Book review, Review

Review of SOLITUDE REVISITED by Manaswita Ghosh

Title : Solitude Revisited

Author : Manaswita Ghosh

No.of pages : 112

Price : Rs.171/-

Publishers : StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd

Blurb :

Solitude Revisited is a confession, a realization and the musings of a pensive young heart.

There are a million stories around us, but few are told. This book is about those invisible souls you encounter everyday, but never care to observe. Sometimes, the eyes need to look further than just what they can fathom, the heart needs to seek an anecdote and the mind needs to frame a memoir for the soul – to survive the vastness reality throws at it. That’s where fiction steps in, presenting an alternative universe for the mind to thrive in, so it may preserve its individuality and brood over its reflections. Thoughts demand to be contemplated and preserved just like history, for they tell infinite stories no sane mind can perceive.

Solitude Revisited is all but real; it’s a confidante and a confession, an artist and his muse, a whisper and a madman. Listen to it and you may find yourself, listen to yourself and you may find it.

Review :

SOLITUDE REVISITED – a collection of short stories which portrays how SOLITUDE has influenced the life of people. The heart warming stories leaves an impact in the readers mind and the author has very well carved the words to leave an everlasting impact. The characters are shaped to utmost Perfection which makes some of the characters like Zora, Arundhathi, Sumi, Veronica etc, to remain close to the readers heart. The usage of short poems in the middle of the heart drenching stories recieves an applause as it apts well with the plot. Every stories are relatable to our present life and it also makes us to question the purpose of our existence. The story which is still close to my heart are Zora- which portrays the life of a woman who changed her personality for the world fame but eventually when she tried to get back to her ownself,Nancy, she realised that the past cannot be lived again and she has failed to live her life abruptly. Also it portrays the mixed emotions of human feelings like love, hate, death, life, happiness, bad etc.

Every people around us are fighting a battle which we hardly know and this book is a collection of those struggles which every person needs to know. The title and the cover perfectly suits the plot of the book. The language used in the book is easy and elegant. Also it helps to maintain coherence throughout the book. Yes, this is one of those books which will stir out your emotions and pierce your heart.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Presentation : 4.5 / 5

Plot : 5 / 5

Blurb : 4 / 5

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5

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Book review, Review


Title : Principles of Success made easy

Author : Dr. Roopleen

No.of pages : 131

Price : Rs. 199/-

Publishers : Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.

Blurb :

Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success is the culmination of my onerous efforts of writing something simple yet relevant. It is a pragmatic account of the fundamental principles of achieving success by self-help and is the distilled essence of my years of research and understanding of the dynamics of success. This practical manual serves as a step-by-step guide to climb the ladder of success. It gives both an in-depth view and a time-tested approach to succeed and chronicles 14 golden principles of achieving success. The principles are wide-ranging and apply to success in any sphere of life. My own life has been transformed by the principles enshrined in this book. Therefore, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be successful in life and seeks happiness. Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success would prove to be not only a guidebook for success but also a reservoir and storehouse of strength and motivation. I am sure all my readers would be able to relate to this book, which has been carefully tailored just for them. They would be tempted to read this self-help manual over and over again in order to assimilate its contents and incorporate the principles in their lives. After all, as is said, ‘a good book becomes a part of you’.

Review : 

Many books may come and go but only few serve the purpose for which they are built. Principles of Success made easy is one of them. The book is divided into fourteen chapters, each with a detailed explanation of a golden principle of success. 

