. However, since everything in this novel is not as it seems, the author adds a couple of items to give a less crystalline side to his figure.

The style is perfect to those who love books full of suspense and it’s a novel that would involve everyone and which can be read in one breath. As soon as you start you just cannot stop reading. The language is very fluid and the story, extremely addictive and fascinating for psychological description of the characters.

From chapter to chapter the story evolves in a fast-paced adventure involving the reader especially during the middle of the story. It feature various characters from the psychological point of view depending on their social position, and their view of what is right and what is wrong.

It is a novel that will keep you hooked until the end with a snort of exasperation, and makes arching an eyebrow in front of some forces, which at first glance can be labeled as unreal. But if we stop and think for a moment, we see that more often the reality is more unreal than imagination itself.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 236 ♥ Published: February 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352015566

Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Review: Rukhsat by Sujit Banerjee

Rukhsat, The Departure by Sujit Banerjee contain twenty-six short stories with twenty-six such characters who take you into the bubbly mysterious alcove of the mind. Here the identical narrative comes animate in two different ways, through two different protagonists with stories suspended between mystery, that speak to us of the evils of the soul, and the hidden follies.

The book is condensed in property forms of merciless revenge, love and hate to murky and criminal events from many faces. They are sometimes improbable and sometimes ruthless with experiments to limit the nightmare with myriad characters. There is the determined prostitute to the guy on the railway station bereft of any memory. There is a lady anxious for a baby to a departed man’s trial. There is a green-eyed lover with a perverted brain to a gay man’s reminiscence of a one-night encounter.

This is a unique anthology of its kind with a literary project that usher in a new era of nightmares for readers who will have the courage to read these black seduction pearls. These stories could have been called the fantastic and the grotesque that oscillate between madness and obsession.

Here you will find morbid thoughts that you could look out at the insane minds and beyond and worrying expression of an inner discomfort. It becomes an inspiration too fast because of the web with a series of stories of very few pages that catapult into a parallel world. They are sometimes all too real, in which there are no rules or morality. It is here that fears and anxieties emerge and succeed in making you feel fragile and a vulnerable player.

With well-written stories, flowing flawlessly the book has a succession of emotions, unexpected and final implications abandoned to the reader. There are issues, mainly, dramatic and frightening described with irony with very compelling stories, structured to entice the reader to read them with dynamism.

The formula is recurrent from a daily and seemingly normal situation, in which suddenly takes the typical distortion of the stories that surround thriller themes. In addition most of them are open-ended, where the writer gives you, during the story, all the elements to get to guess the conclusion.

The central themes of the collection are, in fact, tragic and pessimistic, where there is certain complacency. The author, inflict such a misfortune against the characters and the same player, to get into the mind of uncomfortable protagonists who reactivate old themes. The author composes an anthology that contains genres and atmospheres completely different but equally enjoyable and accessible for creativity and style.

There are two aspects that most stand out in the book. The first consists of the author's unique style, especially concerning the choices of the various ending of the stories. It will manage to unsettle the reader managing not to make him guess anything before. The first account can give a sense of anguish indescribable at the end of the reading. The second can be put in the same type of precedent and leaves us, albeit in a less exuberant manner the same feelings that causes the end of the first story.

The reading remains pleasantly smooth and what transpires from the novel is in fact precisely the message that nobody is as it seems. Each of us hides a part of our character, of being invisible to most people, which stagnates in the dusk, and that comes to light only when and if it is discovered.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Review: The Secretive Six by Saurabh Mathur

The Secretive Six by Saurabh Mathur show a good knowledge of the investigation system. The book describe the details that is probably drawn a lot from reality and proceeds in a crescendo. It goes from what looks like a normal crime novel, to a more complicated plot very similar to reality.

CBI agent, Kartik Mathur is out to probe the apparently natural death of an IIT professor, Akhil Kumar. Akhil died in his sleep owing to a heart-attack, which CBI Director, Bhushan Kumar claims to be a murder. Linking the connections that started six years earlier and solving the case further, along with his very talented team, Kartik comes across extremely disconcerting information.

The author has wanted to program an escalation of intrigue, with also information on the system in which we live. The book has the symbolism, references, metaphors, and you may already find many more interesting things. The highlight is definitely the end of the novel.

The fantasy, the complexity and severity of events is lower than the reality. It is a quite short novel and yet the author manages to enclose a space in so short a masterpiece. The writing is fluid and although rich in detail, does not confuse the reader. This element certainly increases the appreciation for this novel. So even if someone does not like it, at least it reads faster!

The book is a pleasure in reading that leads the reader to devour the work. The thing that will leave you pleasantly surprised is that despite so many elements intertwined in the novel, the narrative is easy to understand. The book has no particular lexical refinement and yet it would be impossible to not call it a great book.

The book is recommended to everyone, because the narrative makes you want to continue, that involves the reader passionately. It tryies to give you a view with which you can try to draw your own conclusions about the case. The plot is so intricate but simple at the same time that the end of the book leaves the reader in dismay. The book has a style of absolute respect because the author plays with his characters disorienting them without hiding anything to the reader.

Knowledge of the novel must go from this title, because over time it has become the paradigm of each other, as the mystery is par excellence. When you get to the resolution of the mystery, the reason gets very clear in the mind of the reader. The enigma is the most classic with the crime in an open environment. The characters belong to all kinds and all social classes with the solution just inexplicable from an investigator who uses only the power of his intelligence.

The style is dry and pressing, the pace fast and engaging, and the plot doesn’t have any narrative flaw. Every clue, and every detail is added on purpose to run the suspects, to create an idea and immediately destroy it. The ending gives an explanation for each question, making the impossible become possible and explainable.

The vocabulary is very rich and suitable to the characters that are outlined, with the amount of tightened dialogues, and almost seamless descriptions of the places. The atmosphere create the rhythm that forces you to continue. The characters are characterized enough to be functional to the resolution of the case, where the investigator studied the reactions rather than emotions. This creates a fun game that ferries us until the inevitable end which remains the only possible explanation.

This is not a book but a journey that whisks you away until you arrive at the fateful last page. The events follow one another at a scorching pace and manage to surprise you every time. It will manage to creep into your mind a different flow of the entire story. The story is fascinating, in an enclosed world that is gradually reeled suddenly to the last page. As the book ends everything seems so clear that you and your journey ends.