BOOK REVIEW: SPIRITS OF TIME BEYOND A MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY

Book: Spirits of Time Beyond a Mysterious Journey

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Author: Madhuparna Suman

Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural

Published by: Notion Press

Number of pages: 213 pages

My Rating: 3/5

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

The story begins with describing Neel and Nandini, a young married couple who lead a hectic and fast paced life. In order to take a break from their routine, they decide to go on a holiday. They finalise Georgia as their vacation destination.

Once they reach Georgia, Nandini has a strange incident in the hotel bathroom but otherwise they have a great time exploring the country.

The trouble begins when they visit Growley Palace. While exploring the palace, Neel and Nandini get separated. Nandini wanders into a garden and spots a tree with only one big apple on it. Tempted, she takes a bite out of the apple and falls into a deep sleep.

In order to save his wife, Neel has to face an angry ghost who is set on getting revenge. The story goes back into the past at this point while Neel hears about the castle’s history and the ghost’s motive for revenge.

The question that arises here is that will Neel manage to vanquish the ghost and rescue Nandini? The reader needs to read the story to find that out.

BOOK REVIEW: TRAPPED BETWEEN LOVE AND TRAVELING

Book: Trapped Between Love and Traveling

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Author: Ranjeet Solanki

Genre: Fiction, Poetry

Published by: EduCreation Publishing

Number of pages: 157 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: The author/poet Ranjeet Solanki kindly provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The book is a collection of poems and abstracts. I loved the cover of the book as it depicts a traveller embarking on a journey.

I always find it difficult to review poetry as poetry is always a matter of perception. However the language used is simple and clear. Along with verse, there are various observations and musings of the author/poet in the book. The observations in the book mainly pertain to lost love and of course to travel.

If you are looking for a light read, and if you enjoy reading verse, I will certainly recommend this book to you. People of all ages can understand and enjoy the book. This book is ideal to be carried along on a journey to help understand the author/poet’s point of view in a better way.

Just for the reader’s information, in this book, the author/poet has voiced his thoughts which have occurred in the course of his travels across 12 states of India!

BOOK REVIEW: WHERE THREE EMPIRES MEET

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Author: E.F. Knight

Genre: Non-fiction, Travelogue

Published by: Rupa Publications

Number of pages: 368 pages

My Rating: 3.5/5

MY REVIEW: The publishers Rupa Publications provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

This book made a refreshing change from my recent reads as it is a travelogue. It is about a journey made by the author in the year 1891 to the remote (at that time) regions of Ladakh, Tibet and beyond.

The first thing that needs to be kept in mind while reading this book is that it is about a journey that took place about 127 years ago. At that time, life was much slower and people travelled at a leisurely pace. It does take some mental adjustment to keep reading about the “Empire” and the “natives”!

The author has vividly described the regions visited as well as given fascinating descriptions about the local populations as well as certain peculiar local customs.

I recommend this book to readers who are fond of reading travelogues and history. The book also has photographs taken by the author. The only thing that might put readers off is the length of the book, i.e. 368 pages.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: E.F. Knight was a barrister who gave up his profession to be a journalist.