100 Selected Poems, W. B. Yeats

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Yeats is one of the most popular poets and this book is a collectable edition of some of his best poems. The poems itself are marvellous. Yeats has a way of words to convey the deepest of meanings in the easiest words. The hardback book that I got from Amazon is really pretty to look at and looks great on the shelf as well. It is 308 pages long. The poems in this book cover a range of topics but most of the poems were romantic and who knows romance better than the renowned poet Yeats. Each poem leaves a deep imprint on the reader’s mind and conveys Yeats’ philosophy of life. Some of my favourite poems in the book were  ‘The Second Coming’, ‘The Stolen Child’ and ‘When You Are Old’. Since the book showcases one of Yeats best works, it becomes quite evident why he was the first Irishmen to get Nobel Prize in Literature.

I would recommend this book to all those who have an interest in poetry. W.B Yeats is one poet whom everyone should read at least once in their life. His poetry instills deep empathy and compassion in a reader.

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Kim by Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling is a famous author known mainly for his book The Jungle Book. Little did I know, he has plenty of other fantastic books as well. Kim is a book completely unfamiliar to me. I had never heard its name before choosing to pick it up, seeing the name of Rudyard Kipling on the cover but in the end, I am so happy that I did. Kim is like Indian Harry Potter to me. The book tells the journey of a young boy during British Rule in India. He not only begs on the streets of Lahore but also works as an errand boy for a horse trader and spymaster. But there is more to his destiny than that. Soon he takes off on a quest to find a legendary river. The characterization of the book and writing style were so familiar to me, having read the jungle book but I was still amazed by Rudyard Kipling’s ability to create fantastic images in the reader’s mind. The prose is so beautiful and so is the storytelling. I don’t know if this book has been adapted into a movie yet but it definitely should. It is just that good.

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Pledge of the Winter Wolf by S.M Gilbert

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My Rating: 4/5 stars


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A story of a future people of Earth. A place with hope, prospects, and a tenuous but foreseeable future. A system of governance and law binds the future together. A place of single-party politics, rationed resources, and community. The varied people of the capital join together to tell the composite story of their lives.
Beyond the Ash and Dust brought by the eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera and the broken world a new world has risen. This is the story of that world. As told by those who live in it. Continue reading

The Epiphany Club by Andrew Knighton

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars


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Dirk Dynamo is used to adventure. He’s chased villainous masterminds across the mountains of Europe, stalked gangsters through the streets of Chicago, and faced the terrible battlefields of the Civil War. But now he’s on a mission that will really shake his world.
For centuries, the Great Library of Alexandria was thought lost. Now a set of clues has been discovered that could lead to its hiding place. With the learned adventurers of the Epiphany Club, Dirk sets out to gather the clues, track down the Library, and reveal its secrets to the world.
But Dirk and his colleagues aren’t the only ones following the trail. Faced with strange machines, deadly assassins, and shocking betrayal, can they survive the perils confronting them? And what will they find when they finally reach their destination?
Roaming from the jungles of West Africa to the sewers beneath London, The Epiphany Club is a modern pulp adventure, a story of action, adventure, and romance set against the dark underbelly of the Victorian age.
This book contains all five novellas in the Epiphany Club series.
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It’s all about the click by Priyanka Mathur

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It’s all about the click is as realistic as it is fantastical. Lost in her imaginary worlds, Mitali is searching for someone she will just click with. But finding a perfect partner on the web is never a good choice. With people and their insane expectations, downright demeaning stereotypes and absurd behaviour, Mitali thinks she will never find the someone she is looking for. Until she does. That’s where the realistic part of the story ends and the romantic surrealism begins. Her life is thrown in the whirl wind and she does not know what choices are right anymore. Well, I must say that I don’t like romance very much which is why I was quite disappointed with the second half of this book but the beginning was intriguing and I was surprised to notice that the writing wasn’t that bad. It is a fast-paced book so the story does not drag on for long. Yet, I didn’t quite like Mitali’s character much. Guess I am just over characters who are way in over their heads.

But I appreciate the kind of subtle social message the author has tried to give in the first half of the book showcasing the different stereotypes that exist in the society.