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Parvez

Parvez

Joined January 2018

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The Collectors by David Baldacci
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Sea of Rust | C. Robert Cargill
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As strange as it sounds, for a book that does not feature a single human, Sea of Rust has better characterisation and more engaging and well fleshed-out characters than most novels in the genre that were published last year, even awarded ones. A rather unanticipated and strangely exhilarating writing that comes from a completely unexpected direction.

TheSpineView Sounds good. Stacked! 3d
Reggie Great review, man!!! I‘m so glad you liked it. The whole Isaac story really blew my mind in here. And there was still the rest of the book!!!! 2d
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Hooked!!!!!!
Very interesting

BethM Loved this! 3d
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The Old Man and Me | Elaine Dundy
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Old me🤣🤣🤣🤣
Old me
Having fun with F
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julesG Grandpa You doesn't look that bad. 😀 4d
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Sea of Rust | C. Robert Cargill
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Currently reading!!😄📗📗
@Reggie liked your review pal.

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Such a Long Journey | Rohinton Mistry
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It is a great read set in 70s Mumbai around Parsi community with a background of Politics and Bangladesh war. Social and political commentary runs hand in hand with the Nobles' story throughout.
This commentary by the author, and his descriptions of various customs, emotions, scenes and events are really something appreciable.
Loved it!!

Blaire I loved a fine balance. Haven‘t heard of this one. 2w
Parvez @Blaire I have also read A fine balance, which was one of my all time favourite. 2w
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julesG Any good? 4w
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Gripping storyline spanning the Indian historical landmarks from 1947 independence, 1972 Bangladesh war , emergency. Arnab manages to weave multiple narratives , deep characters with a good balance of English and local langauge.

Look forward to the part 2 edition of this story

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Currently reading!!!

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts

We can deny the past, but we can‘t escape its torment because the past is a speaking shadow that keeps pace with the truth of what we are, step for step, until we die.

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Library book haul. Sounds interesting

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This is an insightful travelogue about his wanderings along India's western & eastern borders, also known as the Radcliffe Line, named after the British barrister, Sir. Cyril Radcliffe, who was tasked with the unenviable chore of dividing the Indian sub-continent. we can see that Ghosh's sense of history can be often a delicious blend of the sublime & the mundane & that is one of the many reasons I loved his book.

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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Currently reading this great book📖📖

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Library book haul😊😊😊

readordierachel 😍😍 3mo
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It‘s a simple story of two friends one who is a Jew and another who is son of Fury‘s hand picked general to do his dirty work against the jews in Poland. The books explores with child emotions and how pure they are in the world of dispare and cruelty. Might be a short read but it leave a big impact on you.

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Mehso-so

It was a really nice and quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it!. It's more her story than anything, of self-discovery and finding a desire to become a writer, than that of the actual women she talks about.

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The Book started with the importance of meaning in Life, Life of purpose, meaning rather than quest for happiness. And then how to find the meaning of our life, its pillars Belongings, Purpose, Story Telling & Transcendences. How to find the pillars of Meaning of life.

Louise The importance of meaning is the premise of Viktor Frankl‘s Logotherapy. Have you read his work? Man‘s Search For Meaning and The Will To Meaning are both excellent. There are some YouTube interviews with him too. He developed his ideas while in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Such a powerful story. (edited) 3mo
Parvez @Louise yes, I have read it(Man's search for meaning),but a long time ago. Thinking of rereading it. 3mo
Louise 👍 3mo
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He‘s clever, witty, entertaining, and his research is on show here, producing insight, wisdom and startling nuggets of information. The author travels through Kolkata weaving the City of Joy and its inhabitants into lovely, heart warming incidents. The author mixes right amount of history, and economics.

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"Each of us has worked by improvisation, discovering the shape of our creation along the way.” Our identities and experiences, in other words, are constantly shifting. By taking the disparate pieces of our lives and placing them together into a narrative, we create a unified whole that allows us to understand our lives as psychologists say, is a key source of meaning.

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Calcutta, to me, is a sturdy, grime-coated grandfather's clock, whose pendulum was set into motion over 300 years ago and which continues to swing with the same precision between extremities: despair and joy; anger and celebration; chaos and culture; the permissive and the conservative; defiance and deference. As long as the pendulum continues to swing between these extremities, Calcutta will live on.

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This wise, stirring book rounds up the latest research—and the words of great thinkers across generations—to argue that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness.

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Autumn Bird | Sucitråa Bhaòtòtåacåarya
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No dreams are too small or too easy – Hemanter Pakhi teaches us that. The book also inspires us to take what we deserve and to stay strong, even when we‘re alone, even when the people around us are perhaps not so encouraging. And the best part of the book is how it‘s written in a very fluid manner, with very few tough words, and how it is the story of every single middle class bengali household ever.

