Book: The Mind Game
Author: Devika Das
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Published by: Blue Rose Publishers
Number of pages: 203 pages
My Rating: 4/5
MY REVIEW: The author Devika Das kindly sent me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
This book can be deemed as a “self-help” or a “self-improvement” book. But what I really liked about the book is that the author doesn’t preach to the reader. Instead certain pearls of wisdom are imparted very simply and clearly to the reader.
The book has been divided into six sections: how to master your emotions, how to analyse people, how to live better with lies, how to strive for happiness, how to deal with anger and how to be happy in the workplace.
It is necessary to be guided in all these matters in the modern times when stress levels are at an all-time high and numerous people are struggling with unresolved anger, stress and depression.
There are many things in the book that the reader may already know. But when we struggle with certain situations in life, we tend to forget these things. Reading the book certainly helped me to get a fresh perspective on how to approach my life and problems.
I will certainly recommend this book to readers as motivating and inspiring. People of all ages can understand and relate to the book.
Book: The Diary on the Fifth Floor
Author: Raisha Lalwani
Published by: Rupa Publications
Number of pages: 164 pages
My Rating: 5/5
MY REVIEW: I received a copy of “The Diary on the Fifth Floor” by Raisha Lalwani in exchange for an honest review.
The story is about Savannah, a young woman who visits Dr. Rama Berry, a psychiatrist, whose clinic is located on the fifth floor. Initially, Savannah consults Dr. Berry under false pretences. However, the doctor sees through her deception.
Savannah leaves her diary with Dr. Berry. This diary contains her innermost thoughts. There are several stories and incidents narrated by her in the diary.
There is a deep, underlying message in the book. Seeking psychiatric treatment is considered to be a social stigma in our society even today. Are the stories and incidents written by Savannah in her diary real? Did they actually happen to Savannah herself? Will Dr. Berry be able to help her? What is actually wrong with Savannah? These are just some of the questions that arise while reading the book.
“The Diary on the Fifth Floor” is an extremely interesting story that is worth reading.
Book: The Fictitious Dream
Author: Ravish T. Ram
Published by: Notion Press
Number of pages: 158 pages
My Rating: 3/5
MY REVIEW: The author Ravish T. Ram kindly sent me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The story is fiction but the author has conveyed a motivational message by way of the story.
Rakvendra or Rak is a young man who suddenly finds himself in a dessert. He meets an old man there who leads him on a strange journey. At various stages in the story, Rak finds himself in a sanatorium, in a palace and in a forest.
He plays various roles, that of a husband, prisoner, guard and soldier. Is all this really happening to Rak or is this just a dream? What is the reason his life is taking so many twists and turns?
The story is worth reading in order to understand the underlying message the author wishes to convey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ravish T. Ram is a freestyle thinker and dreamer who wanted to become an author since early childhood.