  1. Draft the Blueprint of Your Life
  2. Believe in Yourself
  3. Build Yourself Up
  4. Let Confidence Be Your Hallmark
  5. Never Give Up
  6. Visualizations and Positive Affirmations
  7. The Tripod of Success- Hard Work, Perseverance and Discipline
  8. Identify Your Achilles’ Heel
  9. Skills you Need to Master
  10. Get Tough With Stress
  11. Organize Yourself- Declutter Your Life
  12. Acknowledge and Celebrate Your Success
  13. Be a Winner
  14. The X-Factor

Every chapters of this book can hold a life changing impact on the readers and the author has very well weaved the content of the book to serve it as a motivational package. Some chapters like Skills you need to master and Organise yourself makes the readers to question their own worth. Also some notable points and quotes are jotted down precisely to make the reading more comfortable. It has also discussed every situations where a person fails and have explained in detail of how to overcome them. This book helps and guides the readers from the beginning of a plan till the execution. Whenever you feel low in life, Principles of Success can refresh you and inject you with more power to accomplish your goal. The selection of words are simple and lucid which helps the readers to easily grasp the content. Also the chapters maintain coherence which makes the book an easy read. After the completion of the book, I can assure the positive thoughts and positive vibes around the readers. Read it, execute it and live it.

Even the cover page is inspiring and gives a clue on what’s hidden inside the book. The title and the tagline apts well with the book which makes it a quick pick. And the author has proved that this book is not just a guidebook for success but also a reservoir and storehouse of strength and motivation.

Verdict : 

Best motivational book to every dreamer with a goal.

Ratings :

Cover : 4.5 / 5

Title : 4 / 5

Blurb : 4.5 / 5

Content : 5 / 5

Presentation : 4.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5

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Book review, Review

Review of LOVE NEVER DIES by Sneha

Title : Love never dies

Author : Sneha

Genre : Romance

No. Of pages : 117

Price : Rs. 135/-

Published by : Notionpress publishers

Blurb :

When Nikshay and Mishika met for the first time in college, it was nothing more than ordinary. A confused guy, an emotional girl brought together by the sheer force of destiny. 

Hate turns love, love turns problem!! Add to it the flavour called circumstances and you have it all. 

Problem, that has root in traditions that deeply engraved in this country! Will they still find their love, after all this? Come and explore for yourself! 

Take the thrilling journey of love, friendship, traditions and “Indian family” and explore how “Love never dies”.

Review :

Love never dies – A book which deals about the struggles everyone face in the path of attaining their real love.

The story is set in the backdrop of a college where Nikshay and Mishika are classmates. After some formal fights and egos in college, they realise that they have fallen in love. But Nik retards in accepting Misha’s proposal since he was diagnosed with brain tumour. When he recovers from his illness, he realises that time had already run a lot and Misha was married. Further, he tries to move on in his life when Misha crosses Nik’s path again as someone else’s wife. Later, the book unveils the answers for whether Nik got back Misha?? Did their love survived through all the odds??

Love never dies – an usual love story which makes you believe that no matter what, real love never dies. The story was elegant and the author has conveyed her thought easily. Also the book has delivered some important messages for this generation adults that none should ever hurt others because it doesn’t take much time to return back to us and also parents shouldn’t force their intutions info their children. Also the book deeply explains about friendship, relationships and marriage.

The language was good with lucid words but the narration was not satisfacfory with the same word, repeating million number of times. The narration makes the book boring. Every characters are described well but the book loses its coherence at some extent. The printing format of the book could have been changed to regular formats to make the reading more comfy.

The cover page was eye soothing and the title also apts well with the plot of the book. 

Verdict : One time read.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 3.5 / 5

Characters : 3.5 / 5

Narration : 2 / 5

Plot : 3 / 5

Overall rating : 3 / 5

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Book review, Review

Review of THE QUEST OF THE SPARROWS by Kartik Sharma, Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma

Title : The Quest of the Sparrows

Author : Kartik Sharma, Ravi Nirmal Sharma

No. Of pages : 261

Price : Rs.195/-

Publishers : Rupa Publications

Blurb :

A seemingly ordinary young man forced to become a guru takes a leap of faith and sets off with his followers on a taxing journey that changes their mindsets and lives forever. Inspired by the carefree life of a sparrow, reluctant guru Partibhan takes off on a 600 kilometre expedition on foot to test his theory of practical spirituality. He believes that human beings can become powerful creators, but the desire to secure the future makes them mere survivors. However, survival isn’t the only goal of life. A much bigger role, a higher calling awaits us. Will Guru Partibhan and his disciples complete the journey? Will they discover their true potential and find everlasting joy? Looks at the importance of spirituality in today’s fast paced world. A must read for all those feeling burnt out and wondering about the ‘higher purpose’ of their lives. The story of a young man who finds his calling in life, written in a relatable manner.

