Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Newton's Law Reversed by Howard Roark Book Review

 
Newton’s Law Reversed by Howard Roark Book Review

*Publishers: Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd *ISBN: 978-93-82473-99-2 *Publication Year: 2014 *No. Of Pages: 172 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Type: Fiction *Price: 145 *Source: Author *Rating: 3.5/5

My review:

To be frank I didn’t get to know what Author is trying to say at the beginning of the book, I was getting confused, also keep the dictionary with you there are many words to surf, but its good, vocabulary is building. Even though it’s a fictional book you will find the reality of life. Read this book if you like to know how the Indian villages are, and the mindset of villagers are very well expressed by the author.   

The story line is good, provided the traditional Indian village of south. The flow is good and the characters are very well described. The scientific approach and reasoning of the protagonist father with his son is very interesting and many a times it makes you thinking. What I liked the most is the hand made pictures in between, which are a good addition to the book.

Newton’s Law reversed is a worth reading. A good work by a debut author, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Some of the interesting lines from the book:

1. It’s true that you’re past karma forces you into a critical situation, but it is your true character that comes out at that moment of truth. You have the freedom to choose if you wanted to commit an action. Ultimately, since you had options and you chose one from it, you will pay the price for that action. Page no 36
2.  It is a belief in our culture that more than a wedding it’s a funeral that one should not miss. Page no. 50

Blurb:

On a trip to meet an ailing relative in Gangaikondacholapuram, Akash is introduced to conflict when a simple village girl, Ganga trespasses his thoughts. His mind fails to elude Ganga and, being overwhelmed by the new found emotion, his attempts to free himself of his battles only grip him tighter. As his mind flits between Ganga and Ganesan, another tormented soul, Akash’s only reprieve could have been a banter with his father, when unexpectedly he hears the news of his father’s expiry. Little did he know that his father’s demise and the ensuring trip to the village would alter his cynical view of the World. In this journey from boyhood to manhood, Akash derives profound meaning through his retrospective deliberations on his dead father’s words.

About Author:

Howard Roark is a graduate engineer who started out working for a multinational as a Network Engineer, a very brief stint, after which he joined a software company to work on products in the Artificial Intelligence / Neural Networks domain and later on in the Finance domain, for about 12 years. And, since 2010, he's been working for Cisco Systems in Chennai, for their products in the Digital Video Broadcasting domain. It's been a career of many a learning, joyous times, moments of achievement, all combined to give him a thoroughly satisfying 15 years of experience.

His interests include psychology, philosophy, spirituality, reading, writing, conversations and of course, Ayn Rand's books. He's a qualified hypnotherapist from the California Hypnosis Institute of India. He restricts himself to offering therapeutic help to his near and dear. And, he currently pursues an M.Sc. in Psychology.

He can be reached at: hroark911@gmail.com

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Beyond School by Chitra Anand Book Review


Beyond School by Chitra Anand Book Review

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd * ISBN: 978-93-83562-40-4 * Year of Publication: 2014 * No. Of Pages: 201 * Cover: Paperback * Language: English * Type: Reality Fiction * Price: 125 * Rating: 4/5         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
My Review:

Lots of incidents happen in every school, as the author is from the education field she has a perfect eye, provided the detailed mindset of today’s youth.  Now a day’s family are getting nuclear, there are no siblings so the upbringing of every child results in too much of pampering, and the outcome is children become obstinate.

Its a must read for parents. The communication gap between father and a son is a universal matter, author has very well portrayed that gap, always seen that son is more attached to his mother, actually proper communication between father and son will help to bridge the gap betwen two.    

What I didn’t like about this book is ending; I think end is diverted from the main plot of school child. Also some of the incidents and jargons of Physics is unnecessary which could have been edited.

A highly recommend for your adults and their parents.

Plot:

Shail a twelve grade student studying at Indian School in Muscat. Sushil and Urmila were too much frightened because of his son’s board examinations countdown has begun. On the other hand Shail doesn’t want to attain board exam so he was spending time in sleeping, chatting with her girl friend on mobile, playing football with friends and watching recorded football match on TV. In short he wants’ to skip exam for one another year. While his parents Sushil and Urmila were unaware about Shail’s plan so they were forcing him to study everyday for exam preparation.

To overcome this situation Shail’s parents approaches Glady, the school teacher and a good mentor of students. Glady is a good counsellor, so she conveys the importance of exam by intertwine the situation of football and exam to Shail.

