I had a fable book “When animals could talk” with lovely short stories. After reading it, I wished animals could still talk. The squirrel in the garden would tell me where it was always hurrying, the birds would narrate stories about the faraway clouds, and the roadside puppy would confide if it wants to visit my home. But none of them ever answered though I never gave up trying to talk to them. Oh, the dreams of childhood!
Nihar Pradhan’s novel Voice of nature reminded me of those days. However, then I had never thought that animals or plants might be unhappy. I wasn’t old enough to understand the trauma, we humans have dealt to nature. In this novel, a little kid named Haiku can communicate with the trees, the animals. He is a little bewildered at first. Later, he realises it’s a responsibility. Would plants, animals, and humans live in harmony if they understood each other? Is communication the key? Continue reading Voice of nature: will you listen?→
The Bones of You is a gripping psychological thriller. It makes you wonder about the things we take for granted. How much do we really know about people around us? We see everyone according to our own perceptions. But maybe, just maybe underneath the superficial charm, someone might be a sociopath. Continue reading Book Review: The Bones of You→
The magic Straw Hat took me to the time, I was a little kid sitting next to my grandmama, listening to her tales of her own experiences, and magic from far-off lands. I used believe her enchanting tales, and hope for magic in my life. Then, go back to her and regale her with my magical moments.Continue reading Book Review: The Magic Straw Hat→
There are some books which you glance through the pages, and continue reading when you find time, and then there are others which you finish in one setting. Because once you start reading, you just can’t keep it down. Somebody I used to know belongs to the second category. Once I started reading, I had to read on, to find out what happens next. Continue reading Book Review: Somebody I Used To Know→
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
—Christopher Paolini, Eragon
Publisher: The British Library Crime classics published by Poisoned pen press
Publication Year: 2015
Book Cover: Cute
I love historical mysteries – the mysteries written in the era when there wasn’t much technological advance in crime detection. The detectives at the time had to rely on keen observation, and their intellectual prowess, which made an interesting plot for fiction. Though the technical stuff makes for an interesting non-fiction, it makes a tedious fiction if not handled correctly (which is what most of the authors do).
It turns out that I have been nominated by not one, but two bloggers for this challenge. Only WordPress has this tendency of classifying some of my genuine comments as Spam, so I missed the comment.
To compensate for missing out the blogger’s tag on day one, I’ll post two quotes today. Since, I love quotes, this works very well for me. :)
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”