The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
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7.3/10
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
Non-Fiction , Review / October 18, 2017

While surfing through a book store few days back, I saw the book The motorcycle diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Immediately decided to read it. I wanted to know more about Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara then knowing him just as a revolutionary figure and as a Graffiti on t-shirts of people who sometimes don’t even know who he is. This novel is a travel journal of Ernesto. Narrative from his travel diary. Don’t expect a great revelation regarding what lead him to become a revolutionary icon, or any political insights etc. But this will give you a hint of his persona. It reflects the experiences of two carefree riders, about their journey through the South American continent which later proved crucial in making Ernesto what he was. A legend. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara Review Genre :  Non-Fiction , Travelogue The Book is a travelogue by Ernesto in it’s most natural form. Two friends on one fine day decide an impromptu journey toNorth America on their mighty motorcycle La Pedrosa II. And the deal was sealed laid on the foundation of improvisation and passion for travel. The adventures they encounter during this trip, written by Ernesto, is what this book…

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
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8.3/10
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Non-Fiction , Review / September 23, 2017

Having a financial Literacy is one of the prime thing to have in current times. I never had the proper concept of assets and liability in a way to understand how they were the source of my financial stability. Until I read this Book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Although I would say that I should have read this book , that way I wouldn’t have made the mistakes which I did while making financial decisions. This book won’t exactly give you tricks and techniques to make money. But it will definitely help you widen your perspective, give you an overview of how and where to start and also where you might be going wrong. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Review Genre : Personal Finance Non-Fiction It reads like a personal finance book which basically challenges you to change the way you think about money. It starts with the early fictitious story of Robert Kiyosaki who is influenced by two people – His Real father and the Rich Dad (His friend’s father). While his real dad was well educated yet financially very weak, the rich dad was a millionaire even after being a drop out from…

Sphere by Michael Crichton
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7.8/10
Sphere by Michael Crichton
Fiction , Review / September 19, 2017

When I first read Jurassic park, it blew my mind. Since then I have been a fan of the author Michael Crichton. I liked how he takes a sci-fi premise and makes it about something more profound and human. I liked how Jurassic park dealt with themes like man playing God, power, nature and life finding a way. So after that, I was looking for something similar from him to both excite and intellectually stimulate me. I then picked Timeline which though is a great book doesn’t have a lot of commentary about the human condition and such. And this is where Sphere by Michael Crichton comes in. Sphere by Michael Crichton Review Genre : Sci-Fi Fiction Sphere is the book that I wanted to read, that I wanted to exist, that I wished someone had written.This is sort of my dream book. A mysterious object is found deep below the oceans and team of diverse individuals are sent in to investigate and explore. What transpires next is something you would not expect from a story typical to this genre. Crichton immediately takes the story into a brave new original direction that keeps weaving in and out of the expected and…

The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino
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8.7/10
The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino
Fiction , Review / September 12, 2017

This murder mystery – The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino, was recommended by a friend and it is perhaps the best murder mystery book I have read till date. Having read this, I also read The Salvation of a saint and Naoko. And also plan to read A Midsummer’s Equation by the same author. This is the first time I have read a book by a Japanese writer after which of course I got more interested in Japanese writers and read Kafta on the shore by Haruki Murakami which is another marvel. The best thing about this book is that the writer reveals the murderer in the second chapter only but what keeps us intriguing is the perfection of the crime! or was it too perfect in the end ?  The devotion of suspect x by Keigo Higashino Review Genre : Murder Mystery Fiction ‘Devotion of Suspect X’ is one of the masterpieces penned down by Keigo Higashino. The third book in the “Detective Galileo” series has gained success by thrashing the ‘whodunit’ format.  The mystifying and deceptive plot used by the author is so intense that it leaves reader’s spell bounded and astonished. The book is a…

Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
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7.3/10
Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Non-Fiction , Review / September 2, 2017

I am not a very big fan of books on management or the ones that deal with personality development, though once in a while its worth exploring the genre. Specially when the book is written by someone well renowned like Jim Collins. His first book Built to last which was about myths, insights and practical guidance to build a visionary companies which stand against the testimony of time, was a best seller.It was very well researched and had great insights and as it turns up, so is the book Great by Choice. Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Review Genre : Non-Fiction (Management) Ever wondered what makes great leaders great? What makes them take the right decisions at the right time and build their companies into huge empires ? Great by choice tries to answer this question while also considering an additional detail. What makes great leaders great in the face of volatility and  turbulence? What do these people (whom the book calls 10x ers) do differently in uncertain and difficult times that seem to debilitate their competitors in the industry? The book considers many cases where the 10x ers charged ahead and benefited from times…

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna Review
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7/10
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna Review
Fiction , Review / August 13, 2017

So Recently I came across this second book by Twinkle Khanna. I Dedicatedly follow her columns in Times of India and have become a fan of her Wit and Humor. Her first novel Mrs. Funnybones was an exceptional piece of writing, so decision of buying her second novel didn’t even took a second. It’s really intriguing how she finds humor in daily chores and such simple things so beautifully but then again that’s what writing is all about and that’s what separates her from other writers.   The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna Review Genre   : Fiction Drama This is a simple yet well written feel good compilation of 4 unique stories by Twinkle Khanna. While the stories have nothing in common, they still manage to resonate with the reader compelling him to face the ugly truth about our rigid society and how it is wired. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad weaves its way through a village that, contrary to the age-old belief of condemning the birth of a girl child, celebrates the latter instead. The protagonist of the story is a spirited 17 year old teenager, who provides a simple yet effective solution to battle this malice and…