There is also very interesting character of Shail’s friend Roha, whose situation is somewhat similar to Shail. The incident of Roha is eye opening; also the communication gap between Roha and his father is very well described by the author. Further many sub-stories of Glady’s past her situation in India, how she shifts from India to Muscat etc is very well narrated, In short its a must read book for today’s generation.

Also the author Chitra Anand has highlighted many areas, like mobile usages by teenagers, a handy access to internet which results in pornography, no proper knowledge about sexual issues. This book provides a perfect reflection of society in which every youth is upbringing.        

About The Book:

Beyond School centres upon the weeks leading up to 17-year-old Shail’s final board exams, as his world becomes a pressure-cooker and the weight of preparing for the exams sends him fleeing rebelliously in the other direction.
Along with Shail’s journey from boyhood to manhood, Beyond School vividly weaves between the narratives of four main characters, seamlessly uniting the past and present of Shail, his parents-Urmila and Sushil and his mentor- Gladys, in a story that is honest, funny, heartbreaking and ultimately, incredibly human.

About The Author:

Chitra Anand was born in Mumbai. She is a postgraduate in Physics and holds an Education degree. Beyond School is her first novel inspired by her journey as an educator.

This book review is a part of The Readers Cosmos Book Review Program. Please visit  http://thereaderscosmos.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

the deliberate SINNER by Bhaavna Arora Book Review

The deliberate Sinner by bhaavna arora Book Review

Publisher: Srishti Publishers Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-20-5
Year of Publication: 2014
No. Of Pages: 148
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Type: Fiction
Price: 120
Rating: 4/5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
My Review:

When I received the mail from blogadda to review this book, I started searching for this book on net, and found that this book has been a good content of adultery, but after reading it I didn’t find that much content of sex although whenever there are any description about sex it is used at perfect timing and it was needed at that particular moment. Also I must say that after the release of Sita’s curse Indian author’s are taking a good chance by providing a sexual material to the orthodox Indian community.  Something out of the box is coming from many debut authors.  A woman’s desires are perfectly showcased by a female author. 

The Author Bhaavna Arora has perfectly portrayed infidelity of man, if a man does, it’s allowed but if he finds her wife being unfaithful then the world will crash. This book provides an insight world of Indian males, an example of true male dominated society of India, even though educated peoples living in metro cities their mindset are still of 18th century. Indian males are not accepting that the desires for sex are equal, of both man and women. 

At some time the protagonist Rihana is the perfect example of a sacrificial lamb to keep the honour of the family intact.

The language and the pace of the book is fast, you can read it in a short journey.  The paper quality, design and colour combination of the book is very well crafted.

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Thank you for this wonderful book, a signed copy by author and a quote by her “Hate the Sin, not the Sinner” is an addition like a precious gems for me.  

Plot:

This is the story of a free spirited girl Rihana who marries to Veer, something like love cum arranged marriage. But after marriage her life becomes upside down, veer doesn’t care for her emotional or physical needs. Rihana tries to maintain her relationship for the sake of her parents.

Will this marriage sustain? Will veer understand her physical needs? Life of Rihana will be meaningful and peaceful? 

Some of the appealing lines from this book:

And in the interlude between birth and death, it’s your deeds alone that make the story of your life – either remarkably big or abysmally insignificant. Prologue

Older people say the couple that doesn’t fight cannot stay in love. Fights do help in the process of conditioning and knowing each other better. Page no 74

Probably a woman should not bother about dressing for a man, because no matter what she wears to impress him, he is always mentally undressing her. Page no 97

A man helps a man, but a woman – she’s the woman’s biggest enemy. Page no 97

Children and money are the two most important reasons that keep a marriage going in the absence of love. Page no 120
  
Blurb:

Is there an acid test to gauge the success of a relationship?

the deliberate sinnerIs it right to carry on in an unhealthy relationship with no conjugal bliss, or look for an alternate path?

Rihana is an adventurous and free-spirited girl, until she marries Veer, an eligible bachelor who comes from a wealthy family. While they appear ‘happily married’, their strong personalities are at odds. Veer, for the most part, is insensitive to Rihana’s physical and emotional needs, straining the relationship and leaving her feeling incomplete.

Caught between the devil and the deep sea, Rihana has to now decide whether to walk out of her marriage and be a victim of society’s ridicule, or compromise on her physical needs, which for her are the foundation for a healthy marital bond.

