“The phenomena and events which occur (incessantly) in Nature are countless. But on careful observation, we can notice that some forms of common threads run across different platforms or fields.
These fascinating parallels can be found amidst the world of human affairs also, apart from the natural, scientific laws and theories.”
Parallels by V.S. Sury has diverse topics. So diverse that you’ll pick any chapter and you’ll have various analysis of one word. This book is just so full of information and knowledge that it could have easily been a 5 star read for me. But, no, it failed my expectations.
I love learning about different things. But there should be a methodology to that, or a sequence of any kind. Suppose you’re teaching someone how to use Facebook, you don’t directly start talking about how to share posts, now do you ? You’ve to teach them about Facebook, why it’s used, what all you can do and then comes sharing a post, much later !
The issue with this book was it did talk about pretty amazing concepts, but it would just start anywhere and then jump off to somewhere else. For sometime, I thought this is might be a different kind of writing style fit for this topic, but as I progressed I started feeling as if there’s no connection, no thread and smoothness – different concepts realted to one word without any proper beginning or ending.
I still kept reading and it just felt like a burden, because I tried really hard but I couldn’t retain a single thing, everything was so random and fast that it didn’t give a proper time or information to sink in whatever was written.
At one point, I was seriously annoyed because there was a whole lot of facts and concepts I could have learned, such brilliant were the topics, but the skill to present those topics was so haphazard/unpolished that any layman would be exhausted just figuring out what’s going on in the book.
This post seems like less of a review and more of a rant because I am annoyed. I spent time with this book and neither did I learn/retain anything nor did I enjoy it. And, I’m exhausted ! Idk some people might find it good, may be this is for people who already possess knowledge about the topics discussed in the book, but it just didn’t work for me.
Rating – 2/5
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Book – The Busyness Age
Author – Rajesh Seshadri
The Busyness Age is one of that self-help book which tells us to focus on productivity, creativity and most importantly promotes “business” world to venture into.
Seriously, it’s easy to start any business but to keep it sustained that is highly important. We should give preference to your productivity. Time management and focus on less procrastinating can help much. Personally, procrastinate is my bad habit, but after reading this book I could understand its smooth narrative. It was more like conversion than lectures.
I would recommend it all who want to venture into business.
I rate it 4/5🌟
Book – Feni Daze
Author – Matthew Vincet Menacherry
Pages – 346
Feni Daze. The title itself is so intriguing that I had to pick this book up. Scenes swapping between the past and present life of our protagonist Victor, portraying the hardship he went through as a kid and it’s aftereffect was painful. The writing style is such that it makes you enjoy and absorb all that is happening in the story. I love how deeply Victor’s character is crafted, his battles and turmoils so realistic. In fact, all the characters were well developed. There was actually a lot going on, scene after scene, subplots, which isn’t exactly messy but a bit too much was going layer after layer. Set in various locations, the description about these places was right on point. The narration was good, especially because the way it makes the readers feel about the story and the characters.
Rating – 4/5