Apr 28, 2018

Review: Aranmanai Ragasiyam

Aranmanai Ragasiyam Aranmanai Ragasiyam by Indira Soundarajan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not bad a thriller start to finish.

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Apr 18, 2018

Review: Asura: Tale of the Vanquished

Asura: Tale of the Vanquished Asura: Tale of the Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Abandoned the book after 30 plus pages as the author used words not appropriate for the 4000 year old period. Bit disappointed.


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Review: Charlie Chaplin: A Life From Beginning to End

Charlie Chaplin: A Life From Beginning to End Charlie Chaplin: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A short book about the life of Charlie Chaplin from Hourly history. Who will forgot his tramp character and the movies like Modern Times, The Kid, City Lights and Great Dictator.

His characters were cast out from his childhood miseries. The short mustache Chaplin used has a back story that he looked young and he was made to put mustache to make him look older. All Chaplin needed for a comedy movie is a park, a policeman and pretty girl. The author has covered the failed marriages of Charlie too.

It is a revealtion for me that Edgar Hoover gave that much torture for his career to end and relocate from US.

The book has enough information for a beginner. Highly recommended to Chaplin fans.


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Apr 10, 2018

The Key to Death's Door

Thanks to Net galley for the copy.

Lee Hunter and his friend Charlie Finch goes to a derelict boathouse and an accident occurs,  Lee nearly drowns and he finds inside the body of a teenager Paul in another time, who gets tragically killed by a demon incarnate Daryl.

Lee returns back to his body and his time, now with help of his dearest friend who has brain of a chicken and the heart of a lion Charlie plans to take over the despicable man.

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Did they succeeded? Or did they succumbed to that same person again? all are revealed in the thrilling last chapters of “The Key to Death’s door”.

I have already read the books written by Mark Tilbury and I know how dark and gory with a little bit of humour he writes. In this novel Mark had scored again I am bit disappointed on missing his dark humour. Apart from this the novel is as good as his other stories.

The friendship between Charlie and Lee, how they both sacrifice for each other well being is super awesome. Another friendship mentioned is Paul Collins and Bobby Knox it is also great story with a tinge of sadness as they both die in the hands of Daryl.

And now the villain the most hated and one we wish to see him dead is Daryl. An important character who links the two stories, two childhoods ruined by the same man and two families torn apart by his evil action. His style of tormenting, provoking and punishing are exceptional, sometimes we wish to tear him apart, hit him with his baseball bat so he tastes his own blood. The feeling towards Daryl we have is intense dislike, the credit goes to the author Mark, Daryl the villain is on par with Edward Ebb and John Carver.

A superb thriller from Mark Tilbury. Thanks Mark for another great read.

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Apr 5, 2018

America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil

I like to thank Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this fantastic book of invasions happened in American soil.

america invaded

A thoroughly researched and exhaustive information about each and every states. I feel that this is the best reference book to know the history of invasion in United States.


I only know some states US history but this book had given tons of information and website links to further kindle our interest.


I highly recommend this book for reference and history buffs.

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