Publishers Arrow Books
A Jeeves And Wooster Novel
Aunt Dahlia wants to sell her magazine Milady’s Boudoir to the Trotter Empire the price is Chef Anatole.
The beefy Stilton Cheesewright has drawn Bertie Wooster as red-hot favourite in the Drones club annual darts tournament—the is keeps Bertie safe from Stilton who wants cream him for messing with his fiancée’s affection.
Jeeves is offended with Bertie for growing a moustache which he disapproves off, and Jeeves feudal spirit is absolutely needed in the circumstances.
Bertie’s moustache survives the odds, till the end of the book.
The Rozabel Line,
Author Ashwin Sanghi(Shawn Higgins)
Publisher: westland co.
ISBN 978 -93-81636-82-5
Genre_ theological thriller.
A book that talks of the missing years of Christ. His supposed visit to India and Kashmir. The book leans strongly on Dan Brown’s Da Vinci code. It is written along the same lines, playing Kho-kho.
A beautiful assassin, Lashkar a Talashar the army of 13 round the world. Executions resembling the death of Christ and his apostles,
A Hindu astrologer who predicting the potential end of the world. In Tibet a group of Buddhist monk in search of a reincarnation, they seem to be looking for the son of God. Strife-torn Kashmir, the tomb of Rozabal a riddle that parallels the Rosaline line and grail trail. A riddle that begins in Jerusalem and is answered at Vaishno Devi.
Past life regression, secret societies etc.
We are in US, -Kho- off to Japan—kho –the Christian mythology – kho—the pre church mythology—kho—Hinduism – kho – Buddhism – kho—Gnostic gospels – kho – priory the Sion – kho – Opus Dei – divine feminine – kho – kho—kho and game over.
There is no clear-cut protagonist. Except maybe the documents of the descendents of Christ, and the a document by a Portuguese inquisition chief to prove that Christ was not crucified by died peacefully at Kashmir.
If one was to believe Sanghi , then Kashmir is filled with expart Jews from the era of Christ. He works round the Christ-Krishna connection. He stretches St.Thomas and his work in Kerala. Suddenly he goes to northeast India.
Overall a good read as long as one is able to keep track of the skeletal story line.
About the author: this is Ashwin Sanghi’s debut novel after which he has written two more The chants of Chankya and the Krishna Key. An entrepreneur by profession Ashwin Sanghi ‘s hobby and passion is writing historical thrillers. Official website http://www.sanghi.in
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Haa! J.D.Salinger, I can do this, to Belinda’s book.
The cry of the Kingfisher
Author Belinda Viegas
Publisher Goa 1556
Being the excellent storyteller that she is, Belinda carries us through a journey of thoughts, fears, and insecurities, of three women, from different social milieu of goa. Battling their demons, and slaying their insecurities.
What I really like about the book, is the reflective flow that is the undercurrent, there are no villains, no saviours, but the characters themselves. Despite the tremendous scope for dramatizing the author has restrained allowing the reader to be a non judgemental observer.
Donna the destiny’s darling, yet craving for acceptance. Succorina the unwanted changeling, Mayola who emerges from the shadow of a more aggressive extrovert sister. Their parts entwine, they grow, explore and accept themselves through a journey of self discovery.
About the author: A psychiatrist whose alma mater is St,Johns Bangalore, she spent her childhood at Nairobi, after marriage a stint in germany and Australia. Now based in Goa, she juggles, Psychiatry, motherhood, cycling, sailing, trekking and writing. Belinda is also a trained Mountaineer.
Author: Jugal Mody
the book is about Lord Vishnu showing up one morning, when the protagonist ..Nikhil—also known as double battery is stoned. He asks him to rescue the world from being invaded by maggot zombies. On this hero’s journey( sorry Joseph Campbell must be turning in his grave.) he gets to romance his dream girl colleague and even kiss her! Then there are two side kicks, a mentor crow all who are stoned. Two Japanese girls who speak the Delhi, impression of Japanese accented English.
For the first time I actually was reluctant to pick a book after going through the first chapter.
initially it came across as a gay romance. Of course the entire book I realize is documentation of images viewed in pot induced hallucinations. Shiva and Vishnu make them selves visible only to people who are stoned. Methinks, our man Mody belongs to the Nagapanth of pot users.
If you survive till page 132 you get to figure out toke is connected to the weed/drug/pot or in generally getting stoned. At page 140 a romantic Garuda debuts, in page 160 if I am not mistaken the super villain of the book scott something or the other debut’s the only interesting statement of the entire book emerges here.
Civilization is defined by its flaw.
Next there is a random, Tarzan, and a Maggot demon king making an entry. A pathetic attempt of pun with Hindu’s finding the cow holy because it is Bo Vine or Boys of Vishnu.
If I did follow the story right there was a computer game involved in all this. But chances are I am wrong.
The USP of the book, is it
- Uses unnecessary foul language
- Is written in a marijuana haze
- It glorifies and justifies use of weeds/grass/pots/drugs.
- Vindicates chetan Bhagat.
This of course is my take. There might be other fringe who would call this an intellectual extravagance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jugal Mody, handled media for Filmfare and Tehlka, prior to which he worked in gaming. This is his debut novel.
By Angela Ferrao
Published by Goa 1556
For my 5 yr. Old nephew who loves animals and stories.
Angela’s language is simple and enjoyable. A very good pick for early readers.