Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Newton's Law Reversed by Howard Roark Book Review

 
Newton’s Law Reversed by Howard Roark Book Review

*Publishers: Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd *ISBN: 978-93-82473-99-2 *Publication Year: 2014 *No. Of Pages: 172 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Type: Fiction *Price: 145 *Source: Author *Rating: 3.5/5

My review:

To be frank I didn’t get to know what Author is trying to say at the beginning of the book, I was getting confused, also keep the dictionary with you there are many words to surf, but its good, vocabulary is building. Even though it’s a fictional book you will find the reality of life. Read this book if you like to know how the Indian villages are, and the mindset of villagers are very well expressed by the author.   

The story line is good, provided the traditional Indian village of south. The flow is good and the characters are very well described. The scientific approach and reasoning of the protagonist father with his son is very interesting and many a times it makes you thinking. What I liked the most is the hand made pictures in between, which are a good addition to the book.

Newton’s Law reversed is a worth reading. A good work by a debut author, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Some of the interesting lines from the book:

1. It’s true that you’re past karma forces you into a critical situation, but it is your true character that comes out at that moment of truth. You have the freedom to choose if you wanted to commit an action. Ultimately, since you had options and you chose one from it, you will pay the price for that action. Page no 36
2.  It is a belief in our culture that more than a wedding it’s a funeral that one should not miss. Page no. 50

Blurb:

On a trip to meet an ailing relative in Gangaikondacholapuram, Akash is introduced to conflict when a simple village girl, Ganga trespasses his thoughts. His mind fails to elude Ganga and, being overwhelmed by the new found emotion, his attempts to free himself of his battles only grip him tighter. As his mind flits between Ganga and Ganesan, another tormented soul, Akash’s only reprieve could have been a banter with his father, when unexpectedly he hears the news of his father’s expiry. Little did he know that his father’s demise and the ensuring trip to the village would alter his cynical view of the World. In this journey from boyhood to manhood, Akash derives profound meaning through his retrospective deliberations on his dead father’s words.

About Author:

Howard Roark is a graduate engineer who started out working for a multinational as a Network Engineer, a very brief stint, after which he joined a software company to work on products in the Artificial Intelligence / Neural Networks domain and later on in the Finance domain, for about 12 years. And, since 2010, he's been working for Cisco Systems in Chennai, for their products in the Digital Video Broadcasting domain. It's been a career of many a learning, joyous times, moments of achievement, all combined to give him a thoroughly satisfying 15 years of experience.

His interests include psychology, philosophy, spirituality, reading, writing, conversations and of course, Ayn Rand's books. He's a qualified hypnotherapist from the California Hypnosis Institute of India. He restricts himself to offering therapeutic help to his near and dear. And, he currently pursues an M.Sc. in Psychology.

He can be reached at: hroark911@gmail.com