You are The Best Friend by Ajay K. Pandey – Book Review

Hello Lovely Book Lovers!!!

Another book review from my blog. Saw this book on Amazon, had no idea what it was all about. But, after reading, I felt so  blessed to have read a true love story.

So this is it;

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Synopsis

Ajay has lost his wife and is deep in depression. No amount of medication or therapy seems to help him as he struggles with his grief. He has only one wish—he wants to immortalize his wife.

Then, he meets Anisha, who is shocked at Ajay’s hatred towards God. How can a person hate God? Where would that hatred lead him? Anisha is ready to judge Ajay harshly, when a simple, caring and guileless gesture changes her perception of him.

So begins the journey of two people who are poles apart. A journey which will change their outlook towards life.

A bittersweet tale, told very simply, by a man who lost everything, except his ability to find humour in the world. This is the story of Ajay who finds a second lease of life. What helps him? A friend? Or the love that he finds again?

Bestselling author Ajay Pandey takes you on another emotional roller coaster with his scintillating new book that will reaffirm your faith in life.(from Goodreads)

My Review

“Everyone has a friend during every stage of life. But only the lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life”

As mentioned before, I got the book via Amazon without even reading the synopsis. The cover art and the title touched my heart. That is exactly where I felt waves of emotions about the book. If I put things together in a very simple way, I am so glad I read it.

The book is filled with human emotions, that you, and me all go through. The pain of loss and being lost in two worlds of the living and the dead. Ajay, a 30 ish IT officer at an IT company who looses his wife Bhavana, 2 years back. Ajay is totally depressed and no amount of medication can not put him back to his normal self. People, family, friends and colleagues pity him, which makes him more depressed. He spends a very reserved life until, one day he meets Anisha, a young and beautiful girl in her late 20’s.

I pitied Ajay as all the other characters in the story. A man loves her wife shows the heart warming nature of the character. But I must state that the ray of sunshine in the story, Anisha is my favorite character. She brings hope, light and love to Ajay’s barren and isolated life. The way she reaches and touches the deepest point of Ajay’s heart is mesmerizing. I was totally touched by the story and fell in love with almost all the characters.

Ajay K. Pandey speaks not only about the emotions of the humans, but also touches the deepest part of the hearts of the reader. Such an amazing and wonderful story.

If you have not read this book, I think you definitely should.

My Rating

 

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Do not forget to share your thoughts and ideas about the book. I hope you enjoyed.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

 

 

Out of the Woods: A Journey Through Depression and Anxiety by Brent Williams & Korkut Oztekin (Illustrations) – Book Review

Hello!!!

Welcome to another beautiful Sunday and I am here with another book review. First I must thank the author, Brent Williams for sending me a Digital copy of the book. in exchange for an honest review.

It was such an amazing book, and fun to read. I must say, that this is my very first graphic novel that I received, to be reviewed. So, I was super excited about the whole thing.

This is what I have got for you;

Out Of The Woods

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Synopsis

2018 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner – Self-Help Category

Out of the Woods is a book to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety. It is the author’s own story told entirely through 700 beautifully hand drawn watercolor illustrations. It is an immensely practical guide for sufferers, their loved ones, and professionals working in the area too. The book’s graphic memoir format blends a compelling personal story with the latest medical research – ideal for people who are in the depths of depression and struggling to read and take on board information. The book doesn’t pretend there is a quick way out of these illnesses and instead encourages people to make small steps to slowly build their own lasting recoveries. This is an inspiring story that will give vital information and hope to many people. (from Goodreads)

 

My Review

As I mentioned earlier, this is my very first graphic novel, and I found these amazing special characteristics about the book;

  1. The book discusses such an important aspect that prevail in our society.
  2. The author and the illustrator, both have done a tremendous job in putting up the story together in a very creative manner, using words and pictures.
  3. Even though there were a very limited number of words in the story, the graphics had the potential to speak to the hearts of the reader.
  4. Beautifully illustrated, colorful pictures with clear-cut words, which can be described as a perfect combination for a graphic novel.
  5. As I mentioned before, the story speaks about a major topic that can have a huge impact in our lives, Anxiety and depression.
  6. The author and the illustrator takes the reader on a journey, of the life of a person, who is severely suffering with Depression.
  7. I felt that this book is a good guide to each and every one of us, to get ourselves educated on Depression OR if you are already suffering from depression, this is the ideal hand book to face it.
  8. The book gives the reader the opportunity to understand about dealing with depression and facing life. Motivates and stimulates people to be more positive and get up as a much stronger person.
  9. I feel that the author and the illustrator has done a phenomenal job in creating a perfect graphic novel, that carries an enormous message to the society.
  10. Would highly recommend this book each and every one of you, wonderful readers to make yourself educated about this topic.

 

My Rating

starstarstarstarstar (5/5) Tremendous, I like it very much

That is it for today folks! I hope you enjoyed

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

 

 

Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse by Jack D. McLean – Book Review

Hello Book Lovers!!!

Welcome to my blog on this lovely Sunday! I am here with another wonderful book review.

First things first, I need to thank the Author, Jack D. McLean for sending a digital copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review.

Let us head into my review;

Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse by Jack D. McLean

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Synopsis (from Goodreads)

After the celebrity chef rises from his grave, he aims to create a zombie army of chefs who will rule the world, using the human species as the main ingredient in their cordon bleu meals.
Part horror story, part social satire, this novel gives you a fast-paced entrée of dread, followed by a main course of panic and a dessert of distress. (from Goodreads)

My Review

  1. This is the story of a celebrity chef, who rises from the dead to and who ends up creating a Zombie Army, to rule the world.
  2. The story is being unfolded in front of the reader, just like watching a movie.
  3. The settings, pre and post apocalypse scenarios are vividly described.
  4. All the characters are well constructed and linked to the story very carefully and appropriately.
  5. In the end, the reader is left to think will the destruction ever stop?
  6. The story has brought Culinary Masters and horrific Zombies together, to create a one-in-a-million story.
  7. I have never read a book like this before and I can say that the story is original and unique.
  8. This dark, terrifying and dangerous short read, will surely make you entertained.

My Rating

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(4/5) Exceptional

Hope you enjoyed!!!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi