Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Review Diaries (Cornucopoem)

Sometimes a poem makes your mood while at other times it makes you think.
This collection made me do both.
This book has a plethora of subjects, on which the writer has based the poems on. Some of these topics are part and parcel of everyone's life. Like for example, a student who begs his parents for some understanding and patience coupled with a dose of support. Everyone goes through ups and downs in their lives and when they are down one needs some love and care to join the fight of life again with full swing. 
Loved every one of them and also the explanations of what inspired these poems into existence.
The one about the student made real special mark in my heart along with the one which talks about the students of the writer's ex school.
Looking forward to more lovely poems.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Review Diaries (The Place Where Rivers Meet)

A very intriguing read.
What first attracted me was the cover and then  the story took the cake and the whole book in it's entirety was awesome!
Written from the point of view of not one person but many a persons and a pair of love birds, the book was brimming with stories.
There were times when it felt like I was listening to my grandfather talking about the good old days and while at other times it felt like listening to myself going on an adventure.
What made this book such an amazing experience was the fact that which ever pov you are reading they are all exact in their dealings with the story and the people related to it.
All in all this one made my day.
Ps I am trying to set a theme to my reviews.
Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Review Diaries (A Tryst With Tristan by Pravan Rao)

This fast faced book can't be called a romance in the very typical or conservative sense.
Imagine reading through someone's memoir and that is what you get with this book.
The journey of young boy and his relationships till date.
The book, for me, ended too soon so I guess there will be a book 2 where we will know more about his relationships and how his life is after this phase is over.
The story is very fast paced much like Tristan's life and very to the point and straight forward.
Ps I tried a new way of clicking pictures...
Hit or miss?

Friday, June 12, 2020

Review Diaries (The Good, The Bad and The Sillyby Ranjit Kulkarni)

Name of the book- The Good, The Bad and The Silly
by Ranjit Kulkarni.
Stars given- 4 on 5 stars.
My take on the book-
Being a big classics fan the title of this book reminded me of this movie that I had once seen, like ages ago 
Now back to the book, as the cover suggests this book is a comedy and since I have a weird relationship with comedy I was in parts delighted and also dreading the book.
It's about this guy and his wise friend- philosopher-guide, the narrator and how they take on different aspects of life .
There was this one instance when the narrator talks about the three wives, as in the three friends had three wives but nevertheless in the context of the story it was like a jolt and then laughter.
There might have been an instance or so where I felt a tad bit editing was necessary but that can all be ignored on the grounds that this is the author's debut.
Quick question- How do you like your funny?
I need tons of sarcasm and loads of dry humor.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Review Diaries (An Ordinary Girl with Extraordinary Powers by Himanshu Goel)

Name of the book- An Ordinary Girl with Extraordinary Powers by Himanshu Goel.
Stars given- 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book-
This was one cool collection of poems.
Personally I adore reading poems and this made my evening very happy. The book has four parts, namely a. Superpowered, b. Ordinary origins, c. Inevitable flaws, and d. Extraordinary sidekicks.
Each poem is 3 to 5 lines but somehow it always gets the idea across.
My favorite in Superpowered was the comparison of her powers to that of a gambler who was at the end of his rope and nothing left to lose. 
On the other hand in the second part which was ordinary origins, I really liked the one about her hard earned wings.
Trust me on this, these poems will make you happy.