‘Dead lawyers tell no tales’ by Randy Singer is an interesting and intelligent book penned with intelligent imaginations. I loved the tale and loved the way author has presented it in a rare humorous way. The author’s pen has the power to draw the readers towards his writings.
The title of the book didn’t seem happening to me rather it did sound more confusing,not giving the clues of the content it holds.But after reading the blurb of the book,it seemed happening and I was excited to read it.
The protagonist of the story is Landon Read who was prisoned because he was charged of organizing a point-shaving scheme.To prove his loyalty and innocence,he earned a law degree and waited for the perfect time when he could prove his loyalty.Landon along with Harry McNaughten started to work on a murder case.From here,the story strengthen to its best.It equipped with suspense and thrill and I was turning its pages with no pause.
No doubt,author’s writing skill is excellent.But along with good writing skill a good plot is also necessary.So here it is the complete flavour of an excellent book.This book not only contains an excellent plot but also contains an appreciating writing style.Its worth to read this book and highly recommended and one would really enjoy reading this book.
Death is a mystery to everyone.A tragic phenomenon everyone has to believe on.But what actually is death.Why everyone has to face death? What happens after one dies? Many of such questions about death might strike your mind.But do you really get the answers?
‘Light On Death’ , a spiritual art of dying by J.Philips Jones focuses on the phenomenon ‘death’.Author J.Philips Jones gives light on the last rite of passage,caring for the soul, dying in higher consciousness, souls and their destinations and grieving and end of the sorrow.
This book is divided into chapters to focus on every topic very effectively.Author has also potrayed examples to not to make it completely philosphical and boring.The examples set made an effective impression and holds the power of explaining the theory on death in simple and understable language through liable tales.
The only thing I dont like about this book- the font style seemed cunning to my eyes.Rest all is beautiful and a good book it is if you want to try something unique and useful to know about.
This might be not one’s preferable book,but I would like to prefer this book who has questions regarding death and who usually jolts with the meaning of death.
While reading the Sherlock Homes series, few things definitely strike my mind- mystery,suspense,humorous tactics of solving cases,would be a wonderful reading journey and definitely an enjoyable reading.
This is the second book I’ve read of Author June Thomas.The first book (The Secret Journals) is comparitively better than this. After reading series of Sherlock Holmes, my expectations from the every next book in my to-read list headed up to a level. But this book is certainly of not that type.
Though the writing style is good and a easy reading book it is,but I felt the lack of imagination in bounding the mystery tales.The real essence of Sherlock Holmes is somewhat missing.Few stories are good to read and can give you a feeling of like really ready Sherlock Holmes series.
Concentration is required in every field of life.While studying,while doing a specific job,while cooking,while playing and in every field.It is the most desired element in every field of our day to day life to do our job at its best.
‘Improving your concentration skills’ by Godfrey Harris and Kennith Harris is a book concentrated on ‘Concentration’.This is a book co-authored by father and son,which gives us efficient ways to enhance our concentration.
This book is divided in three sections.
The first section deals with the basics of concentration where the authors let you know about what concentation really is,philosphical theory on concentration and some techniques of concentrating on concentration.
The second section is the excercise section.The second section tells us how to concentrate when distraction occurs and mind wanders and it tells about some steps we need to take while doing some work to be fully concentrated.
In third section,he concluded with the concentration thoughts.
Concentrating on a thing is really a problem with me.I couldnt concentrate on the thing the much as it requires.I had been told to do yoga but it failed as it also requires concentration.But one thing I could do with concentration that is reading books.This book really did a miracle.Though I’m not completely focussing but my concentration level is improved,no doubt.This book proved to be helpful for me.
‘100 Thoughts that lead to happiness’ by Len Chetkin Is a diminitive book festooned with 100 thoughts that will show you the path to happiness. All these 100 ways are very simple to evolve in life and author emphasised on every single thought in a very effective manner.
I didnt feel for a single time to put this book down.Though to be happy is not a very easy task specially in todays era where work has taken its toll.But it is must to be happy and feel happy in your working area too.This book also tell how one can be happy all of his/her life and it doesnt about of a particular field.
Who doesnt want to be happy?Who doesnt search for happiness? If happiness is missing in your life and you are searching and seeking for happiness then this is the book for you.I think everyone should go through this book.
All the 100 thoughts also tell you how to implement them in your life.Before this book,I have read other thoughts/quotes book too.But those books simply say their wisdom words but they didnt tell the way how one could implement them in their life.Learning wisdom pearls is another thing and implementing them in your life is another and is worthy.
