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Oscar Wilde’s quotes of various books are encapsulated onto a single book that gives us an easy read of his witty works under one roof. Every quote has layers of generosity, artistic endeavors, voids and inspiring grace to pique the reader’s interest. The different topics are nicely rooted with poetic thoughts favoring humorous views and justifies why his works are highly regarded by people of every age. And today had the opportunity to discover about Oscar Wilde, but shame not to have read his works, anyways, this review paves to scout and serves this purpose at the earliest. There are many quotes referenced, but this one strikes the chord – “There is always more books than brains in an aristocracy”. Well, What are your views on Oscar Wilde thoughts? If you have any drop in the comments happy to reflect.

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With the sense of anticipation created by the quality of author’s previous works, The title made me to sneak into this book and got sucked into Haruki’s fantasy world with a minimum characters to keep it light and lively. This story is about a boy who ends up in a nightmarish library where hidden rooms appear to be a labyrinth sorts with spooky environment. Here comes the few characters such as the sheep man, a mysterious girl and a starling pet to accommodate the required foundation for the story construction. How the boy escape is presented with dark humor and that’s how I visualize it. Being a short story adds up to complete the reading goals that one may have or signed up for. So nothing to complain about and hence recommend this book for the coffee table reads for its size alone.

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No wonder this author’s books are compelling, intriguing and captivating since its inception state. His criminal psychology background is evident and provides the required detailing of crime props, surroundings and as well as the set ups. The writing format was effortless and the chilling effect is over the roof which is also a reason to be a top notch thriller. With the pace this fast provokes to complete on a single seating. What happens when a killer executes a crime sending waves of shock to those who witness it and cops ending up nowhere in terms of nabbing the perpetrator. If this stirs your curiosity, then grab it to know the answers.

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The author has instilled what she wanted to convey through the medium of poems. A poem in which heroism is replaced with pseudo romantic masquerades. It is an attempt to a conscious deliverance of living beyond the poetic representation. Her poem is not a propaganda symposium as it is led to be believed rather buried in motto in the imaginations of its presentation only to be awoken by the depth of unimaginable experience. Well, the author is of Russian origin whose visionary, fusion of literal precision, parables have quenched my crawling thirst for literature. This work has hammered everlasting impression to me.

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I find the Iranian poetess to be clumsy of having a composure instead desirous in satisfying her inner demons. First have to thank the translator for the effort of capturing the convincing outlook since many fail to bring the true essence of original book. Each verse reflects the wavering perturbed of sexuality, including the perils of sin, divinity and addiction. This line is echoing in my mind and admit its recklessness – “Tired of being a prude, I’d seek Satan’s bed at midnight and find refuge in the declivity of breaking laws. I’d happily exchange the golden crown of divinity for the dark, aching embrace of a sin”. What I find appalling is the phrasing attempts during the post shah era and the scandals of her polygamy affairs. So give it a go and sneak in to know the hype behind this poetess.

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I chanced upon this classic book of George Orwell with a hope of knowing whether this falls under a memoir of schooling or perks of being a book reviewer or inputs on childhood experiences well, what if this is all combined together. The author had embarked on a self discovery to pen down his vivid memories with a powerful tool of simple language, witty humor and inspiring rain of thoughts. His highlights on the amount of spending over books cuts to the chase without any lengthy lecture or preachy advice. This book is an eye opener to get accustomed on different classic books where the choice of words is more gratifying to read. Now other books by the author are calling my name to tryout so count on me, Here I come.

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Wonder where to start about this playwright and what to offer to justify the true shades of life. After all everything down to how well the living was and the difference it made to serve some purpose. Well, It is about Ekdal ideology that required its countenance and account of his existence which was challenged, tested and dusted by his idealist friend Gregers Werle, who enters his home to tarnish the lie that embroiled within the Ekdal family. Apart from few re known classic mysteries never tried books that deliver the flow of intended meaning through plays of such caliber which is astounding in my honest opinion. My favorite line is “Oh, life wouldn’t be so bad in spite of everything all we poor wretches need is to be left in peace by those damned bailiffs who turn up on our doorsteps brandishing the demands of idealism”. Thoroughly promising fare and highly recommended read for sure.

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How would you define the life altering experience with the consumption of drugs and its repercussions gawking with loathe and misery? I never imagined of someone from ancient time to discuss this historical record of substance abuse, addictions in such a fashion. Since this book is neither a thesis for psychological analysis nor medical study, however, it resembles and has proximity towards it. Beginning with an introduction of the author background and his reasons to adopt such habit will question the behavior behind his actions. But his experiences chronicle in volumes on sufferings, self scrutiny, loneliness and dissatisfaction with life. Not because he chooses this to self destruct but to quieten the pain signals he suffers from unknown disease. A complete emotional, physical and psychological retreat is what I describe about this book.

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Poems from Sanskrit translations are not many since it narrows to limited mythological ancient texts, but the author has made an effort to translate this anthology works which must be applauded. Being a complex language with different metrical forms and subtlety will be demanding to extract its true essence but no where it lagged. Each verse is filled with richness of wisdom from that period into ample of elegance and quality to stretch the imagination. Especially this poem stole my heart – “Ah, poverty, I mourn for your sad fate, so long ago you claimed me as your friend, And ever since have been my constant guest. Where will you find a home when I am dead?” by Sudraka. This shows how introspective, articulate the poet has been which reflects on the works. Try it to prove me otherwise, happy to corroborate.

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I came across this book in the library and made me to snoop which seems like an engaging feast. This book is about developing soft skills on adaptability and understudy. The points highlighted here were easy to comprehend with simple examples taken from the day to day life. What I admired was the flip story at the end of the first portion. The adoption of such creativity is joyful and activity driven. I would recommend this book to anyone wanted a light read and branch out to self help category which serves the purpose of such books.

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