Can they work out their differences? Will Veer give her what she desires, or push her to do something desperate and scandalous?

About The Author:

Dr. Bhavna Arora is a new-generation writer who is an avid learner from life. She is a young enthusiast who has two MBA degrees and a Doctorate from Pittsford University in Leadership to her credit.

A philanthropist at heart, she has been sponsoring an underprivileged boy's education. She also works closely with an institute for special children.

AuthorLinks:

You can visit her at http://www.bhaavna.com
Write to her at writer@bhaavna.com

Friday, 18 July 2014

happily murdered.... by Rasleen Syal Book Review

Happily murdered.... by Rasleen Syal Book Review

Publisher: Srishti Publishers Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-18-2
Year of Publication: 2014
No. Of Pages: 246
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Type: Fiction
Price: 195
Rating: 4.5/5   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
My Review:

This is the best suspense and mystery novel I have ever read of any Debut Indian author, a brilliant work by Rasleen Syal. Author has written in acknowledgement that Agatha Christie is the biggest inspiration and a Guru, by reading this novel one can say that Rasleen in perfectly stepping in the shoes of Agatha; it’s an excellent novel for the readers.

I was hooked up from the very beginning. The plot is excellent, language is simple, and flow is fast. What I liked the most is 2nd chapter where introduction or to be precise the relation of every person with the deceased is provided very differently, it’s something new which I have never read in any other book, the narration style is excellent.
 
Highly recommend to suspense and mystery lovers, undoubtedly its going to be a best seller.  We got a new Indian author in the field of suspense, mystery and thriller. Also one thing that I liked the most is the cover of the book designed by Pinaki De, because the cover is very symbolic blood is dripping from the red bridal saree says many things from the beginning.       

Plot:

Set in the foothills of Himalayas is the fictitious town Ratnagiri in Uttranchal. Gulab Sarin, the newly wed daughter-in-law of Mehta family found dead on her wedding night wearing a bridal wear. Police believes that murderer is one of the family members, it’s an Inside job. It could be the husband or in-laws, friend or love struck ex-fiancĂ©.  

Actually I don’t want to spoil the story by describing who’s who, so just providing the link to buy this book, grab this book, it’s a best monsoon read.


Some of the Catchy lines from this book:

1. No matter how much faith we have, we often lose people. But we never forget them. And sometimes, it’s these memories that give us the power to go on. Make them your strength not weakness. Page no 104.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. Page no 114.

Someone has rightly said that in love and revenge a woman is more barbaric than a man can ever be. Page no 245.
  

About The Book:

‘Who killed Gulab Sarin?’

The radiant new daughter-in-law of the influential Mehta family dies mysteriously on the very next night of her wedding. The murder is an inside job, the police are certain. It could be anyone - the adulterous husband, conniving in-laws, jealous friend or the love struck ex-fiance.

 With an aim to save themselves and incriminate others, it is not long before these suspects turn into amateur detectives, hunting for clues and delving into hidden secrets only they can unearth. They coerce, pry and blackmail in an attempt to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Will one of these nine unlikely sleuths finally unravel the mystery behind Gulab’s death and avenge it? Or will the truth die as viciously as Gulab?

About The Author:

Rasleen is a mystery addict. When she is not reading or writing whodunits, she is happily playing detective. She can’t resist seeking out curiosity in everyday domestic affairs, unwittingly landing in hilarious situations, much to the angst of her family. Her husband dreads the day she will finally pass on this bug to their baby daughter as well.

An architect with a Masters degree in Business Administration, to make a living she runs her business in Gurgaon.

‘Happily Murdered’ is her first book.

AuthorLinks:

FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRasleenSyal)

GOODREADS (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8329304.Rasleen_Syal)
TWITTER (https://twitter.com/Mystery_Addict)

To know more about her, visit: www.rasleensyal.com

Book Links:

AMAZON
(http://www.amazon.in/Happily-Murdered-Rasleen-Syal/dp/9382665188/ref=sr_1_1
GOODREADS

(http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22554140-happily-murdered)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Book Tour - Happily Murdered..... by Rasleen Syal


Hi, everyone! The Readdicts Book Blog is hosting a book tour for Srishti Publishers and Distributors latest release, Happily murdered... by Rasleen Syal. As participants of the tour, we have a very basic and general post about the book for you alongwith an India only giveaway where three copies of the book are up for grabs. Let's get on to what's in store for you! 



