No greater Love in this Universe!

A nonsense story is one that is built from random words. The ones I took were from my colleagues at work today. This is what unfurled.
love friends frustration tree river twilight hallucination meadow toothache food shoes taste like battery wallet tag pillar bike glass wheels strings compassion knowledge strength envy monsters altitude handcuffs mojitos orange tunnel ring color key icecream refugee alien seashore

Love is a strange word. To him it was only a tag for the state of hallucination that friends often found themselves to be in. Love was something he couldn’t understand. The frustration, the envy and hurt that ensued, were all too much for him. After all he was only an alien.

He had landed on the seashore of the Mediterranean with 243 other refugees from Pilla. They were running from the cruel His Dictatorship Battery. Battery had overthrown Commander Lithium in the Battle for Time and given himself the title ‘His Dictatorship’. Subsequently, His Dictatorship Battery ordered the hunt for all supporters of Lithium. He sent the Killer tanks of Pilla, the Wheels, to hunt down all Lithium followers.The planet of Pilla was under his rule now.  He was unstoppable.

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The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan: A review

A quick Saturday pre-siesta-brunch read.

The Crown of PtolemyThe Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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Hilarious, as is Rick Riordan’s signature writing style. It seemed like he didn’t put any effort in the way of the plot. He took liberal references from the internet slang, like selfies and ‘Stahhp’ and made a funny story out of it. It was enjoyable and laugh-worthy.

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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella : A review


The Undomestic GoddessThe Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 5 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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What a wonderful book!
For those of you who don’t know what the book is, here is the gist – The Undomestic Goddess is about this high-flying big town London based Lawyer, Samantha, who slips into a much laid back job. The changeover is like moving from Violet to Red, literally from one end to the other end of the spectrum.  How Samantha manages this sudden shift is the hilarious content of The Undomestic Goddess.

This novel could top the charts if it were made into a movie. It is easily the material for a Romcom. It is wonderfully thought out, and told with excellence. I did like Sophie Kinsella’s story-telling. It is a tried and tested formula – take up simple theme and story and make it work wonders just by using witty, intelligent story-telling. In this story, we all know how it is going to end, but that didn’t stop me from reading upto the end with frenzied interest. Yep, the momentum was up till the very end. That’s why it would make such a superb movie.

If there is one point I could criticize, it would be the editing. There were huge chunks of prose – could’ve divided that up. That’s about it. I’ve got nothing more to criticize. Continue reading

Asterix Series

READ COUNT:  21/36
  1. Asterix the Gaul
  2. Asterix and the Golden Sickle
  3. Asterix and the Goths
  4. Asterix the Gladiator
  5. Asterix and the Banquet
  6. Asterix and Cleopatra
  7. Asterix and the Big Fight
  8. Asterix in Britain
  9. Asterix and the Normans
  10. Asterix the Legionary
  11. Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield
  12. Asterix at the Olympic Games
  13. Asterix and the Cauldron
  14. Asterix in Spain
  15. Asterix and the Roman Agent
  16. Asterix in Switzerland
  17. asterix and obelixThe Mansions of the Gods
  18. Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
  19. Asterix and the Soothsayer
  20. Asterix in Corsica
  21. Asterix and Caesar’s Gift
  22. Asterix and the Great Crossing
  23. Obelix and Co.
  24. Asterix in Belgium
  25. Asterix and the Great Divide
  26. Asterix and the Black Gold
  27. Asterix and Son
  28. Asterix and the Magic Carpet
  29. Asterix and the Secret Weapon
  30. Asterix and Obelix All at Sea
  31. Asterix and the Actress
  32. Asterix and the Class Act
  33. Asterix and the Falling Sky
  34. Asterix and Obelix’ Birthday: The Golden Book
  35. Asterix and the Picts
  36. Asterix and the Missing Scroll

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh : A review

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That HappenedHyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
My rating: 2 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐
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Hyperbole and a Half was like 9gag.com with a little text. Okay for a some light reading, but not really ROTFLMAO worthy.

I really liked the parts about depression and being an (failure)adult and was able to relate to all the stuff that she goes through. I laughed most at the beginning of the book, where the letters-to-self feature. But after that it was downhill for me.

The part with the dogs just got boring (maybe I am not an animal lover, I’m not even sure if animal lovers would like it because it demeans BOTH the dogs).

It was alright for a breezy read…if you are looking to pass some time and have already read all the 9gag.com posts you could pick this book up.

One More Thing by BJ Novak : A review

One More Thing: Stories and Other StoriesOne More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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I read so many mixed reviews for this book. Undoubtedly am on the I-love-it extreme.

I did . I loved that this book was erratic, skeptical, funny, philosophical, and Zany. Every story was a world of it’s own. There was no overlapping or redundancy.

I’d definitely reach out to this whenever I feel down ‘cos I’m sure that it will be an instant mood lift.

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One of the few anthologies I have come across, that delivers full satisfaction on every story. I can vouch that none of the stories were a drag; every bit was interesting and I wanted more and more of it.

Say what you want skeptics, but ‘One More Thing’ scaled new heights in the entertainment genre.
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