Sunday, 23 November 2014

Book Review: Haunted by Douglas Misquita

Book Review: Haunted by Douglas Misquita




Book Review: Haunted by Douglas Misquita

*Publisher: Frog Books *ISBN: 978-93-80154-95-4 *Publication Year: 2011 *No of Pages: 372 *Cover: Paper Back *Language: English *Genre: Fiction/Thriller *Price: 350 *Rating: 4/5

My view:

An excellent plot, the entire story is so gripping that readers desperately feels to move on next page. An action packed, fast paced novel. The author’s way of describing the whole thriller is really awesome; he knows what readers want to read. Command on the language is good.
The crime scenes are described with good narrative. Sometimes it seams like you are watching a Hollywood movie. FBI, terrorism, suspense, revenge, loyalty, helicopters, ships, CIA, etc every ingredient needed for thriller is very well intertwined in the book. Each and every character has given due importance.   

One of the best things which I liked is about underwater action mentioned in the book. A must read for the fan of mystery, detective and action-thrillers.       

NOTE: It’s a spoiler free review, so grab the book, I guarantee you will not regret. 

Blurb:

FBI Special Agent Krik Ingram’s life is torn apart when his family is brutally murdered before his eyes. Devastated physically and psychologically, he vows to destroy organised crime in all forms.

Across the globe, an international trade house brings terrorist activities and organised crime together in a deadly nexus that threatens to bring the world-order to the point of anarchy.

And only one man stands in the way of global terror and paranoia – one man seeking redemption, and waging a personal battle against the demons of his past...

About Author:

Douglas Misquita holds an MBA in Information Technology and Systems and a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering and is currently working in the telecommunications industry. Haunted is his first published work and was written while the author was in engineering college and reworked for publication. Besides writing, Douglas is an avid musician — playing the guitar and harmonica, and enjoys singing, composing and arranging music, watching movies and loves travelling to places steeped in history.

Find out more at
www.douglasmisquita.com






Friday, 14 November 2014

Review: Fall like a rose petal by AVIS Viswanathan

Review: Fall like a rose petal by AVIS Viswanathan

*Publisher: Westland Ltd *ISBN: 978-93-84030-44-5 *Publication Year: 2014 *No of Pages: 279 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Self-help *Price: 350 *Rating: 3.5/5

My view:

After a long time I have got a chance to review the book on self-help. This book of AVIS is an incredible journey of a family, how to survive at the time of penury, bankruptcy and a constant nagging from creditors. Avis Viswanathan a life coach and inspirational speaker who provides coaching to top entrepreneurs, who himself is the victim of penniless, but the author inspires the readers through this book that even in this situation also, never underestimate your willpower, have trust in a God, everything will be alright.

What started as a diary by Avis to his children Aashirwad and Aanchal is now what we have got as a Fall like a rose petal. It’s a series of letters from dad to their children about challenges he has faced everyday. Friends become foe when author was unable to return his money, a court notice from creditors, loan from mafia and confession to mafia about his situation. Friends also helped them when car was impounded by the bank; one friend paid the fees of his son who was studying abroad.      

Seriously, it requires tremendous guts to confess by writing a book about ‘penury’, clash between Avis and her mother, taunting words from his brother and sister. This is one of the best inspirational books; giving only one incident from the book i.e. the author survived with only meagre cash of Rs 500. Also at the time of adversity God has always rescued them from devastating circumstance (miracles do happen). 

One of the best thing which I liked about the book where author has acknowledge the 179 creditors, to whom author has described as an Angels who has helped to survive and find meaning of life and awaken his spiritual journey.

Blurb:

In early 2008, the author AVIS Viswanathan and Vaani - his soul-mate, friend, wife and business partner - were staring at a bankruptcy of their Firm. A series of business decisions had literally brought them to the brink of penury. This book is their story. It captures learnings from this excruciatingly painful.

Life-changing, phase that they are still going through. It also explores the nature and continuum of Life. There is no beginning to the story. There is no end either. There are simply experiences. Of hopelessness. Of fear. Of insolvency. Of pennilessness. And also of faith, patience, love, companionship, abundance and soul. Of integrity and of leading a principled Life, despite temptations to take the ‘easy way’ out of painful or messy situations. This book has been written to share how AVIS and his family have learned to be happy despite their circumstances. You too can benefit from their learning, and experience, and discover the right way of thinking, living, working and winning in Life - for yourself!

About Author:

Viswanathan, 47, is a Life Coach, an inspired speaker, author and organizational transformation consultant who leads change management, culture and leadership development mandates in the corporate sector globally. He is currently a Principal Consultant at a v initiatives, a Specialist Consulting Firm that inspires Workplace Happiness.

AVIS is a well-known and acclaimed speaker whose Talks invoke soul, provoke thought and inspire action among the audiences he addresses. In the past, AVIS has been ranked among the Top Ten Motivational Speakers in India by The Week magazine.

AVIS says he always lives inspired by Life!
He describes himself as follows:
Student: Learning from Life...
Coach: Awakening People to the Right Way of Thinking, Living, Working and Winning...

Motivational Speaker: Inspiring Happiness...

Author: Sharing Life’s Lessons with those who pause to reflect…

Consultant: Specialist in Individual and Organizational Transformation...
He sums up intelligent living in a line: ‘Have Integrity of Purpose, All Else Will Follow.’

AVIS’ first book, ‘Fall Like A Rose Petal – A father’s lessons on how to be happy and content while living without money’ has been published by Westland.



Monday, 10 November 2014

Spotlight: Beyond School by Chitra Anand


Spotlight: Beyond School by Chitra Anand

Title:  Beyond School
Author: Chitra Anand Category: Fiction
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing   Date: 2014 Price: Rs 124 Pages: 201
ISBN -10: 9383562404
ISBN-13: 978-9383562404

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.

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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.

Copies Available at all online stores:

Know More Inside Stories, Connect with The Author:

Twitter: @chtranand

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