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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This is a story about friendship, sacrifice, love, lies, repentance, tragedy, pain and redemption.The devastation of Afghanistan, the abolishment of monarchy, the Russian invasion and then Taliban rule has been described very boldly and is really heartbreaking. This book is not for the light-hearted people at all. This is a tragic story which will leave you sad and heartbroken.

kathedron Daughter and I were in a book shop a couple of days ago. "Look, it's "The Kite Runner" I said. "The one with the boy? The one that made you cry?" she said. Yes, that one. ? 4mo
EllieDottie I love this book!! 4mo
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Kane and Abel | Jeffrey Archer
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If you are an admirer of Jeffrey Archer's writing style, this one will sure be a delight to your senses. Great character build up and attention to detail.

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Currently reading. Loving it so far😍😍😍😍😍☺️☺️☺️

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Matt Haig is one author who has the ability to transport you into another time and place. And he does it so beautifully, it cannot be explained!
This book is every bit a masterpiece with a wonderful story and an amazing way of narration. It will engross you to the extent that you will feel as if you know the characters and the story is unfolding in front of your own eyes. Each character is written so beautifully. Loved it

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I admire Khushwant Singh‘s writing. He is one of the most candid writers of his days. “On India” is a collection of writings from the renowned author on his favorite nation in the world and his motherland – India. The book consists of 26 short essays which have been divided into 6 categories. The essays are written on a variety of themes and written over a period of many decades. Some of them are un-dated as well.

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Slajaunie Good book. 4mo
Parvez @Slajaunie I have already read 80%. It's good 4mo
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I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.

Reecaspieces I loved this book too. Great read. It described me on every page. 😂 4mo
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An amazing true events descriptions by the author of her encounter with the Jihadis & ISI groups. The events and the author's experiences tell how that part of the world operates. The lives of the innocents are manipulated to fulfill the desire of avenging the political intervention. It's heartening to read how the young and innocent minds are molded to pick guns and become suicide bombers by the religious leaders to fulfill their vested interests

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The Mine | Ray, Arnab
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This is a story of deep and disturbingly human evil. As one character after another went through his or her individual hell, befitting the evil inflicted upon others by himself, or herself, we started realising what a unique purgatory, with all possible layers, have been created by the author, for us.
Above all, the book was absolutely unputdownable.

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The Mine | Ray, Arnab
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At a secret mining facility somewhere in the deserts of Rajasthan, an ancient place of worship, with disturbing carvings on its dome, is discovered buried deep inside the earth. Soon the miners find themselves in the grip of terrifying waking nightmares. One tries to mutilate himself. Worse follows.

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This is a profoundly shocking piece of writing, a tactic which Yuval Noah Harari uses to great effect in getting readers to think about society today. The book is ostensibly about the future of mankind, but really is a means of highlighting how current trends in science, technology, humanity etc may progress and asks if that's really how we want things to go. It's philosophy.

KateFulfordAuthor Excellent review 5mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J.D. Salinger
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J.D Salinger‘s classic “The Catcher in the Rye” deals with many things but what made it a bestseller is the blunt way it describes the angst and loneliness that comes with looking for who you are and where you belong when you are growing up.

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Library | Sarah Stewart
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Local library. (Kerala, India)

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On my TBR list

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Kane and Abel | Jeffrey Archer
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Currently reading. Jeffrey Archer is a master storyteller

thereadingowlvina I loved this one! 😊 5mo
tournevis I feel old! 5mo
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Currently reading 😀📗📗

Linsy I‘ve always been curious about that one. Is this a first time through or re-read for you? 5mo
Parvez This is the first time. Like the writing style @Linsy 5mo
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Age of anxiety by Indranil banerjie

BookNAround The Witch‘s Buttons by Ruth Chew and The Fabulous Flight by Robert Lawson. 5mo
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Zelie (Children of blood and bone)

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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💜 Rohinton Mistry
💜Orhan Pamuk
💜 Khushwant Singh
💜 Khaled Hosseini
💜 Arnab Ray

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Various shifts in POVs helps us in getting to know the characters and they shows real character growth. You feel what the characters are feeling and their different perspectives and they even feel realistic, with their own sets of problems and regrets.

It has beautiful fantasy elements coming together with magic and action and kickass females and great rep in the background of today‘s times.

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Mehso-so

It's beautifully written book. It showcases the fight of Armstrong against cancer. unfortunately I ended with not liking him. I still think he is an amazing athlete that overcame many odds.

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Burnt Shadows: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Can't wait to read all of them 😍😍

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The Bookseller Of Kabul | Asne Seierstad
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The pathos in this book lies in the hopes and aspirations of the members of the Khan family living in a post-Taliban Afghanistan.This book draws a very humane picture of an obscure society, a picture that very often fails to filter through the coloured glasses of mainstream media.

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The Swallows of Kabul | Yasmina Khadra
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In the novel, every action every character makes seems to be connected in some way, and the theme of fate and predestination is evident in the plot. In each of their lives, the characters experience violence, love, and survival that is all described to be part of their destinies. In addition, Khadra incorporates important details about Islamic fundamentalism and how complex the Muslim world truly is.

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