Saturday, December 21, 2013

[Book Review] The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Title : The Alchemist (Originally - O Alquimista)

Author : Paulo Coelho

Publisher : HarperCollins

ISBN13: 9780061122415

Pages : 197

Published Date : 1st May 1993 

My Ratings : 4 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

[Sample Chapters Review] The Exiled Prince - Ravi

After enjoying The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi, though its end didn’t suffice my expectations, I am developing a kind of interest in reading such mytho-thrillers. When I was searching for more of such genre The Aryavarta Chronicles by versatile Krishna Udayasankar, a trilogy of Mahabharata retelling, caught my attention. Its two books - Govinda and Kauravas - are available in markets. I am fully intentional to read this trilogy whenever its concluding book - Kurukshetra - will be released. The thing that is similar in these series and the factor that fascinated me is the authors had depicted Indian Gods and Goddesses as normal human beings with their exciting adventures.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Unfolding The Dreams

What is the last thing you remember about your dream? Now, don’t start scratching your head, trying to recall those cloudy visions, because more your mind labours for it, faster it slips away.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

[Book Review] Luwan of Brida - Sarang Mahajan

Title: Luwan of Brida

Publisher: Periwinkle (Imprint of Popular Prakashan)
ISBN: 978-817991-671-1
Pages: 278 

Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Published Date : 15th December 2011

Rating: 4.5 of 5

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

[Book Review] The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson

Circumstances were odd, really odd when I picked up this book to read. After all, who do you expect to read a novel during preparation leave? I did. Either it was boredom from engineering books or my fate that compelled me to read something else. And, what could be better than the first book of the brand new series by Brandon Sanderson!

The Rithmatist, is a compelling piece of Young fantasy that delivers the whole way through. Sanderson hits all the right notes when it comes to all the usual YA themes; coming of age, the meaning of true friendship, loyalty, perseverance, and even a didactic against bullying. As expected in a Sanderson novel, the magic system is completely unique. The basic idea is that specially gifted individuals can write complex diagrams which control chalk drawings (called “chalklings”). At times the magic system is overly complicated, but it’s original and by the end of the book it all comes together quite masterfully.