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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Book: Life After Death

Life After Death: The Burden of ProofLife After Death: The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This book didnt meet my expectations. It seems like the book is trying sell eastern vision of death to the people of Christian faith or the western world.

Deepak Chopra simply accepts everything that has been put offered by vedas or even Hindu mythology. Throughout the book keeps comparing the it with Christan version. Mention of Hindu mythology is in form of  story of Savitry (Lady who wants to save life of her husband from God of death), which runs though out the book.

Though out the book there are anecdotes of other people who claim to have supernatural experience such as 'out of body experience', resurrection, dreams etc.

On the whole the book did not made any sense for me because it has nothing definitive or assertive to offer. I am leaving the book half way.

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Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Story is narrated by a small girl, in small town, in early 19 th century. It is about the how a growing child perceives and understands the world . Unprejudiced way of  looking at things exposes the bigotry in the world, errant behavior of grown-ups and racialism.

Very simple and light read. It goes in a slow paced manners and characters are one dimensional.  
There is nothing that we dont know of and there is no strong message that authour puts accross. But does leave you with a sense of disgrace for who our society is and how it treats deprived people.

A must read for teenagers.

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