Book reviews The River Sutra, Holy Grail Holy Blood, Angels And Demons, Harry Potter, The Lost Symbol

I wanted to share my thoughts of some of the interesting books i read.

The one that i liked  most and which had me engrossed through out my reading was :

The River Sutra(Fiction) - by Gita Mehta

This Book i a recollection of memories by an old Government officer who is the In charge of a Guesthouse on the Banks of the river Narmada. He encounters many interesting people during his stay at the guest house and this book is the recollection of all the people he comes across and their lives that get intervened with river Narmada.

I admired the author for her great story telling skills.

This is a beautifully narrated story and it a touch of the contemporary , the old fashioned and the mythological India.

You will read of a Rich man turn in to a monk, of the mythological background and the rich heritage of river Narmada, the story of a Bandit. of a wise Fakir and much more. It a must read book.

I was reading a novel after many years and this book made me want to read more. My Brother is a big Harry potter Fan and he completed the Harry potter series around the same time. He already told me about the the harry potter books but we didn't discuss much about the last edition "Deathly Hallows" as he completed it very recently.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :

It might sound funny but i only read the last book in thee series The Deathly Hallows.

Yes it is a very interesting book and i loved reading it. It brought back my child hood memories when i used to believe in Magic, Witches Magic doorways and secret passages and magical creatures.

Harry potter finally conquers all the hurdles and frees the Magical world from the Evil villain "He Who Must not be named".

In the book Voldimort the villain is never called by his name in fear of being punished. Harry potter is left with a Herculean task of finding and destroying Voldimorts Horcruxes which is the only way of killing Voldimort. Harry, Hermoini and Ron set out with this task. Its a must read book.

After i completed Harry potter , i had a feeling i was missing something that my life has become very bland no magical spells, no teleports and no magic brooms.

Then i found the book Holy Grail Holy Blood which to some extent filled the void as it delves in to a topic of ancient history and talks of kings and kingdoms and secret societies and their survival through the centuries.

Holy Grail Holy Blood :
Holy Grail is a topic that has been centre of many controversies. Holy Blood refers to the Blood line of Jesus.
This is not actually a novel but a compilation of findings and proofs found by a group of researchers that take up .

The Authors research is mostly on the two things which the name of the book describes. Holy Grail and Holy Blood. It covers a lot of controversial topics about the life of Jesus like His Crucifixion, Resurrection, His Blood Line, The Cross,  and what actually is "Holy Grail" and various Secret societies.

This also helped me understand a few things about the sacredness of Jerusalem and why is it so Important for Jews and Christians.

This book has been very well narrated leading to the final conclusion. I saw the move Davinci Code around that time and came across Angels and Demons by the same author.

Angels And Demons (Fiction):

This is one of the adventures of Robert Langdon, professor of religious iconology and symbology at Harvard Universityprofessor of religious iconology and symbology at Harvard University and he is requested to decrypt the religious sysmbols that a killer leaves on a Famous CERN scientist. The story unfolds form there and takes many twists and turns and takes Robert Langdon to Vatican city and discover most startling facts and mystery behind the death of the four possible candidates to become POPE. I wouldn't want to narrate the whole story as the book is very interesting it would be a good read.

The narration is very good and it has an element of mystery.

The Lost Symbol :

The Name of the Novel and author promised a lot but i did not like it as much as i liked Angels And Demons. I guess to much of the anything is not good. It has Robert Longdon in it and he is trying to solve mysteries and puzzels to save lives but still it is not so involving for me. I did not give me the kick i got out of reading Angels and Demons.

I didn't complete this book as i lost interest mid way and took a break from book reading after that.

I heard Chetan Bhagats Books make a good reading.

Below is the list of Chetan Bhagats books:

Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT!
One Night @ the Call Center
The 3 Mistakes of My Life
2 States: The Story of My Marriage

I did a bit of reaserch and i found that below are the books that might intrest you if you are a Harrypotter Fan :

A Wrinkle in Time

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

A Wizard of Earthsea

The Alchemyst

The Magician’s Guild by Trudy Cananvan

Michael Reaves books

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

His Dark Materials

Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own Countryside

I acknoledge that wikipedia is the source of some of the information that i posted

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