Gone Girl …

Sorry for not posting any recent book because i was busy with exams and some personal problems but I’m back and my 3rd year is over and i have an Internship for 6 months so I’ll be going to college in January 2018 ( Thank god !) .

Anyhooo this one novel is kind of creepy and amazinggggg because it’s one of the best thriller and mysterious novel I’ve ever read ! Because it has a gripping story and though there are like 2 sides , one is from Amy and one from Nick, their POV (point of view) is perfectly in sync and there is like no gap between their story. Just speechless.

So , most of you must have seen the movie but it’s the book which can perfectly describe what Nick and Amy go through. It’s both of them’s fault that they have to face so much. Horrible , vicious plots that Amy plots for Nick , God ! The book describes it perfectly ! Plus the way Amy lives and then traps her ex with her mind games and that poor guy falls for it.. it’s sad . But then after making Nick look bad to the entire town , making him the killer (they think she is dead), she returns and then announces she is pregnant which is weird because , you know well,.. anyways everyone is happy but internally Nick and Amy are fighting, they are trying to love each other but they can’t , the passion that was between them has evaporated and so many obstacles has come between them, including Nick’s affair with his younger student about which Amy get’s to know ( she see’s them together and that kills her and THAT’S WHY she plots the whole thing).

Sorry for the spoilers , i have avoided a lot of small details but you’ll get to know eventually as you read the book . Do read it, if you like suspense thrillers and superrrr into it ! 

Goodnight 🌌

U ❤️

A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks is one of the finest storyteller when it comes to romance. And this is certainly one of his best works, after all its bases on the life of his own sister!
Whenever we talk about a love story, we always talk of the love that it taught us. But we seldom talk about its characters. Today I want to share about not the book, but it’s two leads, who taught me not only about love but trust, patience, fate and purity of heart and soul.

The story is narrated by Landon Carter, a popular guy with cool friends. He is a brat, no doubt, shares not at all good bond with his father and always tries to act cool (just to fit in).

But then he meets Jaimi Sullivan, Reverend’s daughter, naive, calm and faithful, but motherless. Landon and Jaimi are forced to act in a drama, from where begins their friendship. At first, Landon tries to hide it from his ‘cool’ friends, but after certain incidences, he falls for her instead. Eventually he starts to change into his good self.

The best part of the novel is Jaimi and the way she treats everybody- Equally and with love. She is pure at heart, devotional and helps anybody in need. She also teaches orphan children and brings them gifts!😍 Her goodness certainly takes over the reader. She taught me, just like Landon, how much this world needs goodness and love. There’s a dialogue from the movie where Landon says Jaimi saved me. He said this because this is exactly what she did! Because she believed that with kindness anything can be won.

Movie is as good as the book, but a few things have been changed. Still, it’s a must watch if you love romance and want to watch in flesh what happens to Landon. Shane West is superb with his role! So is Mandy Moore (I fell in love with her, I must say)❤

At last, a few quotes–

  • Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.
  • First you will smile and then you will cry don’t say you haven’t been warned.
  • You have to promise you won’t fall in love with me.
  • Book’s last line– Knowing there’s one thing I still haven’t told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles do happen.
  • And the one which gives the title to the book– It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every sense, A WALK TO REMEMBER…

Happy reading 🙂

Parijat.

Let’s talk about 13 Reasons Why

I’ve read so many books that I don’t even remember half of them. But 13 reasons Why touched me deeply, made me think about my life in a complete different way.

I don’t know if you know the plot since it’s everywhere in the social media, papers , blah blah blah, it’s about a girl names Hannah Baker , who commits suicide and then 2 weeks later a box of 13 cassettes shows up at Clay Jensen‘s doorsteps. They were made by Hannah , who specified 13 reasons why she committed suicide and Clay was one of them.

Now , I had no idea about this book but as soon as I got to know Selena Gomez is its executive producer last year , I immediately added it to my wish list and i had the opportunity of reading it in March before Netflix released the Season 1 on 31st of the very same month.