This is the book which serves you more about happiness,show you the path to happiness and make you learn how to walk on that path.
‘Maharaja in Denims’ by Khushwant Singh is a book perfect for history lover. A flavored mingle tale of history and intrigue,marking the suspense till the end and holding back emotions at the end seemed quite impossible.
The title and cover seems appealing and unique to me when I hold it in my hands. The attire of Maharaja cladded in Denims seems aesthetic. From the combination of colors to the style of inscription I would rate five out of five stars to the title and cover.
Coming to the story, Hari,the protagonist of the story,an 18 year old guy belonged to a sikh family hails from Chandigarh who was suppose to be the incarnation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh when the flashback of his past life started haunting him and his girlfriend Suzzane.Suzzane tried every possible effort to reach to the truth and find out the mystery behind Maharaja Ranjit Singh,the lion of Punjab and his boyfriend past’s life. This created a beautiful ambiance. The story took its pace when Hari dwell in its past life
Through the author’s imagination his idea of coming up with a new era story encapsulated in history proved to be an aesthetic part. Though at some points history seemed to be stretched but it was required to make the story worthy at times.
An interesting story with fresh concept which will captivate you in its arm till the end but you just need to cope with the history part.
‘Over The Top’ by Zig Ziglar is a life turner book and very genuisely written.’Moving from survival to stability,from stability to success,from success to significance.’ This quote itself says the definition of life and being in the top.
This book is filled with principles worth to incorporate in life.This book is one among those book I would like to include in my list of good ‘self-motivation’ books.Yes,I’ll put it in my top reading list.
This book focuses on how to become ‘best-fit’ in your field and how to build your image best in your work.
Zig Ziglar teaches many lessons through this book.He not only taught to be good in sales and marketing or in any particular field,but also in how we can live our life to the best.The principles taught in this book are purely motivational and highly influencing.
I’ve read a ‘self motivational’ book from this author for the very first time and I wish to read more books from the same author to make my life more energized.
PEBBLES OF WISDOM is a compilation of quotes and insights by Sadhguru from several talks,sathsangs and discourses over many occassions and many years.
This collection of gems by Sadhguru is something that reminds the reader about ancient believes and mythologies.
Pebbles of Wisdom, a tiny book holds 108 strong strings of wisdom. These 108 pebbles of wisdom shows a mirror to life. A medicine to gulp down; let to heal the wounds of negative thoughts and come out with positivity.
It not only focuses on particular aspect but also gives a glimpse of other aspects of life.
108 quotes by Sadhguru ji, a yogi, Mystic, Visionary humanitarian who is a spiritual master with difference portrays some quotes relating them with examples. All the quotes has the power to change within oneself and to energises one’s soul by giving it a life.
It felt like every page has its own soul, every paragraph has its own lesson, every line has its own value, every word has its own magic and the way Sadhguru ji has blended them together constraining his thoughts of wisdom made it a magic book.
In short, this book has a mesmerizing power to empower your mind and to rekindle your hearts in very less words.
Which is more splendid according to you- A night in heaven or a night with your favourite book?
A night in heaven, of course. I want to know if it is same or different from my imagination. Then I would love to write a book “A night in heaven”.
How literature is changing its way nowadays?
The positive change has come by technology. Book reading gadgets and e-publishing has influenced the life of new breed of writers and readers. The negative change is depth in writing has reduced. Either the readers prefer to read light work or the writers are not taking up their profession seriously.
Which book you have completed in the shortest span?
Apsara. I wrote the whole book in trance, and flow of thoughts was so rapid that sometimes it was difficult for me to keep pace.
When had you started writing your debut book and how long it took to complete?
I had been writing poems, articles and stories since school days. My first book about Pushkar was published 18 years back. I wrote my debut novel “Tall man small shadow” in 2012 and it took about six months to finish it.
Focus on the incident of your life which turned you into a writer?
In my school when I was selected as Student Editor for School magazine.
Share your literary experience with us. I have enjoyed my journey so far. My publishers and reviewers are amazing. So far my three novels have been published by traditional publishers and I have self published two novels as eBooks. I find both the arenas are equally exciting. I see a great future in epublishing.
Define in your words
Life- Ferris wheel
Dream- Suppressed desires
Authors- scuba divers for pearls.
Your debut book “The Adventures Beyond Existence” is a paranormal romance. What would be your next book about?
