Monday, August 23, 2010

Novel reviews- The keeper's tattoo and the Alchemist

Hey frnds....Its been long since i posted anythng on my blog..
I have recently read two books...n i thot about rytng a review on da books..

The first book i read is "THE KEEPER'S TATOO" written by Gill arbuthnott..
It is her debut novel.

The story in brief.....

Orphaned as an infant, Nyssa can only dream about who she is, where she has come from - and the meaning behind the mysterious words branded on her skin...

It all began 10 years ago when twins Nyssa and Kit were four years old. Alarac, the evil leader of the Shadowmen, set out to eliminate the Keeper’s—a group of people who share the profound and ancient knowledge needed to keep the world afloat. Only once the Keepers were out of the way could Alaric rule. When he and his Shadowmen attacked, he kidnapped Kit. Fortunately Nyssa escaped.

Could the future of all free people depend on Nyssa ??

I totally loved the book....The Keeper’s Tattoo by Gill Arbuthnott is a very original story. It explores bravery, fear, stubbornness, and the power of a family bond.It is very fast-paced.  The Keeper’s Tattoo is an all-round exciting adventure.

Next I read The international bestseller."THE ALCHEMIST" written by Paolo Coelho..

Its a fable about following ur Dream...

Dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices in "The Alchemist", a novel that combines an atmosphere of Medieval mysticism with the song of the desert. With this symbolic masterpiece Coelho states that we should not avoid our destinies, and urges people to follow their dreams, because to find our "Personal Myth" and our mission on Earth is the way to find "God", meaning happiness, fulfillment, and the ultimate purpose of creation.

The novel tells the tale of Santiago, a boy who has a dream and the courage to follow it. After listening to "the signs" the boy ventures in his personal, Ulysses-like journey of exploration and self-discovery, symbolically searching for a hidden treasure located near the pyramids in Egypt.

 "The Alchemist", is an exciting novel that bursts with optimism; it is the kind of novel that tells you that everything is possible as long as you really want it to happen. That may sound like an oversimplified version of new-age philosophy and mysticism, but as Coelho states "simple things are the most valuable and only wise people appreciate them".

I really liked both these books a lot..
If you have read these books before share ur views with me..
thanx for dropping by.. :)


beanizer_05 said...

i got a tattoo too..
but i left it in my diapy when i removed it

Nandita said...

hehe...thanx for visitng beany.. :)

priya said...

i will try to read keeper's tatoo....but i read alchemist n seriously its the best novel i have ever read after this paulo coelho became my favorite novelist n after that i never missed his single novel..

Niharika said...

Hey I too read Alchemist..... The tone of the novel is very different and Paulo... as usual has given his best here. But I was a bit disappointed towards the ending... Cud have been better for me...if it was fictional. When the comparisions and metaphors came into place.... I was like .... duh not another philosophical piece... :)

Anonymous said...

hi, your blog is very good! also like Paulo Coelho. I also like the music he made with the greatest rocker here of Brazil, Raul Seixas. You know?
Listen to this at this link. is in English.

Nandita said...

@Priya: i agree... he has bcum one of my fav author too... :)
@niharika: actualy i thnk u r ryt bout da stil i lykd it...thogh i too prefr fiction more..
@wlagodoy: thnx for likng my blog... n ya...also for da lnk...i didn't he makes music too...

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