Monday, October 25, 2010

Miss Marple's Final Cases

BOOK REVIEW “Miss Marple’s Final Cases”

Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Short Stories
Language: English
Pages: 154
First Published: 1980

Agatha Christie undeniably the queen of Mysteries. As an avid lover of Mysteries I pounced on any Agatha Christie book comes my way. And none of them disappointed me yet. She must have written thousands of stories and created some fantastic characters. But two of her most famous characters are Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. Out of which Hercule Poirot is one of the best fictional detectives in world literature. But Miss Marple is as brilliant character as him.
In this book, ‘Miss Marple’s Final Cases’ there are seven stories included. Some are most brilliant, some are average and some are predictable. But all the twist and turns in the stories are enjoyable never the less. Story like ‘A Case of Buried Treasure’ shows the brilliance and detailing in her story telling. There are two supernatural stories which were different and refreshing from Agatha Christie’s usual style. Every time I read Agatha Christie Book my respect for her amplified. She is a legend in world of literature. If anyone still to read Agatha Christie he is missing the paradise of Mysteries.
As for this book, it may be not the best of Agatha Christie’s work but it’s still worth reading once. If I have to rate this book I will give it 7 out of 10. I will recommend you must read Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quotes from Book: GODFATHER

Quotes from Book “GODFATHER”

1.   Behind Every Great Fortune There is A Crime.

Author : – Mario Puzo
Book : - Godfather

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quotes from Book: Radiovaril Bhashane Aani Shrutika - Bhag 1

Quotes from Book “Radiovaril Bhashane Aani Shrutika – Bhag 1”

1.      “manauYyapa`aNyaacaa manauYya AaiNa pa`aNaI Hyaa AMtaga-ta d\vaMd\vaaSaI satata JagaDa caalaU Aaho.”

Author : – Pu. La. Deshpande
Book : - Radiovaril Bhashane Aani Shrutika – Bhag 1

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Curious Case of 221B


BOOK REVIEW “The Curious Case of 221B (The Secret Notebooks of John H. Watson, MD)”

Author: Partha Basu

Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Language: English

Pages: 277

Cost: 299 Rs.

Publisher: Harper Collins

First Published: 2009

Now most of us know Sherlock Homes and his friend John H. Watson. These two are legendary characters in literature created by Arthur Conan Doyale. Sherlock Homes is the great detective and John H. Watson his friend and one who kept account of their adventures, the story teller in this famous detective saga. Many of us grown up reading Sherlock Homes, I know I did. I will say Sherlock Homes nurtured the obsession to read in me.

Now the author of this Book ‘Partha Basu’ seems to be one such fan. He wrote a fiction on a fiction. He used the same characters, same incidents, and same stories in this famous Mystery series and turns it upside down. He actually retold the stories told by Arthur Doyale and made it even more interesting. It might not be original stuff but certainly imaginative and creative. He produced the other side of Sherlock Home’s stories, which makes ‘Sherlock Homes’ not so supercilious and successful character, what he is today.

This is Partha Basu’s debut novel and he did excellent job. It is must read book for all. You will enjoy the book irrespective of you read Sherlock homes before. If I have to rate this book I will give it 8 out of 10.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Quotes from Book "Aanandmath"

Quotes from Book “Aanand Math”

1. “vando maatarma\

saujalaama sauflaama malayajaSaItalaama\”

SasyaSyaamalaama\ maatarma\ |



sauhaisanaIma\ saumaQaur BaaiYaNaIma\

sauKadama\ vardama\ maatarma\ ||1||

vando maatarma\|

kaoiT kaoiT kNz kla kla inanaad kralao,

kaoiT kaoiT BaujaOQaR-ta Karkrvaalao,

Abalaa kona maa eta balao|

bahubalaQaairNaIma\ namaaima taairNaIma\

irpaudlavaairNaIma\ maatarma\ ||2||

vando maatarma\|

tauima ivadyaa, tauima Qama-

tauima hRid, tauima mama-

tvaM ih pa`aNaa: SarIro

baahutao tauima maa Saikta,

hRdyao tauima maa Baikta,

taaomaar[- pa`itamaa gaiD maindro maindro ||3||

maatarma\ vando maatarma\|

tvama ih dugaa- dSapa`hrNaQaairNaI

kmalaa kmaladlaivahairNaI

vaaNaI ivad\yaadaiyanaI,

namaaima tvaama\ namaaima kmalaama\

Amalaama\ Ataulaama\ saujalaama\ sauflaama\ maatarma\ ||4||

vando maatarma\ |

Syaamalaama\ sarlaama\ sauistamaama\ BaUiYataama\

QarNaIma\ BarNaIma\ maatarma\ ||5||

vando maatarma\ |”

Author : – Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay

Book : - Aanand Math