A horror fiction. I have already prepared a rough draft and it is expected to be completed by early July.
When did you start writing ‘The Adventures Beyond Existence?
I started writing when I was in my school days – In January 2010 to be precise. However, I lacked courage and submitted it for the course of publishing almost three and a half years later!
If not literature then what?
Probably stick to a prototype course of study and get a decent job, world tour, football, insect photography – Everything which a lad of my age loves or wants to do!
Life is a ____ without books.
Joke. Life is a joke without books.
According to you, who is the king of literary world and why?
Very tough question. I prefer writing horror/paranormal romance and novels which people of every age group can read so obviously it has to be either of the two – R.L. Stine or Eoin Colfer. (Note: You didn’t mention queen so JK Rowling isn’t there) My sincere apologies are with almost a score of authors whom I didn’t mention.
Heaven or library. What would you choose and why?
Heaven. I would go to heaven and ask God to lend me enough money to own all the libraries!
At what age have you started writing?
I learnt writing ABCD when I was 11 months; short stories – when I was 11 years old and novels – when I was in class 11. And yes, my name has 11 letters! Coincidence?
When and how did the idea of writing a novel strike your mind?
Pattern of dreams! When I started to maintain diary, I didn’t write about my daily affairs in school, tution or day to day life. Instead, whenever I had a dream, I used to wake up and scribble it in my diary. One day, I decided to go through all the dreams I’d jotted down. Next, I eliminated the useless ones and set the interesting ones in order of sequence for eg. Which happening could follow the earlier event and which would provide me with a twist of plot and so on! Obviously I didn’t remember my dream everyday so before sleeping, I used to go for a nightwalk and roam around in isolated places like… a nearby underconstruction building – and when I reached the top floor, I used to imagine: Okay how can someone scare me? What can a ghost or spirit to do push me off this flat and so on! This is how I created my ‘paranormal romance’ The Adventures Beyond Existence!
What is happiness for you?
It means everything to everybody! Whatever we do, we do it for immediate or long term happiness! Same goes for me, like other living creatures. However, for me its spreading a smile on parents’ faces, love of siblings or most importantly, when a reader loves and reviews my book!
1. What do you like to do most-writing or reading?
Hard to say. I depends what I am up to. I try to do both read and write everyday, not always successfully.
2. Is there plan to write any book apart from thriller?
I’ve only completed three novels. They happened to be suspense stories, thrillers, but not the traditional type. Suspense stories demand a focused narrative and I enjoy the work it. Maybe one day a different kind of story might come up. For now, though, I have new ideas for more suspense and thrillers with a political side to keep me busy.
3. Which is your favourite thriller book and thriller movie?
There are wonderful books that are suspenseful and thriller-like that are the kind of book I’d like mine to have a similar feel, LIBRA by Don DeLillo, The Feast of The Goat, by Vargas Llosa are very high on my list. I watch a lot of movies, I get a kick of the Jason Bourne films.
4. What draws you in this particular genre?
What draws me to suspense is natural a process, for me. I don’t question what wants to get on the page as much as I mold it, like a sculptor who sees a figure inside at a block of stone. I chip away until it becomes clearer to me and I can narrate it simply.
5. How was your writing experiencing with your first book?
My experience with my first book was one of discovery. It came out of a short story that a group of my friends read and said I had to turn into a novel. I wrote it for them, in a way. They read the first draft in weekly installments. I was strict with the dealines, a chapter a week. The book ended up including maybe 60% of that original draft, but the basic plot was there.
6. Books are like what to you?
Books are small miracles. They can teach you about yourself in ways that no other art form can. One learns from books without the sense of being taught. Books have the magic of making one feel to be the discoverer, to forget someone wrote it, what one experiences during the reading becomes personal.
‘Seeds of Success’ by Jack Myrick is a book which would take less from you and serves you more. A complete balanced story with lot more to learn.
The protagonist of the story Sam after losing his mother and sister falls into the pit of despair. He was living with his grandmother. His despaired life plunged into depression when the buisness had gotten very tough in Natchez. From his co-worker he got to know of being laid off from the job. This gave him a push in the pit of depression.
With the help of colonel uncle, who taught him the five seeds of success, he became the apple of his boss’s eyes by perfectly sowing those seeds of success in his life. The five seeds of success this book comprises of are-
Excel first, reap later
Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Work with a sense of urgency.
Be the solution, not the problem.
Never say “It’s not my job.”
