The Only Worlds We Know by Michael Lee – Book Review

The Only Worlds We Know by Michael Lee is a small book of poems. The poems talk about pain, loss, grief, addiction and people we love. I felt that the poems are very intense. There were a little loud and on the darker side but certain lines in the poems make you pause and re-read to understand the depth. There is a honesty in thee author’s words that exume an out of the world philosophy.

The pain in the poems hits the reader hard. It’s short but very strong. This book took me by surprise. Definitely a remarkable debut by the author Michael Lee!

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Forgive me Father by Paul Gitsham – Book Review

Forgive me Father by Paul Gitsham is a thriller story solved by DCI Warren Jones and his team. An innocent priest dies in a terrific fire break out in the chapel. When the police first assumes it as a suicide, evidences point in the opposite direction.

Two more priests are also found dead within a short period. All of them suffered to death. DCI Jones and his team do their best to find out the culprit before another priest ends up dead.

Who is killing the priests? Why? And why do these murders seem similar to decades old murders? What is the church hiding?
You must read the book to know the answers.

A compelling thriller with wonderful characters. Thumbs up to the author. He drew the plot in an excellent way.

My Literary Friends

I started writing book reviews in a notebook long long ago. Later i started posting those reviews on my blog www.theclippednightingale.com. I never had any expectations out of it but I kept on writing because I loved reading. Within no time, my blog is recognized as one of the top 75 book blogs in India. 

In this little time, I became friends with many amazing writers not just from India but from across the world.. USA, UK, Poland, Australia, Canada, America. Authors and Publication Houses started sending out their ARC copies asking for my review.
Knowing that amazing authors from around the world follow me and my posts makes me feel awesome and humble at the same time. 

After all literature and art always bring people together and bridge the gap between them. In spite of the wide variations in culture and language, art helps us to understand those differences and celebrate them. 
I take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful authors, publishing houses, bloggers and bookworms for letting me take part in their wonderful literary journey. 

I send out my best wishes to all of them and hope they write more and more books for me to read. Cheers!

The Blue Book by A. L. Kennedy

I’ve read hundreds of books so far but no book captivated me between it’s pages like ‘The Blue Book’ did. For the first time, I failed to return this book on time to the library not because I didn’t complete reading it, but because I reread each and every page and some lines, I read more than ten times. Wow.. Just Wow!

When I picked this book from the library, I must admit I chose it because of it’s name, ‘The Blue Book’ and blue is my favorite color. Another reason is, the book is in blue color. I couldn’t resist and I had to read it. When I got into the taxi, I opened the first page and I have to tell you, I fell in love.. instantly.

It’s a story about love, loss, second chance. Beth finding her way back to Arthur, is absolutely heart-melting. The protagonist, Arthur, what a character? I wonder why such characters are only fictional. It’s a little dark, I would say but I am totally in love with him. The most amazing thing about this book is, the author wrote every single thought in such a way, I couldn’t stop myself from pausing my life for a few seconds to rethink and appreciate how those particular thoughts resemble mine.

BLUE is officially my favorite color all over again.

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab – Book One from Chronicles of the Stone Series by Fiona Ingram

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab by Fiona Ingram is one of the books that literally took me on a roller coaster ride. I must say this is absolute read for kids as well as adults. Not many books like these are written these days. Kids would love them and I say this because my daughter who is not much of a reader loved it and made me read it to her every night. This book has been sitting on my computer for a while but I couldn’t read it since last few months. It was really getting me difficult to put my mind to reading after my dad passed away in March.

Then again when I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. Adam and Justin Sinclair are two cousins who get to visit Egypt with their Aunt. Egypt, the land of adventures unfolds yet another adventure for them and suddenly they are in the middle of a huge mystery. The story is about how these two young kids solve it. The details are amazingly written by the author Fiona Ingram. I could see the whole story running in my mind while reading this book.

Very enchanting and capturing book. I totally enjoyed it.