Aug 9, 2020

Canvass of a Mind- Book Review

Engrossing...Was the first reaction as I finished this book. After a long time I grabbed a love story, and was ecstatic that I chose this one. The riveting story coupled with a nail-biting twist and intriguing narration is the USP of the book. 

Let me tell you, the first thing that I liked about this novel was the names of the main characters -Akashi and Ipsha. The story is of these two sisters who have lost their parent in childhood, and live by themselves in Kalimpong. Apart from dealing with their love interests, the story revolves around the bonding and relationship that the two sisters share in their life .

It takes pace when a stranger follows Ipsha and leaves down mysterious love notes for her. Wooed by these alluring love notes, she gets attracted to the stranger and falls in love with him. 

But will Ipsha be able to flourish her love with a stranger, and sustain her strong bond with Aakashi all together?

“Nothing further...This is no spoiler, you have got to read the book”

It is a very compelling book, and I finished it too soon. I prefer reading in gaps of time and sometimes I drag a book for weeks or a month, but this book didn’t let me do that and kept me off the hook with its gripping tale. Though, in between it looked to be a bit of a bollywood lovestory but then the ending will change your entire impression about the book. I like books which surprise me at the end and this is one of them.

Why I chose this book?

I recently started reading books from Indian authors (took a halt for some years), and indiblogger introduced me to the author-Purba Chakraborty. I liked her writing style, the title of the book was unique, and it already had nice reviews so I grabbed it.

Who should read this book?

It is a psychological thriller in the backdrop of a love-story, and can be a very good weekend-read or a travel-buddy. All those who like good narration, love-story and psychological thriller can pick this book with no second thoughts.

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Aug 4, 2020

The five people you meet in heaven- Book Review

Enticed by the title and nice online reviews, I selected it and simply put I was amazed by this book, and the author’s thought process. Imagining heaven seemed next to impossible for me and even today I am clueless if I have to write about heaven but this book made me feel that how heaven could be. 

The story starts with the death of old and crippled Freddie in an accident. He worked as a maintenance person in the amusement park. It then takes Freddie to heaven where he gets to meet five people from his life on earth.  The people who had marked a significant life event in his life. He interacts with them and sets his mind free of all the prejudices and doubts that he had had while his time on earth.

 The story is very simple, but the USP of this book is the concept of heaven and a meticulous narration of the story. It is not a thriller, not a run down chase sequence, no mystery, but you would never want it to end. 

Why I rated this as four stars and not five?

I expected more description and context of Freddie's discussion with the fourth and fifth people. It was great but it did not match the way it was explained for the first three people. 

This book is not for people who only like fan-fiction, love-stories or run-down chase thrillers. This book is for readers who want to understand life, explore  people around them and ready to take inspiration from anybody and everybody. It will help you see your Life Mirror.

Happy Reading :)

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