Book Review: Cell by Robin Cook

Paula and George's faces reflected their horror.
George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. A new smartphone app is being developed that is far more than a mere reference tool; rather it is a fully customization personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating patients more efficiently that the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed beside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers - and that the US government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he's right, the consequences could be lethal.

Robin Cook devises a brilliant story in a credible plot line in a thrilling perspective of a probable fiction like reality of a time to come. Although for some readers the book may sound to be heavy with clichés, the story is gripping enough and with action packed stirring climaxes the author succeeded in turning a tending to be average book into an interesting and top-notch fusion of groundbreaking medical science and edge-of-your seat suspense.

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Author:Robin Cook
ISBN:9780230769397
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Year of Publication:2014
Number of Pages:Approx 410 with cover


Book Review: Cell by Robin Cook

Deserves to be in the reading list of thriller lovers. I had received the review copy from Pan Macmillan India. Thank you Pan Macmillan India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.

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Book Review: The Song of King Gesar

As they trudged through the snow, the leaders followed the vulture with their eyes.
For thousand of years, bards had told the story, on the grassland and in farming villages. Jigmed himself had heard it many times  - the story of a hero, King Gesar. But they had been poor storytellers, who could only remember fragments of the song...Now as he recalled his dream, he realised that he had seen the beginning of the magnificent story.

Like all epics, this 12th century epic presents us the tale of heroic deeds of a legendary hero and a legendary place While it is impossible to review a 12th century tale with a critical perspective, it is the retelling that may be focused on. The author has brilliantly created the characters and the narrative style successfully grips the reader into the tale. Originally written in Tibetan and later translated into English, there are few occasions though where the reader may face unexpected change in pace and glitches. Overall, this book stands out as an interesting retelling of an ancient epic for the modern readers and would appeal to all readers interested in tales blended with history of a culture.

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Author:Alai
ISBN:9781847672353
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Canongate Books
Year of Publication:2013
Number of Pages:Approx 400 with cover


Book Review: The Song of King Gesar

Excellent retelling of an ancient tale. I had received the review copy from Random House India. Thank you Random House India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.
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Book Review: The Longest Ride

"You are not selfish," she says to me. "You are the least selfish man I have ever known."
Ninety-one-year old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their together: how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalizing future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected -and shocking of ways.

The Longest Ride is a love story of two intertwined tales. In a fast paced and gripping writing style Nicholas Sparks presents yet another extraordinary fiction in the genre. The books runs over a considerable length but the author succeeds in maintaining the pace and drama with ease. A predictable yet interesting and sentimental novel, The Longest Ride should appeal to the readers interested in the genre.

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Author:Nicholas Sparks
ISBN:9780751549973
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Hachette India
Year of Publication:2013
Number of Pages:Approx 460 with cover


Book Review: The Longest Ride


Interesting and sentimental novel. I had received the review copy from Hachette India. Thank you Hachette India for giving me this opportunity. You can buy this book at Flipkart in case you live in India.
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