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This runs as an autobiography like an “I am Malala” storytelling. When I read the earlier book, it gave me insights about Swat and the bravery of an Afghan girl and her fight for education, which was very thought seeding in my opinion. Whereas this brings the efforts of a westerner to build a school premises in a stranger land. I am really inspired by the Greg’s constant struggles with his aspirations and deliverance. These journeys explains how lucky to live in a country with a proper provision of the education and questions whenever a desire of affording something irrelevant occurs. Like the author pointed “Education is indeed meant a hope to end the ignorance”.

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Did I finish reading this book? It is really hard to believe that I was when am breathing every word of this author journal. Firstly, existing with an illness is not a joke and notice my own reflection at many battling places. Secondly, Having the right and enlightening doctor is pure luck considering the conditions and gruesome functionary of the medical world. When Dr Najar diagnoses Susannah from her drawings of the clock moved me so much that can’t express in words. A big applause and standing ovation for the entire medical community who have involved to diagnose this rare illness and saved many like Susannah’s.

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After Arthur Conan Doyle and few Agatha Christie series, this is the old detective novel that infatuated me. Being a fan of mysteries I tend to read any books that fall upon me; although most of the recent ones keep you on the edge, it is the old ones that deserve the credibility for its vernacular usage and lexicon nuances. There isn’t a rush for character introductions, but will hold your attention to the story till the end. Professor Stub’s character reminds me of Sherlock Holmes and his nephew Andrew to Watson! Totally loved the verbosity and amusing exchanges between the characters. 😊

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This would be my first book on autistic theme and can understand how demanding can it get to the respective family members. The title of this book inspired the South Indian movie makers to film a movie and that’s how it led me to check this original sourced book. Let me be honest, this book offers more than the movie counterparts because of its theme alone. The start of the story has kept the suspense elements intact and that is the selling point in this whole novel. I like the description of the Christopher character in detail and happy to see less of theatrics. I thoroughly admire this tale and feel so delighted.

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I chanced upon this book from the Reddit App book groups, but never bothered to check it’s published timeline until now. It is highly commendable to foresee the life of a nightclub singer during that period (1935), from juggling between 3 different lover’s throughput a governess who is flipped into poverty whereby carries a better judgement on the opposite sexuality and acumen of life. What happens when these two character meets is the crux of this story line. The flirting of Tony and Pettigrew tickles the bones unlike the intimidating nature of nick which causes annoyance. I believe it is petty to miss such a satisfying cocktail experience. Simply go for it and cherish its hilarious moments.

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If you are a travel mendicant with a flair on asceticism than you have picked the right book. Is this book about the recluse lifestyle and ethnographic lives of Hindu renouncer in India? Not exactly, but it covers a wide spectrum of solitary sages take on life. I found this book while fishing for ascetic Sadhvi (Women Hermit) but introduced to various Aghori (Post-Mortem Ritualist), Saiva Sadhus (Lord Shiva followers) and the ten Dasnami Akhar family (Community). As per its historical rendering the explanations on Kumbh Mela (pilgrimage) and the metaphorical topics invoke interest to explore the elixir of mortality. I cannot validate American Historian Wendy Doniger inputs on Hindu philosophy, but Hausner brought a subject which not many have attempted. The following statement is profound with hammering insights – “It is critically important to find the right kind of instruction and to surround ourselves with the right kind of people, in the right place and time”. Now, I am waiting for my turn to experience the immortal scion of the eternal soul.

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This book is about Ali during the war trodden in Basra, Iraq and the man behind prosecuting Saddam Hussein for the crimes against humanity. But what I am unable to get is the clarity of choosing the said title when it is more about leading the life of rationing, worrisome and uncertainty. Although make sense for using the video games as a diversion perhaps lacks the persistence over the story line. It’s a relief to see less emotionalism on the family front and lip smacking delicacies such as tahini, date hummus palate.

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Well, I am poignant to have missed this book during its first launch. Because as the title suggests this needs a mathematical skill to configure the debate between a Juror (who is filled deeply with independent statistical theory) and the medical proponent (who has an extensive knowledge towards the probability theory and an eminent in his field). This type of blending is striking, especially when applied to an accused victim in the story line. I guess the author truly fancies ‘Nassim Taleb’ way of analyzing facts which brings fresh insights into the truth. I thoroughly enjoyed this masterpiece and got blown away.

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I am obsessed with book reading habit and a boring member of several book groups on ‘Facebook’ but, ‘Reddit’ overrides when it comes to exploring new books. And it is how this book landed on me and led me to ponder over its sagacious plot. This is about a lonely hen namely sprout who adopts a duck (Greentop) and its growing mutuality is what discussed in here. I have never read ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell but know its outline through reviews and can vouch that the animal character’s communications feel like humans do including the current one. This book is loaded with emotions and nobody can believe is translated from the Korean version by the author. The reason for the chosen title is revealed at the end and will pierce your heart for sure. Kindly have some wipes handy and gonna miss sprout kindness! 😢

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What if I tell you a monotonous story of life embedded with Vedanta Philosophy, the immediate reaction will be to opine oh is it about a sage who leave behind the Samsara? (bondage). Well, it is not about that at all. Firstly, am thankful to the author to share his physical copy for free. I am bowled over his execution that categorized even for laymen understanding like me. Secondly, the story covers the everyday nuances of life with a philosophical analysis and this is done by blending spirituality with rationality. It serves with right portions and simplicity at its best. I have heard the essence of Mandukya Upanishad discourse before, but it was through this book I could relate and analyse the concept of ‘Viswa’, ‘Virat’, and ‘Turiyam’ states of sleep. My salutations to the author for his great efforts on bestowing this knowledge and will refer them constantly for self reflections.

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