BOOK REVIEW: FLUID

Book: Fluid

tempimageforsave

Author: Ashish Jaiswal

Genre: Non-Fiction

Number of pages: 210 pages

My Rating: 5/5

MY REVIEW: I received a review copy of Fluid from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The book begins on an interesting note with a few incidents based on different characters. The author uses these characters as an example to demonstrate how they are not ‘fluid’. He then goes on to explain his concept of being fluid.

The author has obviously extensively researched his facts before presenting them in the book. I was amazed to learn so many little known facts about various famous and historical personalities that have been narrated in the book.

So what is being fluid all about? Of course, the reader needs to read the book to find that out but if I am interpreting what the author means to say correctly, being fluid is all about not slotting oneself in a single category, but being multi vocational and knowledgeable in different fields.

There are many insights by the author about the rigidity of the educational system, in particular the divide between science and art.

The book and the concept put forward by the author is extremely interesting and thought provoking. I believe that everyone will definitely benefit from reading this book.

Advertisements

BOOK REVIEW: ONCE UPON AN IAS EXAM

Book: Once Upon an IAS Exam

tempImageForSave

Author: K. Vijayakarthikeyan

Genre: Fiction

Published by: Rupa Publications

Number of pages: 138 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: I was kindly provided with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The story is about Vishy, a young man from Chennai. Vishy qualified as a Mechanical Engineer but now dreams of becoming an IAS officer. In order to fulfil his dream, he needs to clear the UPSC exams.

After failing on his first attempt, Vishy now joins coaching classes to help him prepare for his next attempt. Vishy is now helped along his journey by his parents, his friend and love interest Rithika, his friends and teachers of his coaching classes.

The story brings to life the numerous pressures faced by the aspirants to attempt to clear the UPSC exams, one of India’s toughest exams. Will Vishy be able to withstand the pressure and crack the UPSC? The reader needs to read the book to find out.

If you are looking for a breezy and light read, I will certainly recommend this book to you. People of all ages can certainly understand and enjoy the book.