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Gone Girl – Book Review

 

Gone Girl
Gone Girl

Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn

Rating: 5/5

Review: Astonishing psychological thriller of deceit, manipulation, mind games, sociopathy, mania, psychopathy, OCD and vengeance!!
It will leave you pondering “Can anyone be so manipulative”?!

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Sycamore Row- Book Review

Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row

Title: Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham

Rating: 5/5

Review: Engrossing, absorbing, un-putdownable court drama!

Plot: 

John Grisham never ceases to amaze me!
If you liked his book “Time to Kill”, you will definitely love the sequel, “Sycamore Row”!
Jake Brigance, the smart, intelligent, hard working & witty lawyer from “Time to Kill” fame is back.
An alluring page-turner that revolves around an affluent man Seth Hubbard suffering from lung cancer and committing suicide, thereby cutting off his children and grandchildren from his will, but leaving everything to his maid in his handwritten will.
Interesting events unfold during court proceedings, portraying various game plans, plots, unethical practices by shrewd & sly lawyers to win the case at all costs.
Also, the maid has few “haunting” pasts which will both act in her favor, as well as grapple her win.

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Inferno – Book Review

infernoBook: Inferno

Author: Dan Brown

My Rating: 4.5/5

Review: If you are an ardent fan of Dan Brown, I swear, he wont let you down!! This is a novel, similar to ‘Da Vinci Code’ , which you will not put it down!

Plot:  Robert Langdon’s breath-taking roller coaster ride through spectacular architectural museums, palaces and churches in Europe; exploring their secret passages, tunnels, doors, gates & gardens; en route encountering & deciphering mind boggling cryptic painting signatures, puzzles, poems & codes, along with his trustworthy & deceitful aides; having been followed & attacked by their arch nemesis!!
The plot is full of surprising twists & turns !!
“Cerca Trova” – “seek and you shall find”!! 😉

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And The Mountains Echoed – Book Review

and the mountains echoed Book: And The Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini

My Rating: 4/5

Review: One Amazing read, which talks about everlasting bond of love,friendship & affection between a brother & a  sister; their tryst with destiny; how they seek answers; & finally,how fate mocks at them !!

Plot: Poverty leads to separation of affectionate brother and his baby sister during their childhood. They suffer their life in separation. Different people in their lives help the brother and sister to come together. But, destiny has it’s own plans!! 😉

P.S: This is the first ever e-version I read on my iPad (being a hardcore fan of ‘paperback’ version) and I absolutely loved it!!

P.P.S: This is the first ever book that I read of Khaled Hosseini, and I was so impressed that I immediately downloaded his older book “A thousand splendid suns”!

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A Thousand Splendid Suns – Book Review

1000 splendid suns Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns

 Author: Khaled Hosseini

 Rating: 4/5

 Review: A heart wrenching story about the plight, and never-ending suffering, sorrow, misery & painful life  endured by women in Afghanistan !!!

 Plot: Mariam, a girl born out of wedlock is treated as a ‘harami’ by her own mother, who she succumbs to suicide. After her mother’s death, Mariam seeks shelter at her father’s house. But her father lets her down, by getting her married to a man twice her age, at a tender age of 14 years, in order to save himself from shame and embarrassment. Her painful journey continues with her marriage. Later in her life, she meets another girl named Laila, who has lost her family to bombings in Afghanistan. Mariam sees Laila as her companion, friend in need and confidant, due to the fact that have their sorrow and painful  lives running in parallel.