Review :

The quest of sparrows is a book which will take you on a spiritual journey to quench your thirst to know about life.

The book is explained from three persons perspective –

Nikhil, from London is a normal man with every luxuries. But his disoriented family sets him to take a spiritual journey to India in search of peace.

Sanjeev, a detective was alloted a mission to spy on the great guru, Parthiban to find whether he is a real guru or a fraud?

Parthiban, the great guru ascends the throne after his dad Parmanand. Having experienced a dark past after his father left him alone to take over the spiritual path, Parthibhan loses faith in both divine and his dad. Further the story is built on how Parthiban realises his worth and his connection with divine. Later he practices practical spiritual journey of 600 kilometres with his followers and preach them what life actually is.

Further, the book is built on how the spiritual journey affected the life of these three people and also the life of other fellow followers.

The book is not just a spiritual book but also if serves as a self helping book which teaches us the meaning of life. Every events which occur during the spiritual journey leaves an ever lasting message to the human kind. The book is very well woven with motivational thoughts and it grips the readers to the story till the end. It enlightens and purifies the soul of the readers. The book is composed with simple words and lucid language. Also it is divided into many chapters which makes the reading easy. The first person narration helps to maintain coherence with the book. The characters were also neatly explained with utmost reference. The theme is engaging and helps to attain more knowledge about divine.

The book cover deeply explains the content of the book to unleash the locked soul from the caged body. The title and the tagline sufficiently supports the theme and grabs the attention of the readers. The blurb could have been more detailed to give some clue on the content of the book.

Verdict : A life changing book which blesses you with a new perspective to see the outer world.

Ratings :

Cover : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 3.5 / 5

Title : 4 / 5

Storyline : 4.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5

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Author interview, Interview

Interview with Saket Suryesh – the author of “The Rude Tenderness of Our Hearts” 

Here I come up with the interview of Saket Suryesh – the author of “The Rude Tenderness of Our Hearts”.

Thanks to Vishnu Chevli sir for availing me this chance.

1. About Saket Suryesh:

The most important and defining aspect of my being is my being a father. Everything flows from there. Writing, Living and being all of it. Mostly we all write witih a view of the future. It is like being stranded on a lost ship and leaving a message in the bottle, with a hope that it will reach somewhere and will be read.

2. Discuss the special features of your book which will make the readers prefer your book over others.

The stories are not complex. I always believe to have too many incidents in a story, characters will have to be pretty accident-prone. My characters are mostly not. Stories come from events unfolding around us. Only thing is that I look at them from a different perspective, try to imagine and fictionalize the story behind very ordinary characters, and faceless names- in our lives, in newspaper headlines. I believe it is the duty of a writer to do that and try create a sense of empathy. Secondly, I always consider myself as a word-worshipper. I am not the one for clean, plain language. Not that I favour the frivolous. I love language when it is elegant and accurate. I try to take care of it in my writing. The elegance of language makes literature readable and message reaches the readers hidden in the beautiful covers. 

