Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mr Miranda's Review of my book, "Rose Gardens and Minefields"

I have been picking up and browsing, treading my way carefully through the minefields, yet taking time to smell the fragrance of the roses. I found it to be a delightful collection – a veritable ’bhel puri’, a combination of political, religious, moral values to satisfy all tastes and appetites. I was impressed by your reflections in the poems ‘Philosophy of life’, ’Pleasure’, ’Love’ ’Dreamer’, Thinking,’ and the touch of humour in, ’Trying to enter Heaven,’ and ‘The Husband’ and the note of sadness in ’Agony’ and ‘Night after Christmas’. The essays ’Sport in India’ gives a good insight into Indian sport and Indian sporting legends past and present. ’Tryst with Destiny’ gives a sweeping view of Indian history and the hopes and expectations of a nation while your ‘Mumbai for all’ reveals a true Maharashtrian-East Indian spirit and love for our culture and heritage….I could go on…however, I will conclude by saying that the book as you so well said in your introduction is a literary collection, a bhel puri to ponder, taste and enjoy.. 

(The Reviewer is an eminent East Indian and an expert on English literature). 

"Rose Gardens and Minefields" (published by Leadstart Publishing) is available at several bookstores in India and can be purchased at various online sites including amazon.com, Flipkart.com, simplybooks.co.in, rediffshopping, www.leadstartcorp.com, landmarkonthenet.com, indiaplaza.com

You can even read a review of my book on Ezine at http://ezinearticles.com/?Rose-Gardens-and-Minefields---A-Unique-Book-and-Genre&id=5827593.

Further information about "Rose Gardens and Minefields" is available on wikipedia and wapedia.
                                                          

13 comments :

Vivek Pereira said...

This is another comment from a successful writer, Irwin Saldanha, who lives in Mumbai:
The article makes for interesting reading. And yes you have put forth some valid points. Extremism calls for extreme measures. BTW, I have read your book 'Rose Gardens and Minefields'; I got it from Happy Book Shop at Bandra. Your poems are really good. Let me know if you have another book coming up. Cheers.

Vivek Pereira said...

Another Reader's Feedback - Rose Gardens and Minefields
Dear Vivek, my name is Sunita Noronha from the band Music Revival and I purchased your book at the East Indian Social on 8/5/2011. I must congratulate you because the book is indeed well written. I especially enjoyed reading 'Pleasure' and 'Sports in India'. Keep up the good work and do let me know when you come up with something new!

Vivek Pereira said...

The above feedbacks really keep me going. It's great for writers to know that their works are appreciated. It's why we write!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, count me in too. I've always been a fan of your writing whether it was for online sites or the print media. Your writing rocks!!!

Maurice P said...

yeah, Vivek's writing rocks.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up.

Maurice P said...

Yes thanks dear.

Vivek Pereira said...

Sometimes these comments can be so confusing. I don't know whether they are praising or criticising me...or whether it's me at all they are writing about or themselves.

annahazare420 said...

I'm always criticising you. You can be assured of that.

Anonymous said...

And I'm always criticising you, Anna 420ji.

annahazare420 said...

You too can be assured of that.

annahazare420 said...

Didn't get you, sorry?

Anonymous said...

I said that I'm always criticising you, Anna 420ji.