books and boredom

Continuing from my previous post, I am writing my review of 5 more books which I’ve dusted this year.

1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer

  • The classic american novel everyone knows.
  • It’s a good comedy I would say. Tom Sawyer reminded me during my early days.
  • Various american accents put in words were a bit difficult to read at first but gets easier after a while.
  • If you are looking for a story about childish adventures or you wanted to be reminded about your own childhood I would recommend this read.
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2. All of Grace

Author: Charles Spurgeon

All of Grace

  • An unexpected surprise. Glanced the first page and ended up finishing the book in a week.
  • The author speaks straight from his heart without holding back any words which can maneuver the reader exactly to where he wants to go.
  • The book gives a complete insight on two subjects- faith & grace which I feel is often not put clearly in the church.
  • A book I recommend every christian to grab and read.
  • If you are a non-christian and you would like to know about faith or have wondered what is grace, this is where you would find the answer. You won’t be disappointed. I can promise you that.
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3. Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

Author: Sean Patrick

Nikolas Tesla

  • My second book from the same author.
  • A short account of the man who invented Alternating Current and changed our way of life forever.
  • The author writes about the feud between Edison and Tesla which I never knew.
  • As usual, the author finishes up with take-away lessons from Tesla’s life which is his never give up attitude.
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4. Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell a.k.a Eric Arthur Blair

Animal Farm

  • Critically acclaimed book. A short one too.
  • The book takes a dig the underlying principles of communism.
  • The author speaks his mind through a group of farm animals who have got rid of their master, a Mr. Jones and have started running their own farm under the leadership of a pig named Napolean.
  • It’s super hilarious
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5. The Old Man and the Sea

Author: Ernest Hemingway

The old man and the sea

  • Another critically acclaimed book. The book was awarded a Pulitzer back in 1953.
  • A novella about a old man who has run into a bad luck streak of 84 days without catching a fish.
  • He encounters a huge marlin on the 85th day but will get back home with it ?
  • My expectations were set very high by the name ‘Hemingway’ and hence I found it to be ‘okay’. Maybe I should have expected nothing and would’ve found this interesting.
  • However I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
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