3. Being a debut author, what are all the hazards you underwent in the publishing process?

One of the biggest challenge is the lack of knowledge of the writing Industry. See, to know writing and to know the writing industry are two very different things. Previously I had self-published couple of poetry books and a book of essays. Partridge experience was more structured which was kind of first-time experience for me. However, the Industry today is a full- fledged market enterprise and run by well-networked individuals. It is easy to fool oneself in believing oneself to be Salinger material. For every writer, the self-image of isolated work is enchanting but the world is cruel. As a writer, one critical part of writing is editing and revision. This is one very critical part filled up by a good publisher. Usual ones would run word-check and go with it. I find that challenge in my book as well when I read many stories once printed. The difficulty is that it is very difficult to go back once the book is printed. Therefore be very critical to be fussy about editing and revision.  Poor editing and mistakes spoil many good stories. I have seen that in this book. Other thing is reaching out to traditional media is very important if the book is important to you. It might take time, but Amazons of the world cannot compensate for the loss of bookshelf space in next-door book shop. It hurts when your work created with a lot of affection misses eyeballs, while many a times, some sloppy work would also reaches a wider audience through traditional publishers. 

4. When did the thought of writing sparked in you?

I used to write as a little child as well. Being the only child, there was always a brooding sense of loneliness which written words would fill up. Then through my Engineering, I used to write on last page of my engineering books and on empty cigarette packets. Like any young man at any time and age, I was lonely, confused and dissatisfied with the world at large and writing was my way of getting back at the world which I did not understand. Then there was a lull period post- marriage as I went about setting the house in order, getting a job. Once I had a daughter in 2008, I felt it was a time to go back doing what I promised to myself when young, that is to write. So I began writing in earnest- while at home, while commuting in the metro, while at the airport waiting-halls, in Hotels while traveling for work. 
5. Discuss your favourite books and your inspiring icons??

This is a difficult one since I read a lot. My favourite books would be Orlando and The Waves by Virginia Woolf, The Great Gatsby- Scott Fitzgerald, Lord Jim and The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Insulted and the Humiliated, Crime and Punishment and Notes from the Underground by Dostoevsky, Middlemarch – there are many. Among the contemporary writers, I love reading Julian Barnes, loved The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Salinger Years by Joanna Rakoff. I have a bias towards to older generation writers, but that is mostly because I feel there has been huge amount of great work which already has been already written and I feel I have not read much of it. It is like I am trying to make up for a lost education. 
6. “The Rude Tenderness of Our Hearts”, is all about the emotions of a people undergoes. Is there any particular reason behind choosing this theme??

Well, Stories were not written around any common theme. I was the only thing common that they have and could be reflective in the nature of writing. I took to writing stories much inspired by a speech by Ray Bradbury who advised that any writer who feels stuck in his novel should write stories. Stories have almost the same structure as a Novel, with a limitation of space and are a good practise. If you see the introduction to The Rude Tenderness of Our Hearts, I refer to the difficulty in naming a collection of stories for each story is independent in texture, theme and direction. All stories whether about the war or honour killing are in the end looked at from the aspect of emotions, thereby the name. Unless we cover the emotional aspects of the events, we are not being a writer, we are then being a journalist. It is not that I am deriding the work of a journalist, but that is not what I have set out to be. 
7. Where you see yourself after 10 years in this literary field?

Would like to have written few novels. I hope I will have more structure to my literary life and will have more acceptability to my writing. 

8. Some notes on your upcoming books?

One I am currently writing about a daughter trying to understand her parents, another is still in my mind. Also would love to write a children’s book. I had started but is still stuck. I am also trying to put together a book of Indian mythological stories from modern perspective. Not that I will have mythological characters swearing like modern day people, rather will try to give more real face to them. Something like Shiv and Shailputri in The Rude Tenderness of Our Hearts. 

Thanks Sanket Suryesh sir, for taking some time out of your schedule to answer my questions.