The examples quoted by the colonel were powerful and the way writer has potrayed each character in few words is more than appreciable. If everyone has someone like Sam’s colonel uncle in their life, no one would feel down and rise up easily even he/she has been once fall down in the pit of depression.
Beautiful tale of Sam presented in a very descent way. The essence of love added more charm to the story. A book worth to read and highly recommended.
Most beautiful lines from the book- Life is all about people, and people are the real joy in life. Things were created to be use and people were created to be loved. But all too often we love things and use people.
‘Wise Enough to be Foolish’ is a fictionalized memoir that traces the journey of an Indian girl’s life, with all its challenges and delightful surprises, as she blossoms from an insecure child into a confident young woman.The novel deals with the adventure, laughter and heartache, as she balances her love life with her struggle for independence.
The story itself revolves around Gauri’s transformation, from a tomboy to a brave woman who marries, gets divorced & finally finds ‘magic’! Being the middle child is never easy and Gauri is no exception to this rule. She harvests not just courage but shows enough courage to prove the world wrong.She walks down the memory lane and talks about her childhood, her youth, her school life, college life, and career and about the many problems she faced during her journey of 28 years.She faced the problems head-on and carved out her own destiny. This novel offers you a look into the thinking pattern of girls and how they analyze a situation or a relationship, be it with their parents, with their friends or with their lovers and husbands.
This story of her life experience will surely inspire those women who are in need of moral support to take the correct path in their life. I would definitely say Gauri has been enough honest throughout her roller-coaster ride. The title is very catchy and suitable.
In Kaithali Street, the days get boisterous for Arjun with the arrival of an American researcher and his son – Mr.John and Julian John. Arjun’s friendship with the Yankee teen develops to tremendous dimensions through unexpected events of adventure and humor. While Julian John enjoys everything around him in the foreign land,with a tourist’s air of frolic.
Events take unexpected turns,separating the teens to the distant corners of the world.However, they are able to keep their friendship strong, despite the distance and time.
Synopsis lucidly depicts the tale.
A Kaithali Street Tale by Arjun Chandrashekhar is a story of two friends Arjun and Julian and their hangout tales in the street. I was back to my school days. I felt like I was reading a detailed chapter of my English course book.
There were characters whose names are in Tamil which often drew misconception and difficult to recognize till the ending. There were also some sentences and words in Tamil but the author has provided its translation too. It has the complete essence of Kaithali street. A novella of 96 pages where you can find a beautiful tale of true friendship.
It is a good book for school students who love to read and wants to increase their vocabulary. As good vocabulary is used by the Author.
I was always glued to fictional / non-fictional stories of love, romance, suspense and thrill. I never tried my hand at a Business/Strategy book nor did I wish to. When I got this book to review, I was wondering how could I review it, as it seemed difficult to even read. But I had to do it.
When I started reading this book, I was soon engrossed in it completely. I kept on flipping pages, time kept on ticking and I didn’t have the slightest idea of time and I completed it in a single sit.
Chanakya’s Seven Secrets of Leadership – Swami, Amatya, Janpada, Durg, Kosha, Dand, Mitra. There are Some salient features of each of this seven secrets of Chanakya’s; means secrets within secrets. This book dealt with real and inspirational stories of people who remained unknown to many. I was astonished to see how intensively one could write such a mind throbbing thing. Old stories have been taken from history to set examples. The language was easy to understand and far more to shoot your mind. Most of the examples were set on a great leader D. Sivanandhan.
As mentioned above it was the first time I was reading such a book, so reviewing this book like any other wouldn’t be fair enough. I’m just telling what changes and challenges it brought in my life.
– Be ready to accept the changes.
– Plan for the best and worst scenarios
– Always consider yourself a leader
– Make people feel happy and secure in your leadership
– To do leadership its not necessary to have the tag of a ‘Leader’. One is a leader in one’s own aspect.
– Accept your faults and be true to yourself.
– Think and put it on action.
– Stick to your goal.
– Sharing success and failure stories with others so that they can learn
– Listen to other’s stories so that you can learn.
– Leadership is making the impossible possible
– Keep on learning.
– One should be open minded and ready to learn from everyone.
– It is foolish to take everyone’s advice. This book is not only for the people who are in management and corporate world, but for everyone who is keen to live life and wish to attain success in every aspect of life. A book that would balance your mind and enliven your thoughts.
My favourite quotes from the book:
– “Common sense is not so common.” “Leadership is not by rank or designation; it is by attitude and competence.”
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