Wrote this review a long time ago - sometime in the middle of last year. But things happen and I couldn't get to posting this. But better late than never!
While Jane Austen’s 'Emma' and J.R.R. Tolkien’s 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy were two of the classics that I couldn’t read more than 10 pages of, 'The Great Gatsby' is one of those that I finished last year and one that I liked. 'Three Men in a Boat' is the only other classic that I absolutely loved.
The thing about today’s world is that it is lost in a haze of mindless competitions and artificial nourishments. What if we actually do something to rectify this situation? With this, too, there is a problem. We have the right intent to do something that will make our lives easier, but most importantly, as the author says in this book, the lives of those around us easier. Because isn’t that what a good life is all about? Keep your comforts but make sure they don’t cause any discomfort to those around you.
I came across Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda when I joined BookTube. Or rather, when I started following all the amazing people on there. Every single BookTuber had only good things to say about this book. And when its sequel also made an appearance, I knew I had to get on with it. Becky Albertalli awaited me and I had to start reading her works as soon as possible! But apparently, I couldn’t do it soon enough because a movie based on this book came out and I hadn’t read it yet. The movie’s called Love, Simon and I can’t wait to watch it now that I have read the book!
A book that would explain the philosophical understanding of the human mind as well as add fantasy and fantastically mythological elements to the plot – that’s how I would summarize Chronicles of Kali: The Secret Book of Asurs. With such a seemingly complicated world to carry on its shoulders, this book could have gone any which way. The road not taken, perhaps.
I usually don’t get excited about nonfiction books. But somehow, A Walk in the Woods was somehow inexplicably pulling me towards it. Maybe because it is travel-related that I was so excited to start reading this book. It is saying something when just 2 pages in, I fell in awe with the man called Bill Bryson.
I had never been a great fan of DC comics or the movies. I found them to be on the darker side while I preferred the cheekiness and pun-filled humor of Marvel. But then, Wonder Woman happened and I fell in love with the character as well as the woman who played her. Like, have you seen her smile? It lights up the world! And to see that a director as wonderful as Patty Jenkins directed her in a movie that turned the DC Universe around! Jenkins did what no one else had been able to do thus far and brought a DC movie to a level of classic that was probably unheard of in those circles.
I usually write a short introduction to my book reviews, talking about how I came across this book and any personal trivia related to it. But I’m struggling to come up with a proper written introduction to this book because of how intense it is and because of how much I was and am still affected by it.
The reason why I chose this book for review was the vibrant cover. It was so well-designed that I hoped that the story would be as good as the cover. But I think I went in with too many expectations when compared to what I actually got out of it.
First off, I was so excited to start reading this book. I’d been waiting for it for so long that I cannot even explain how happy it made me feel to hold it and start reading. It feels surreal actually. And secondly, A Man Called Ove was part of my list of 10 Books That I Hope to Read in 2018. I can’t believe I actually finished reading it. But I do know this: Picking A Man Called Ove and reading it is one of the best decisions I made in my life.