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I Am a Home to Butterflies by J Alchem: Book Review

Blurb This collection of poetry is all about you and me, but I am afraid it will no longer be about 'you and me' once a reader picks it up. It will then be about them only. It will be all about the one they loved like thunder, about the one they struggled hard to keep, about the one who had left them in the middle of their 'forever', about their world shattering into pieces, about them gluing together every piece, and about them falling in love one more time. And if you still think it is about you and me, you haven't loved someone like thunder, yet.
My Take on the Book Poetry? Who doesn’t love them? They are the simplest, yet the most beautiful way to express one’s feeling. Just a few line and people are inspired by it. Just a few sentences and it tells you a complete story. My latest poetry book turned out to be, 'I Am a Home to Butterflies’ by J Alchem, the book is a collection of poetries written about Love, Life, Heartbreaks, Wisdom, Obstacles and more. I read t…

Bestseller by Ahmed Faiyaz: Book Review

About the Book Bestseller, a novel by Ahmed Faiyaz is a story about a 30 something man named Akshay Mathur, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK and a divorcee. He is forced to go to India to help shore up an old publishing house. Having an outstanding credit debt, he wished to pay it off and free himself by saying 'yes' to joining Kalim Publication. The death of Iqbal Kalim- the owner, left him with no choice but to take over the ailing publication house and help it build its value in the competitive publication market. Given an ultimatum by Angus Lee, the new owner of Thomson Lee Books, Akshay has to publish at least five bestsellers in the coming year, failing which the business would be wound up. He must find a way of making a success out of books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with a motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, de…

Two Leaves and a Bud by M.A Chacko: Book Review

About the Book M. A. Chacko, the author of the book Two Leaves and a Bud shares his rich insights into the lives of the Syrian Christian community of India. Three distinct stories weave their magic in this novel: The first, The Faithful Husband, stars Seby, a true Sunday Christian, who has acquired land from the Malabar Namboodiris and retain the land for his family, using any means. The protagonist of the second book is a young Catholic boy from Kerala, who sets off for greener pastures to earn a living as a construction worker. Chacko fluently discusses the interplay of family, values, society, marriage, dowry, and property on the day-to-day life of the community. The Holiday, the final book in this trilogy, is a day in the life of Raymond, who wanders through old haunts in Goa on his day off. With its leisurely pace and graceful style, The Holiday gently touches ethics, culture, politics, and religion in this multi-cultural tourist hotspots. My Take on the Book Don't get confused wi…