Thursday, 7 April 2016

Forestium

Firstly, I beg to differ with the author for suggesting a specific age group for reading this story. Secondly, this story is awesome. Who would not like to embark on a magical journey into a magical world!

Christopher makes us travel into a world where fantasy and reality exist side by side. This story is about taking risks and opting for the road never travelled. Yes, it takes courage to choose something one does not know about and follow just that. Life has its set of unaswered questions but it is only the one who seeks it that finds it.

The language is simple yet has the capability to instantly involve the reader as the storyline progresses.  Though there are no direct connotations but Christopher gives a subtle message. Christopher succeeds in portraying that mirror of life never lies. 

The characterization is apt for the setting. You would love to hate the antagonist and live to love the protagonists. This story will make you squirm in your seats as you anticipate what happens next. It will make you go awww as love blossoms. It will make you wonder at the grandeur of the magical place.

To sum up, whether you are young ir old, have teens at home or not, you must read this book whenever you want to reach out to your inner child. Really awesome story.

P.S - Christopher is sure to find childlike adult fans along with teen lovers of his writings. Waiting for the next in this series.

The Book Before Revelations

I must admit this book was a revelation for me. It introduced me to an author who has the power to captivate his readers with his writings and a genre I had never explored. Daniel's story is totally engrossing; you will be compelled to finish it once you start reading.

The plot revolves around few concepts from Christianity. Yet, this religious fiction neither preaches in favour of a particular religion nor does it speak ill of any religion. Therefore, this is a story that can be read by anybidy irrespective of his or her religious beliefs and background. Besides, the concept of Heaven, Hell and Earth exists in all religions in some form or the other, as in Swarg Lok and Paatal Lok or Nark in Hinduism.

Daniel has a flair for conjuring imageries. This story is filled with scenes that create a mental movie. In fact, the narrative is so expressive that it has the ability to get converted into a full feature film like the epic movies being made by Hollywood. The twists and turns are at the right pages and in the right amount. There is a constant element of surprise throughout the story. Though there are a few grammatical errors, the storyline will force you to overlook.

The story has characters who emote, express and act for the good or for the bad. They have their perfections and flaws. Simply put, Daniel succeeds in making you believe that since it is souls of people like us in heaven, they are similar to us as well.

To sum up, though the storyline is captivating from start to finish, however, it is the end that will keep you wanting more. Yes, the story is worth reading and reading and reading.

P.S - Daniel is an author to watch out for due to his powerful writing. Thank you Daniel for getting me interested in a whole new genre of fiction.



Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Coinman: An Excerpt

One night it came to him, the perfect tactic. Sitting on his bed, he worked all night to write a poem on Coinman. Enthralled by his masterpiece, he ditched work the next day, citing a feverish condition—but called up his gang, one after the other, to recite his work. The next day, when the management was coincidentally out for an off-site seminar, the office workers took the poem from one desk to another cleverly, without kindling Coinman’s suspicion, and praised his caricature in collective chorus. After everyone had had a good laugh, Hukum stuck the poem on the first-floor notice board.

From the **** of his own mother,
Came smiling this crazy ****er!
His father forgot to use a ****er,
But we are the ones who suffer.
Is it hard to guess for any soul?
Who the hell is this ***hole?
Nauseating us is his only goal,
For ringing coins he must pay a toll.
We could have been spared in whole,
If his father had only rested his *ole!
If on that evil night he wasn’t on a roll,
Or had used a few coins on birth control.

The notice board endowed the poem with an official touch, making it even more enjoyable. Everyone wanted to read it again.

“Damn, the good words are all asterisked!” Hukum expressed his disappointment to his gang.

“I am not sure if they will understand it,” Saarang said.

“The men only understand the asterisks. My worry is if they understand the rest.” Panna killed everyone with laughter at that.


Title: Coinman 
Author: Pawan Mishra
Publisher: Lune Spark LLC
Date Published: Nov 04, 2015
Number of pages: 236  
Genre: Fiction/ Humor/ Satire  

Book Description: 

An Untold Conspiracy is a humorous account of a man with a quirk--and the extraordinary measures his colleagues take to combat it! Set  in a small town in northern India, this story follows Coinman, his peculiar habit, and the incredible animosity it provokes in everyone around him. He just wants to do his clerk's job with colleagues who'll treat him fairly. He just wants a wife who'll treat him like a husband. He just wants a happy home life. Instead, what does he get? 

His colleagues are planning his complete destruction.
His wife is an obsessed actress more than a little "off plumb."
And there are enough shadows and secrets in his home for two lifetimes.

Can Coinman ever get what he wants? Or will that cost him his sanity?

Read a sample chapter on Lune Spark.

Purchase a copy on Amazon.

Quotes from Coinman: 

“Isn’t life a collection of weird quizzes with no answers to half the questions?” 

 “The only thing God is afraid of is a strong-willed human!”

“People say there are thousands of options we have in life. I say we have only two: we can either be happy or be unhappy.”

“Talented minds have always been stealthily targeted by mediocre ones.”

About the Author:
Pawan  Mishra is a leader in the technology and finance industries. He completed his education, including postgraduate work, at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India, in 1999. He discovered his passion for storytelling, reading, and creative writing during his early childhood. Originally from Aligarh, India, Pawan now lives in Morrisville, North Carolina, with his wife Ritu and two daughters, Mitali and Myra. 

To learn more about Pawan and his writing, visit: www.pawanmishra.com.
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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Bedtime Stories For Grown Ups

When I read these stories I could not help but change my expressions as I kept reading so as to be in sync with the mood of the story. 

This anthology is a wonderful collection of short stories that mixes realism and fantasy. It is like a perfect blend of two different worlds. In fact, it has all issues that are happening in present day scenario. Wish I could divulge more but doing so would only act as spoilers. One definitely needs to read it to believe in what I say.

Everybody is not perfect. Similary, amidst this collection, there are few stories that have been exceptionally crafted. There are few stories that could have been better. However, notwithstanding that, the imageries that Cearuil conjures with his words, the emotions that his writings evoke, are truly appreciable.

All the characters have been well crafted, as in, their flaws, their personality, their goodness, everything has been brought out nicely. Besides, as you keep reading you will notice that your mind keeping reminding you "oh this one is like so and so," or "isnt he or she behaving like so and so??"

To sum up, this was one of those anthologies that I had finished at one go and it is one that I have been recommending to people to read. Cearuil Swords, your stories rock.

P.S - When is the next set of Bedtime stories getting published?