My ebook People and Hearts is on Amazon now


Finally, I’ve published my book on Amazon. It’s titled as People and Hearts.

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People and Hearts – My ebook is on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776889LD

This book is a collection of my poems. I thank everyone who have supported me through my journey.

Amazon India Book URL: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0776889LD

Amazon Global Book URL: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776889LD

 

– Anoop © People and Hearts

Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie – Falls Short


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Death on the Nile. Image Credits: http://www.amazon.com

After reading the best books by Agatha Christie – And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The A.B.C. Murders, I expected a spine-chilling plot, twists and unexpected climax in ‘Death on the Nile’. But I was disappointed.

This is not a spoiler alert.

Death on the Nile lacks the aura of Christie’s novels. The plot is predictable and the characters are uninteresting. Two or three secondary  female characters appear more or less similar to each other. Hercule Poirot is confused during the quest of the murderer.

Not the best book of Christie, yet a readable one.

— Anoop © People and Hearts

Humbly Sorry for No Posts Last Month


I’m humbly sorry for not posting any articles in the last month. During this hibernation, I was spending my time reading other blogs and books, and interacting with people. It was a good time though but I did MISS MY WRITING.

I badly missed my writing. I always love writing. In the last month, I knew how much I missed writing.

I took one month of reading and learning curve that I desperately needed for my writing. I’m happy that I’m back.

So, I’m back again to weave magic with my writings…

  • Anoop © People and Hearts

And Then There Were None – Spot On


And Then There Were None - Image Courtesy - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None
And Then There Were None – Image Courtesy – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None

When you hold the masterpiece of Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None, you feel the thrill and suspense at its peak. ‘And Then There Were None‘ is  unarguably the world’s best-selling mystery novel with 100 million sales recorded so far.

Christie has pulled this off in style, where the identity of the murderer is the toughest foil to crack. Clean narration and writing brings the story come alive in the most unexpected way.

If you haven’t yet read ‘And Then There Were None‘, grab the book from the stores immediately.

Agatha Christie rolls the dice in her own trademark style of suspense and twists. A compelling read!

– Anoop © People and Hearts

Everyone has Something to Hide – Fiction


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
‘Everyone concerned in them has something to hide’, said Hercule Poirot.

Agatha Christie has pulled out a clean thriller in ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd‘, which gets better and better as the story goes forward. The author earns a special praise for writing a complex story that has numerous characters and subplots.

The beauty of the story is that every character is doubted as the murderer. This is very well complimented by Hercule Poirot with his stand that ‘Everyone concerned in them has something to hide’.

The book falls under the league of classic detective mystery fiction and has great narration by Christie. Two characters steal the show in their own different styles – Hercule Poirot and Dr. Sheppard. Poirot sticks to his little old grey cells and Sheppard plays the perfect foil for the mystery. Everyone has something to hide, true enough!

Hercule Poirot explains how it all happened
Hercule Poirot explains how it all happened (Photo credit: elena-lu)

The story’s end haunted me for hours. It is indeed one of Christie’s masterpiece. 

– Anoop

© People and Hearts

Ernest Hemingway Wrote So…


    "A man can be destroyed but not defeated." ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.

After reading Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea‘, one sentence has got my attention.

“A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.

A man can be easily destroyed but cannot be defeated completely. It calls for the high spirits of a man.

There would be a lot of things that go deep inside a man’s heart. It hurts him, pulls him down, tests his creditability, challenges him and even makes him appear like a fool. But a man with a strong will power and patience will not be defeated. It is not about the masculinity or testosterone levels. It is all about how a man holds his composure during the hardships and difficult times.

The struggle is so worth fighting for.      

Again, a man can be destroyed but he cannot be defeated completely.

Cover of "The Old Man and The Sea"
Cover of The Old Man and The Sea

– Anoop

© People and Hearts

My Mystery Lady


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Love Love Love (Photo credit: Gregory Jordan)

Penning these words for my mystery lady,
Remembering the day one I saw you here,
Standing silently beside me like a stranger,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Thinking about something that I never knew,
Pretending as if you never looked at me,
Giving me no clue,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Seeing my mystery lady after three months,
Feeling a burst of newborn emotions,
Telling myself that the lady is special,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Meeting my mystery lady face to face,
Blocking her way unknowingly,
Looking at each others’ eyes,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Moving in opposite directions,
Pausing for a matter of purpose,
Turning and looking behind at each other simultaneously,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Seeing my mystery lady after a week,
Walking past her quickly,
Overtaking her intentionally,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Waiting for my mystery lady at the same place,
Wearing contrasting colors of attire,
Looking at each others’ eyes passionately,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Penning these words for my mystery lady,
Watching you again like the day one I saw you here,
Standing silently beside me like my love,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

– Anoop

© People and Hearts

Knowing Nothing About the Next Moment


Penning these words for my mystery lady,
Remembering the day one I saw you here,
Standing behind me like a stranger,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Thinking about something that I never knew,
Pretending as if you never looked at me,
Giving me no clue,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Seeing my mystery lady after three months,
Feeling a burst of newborn emotions,
Telling myself that the lady is special,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Meeting my mystery lady face to face,
Blocking her way unknowingly,
Looking at each others’ eyes,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Moving in opposite directions,
Pausing for a matter of purpose,
Turning and looking behind at each other simultaneously,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Seeing my mystery lady after a week,
Walking past her quickly,
Overtaking her intentionally,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Waiting for my mystery lady at the same place,
Wearing contrasting colors of attire,
Looking at each others’ eyes passionately,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

Penning these words for my mystery lady,
Watching you again like the day one I saw you here,
Standing behind me like my love,
Knowing nothing about the next moment.

– Anoop

© People and Hearts