Monday, 21 May 2012

Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Spark

This is the story of Logan Thibault, an ex-marine who after returning from Iraq went on a journey to find the woman whose photo he had found in Kuwait. Logan's friend had pursuaded him to take this journey since the woman's photo was lucky for him and that he owed his life to this particular woman. After Victor's death in a boat accident, accompanied by Zeus, a well trained German Shepherd, Logan came to Hampsten looking for the girl and took a below average job just to repay the debt of his life. Beth, the woman in her late 20s had her initial reservations about the Marine but with time it faded away as her 10 year old son Ben and her grandmother, both found Logan to be honest and likeable. Beth's ex, Keith Clayton is the villian in the story. The character of Beth's Nana is Strong and has a habit of using phrases that no one seems to understand. Logan is an alpha-male character. Ben is a sweet, intelligent child. Beth seemed to be a weak character.
It's a love story but not too mushy

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The bestseller Young Adult fiction by Suzanne Collins, and the first
of the triology is about a dystopian society in future where the
freedom of people spread over 12 districts are controlled by President
Snow, the chief of Capitol. District 13 was vapourised by Capitol
several yeras ago for an uprise against Capitol. And in rememberance
of that victory against rebels and as punishment to the successors of
the rebels, every year Hunger Games are conducted by Capitol where a
girl and boy from each district is drawn through lottery and all the
candidates are placed in a challenging arena. Only one of the 24
candidates can win the game by surviving the challenges and
eliminating the other candidates.

The story is written in first person from the view point of Katniss
Everdeen, a sixteen year old teen from district 12 who nominated
herself into the games to save her twelve year old little sister
Primrose, whose name was drawn for the games. The boy from district 12
was Peeta Mellark, who had secret crush on Katniss since childhood.
Fate had placed the two teens in hunger games where clearly the death
of one of them is required for the survival of others.

Interesting story, I must say with plenty of action and emotion.

Definitely a good read, I would give it a 3 out of 5.

Let the Hunger Games Begin! :)

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown: My Take

Exams were over and I was visiting my parents for a week. Can you tell me what's better than hone cooked food? Well it's home cooked food, lazy days and few good books at disposal.

I knew Dan Brown's Da Vinci's Code and Angels and Demons have been quite popular and have also been turned into movies. So I knew I had to read the book and compare it with the movie.

So I downloaded the ebook and with the suspense building up with every turn of page and my ever increasing desire to know how the story ended, it took me about 1.5 days to complete the book.
Several murders including that of a genius scientist and chosen four cardinals, threat of illuminati and vatican church sitting on a timebomb, all placed together properly and we got a splendid suspense novel.

I will give it 4 out of 5 stars.

P.S. - Some people downplayed the book claiming it's far from truth. People it's not history. It's exactly what it's tagged in library, i.e., FICTION. Enjoy it with a steaming cup of coffee!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

May I Have a Few Moments Out of Your Busy Schedule?

Now, what would your answer be to a question like above, specially when your busy schedule isn't really very busy afterall and that the person asking for your precious few minutes is your neighbor?

Exactly! Just like you I would have tried to bypass his request, (however I maintain a very helpful approach towards female neighbors) if I was not so sure that my neighbor was too sure that I wasn't busy at all.
"Sure..", I shrugged my shoulders and looked at him. "What do ya want me to do?"
"Nothing much...", my neighbour RG replied. Suddenly I felt like an innocent fish tangled in a net, to which I wasted no thought. "It would take 5 mins. A few designs are all that you have to make", he completed hia words.
"Umm.. Okay...", I stammered. "What kinda designs?", I asked, with my eyed focussed at him.
"Oh.. Just a few visiting card designs.. Say 10-15...", RG dropped his last ball of the over as he extended his USB modem towards me. "What the heck.." And that project took 8 hours!

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