Now , people have opinions. I have mine and you have yours , so let me make my opinions clear : IT DOES NOT GLAMORIZE SUICIDE ! How do you even glamorize suicide !!! And it’s a fiction so why does everyone have o fight over who is hero and who is the villain. The book clearly wants to convey the message that:

1.If anyone around you is hurt , be for them, no matter what.

2.Sexual assaults happen and it’s something everyone is quite about. Don’t be ( Season 2 would explore that topic).

 We get it that sometimes it’s hard for someone to accepts these issues , but once you open your eyes , the reality is clear to you. Everyone around us is hurt in ways we can’t imagine and they might not wanna open up. Give them time. Hannah wanted /needed someone but Clay was too scared to lose her that now he regrets not confessing his love for her , when she is no more around him.

It’s never too late. So look around and accept the fact that everyone has issues and they actually need someone to open up to bu are scared that the issue might turn into a scarring gossip. Those idiots who doesn’t understand this are really idiots and would never understand their own life, leave alone others.

Now , if you are wondering why I’m ranting so much , it’s because the book hit me hard on my head. Life is too short to worry about embarrassments and everything. I have issues and I have 2 people with whom I can open up because i trust them and recently i was on the verge of visiting the psychiatrist. A friend of mine suggested me and i would have been taking therapy if not for my best friend Vaishnavi , who spoke to me for 2 hours straight and called again for the next 4 days to make sure i was okay. I have her and Parijat around me to look for me when i’m weak. Do the same for a friend of yours; you really never know what you’ll end up knowing about them.

Read 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher  and do tell me what you feel.

GoodNight !

U<3

Another Coelho’s piece: Veronika decides to die

She is the girl who has everything one can wish for. She’s pretty, has a stable job, loving family and a plenty of attractive boyfriends.

But she isn’t happy.

This is when she decides to die, but ends up in a mental hospital where she is told that she only has a few to live.

The book follows Veronika where she starts to understand the world and starts questioning her own ideas about life. She learns about her needs and how to satisfy herself without any restrictions. She falls in love with a schizophrenic and finally learns to live each day to the fullest.

The end is totally unexpected but it’s worth the read.

This book is not a joyous story about life but is bit on a darker side, though it tries to give a whole new perspective for living our lives our own way.

I would recommend this work to those who are in search of their true self. You may not find yourself, but in the end, you will know which way to go.

And some quotes that made Veronika’s journey memorable to me-

  • People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
  • Be crazy! But learn to be crazy without being the center of attraction. Be brave to live different.
  • Collective madness is called Sanity.
  • Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.
  • Nothing in this world happens by chance.

Happy Reading 🙂

Parijat.

Je t’aime THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

“Pain demands to be felt”

Everyone must have heard of this name …I mean who couldn’t resist this pure romantic novel and the painful ending it bought( Parijat would always call me when she saw this movie. Made both of us cry , I mean who wouldn’t)

Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters were 2 ordinary teenagers when cancer got to them. But fate is a weird thing.It bought these 2 together and they found love and happiness within each other;  happiness above and beyond anything.  Then Hazel told him about her favorite novel , Imperial Affliction, by Peter Van Houten , who lived in Amsterdam and she wanted to meet him but her Wish was over. So Augustus gave his wish to her and they both went to Amsterdam , were they fell in love with the beauty and with each other . But then , when they came back Augustus found out that his cancer had come back and that it was serious this time. His reports”light up like Christmas lights”. Sad and heartbroken Hazel prayed for his well being but then he died. Hazel had this eulogy for him which was even more beautiful :

“My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of of my life. Ours was an epic love story, and I won’t be able to get more than a sentence into it without disappearing into a puddle of tears. Gus knew. Gus knows. I will not tell you our love story, because like all real love stories, it will die with us. As it should. I’d hoped that he’d be eulogizing me, because there is no one I’d rather have. I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this. There is an infinite between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many days of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You have me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

Augustus taught Hazel that life is more than just cancer and sickness and worries. It’s about happiness , it’s about the living it to the max. He wanted to be remembered and I’m damn sure everyone does remember. The most beautiful thing about them was “Okay”. 

