Monday, August 26, 2019

Review: An Unsuitable Boy

An Unsuitable Boy An Unsuitable Boy by Karan Johar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My colleague asked me "Why are reading this Gay's book?" Unfortunately there are many people who are like this and my colleague is no different. Yeah I know he is homophobic and an Idiot but unfortunately that shouldn't be criteria to ever pick a work whether it's music, movies or books. Now coming to the book this is a no-hold bars, no nonsense, unapologetic and honest way Karan Johar one of the most successful movie makers in Bollywood today. I loved this book and one extra star is to combat all those biased idiots like my colleague who will just mark this down because Karan is Gay well if he is even then it's none of your business. In fact if you believe him he is almost Asexual. Well again his sexuality has no bearing on what he does and what he does is I love sometimes and sometimes I completely ignored as I am doing to most of the Bollywood stuff but coming to the book this is wonderful in it's honesty and narration.

Like always I rate books on the basis of how much fun they were and how they made me feel. This was lot of fun and if my schedule would be any less hectic I would also have finished it in one or two sittings. Do pick this if you like Karan or no maybe you will end up learning a thing or two. So till then next time you know what to do just Keep on Reading.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Review: A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success

A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success by Sourav Ganguly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lot of things came together to make it so that as Ganguly started his career I also started watching regular cricket and I would forever be grateful for his contribution towards transforming the Indian Cricket Team and giving some many wonderful performances, and I was even able to see his century live in Gwalior with my Mom and brother. Well so of course I had to get the book when I saw this so I got it and I read it. It was a nice read and unlike others I didn't feel that the book was written poorly but it was written nicely enough. Like the recent autobiographies from Indian cricketers this one is also on the leaner end with only about 260 pages. As you all my might have noticed already I now tend to shuffle between multiple books and also what with being busy with photography it took me a little longer to finish than it should have.

Coming to the book the tone of the book I agree is preachy with Dada directly talking to young cricketers and normal chums like me or you "Life Lessons" as he liked to call them. As I said that lot of things came together to make it so that I have seen most of the matches or least kept track of them and it was easy as just like it to bring back the memories of the matches or innings mentioned in the book.

So in the end don't let the positive reviews sway you nor let the negative reviews scare you away from this book, give it a chance and see for yourself if you like this life story or not, in any case read this or not just remember to Keep on Reading.

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