शुक्रवार, मई 09, 2014

I shall Not Hear the Nightingale

After a very long time i have read such fine novelty by Late. Mr. Khushwant Singh. One of the finest stories i have read so far told with such ease and simplicity. What a writer, what command over the language, bluntness, openness, situations, characters, narration and spellbinding story telling. 

The novel was all set to convey the story of a family where each family member have got their own independent thinking and ways of living yet they are bonded together with love, affection, respect, dedication, loyalty, tears, gratitude, attitude, and faith in Almighty. 

The loyalty of a magistrate towards the British Raj with the heart of a father for a son at home, the belief and affection of a mother and a wife, the generative, passionate, blooming hale of a young wife, the sincerety of a son and a husband, whimsical and flirtatious youth, the rake lover, opportunistic Infidelity, honesty of maid and servant, patriotism in human genes, obedience and truthfulness of a tamed dog and sympathies of an english man towards an indian family. Full on drama, suspense, action, thrill, sex, murder, plotting, crime, jail, politics, manliness, womanhood all this and lot more....excellently composed and swarmed in the form of a book. 

The character of Sarbhai is really very humble and devoted. Marvellous job done with her characterization. Complete portrait of Indian mother. I had tears in my eyes while reading about her demise in the chapter. Such a dignified and true portrait of Indian woman. 

Well...! Its the first novel that i have read by him and i can proudly say that i have an urge to read more by him. I am totally in love with his writing. The novel indeed is really very engaging. I completed it in 3 days. The more i read the more i crave to know more. Its been really an awesome experience. 

Will recommend it to everyone who like to read and also to those who don't like to read because after reading this they will start liking to read books.

शनिवार, मई 03, 2014

My Review for the book - Potluck

Potluck - Just finished reading this book. 

A bouquet of thoughts framed into stories featuring amazing collection of soulful exaggerations, sensible, intriguing, engaging, full swing drama, emotions, love, pain, relationships, memoirs, peace, devotion, adoration and so much more...that seems just plain truth inspite of being imagination. A book full of variety from all aspects of life which makes it a good read with a enjoyable but kindda serious starting... of course the book is DAMN GOOD !!!... Finally everything starts to interwine as you start reading the book and you just go mesmerised until you finish the book.. you won't be able to keep the book down once you start it and thats a guarantee!! 

I have just finished reading this book. Nicely woven basket of short stories. Seems totally realistic. Featurelessly narrated. Apposite characters. Enjoyable wordings. Congruous vocabulary.  After reading the stories i am having a feel that this book may have a potential to create buzz among the masses as the stories are close to reality and rings a ting in readers mind by reminding of similar incedents that may have happened with him in past. I wanted to give a detailed storywise review but due to scarcity of time avoiding it. So i will be giving complete analysis of the book in one go. 

The stories are really good. But just have one question in mind - why to start a book with an incident that ends up with such sad ending of blood and death ? Something jovial, happening, interesting, comical, and sparky must have been used to generate a fire in the minds of the reader and to develop excitement and interest in this book. Otherwise all other stories are quite decently told. Overall reading this book is a satisfying experience.

Some of my personal favourite stories that i enjoyed reading and liked most are : 

1. Pink - My Favourite Colour by Bhavini Merchant Dayal
2. The Peas, the Peck and the Pickles by Bhavini Merchant Dayal
3. A Weekend at Aspect Hall by Janki Thackersey
4. Ma's Waiting by Renu Balakrishnan
5. The Lady on the Plane by Richa S. Chatterjee
6. The Reunion by Richa S. Chatterjee

I will rate this book 3.5/5 stars. Also, will recommend this book to everyone those who really enjoy reading astute fiction and non fiction about life and relations.