Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book review: 45 days in a cancer hospital

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing

ISBN-13: 9789381576823

ISBN-10: 9381576823

No. of Pages: 298

Format: Paperback

Language: English

About the book:

The first verdict after reading 45 days in a Cancer hospital-by Alka Dimri Saklani- I could not stop myself from throwing suspicious looks at my neighbors. Both the hubby and his wife are doctors at a city cancer hospital. I confess I did have one more reason to be at daggers drawn with this couple. None of my rubber balls saw the field again after landing at their balcony! But we are not playing gully cricket with 45 days- we are trying to chalk out the pros and cons of the book. Thus here it goes. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Book review: From the heart

From The Heart
From The HeartFROM  THE  HEART
Author:  Lawson E. Vallery
First edition 2011
ISBN 978-81-8253-228-1
Published by Cyberwit.net,
Paperback. Pages 169
Price  Rs.150/-

Before venturing to review the book ‘ From the Heart’   I simply must commend the publishers for the reasonable price, the simple yet attractive cover, firm paperback binding, fairly good paper and excellent print of all the publications that I have so far  had the good fortune to analyse. The Cyberwit.net books are good gift items and appropriate for personal collections as they embrace all sorts of writings- by the young and the old, the green and the experienced, the unknown and the famous.

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Not Under a Banyan TreeNOT UNDER A BANYAN TREE
Poetry, stories, humour and news
By Jan Oscar Hansen
First edition 2011,  pp.63
ISBN: 978-81-8253-242-7
Publishers:  Cyberwit.net,
Price: Rs.200       Euro 13

Jan Oskar Hansen is a Norwegian who has spent most of his life at sea.  In the 1990s he settled down in Portugal. He is fluent in many languages, but writes mainly in English because his most ardent fans know English.Hansen shows a genuine love and respect for all things living. He writes in the first person, conveying the sense that what he writes is autobiographical. In the extremely brief little vignettes – which cannot be encumbered with the definition of ‘short story’ – he gives a precise, objective and telling description of a person (  ‘Not under a Banyan tree’), or a situation (  ‘The Date’), or a political situation  (‘Islamisation of our Europe’). Or even of a place (‘The Emerald Isle’, ‘Limelight’).

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