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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Passionate hot bath
Freshly brewed coffee relieves
A clear direction

Fruits, vegetables
Better when served fresh likewise
Our economy

Words maketh stories
Igniting creativity
Booklover likes when fresh

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Monday, 19 August 2013

Love is Vodka
Love Is Vodka

Written by: Amit Shankar
Published by: Vitasta Publishing
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978-81-925354-4-9
Pages: 203
Price: INR 195

Synopsis: Being a love child, Moon is anything but a conventional teen. With a leading TV news anchor as her mother, an aspiring entrepreneur as her boyfriend, the word LOVE baffles her. The whole idea of having one partner and love being eternal intrigues her.

Life turns upside down when she falls for her mother's boyfriend. Destiny further complicates things by blessing her with a mega modelling assignment and turning her famous overnight. A war between her head & heart exposes her to various hues of love.

Will she decipher the true meaning of love? Embark on an exhilarating rendezvous with Moon and discover love like never before.

Review: After flipping through the first few pages of the book, I once again confirmed myself that the author indeed is a male. And by the end of the book you will be amazed to learn that how well he knows about women and their behaviour, throwing the age old phrase 'it is difficult to understand a women' into a deep sea never to be found. Yes, such is the author's prowess and skill which reflects in the central character, Moon. The author for once has gone into the skin of a teenager for writing this novella and it clearly shows in this roller coaster ride for finding love in true sense from a teenager's point of view and for a teenager.

Moon is a typical teenager seeking love in each and every relationship she has. She is a no non-sense girl, extrovert and extremely impulsive who is not afraid to take chances with her relationships. On the one hand she is bold in seeking love but on the other she is extremely a softie seeking love and understanding from her mother.

The plot is fresh but tends to drift a bit in the latter stages. The characterization of Moon, her mom, and her mom's boyfriend is brilliant. The part where Moon misses her dad after his tragic accident is beautifully etched and the constant tussle between her mind and her heart where some logic is introduced to silence either one of them to fulfill her wishes is lovable. The writing is crisp and clear without any proof reading errors.

Overall: An entertaining one time read from the viewpoint of a teenager who is seeking love, especially for a teenager. 

Ratings on:

Plot - 3/5
Characterization: 5/5
Writing - 4/5
Entertainment -4/5
Overall - 3.5/5
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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Bubbles of excitement were boiling within. ‘Beautiful’, he exclaimed as he took a final look. His smile revealed more than what it could conceal.

‘So Mom, you are finally ready to take the plunge for the second time?’ He enquired knowing her answer, beaming with happiness. Today, her eyes sparkled more than ever it had.

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A 55 Fiction has been attempted for this week's WOW.

Beneath the vast sky
Gushing fiercely with a glint

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Towns and villages
Have an urban legend for
Stories beckon sleep

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