The Portable Book of Birthdays – Review

This is not the first time I am reviewing a title which is more interesting and less literary. All the ways, the book will keep you engaged because you must have friends who birthdays are on any of the 28-31 dates in a month, throughout the year. The book is not precise but very wonderful as you will be able to match minimum 50/100 traits of yourself or your relatives or your friends – just on the basis of their birthdays.

The Portable Book of Birthdays has been written by two authors, Dennis Fairchild and Peter Weber. This book contains a brief summary of personality traits, qualities, money-matters and love interests of persons born on any of the 366 days of a year (including the 29th Feb or a leap year). And how does the prediction or assumptions hold? As I told, somewhere around 50-100 with 50 being the minimum resemblance and 100 being the best score. You can begin by seeing your personality type by jumping to the page of your birthday.

I did check my birthday first of all and I was certainly impressed with the precise details that resemble almost 80% of my personality. It begins with a brief summary of your personality, qualities and everything about you. The second thing in the line is your love interest. The third offering is you and your relation or distance with money. And it concludes with famous people who share your birthday. All that makes you happy… at times. 🙂

This is not a must-read book. This is not an essential read. This is, to be frank, just a funny book that will help you spend your nights when you are alone or help you spend your time on a boring trip wonderfully. In another scenario, suppose you are spending a night on a journey or a picnic and you are sitting with your friends around a bonfire, what would be better than checking out what the life offers to you and your friends? All you need is a birthday and voila!

So, dear readers, if you want to spend some time knowing about yourself and your friends, you can get a copy of this birthday book from Amazon India. The Portable Book of Birthdays is available on Amazon India. You can get a copy by clicking the link below:

Buy the book now – click here to buy from Amazon


Note: Don’t rely too much on the assumptions made by this book. This gives you a glimpse of an idea. You need to write on your fate. You need to WORK HARD! All the best! 🙂

Review by Pooja for The Book Blog

Jestus on Rampage – Review

The second novel by V. S. Sury, Jestus on Rampage, is a sequel to his first novel Jestus and it further develops the character that he has created in his debut. In this novel, Jestus is introduced to us as a professor at NG University who comes on his first day at the campus on his horseback and sets the scene chaotic. People are amazed because he has letters of recommendations from reputed institutions in many countries but his approach towards education is rather unconventional and somewhat dubious! And it happens, Jestus, who is well-known as Bagdenborg at the campus, is kicked out of the university because the university administration thinks that he is corrupting the atmosphere there. And after that, the real script of Jestus on Rampage is unfolded!

A man of 45 now, Jestus is someone you will certainly find mysterious. He has an unusual aura around him which attracts many people towards Jestus. His witty dialogues certainly draw a series of laughter but somewhere deep, there lies the seriousness in his words which the readers will realise if they read V. S. Sury’s novel with a little more than usual attention.

However, Jestus on Rampage is all about humour and laughter, apparently as you will find him very witty and practical even at the moment when he is making love with one of his students, Sarah. The real problem for Jestus arises when he becomes the target of the brunt the Rationalist society led by Norse. His new enemies think that his illogical way of living is certainly a problem for the people in the Rationalistic society and that he should be sent away or just eliminated. How will Jestus survive? How will Jestus escape?

The novel is written in plain English and you will seldom find any lucrative metaphors except for some of the sentences with two layers of meanings. For example, just take a look at the following sentences:

“Jestus simply knows. There is no knowing what he knows, or how he knows. If you ask him, he would say that there is no need to go about seeking to know what is to be known. …”

Jestus on Rampage has a straightforward plot which seeks to explore the doings of this mysterious person Jestus. The theme can be debated as most of the book bloggers in India have agreed. At the end, you will find an interesting read and you will surely praise the crafty and unusual fiction that V. S. Sury has created in the form of this book. Get your copies from the Amazon link below:

Jestus on Rampage on Amazon India

War and Peace; a stream of consciousness summary!

It is the story of St. Petersburg in 1805 when Napoleon contested of Western Europe. The Russian troops are mobilised. Andrew was in the war and injured. Pierre married Hélène Kuragina in a daze. Hélène Kuragina cheats on Pierre. Andrew’s wife was pregnant and gave birth to a son when Andrew arrives at home. Lise died by giving duty of the child to her sister. After the deceit by his wife, Perrie was involved in the Freemansory as he was disturbed with his married life. Rostov family’s fortunes, meanwhile, were not good due to the gambling done by the Nicholas. Rostov thinks to sell his estate, Otradnoe. Nicholas was forced to marry a rich girl instead of Sonya according to their promise. Nicolas still continued in the army and later became the witness of peace between the Alexander and Napoleon. Natasha grows and falls in the love with the Andrew. But Andrew’s father had objections to their marriage and told Andrews to wait for a year. Both reluctantly accepted the demand and Andrew goes off to the travel. When Andrews returns home only to find that his father became a cruel man who always used to torture Mary. Now Natasha was attracted to the Anatole who confesses his love. She decided that she loves Anatole and decided to elope with him but later on the plan fails. Later on, Pierre feels an attraction towards Natasha. Suddenly Natasha falls ill. Napoleon attacks the Russia and Alexander reluctantly declared war. Andrew was forced to return to the Army. The French approved the Bolkonsky estate and Mary and the old prince were advised to leave. The Prince died as French troops arrived. Nicholas saves Mary. Mary and Nicholas feel the essence of love. Russian Army unexpectedly defeated the large French force. Pierre, distressed by the announcement of his marriage, left off. Roast of taking the wanted Andrews with him. Pierre was still half crazed by the views of looting, fire and murder. Rostov in terms to save a girl from a fire, French authority caught him. Pierre witnessed the execution of several of his prisoners. Nicholas’ aunt tries to arrange a marriage between him and Mary but he restricted because of the commitment to Sonya. Natasha and Mary grow closer when Mary visit to see injured Andrew. Natasha forgives Natasha by declaring his love before he dies. General Kutuzov leads the Russian troops back to Moscow after their defeat. Petya the brother of Natasha was shot and dead. Pierre after ill for 3 months realised his love with Natasha and married her. Eventually, they had 4 children. Nicholas and Mary get coupled and despite some problems, they lived a happy family life.

The article is written by Jagrit Gupta.