BOOK SUMMARY:
Who killed Gulab Sarin?
The radiant new daughter-in-law of the influential Mehta family dies mysteriously on the very next night of her wedding. The murder is an inside job, the police are certain. It could be anyone, the adulterous husband, conniving in-laws, jealous friend and the love struck ex-fiance. With an aim to save themselves and incriminate others, it is not long before these suspects turn into amateur detectives, hunting for clues and delving into hidden secrets only they can unearth. They coerce, pry and blackmail in an attempt to get to the bottom of this mystery. Will one of these nine unlikely sleuths finally unravel the mystery behind Gulab's death and avenge it? Or will the truth die as viciously as Gulab?

BOOK LINK: AMAZON / GOODREADS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Rasleen is a mystery addict. When she is not reading or writing whodunits, she is happily playing detective. She can’t resist seeking out curiosity in everyday domestic affairs, unwittingly landing in hilarious situations, much to the angst of her family. Her husband dreads the day she will finally pass on this bug to their baby daughter as well. 

An architect with a Masters degree in Business Administration, to make a living she runs her business in Gurgaon. 

‘Happily Murdered’ is her first book.

AUTHOR LINKS: FACEBOOK / GOODREADS / TWITTER

GIVEAWAY: 

Remember, THREE copies of the book are up for grabs for three lucky INDIAN readers! 

Giveaway rules are as follows: 

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Thank you so much for stopping by and happy reading! 





Sunday, 6 July 2014

It's no longer a dream by Sanjeev Ranjan Book Review

 
It’s no Longer a Dream by Sanjeev Ranjan Book Review

Publisher: Srishti Publishers Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-11-3
Year of Publication: 2014
No. Of Pages: 191
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Type: Fiction
Price: 100
Rating: 3.5/5                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
My Review:

Nice plot, wonderfully written, fast and simple language, you will completely enjoy reading this book. The book is divided into three parts the first part is about Akshat’s collage life and his family. The second part which is my personal favourite, the love story of Randhir and Radhika and the third part bends towards the epilogue.

Tears rolled through my eyes while reading the letter of Radhika, its shows the true love. Even though the marriage of Randhir and Radhika were arranged by their family, the maturity described between these two partners is wonderful by the author.  Sanjeev has truly portrayed the arranged marriage life in initial days i.e. the life of Randhir and Radhika. How day by day the marriage life prospers, when two unknown people understand each others.

Somewhere I found that the story was somewhat stretched in initial stage, also starting was bit boring, the story boosts through the character of Randhir. This story provides a good message to the reader to follow your heart unless and until you have to regret in future. Randhir is like a messiah to Akshat in this novel. This novel provides a lesson to readers that life doesn’t provide any second chance.

Overall, it’s a nice book and touching story. It’s a worth reading.
  
Plot:

Akshat Diwan had born to a rich family, a luxurious life a huge mansion and rich enough to buy whatever he desires. But because of his parents failed relationship or a marriage without any relationship makes him depressed and one fine day Akshat run’s away from home to an undefined journey. 

On the train journey, he meets Randhir Sareen who tells Akshat his love story of him and her wife, Radhika.  The heart touching story changes the life of Akshat forever. He finds the meaning of his life also the importance of love.
  
About The Book:

 "Does love manage to find a way, even when all illusions fade? Where does the journey end?"

Akshat Diwan has everything that the tangible world can offer for a dream-like life – luxurious cars, a palatial mansion, extravagant wealth and an heirloom of infinite opulence. All but peace! His parents are forever in a state of prolonged hostility; adding to it failing spurious friendships and dwindling love life which metamorphoses him into a soul-less creature. Cursing his misfortune and in an attempt to end his anguish and disparity, Akshat embarks on an unknown journey, seeking nothing but solitude, or perhaps a glimpse of his inner being. It is when he meets a stranger that he realizes his journey is not just any journey, but a roller coaster ride to unravel the harsh realities of life.

It’s No Longer a Dream is all about collecting the shattered pieces of meaning of life, love and relationships and bringing them back to a whole again.

About The Author:

A non-conformist by nature and an engineer by profession, Sanjeev Ranjan is the bestselling author of In Course of True Love!. An ardent lover of western classic and instrumental music, he enjoys reading. He has a keen interest in understanding human behaviour and relationships. This is his second novel.