I get emotional whenever I watch the movie because it’s such a thoughtful movie, not just these 2 , but it teaches us that life is more than worries and pain and sufferings and the negativity.It’s a beautiful painting that an artist , us, must create by our own hands and although we might face problems, we will eventually get pass it. Thanks Augustus.

HAPPY READING !
U

Terrorizing: HANNIBAL

“People don’t always tell you what they are thinking. They just see to it that you don’t advance in life”

Such a true quote from a terrifying character ever to define the suspense, dark,haunting and thriller world. Hannibal Lecter. One name and everyone thinks about the series by Thomas Harris or the Bryan Fuller’s 3-season show Hannibal.

Hannibal sure cut through the world of adventure and other genre when it was first published in 1999. I myself had the pleasure to read it last year and got addicted and was surprised that i didn’t want to vomit on reading horrifying action scenes where Dr. Hannibal would cut his victim’s organs and eat them. Disgusting, i know.But then there is some enjoyment which can’t be expressed in words about this novel.It’s super dark and amazing in it’s own ways.

Dr Hannibal Lecter is a psychologist during day and a man-eater/cannibal at night.That’s why everyone calls him “Hannibal the cannibal”  . Will Graham is a special FBI agent who is assigned to find the murderer ( who happens to be Hannibal). But then Will and Hannibal develop a twisted relationship. I’ve only seen the show as i only got to read 2 novels of the series, Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs. But then there is Clarice Starling , who also is fascinated by Hannibal’s works and soon visits him for advice on her cases but she is manipulated into revealing her personal life to Hannibal. Sad.  Anyways, Hannibal somehow escapes and ends up living in Florence,Italy under a false name and there too he starts his passion of eating flesh of his fellow beings. There was a time when Hannibal had successfully corrupted Will Graham’s mind and made him mad and everyone thought that it was Will who murdered all those people.But somehow , It was Hannibal all along.

Now , as you know, books and movies are two completely different scenes and i would always say to read the book rather than watching the movie but the show is as good as novel so yeah, you can try a hand at that.

If you have a strong stomach , then only read this one.Or else , please don’t.The gory details may make you want to go to the bathroom.But’s a good novel if you hate those cheesy books on romance and shit. Do try this !

Happy Reading !

U<3

Futuristic: Divergent Series

With our generation trying to know  Star Wars and Star Trek ( I still don’t get the difference), Veronica Roth brought out DIVERGENT series , a world post – apocalypse .

The story is about Tris and Four and their journey to find what’s the truth and  what’s not.The Society is divided into Factions: Amity, Erudite, Candor,Abnegation and Dauntless. The people are divided upon taking the aptitude test which determines their destiny. Now there is factionless , who fails and have no specific faction. Divergent is the one who has the quality of all the faction. Tris and Four happens to be one. Little does Tris knows that it’s all connected to her mother and her hidden message that only a divergent (Tris does it) can open. Tris has a brother, Caleb who betrays her in the end. Well, since the story is really long…I still won’t open up the suspense and would just say that the factions gets eliminated in the end and everyone lives in harmony !

Veronica Roth brought out the perfect futuristic novel and I actually had my eyes on this one. The series consists of 3 books: Divergent , Insurgent and Allegiant and a novella : Four , which narrates some short stories about Four.

Now , The Divergent series has been successfully been made into Box Office Hit Movies , starring Shailene Woodley , Theo James, Ansel Elgort , Kate Winslet and many more.

What really grips the story is the perfect narration , as if Veronica Roth actually tapped into the future and completely looses herself. Tris is shown as a headstrong girl and one who would do anything for her family. Four has some family issues. I mean , these 2 are one of the best fictional couple but then there is Peter , who is a pain-in-the-ass but who knew that he would sacrifice so much in the end( I went into shock after reading the last few chapters of Allegiant). Every character has a role and no one should undermine that.

Now , Veronica Roth as brought forward another book , Carve The Mark , a supeeeeerrrr futuristic book,based on a completely different galaxy , and its amazing ! It’s my current read.

HAPPY READING !

U ❤