Blurb of the book ” The Rude Tenderness of our Hearts” :
Smith studying art at Yale, with a bright future ahead of him. He is not a man of half-measures. What happens when he falls in love? And who does he fall in love with? How much love is too much love? Surprise yourself with Love in Yale.Shiva is a man in mourning, an asocial man, even if great. What will a father do whose daughter falls in love with an ascetic and a warrior? How would she win in love if not by losing herself? Read to find how the story of Shiva and Shailputri ends. Sarthak is a modern man, with a modern family, trapped in the modern world. This day has seen him coming out as an undisputed winner in corporate warfare. He is rushing to meet those he loves- his wife, his daughter. What happens then? Will time bring solace or will he be Betrayed by Time? A soldier is beheaded on India- Pakistan border. His headless body comes back. Will his soul find its salvation in the patriotic reception he gets as a martyr, having served his country? He is an Indian soldier, he could belong to any country. Where is the resolution to the people who die in such conflicts? Are they great men destined for divinity or are they human, all too human, like me and you? Discover a different perspective of territorial conflicts in The Death of Soldier. These and three other stories are placed in different time, different worlds, with nothing but one common thread that runs across them, connecting them is a human heart beating across the book. Surrender to the magic of human heart.
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Book review

Review of THE INIMITABLE CHAOS OF LIFE by Maliny Mohan

Title : The Inimitable Chaos of Life

Author : Maliny Mohan

Length : 183 pages

Price : Rs 190/-

Genre : Short stories

Publishers : Story Mirror

Blurb :

A naive girl of eighteen is trapped in a dungeon, which changes her and her capturer’s life forever. Afar, tucked away in the sleepy terrains of a town in Kerala, a married woman is determined to revisit
a forbidden part of her past. A model-turned-MBA aspirant is scourged mentally for a decision she almost made three years back. Back in the
less happening village of Kanyapuram, an aspiring author loses a copy of her very first manuscript.
True to its title, ‘The Inimitable Chaos of life’ is an amalgamation of enthralling stories borrowed from the chaotic pages of life, which allure you to relive the multitude of unique emotions humans are made

Review :

The Inimitable Chaos of Life – A perfect book to stir out the emotions from the depth of your heart. This book is a combination of 14 different short stories which has the capability to leave an impact in the reader’s heart in one way or other. The author has narrated every stories with utmost care and so it helps us to maintain coherence with the book. Overall, this book is an amalgamation of struggles, chaos, pain, heartbreak, betrayal, love etc. Though every stories possess a different storyline, they all grabs the reader’s attention within finishing  a single page. And so it makes the book, an immediate page turner. Some stories also left me with tears since they depict the reality about the daily chaos which everyone undergoes in their life. And some will be forever close to my heart.

My favourite picks :

Sara – the story about the siblinghood of two orphans Sara and Thomas. This story will teach you about love – the love which never ends. I ended up with tears after reading this story.

A soulful chapter-Sonu – It deals with the bonding between a maid’s son and his owner who adopts him when life pushes him into tragedy.

Fortitude – This deals with the story of Seema, who ends up in jail after fighting against the injustice done to her sister.

And every story will leave you with a refreshment and a deep impact.

The another best part of the book is its language which grips the readers to the book. The author has very well weaved the plot of the book and teaches us the importance of relations, feelings, emotions and etc.. in our life. The words are very well knitted and helps to add some more words to our vocabulary. The cover is simple with an intriguing title which gives us a clue on the content of the book.

A great work.

Verdict : 

One of the wonderful books on reality which should not be missed.

Ratings :

Cover : 3 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 4 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Language : 5 / 5

Narration : 4 / 5

Over all ratings : 4.5 / 5

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Interview with Sandeep Sharma

Hello readers,

Here I come up with the interview of Sandeep Sharma – a well known author of four bestselling books and also the cofounder of Author Paradise Publishing house. 

Join with me to explore more about his writing career through this interview. Also I profoundly thank Sandeep sir for availing me this chance to make his interview.

About Sandeep Sharma :

Sandeep Sharma has written four novels, titled ‘Hey Dad! Meet my mom’, ‘Algorithm of the future’, ‘Let The Game Begin’and ‘Just a Few Lies’. He is currently working on his start-up venture named ‘Author Paradise’ that works for the benefit of Authors to provide them well-organized online & offline publicity. By education, he is a civil engineer who graduated from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. He is a well-known reviewer in the literary world and has reviewed more than 300 books.

When did the thought of writing and publishing a book sparked in you?

