• Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Book Reviews

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Theo 101

Theo 101

“Let dreams be drowned in tunes and rhythms And let there be no safe guard The play button should swim naked Rest should be chewed by sharks” -    Misreading Metaphors  A grimace envisaged—his medieval shawm as pulsates: on the way being sharks' dinner, to know half is more perilous than not knowing at all; there sits the poet, crosslegged. He smirks. And trillions of illustrations on their trapeze of words, swing in the brain-stomach. The bookworms may gallimaufry between the still-chewing and digested pieces of word-papers. The fingers of versifier play his oboe to this cavernous. He chooses unbridling his readers to go and pen the end of the myth. That is thirty four-offshoot...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Lying On the Couch

Lying On the Couch

LYING on the Couch is a story that opens up like the unfolding petals of a blooming flower. It is a gripping book that throws light on different theories and practices of psychotherapy. It's about Justin and Carol and their problem- ridden marriage and about Marshall and practice. And there is Earnest Lash, Justin's therapist who talks of his patient's behavioral patterns. Coming in second and third person views, the story throws light into human lives from different windows.   Ernest had been counseling Justin for five years. Justin and Carol had married for the wrong reasons and it was a daily warfare for them. Ernest tried to show Justin...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
“The Struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.''

“The Struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.''

THIS novel, published in 1979 in France, by Czech writer Milan Kundera explores the basic human nature of how people tolerate the torture and suffering of which they have no control. People tend to forget their past and we learn nothing from history. This novel even alludes to our Liberation War in 1971 and the torture unleashed by the Pakistani junta. Actually this book is not a novel but collection of some short stories which have been consolidated according to a common theme. The novel is divided into seven parts. Each part has a unique story of its own. Part one (entitled Lost Letters) deals with the life of Mirek...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

Mossad or “the institute” – if translated literally, is that formidable Israeli Secret Service which needs no introduction. And this is the first time that 21 of its greatest missions have found their way to the public domain. Apart from the lone story of capturing the infamous Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann, this reviewer too, didn’t know almost anything about the other missions. Each of the missions has been described in the fashion of a suspense story. Pick any one, and it can be guaranteed that you won’t be able to put the book down until it’s finished. The book’s core strength is: earth- shattering real facts of the Mossad has...