Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes

Today’s young, in righteous, understandable defence of their own time, generally reject our reminiscences about a golden age “Past Imperfect,” by “Downton Abbey” writer Julian Fellowes, plays out an interesting premise — rich old bastard Damian Baxter hires his estranged friend to track down five women from their past before he dies (and his death is imminent),Continue reading “Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes”

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer Book Review (Book 1)

“Fortune favours the brave” I remember reading this book just as I entered High School about 20 odd years ago and I can say upon re-reading it that it has aged well in some aspects and it’s still a very entertaining read. The story follows (much like First Among Equals and The Fourth Estate and As theContinue reading “Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer Book Review (Book 1)”

The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money, Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs – Jill Schlesinger

I ran across this book by mistake and I decided to give it a go seeing that I’ve had my fill of fantasy novels. The book shows a practical approach in managing money and gives positive and negative examples along the way. I had to skip a few chapters as I felt they were tooContinue reading “The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money, Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs – Jill Schlesinger”

Parrot and Olivier in America – Peter Carey Book Review

Novel set around 1830 and narrated alternately by Parrot (the son of an English engraver killed for unwittingly participating in a Dartmoor counterfeiting ring) and Olivier (the grandson of a Nobel guillotined in the revolution and whose family cautiously support restoration).

Robin Hood – The most immoral human symbol – Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

I freakishly love Atlas Shrugged. This mammoth of a book from the Objectivist Ayn Rand. This is a small excerpt from the middle of the book – just after laws were given to rob from the rich and give to the poor, to make all men equal (which is in today’s world called The Robin HoodContinue reading “Robin Hood – The most immoral human symbol – Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)”

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

Have you ever found a shortcut that others couldn’t find? Solved a problem that confounded your family? Seen a way to make something work that wasn’t working before? Made a personal connection with someone who was out of reach to everyone else? Few authors have had the kind of lasting impact and global reach thatContinue reading “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin”

A Prisoner of Birth * Jeffrey Archer

WOW. Just WOW. I loved this book! I think the time Jeffrey Archer spent in jail did wonders to his insight into the way the system works and what type of characters you can expect to see in a prison. He did writeCat o’nine tales which is a short collection of stories collected from prisonContinue reading “A Prisoner of Birth * Jeffrey Archer”

Seeds of Yesterday * Book 4 * V.C Andrews Book Review

After reading book 1, Flowers in the Attic , Petals in the wind and If there be thorns, I decided to continue reading the story of the Dollanger kids. And so it came to pass, I started reading the next dark chapter in a strange, chilling tale of passion and peril was delivered, but it was neither strange orContinue reading “Seeds of Yesterday * Book 4 * V.C Andrews Book Review”

Jessica Ruston’s Luxury Book Review

Sex, glamour, night life, sexy rollers, business tycoons and a lot of drama! The book starts off slow (I nearly abandoned after the first 10-20 pages), but with a bit of coffee and a lot of determination, I started plowing through it and I was surprised how good it turned out to be! It’s aContinue reading “Jessica Ruston’s Luxury Book Review”