      My father loved writing but he never showed us what he wrote in those diaries and one day, he just burnt them all. That mystery pulled me towards writing. While publishing came to me when I read one book that was so bad that I instantly thought that I write much better than this and made up my mind to bring paperbacks.

What was your reaction when you received the paperback copy of your first book?

      For any author, this feeling is something for which we live. Being an average author (That 99% of the authors in India are) gives no pleasure. It’s not that you walk on street and people will start hooting your name or run for autographs, it’s not like you are getting paid in 5 digits (some are not getting even 3 digits). The only thing that forces us to write is that feeling of paperback. That’s how heavenly that feeling is! 

It’s not a walk in the grass to publish a debut book. How you managed to publish your work and what are the struggles you underwent in the process?

      I did Google search. I found Notion Press. Gave them a cheque of 50,000/- and within a month I became a published author. It was actually a walk in the grass *Evil smile*.
But what happened next was the nightmare. People who read my first book, just hated it. Bad reviews were almost nightmare for me. But the best part of this experience was that I learnt everything about the publishing industry pretty early and that helped me in my further projects. I am firm believer that if you want to learn how to fly, you should first experience falling.

How far is the support of your parents and acquaintances supplemented your writing career when you announced them about the idea of publishing a book?

      My father is the best father you can ever have. If I am confident about anything, he’ll support me without any question. He never asks how and why. I can understand how difficult it would be for him to permit me to do whatever I want. Even if my future son asks to quit engineering and start writing, I won’t allow him. But my father did.

Your four books are of different genre. Which book is close to your heart and why?? (It may be difficult to choose, but I’m eager to know the special one)

      It is actually very difficult but I think Let The Game Begin was the toughest to write and hence the closest.

Have you ever felt boring in the middle of writing a book? If the answer is yes, how you overcame those struggles.

      I feel this every single day and that’s why I write 4 to 5 books simultaneously. If I get bored of one, I start writing another one.

Your last two books “The Algorithm of Future” and “Just a Few Lies”, were published within a short time interval. How you managed to work on both the books simultaneously? 

      As I told you, I work on 4 to 5 books simultaneously. My next 3 books are ready, already. I am just delaying the publishing process because from marketing perspective, it’s not good to publish book in short interval.

Which time of the day you prefer to pen down your thoughts? Anytime or particularly during night. 

      I write whenever I feel like. You can find me writing for 12 hours straight or you can find me not writing a single word for 15 days straight as well.

Discuss your favourite books and also the inspiring icons who motivated you to write?

      My favourite author is David Baldacci. I am in love with the way he writes. He keeps the chapters crisp and keeps you on edge of the seat. I just try his writing style in my books. 

You are doing a great job by being one of the co-founder of the publishing house Author Paradise. What insisted you to establish a Publishing house?

      We believe that everyone can write and everyone has the right to say their story. This belief made us jump in the publishing field where there is no restriction on anyone. There’s no boundary that you can’t jump with us. If you have a story, we have the resources to bring it out. 

Any memorable or interesting encounters with the readers of your books or your fans?

      Well the best thing that has ever happened with me was an incident when I was in a restaurant and a small child (about 12 years of age) recognized me and said, ‘are you the author of hey Dad waali book?’ It was so good that I even now I can’t stop smiling memorizing that very moment. He then took my autograph on a tissue paper.

How you see yourself after 10 years in this literary field?

      I don’t know. I set goals for ongoing year only. 10 years is a long time.

Any advice for the budding writers to deliver a successful book and also to market them.

      Writing industry is cruel. Have patience and keep believing on yourself. Good things happen but take a hell lot of time.

Share some notes on your upcoming project.

        My next projects are:

1) Sequel to Let The Game Begin

2) Another Kindle novella named Stalker.

3) Novel named The Coin.

4)   And a surprise one *winks*

I thank the author for taking his time out from his schedule to answer my questions. Also I wish him to deliver more Successful books in future.

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