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This book is not a memoir of Machiavelli life, but covers his political views, liberal beliefs and his reasons to why Italy failed to progress in terms of personal greed. His comparison with Roman empire draws a conclusion on how religious institutions have played to promote their civic culture and suggests to implement the same strategy on Italian socialism. Why do I find Machiavelli’s fancies the constitution of Rome instead, whereas minimal with the barbarians in Italy? Historical facts are argued enough, apparently one sided so it is hard to conclude but good to hear their thoughts.

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How do you unlock the memories that have strong connections, values and well acquainted surroundings. Well, Lampedusa does exactly that with finest details available at his disposal. The intimate descriptions of his aristocratic country homes, estates, rooms, maids and valets are furnished to feed the onlookers. I can only imagine, how luxurious the life must have been for the prince and the perks are visibly natural. Discovering the nuance of reading skills is like mastering the art of learning which is what prince has acquired from his genetic disposition. For someone who admires solitude and the company of their own accord this book gives a sense of satisfaction in lively living.

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It was long ago that I had done bicycling and that too was during my teenage years. But now it’s a different ball game with the medical complexity, yet wanted to give a try on biking so here I am reading this amazing book about it which led me to explore first cycling event where one can test their true ability, strength and thrive. Finally have achieved something to give me a hope that age is just a number as many say. Inspiring take on 45 different places, routes, maps with ample of tips about cycling basics, safety and trip planning, also hints about connectivity between public transit services. What else needed, felt like travelling along with the cycling explanations. Highly recommended read.

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This book explains the true meaning of an actual companionship. How a wanderer finds the solace in a street cat is the nutshell of this story. It sounds more like a memoir of the author than a series of events surrounding the cat. This story is so provocative and may influence to adopt a pet sooner..

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The life of geriatrics is expressed with witty humor and inspires many down the road through the story of Hendrik who happens to be 83 1/4 years old. He resides in a retirement home and his affinity with the small group of mates is worth the read. Although he was a loner at start slowly transforms into soulful and his helping hands is filled with touche moments. Especially the name of their club ‘old but not dead’ evokes a necessary change of mood at the emotionally drained places. I find Evert character extremely jovial to be with including the Hendrick’s lively traits. While aging, knowing the limitations yet living the moment shows, how to perceive life with just a leap of faith in the existence and sustenance. This club has stolen my heart and took me to nostalgic moments with my grandparents. I will deeply miss the adventure trips of Hendrick on the mobility scooter.

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Have you read a book with no words, perhaps just illustrations to back up the entire context? Well, this book is just that and it baffles me of its execution, which is unique in medium of representation. It is a story of immigrants and their struggles to mitigate refugee tag at least this is how I concur. Shaun made it appealing by its fine details and structured brilliantly to be precise. It is a must read to taste the life of a migrant do not hesitate to welcome a stranger on an unfamiliar territory.

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Everyone has a story in life

A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?” The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

Source – https://www.4recruitmentservices.com/blog/2017/08/15-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

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This is a cobweb of stories narrated with a tight screenplay. At the start the characters of Daniel, Tim laid out like a biography, which slowly drags into the vacuum of another story line and so on. The part of Sergei character introducing the actual protagonist Irena Sertorian of a dystopian world in the middle portions of this novel is worth a standing ovation. The only place I felt a bit dragging were when Irena meet her replica Rosa and the details of the apparatus. In fact, it resembled like how the Cooper character gets discovered at the end of the Interstellar movie. Overall a story to check oneself in the shoes of Irena territory and her visions.

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I got this book recommended by the writer Mathrubootham from “The Hindu” Sunday magazine column. I am a huge fan of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and happy to have read a story containing him as one of the characters. It is a spy thriller with an enormous details about the mandalas and the Buddhist Shambala. The story is immaculately driven and pensively guided till the end. Except for the Moriarty part which was imposed in coercion and find it yanked. Overall a nice cliffhanger for the spy fandom.

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A big thanks for the author to have shared a copy of this book and thoroughly delighted to present my staggering insights. It is a simple tale of whodunit story with an interesting unfold of the events through the character of Lucy. Her relationship with Lord Adair is touche and the ghostly Aunt Sedley tickles the bones. Loved it and totally worth it. 🙂

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