Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Go Kiss The World

This book by subrato Bagchi can be categorised into an autobiography. The life of the author which started with a humble beginning moves on a path of twists and turns and one day has become a model. the person who was no one becomes a master.

Quite commendable is the inner strength of the author and his family. I can say this book will really boost the confidence of the people who are passing through the low phase of life.

I liked most part of the book and my full marks to the last part where the author gives the advice to the budding professionals. The best advice was to "Learn to say sorry!!".

Most part was good but somehow i did not like the part where the author tries to tell the actions of his brother amithava, where he leaves his family and 2 small kids for some reason. The author instead of condemning is fine with it. Anyways its his autobiography. :)

This book is in simple language so its fun. Happy reading.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Brida

The book 'Brida' is another master piece of acclaimed author Paulo Coelho. I came across this author when one of my friends gave me the book 'The Alchemist'. I can say this book is the real master piece.

'Brida' has a story which revolves around a girl named 'Brida' at her early teens who wishes to learn magic. The writer has nicely explained about magic and incarnations and other stuff.

The story starts with the heroine who goes on a journey to learn magic. She comes across a person named Magus who is the perfect teacher as per the stories whatever Brida has heard. She gets him in the woods. Magus obliges to teach her at the first request itself because he sees his soulmate in her.

The learning of magic as per the author can be in 2 ways one being the solar one which is learning by observing the universe and the moon way which is learning by experience. Magus is teh teacher who follows the solar one.

He leaves brida in the dark forest all alone one night and brida successfully spends the night without fears and goes back to the town. The author explains it as 'The Dark Night' which is the first step towards any learning.

Then Brida finds another teacher named Wicca who is teacher of the moon way.

At the end she becomes a witch and finds her soulmates in Lorens her lover and the Magus.

The story revolves around these characters and is told in simple way. Nice one to read.