Friday, 30 November 2012

Book review: 45 days in a cancer hospital

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

ISBN-13: 9789381576823

ISBN-10: 9381576823

No. of Pages: 298

Format: Paperback

Language: English

About The Book:

I have been reading quite a number of feedbacks on Alka Dimri Saklani’s 45 Days in a Cancer Hospital, as soon as I finished reading it. My eldest daughter is a book bug (she finds “book- worm” a clich├ęd term). A couple of days ago she suggested- I should read books with the aim to analyze them in different ways. Now most of the reader feedbacks about this book are theme oriented. People have spoken at length about- suspense, mystery and even believed it to be a bordering medical drama. I would like to look at the book from the feminine point of view.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Book Review - The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

Author: Anita Amirrezvani
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 464
Price: Rs. 325
ISBN Number: 0755341422

Book Blurb:

Set in seventeenth-century Iran, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the powerful and haunting story of a young girl's journey from innocence to adulthood. A village girl's dreams of marriage end on the death of her father. Cast on the mercy of relatives in fabled Isfahan, she and her mother are reduced to servitude until she reveals a talent for designing carpets – an invaluable skill. Hope is short-lived, for a disastrous, headstrong act results in the girl's disgrace. Caught between forces she can barely comprehend, she faces a life lived at the whim of others – unless she is prepared to risk everything and choose a future based on her own strength and will.

Paulo Coelho's The Winner Stands Alone - A Book Review

Book:  The Winner Stands Alone
Author: Paulo Coelho (Translated by Margaret Jull Costa)
ISBN:  0061750522
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages: 343
Language: English
Size: 7.9 x 5.3 x 1 inches

About the Book:

'The Winner Stands Alone' is a contemporary psychological thriller written by a renowned Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho. The event is set during the Cannes Film Festival and the target venue has been the Hotel Martinez throughout the story. The novel begins and ends with the clock ticking showing the day hours gradually shifting to the evening time and finally the night hours, and completing a full 24-hours time period. Within this period, the author has very tactfully sketched the minds of people through his protagonists' thoughts and mannerisms.

A Book Review - The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Author: Sue Monk KiddFormat: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 384
Price: Rs. 395
ISBN Number: 0755330021

About the Book: 

I have been a passionate novel reader since my school days and this habit has lingered even after my marriage. I have been a member of the book library in my city for many years from now. For this month, I chose the book, 'The Secret Life of Bees' written by Sue Monk Kidd for my daughters to read. Guess what, I also read this book and find it simply awesome. The crisp story lines and the style of narration made me to ponder into the depth of this book. 

Friday, 2 November 2012

A Review - The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)

Book: The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Price: Rs. 720
Publishers: Vintage Books USA
ISBN: 0099464462

Book Blurb:

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is a dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion. It is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, "The Time Traveler's Wife" is destined to captivate readers for years to come.