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From the rush of the first and the mightiest wave of water in a river to the tiniest pebble that has run along with the flow of water, all have tales to tell. Whatever be the privilege held by a man, be it of the bright or be it of the dark, beyond the walls of its grandeur lays the constitution that meets the watcher's eye, a mixture of but abstract belongings. One such man, a revolutionary meets his soul mate. Two old men, travelling to the same horizon but upon two different paths, different as much as the sea and the desert, chosen not by the likes or of their own desires, but by the wars they fight within themselves.
|Estimated Reading Time||35 min|
|Published On||19 May 2017|
Feb 18, 2017
First of all, it is not a book of fantasy genre.
It is a philosphical fiction.
I loved the writing style. Ancient and raw and yes, you need patience to read it.
It is not more about the story but about the philosphies of life.
The bitterness and raw reality of life. The book is written in a very beautiful way. At some point, my mind felt tired to grasp the philosphies for the words take you into real thinking.
So, if you have enough patience. I suggest you to read it then only.
I recommend this book to those who love philosphy, ancient style of writing and if you love reading Gibran.
Feb 17, 2017
The Crown Has Fallen by Ahsan Raza
Genre : Fantasy
Ratings : ☆☆\☆☆☆☆☆
I got this ebook from Daastan for a honest review. I am not an ebook person so I decided to read it later since I'm reading a book already , but curiosity got the best of me. I opened it and the reading time was mentioned as only 35 minutes so I gave it a go.
I went in to this book as fantasy but it came out as... nothing ? I didn't see any storyline or plot. #sorrynotsorry
The first part is an unending rant, there is not a single element of fantasy in this book. This book might have fell in to the genre of historical fiction if given a proper plot and and kingdom of certain time period. But now, as it is, it can be a fiction or , just a conversation between a man and a monk. There is A LOT OF REPETITION AND A LOT OF UN-NECESSARY METAPHORS.
I love the fantasy genre - always have, and hopefully always will. Fantasy is what got me into reading (well, Harry Potter, specifically) and it's been one of my mainstays for as long as i remember. This book is definitely not what I think of when I hear the word 'fantasy'. It's certainlyNow, I realize that my definition of 'fantasy', which includes pervasive magic, unusual creatures, and a setting that is vividly far from the real world, is not the definition you'll find if you look the term up online. I also don't care. Seeing as the critical definition appears to characterize fantasy solely by the fact that it doesn't take place on our Earth, and as this definition is written as if fantasy and sword-and-sorcery are mutually exclusive, I'm inclined to conclude that whoever wrote said definition is pretty damn stupid and carry on with my own outlines of what makes fantasy high, low, urban, epic, or any other subcategory or combination thereof.
That said - this book? fantasy? Not as far as I'm concerned. It is, to say the least, distinctly lacking in the requisite elements of the fantastic
This book comes off as a poor attempt at fantasy by someone who doesn't really care about the genre, or doesn't know much about it.
Why I gave it two stars ? I loved the way the dialogues were done. The writing styling is quite philosophical and poetic and I loved that about it. It's very Coelhoish if you ask and I love Paulo Coelho.