Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Its always a pleasure when we get gifts. Leap day is one such thing. An extra day, every 4 years, that is gift wrapped and delivered to every single person/thing in this world from its own creator. Thank you God for giving this extra day and making my presence in this world for one more day.
It is on these days that I get overly sentimental and think about all the problems that are around me and try to change myself so that it gets a little bearable. I thought it is my way of saying thank you to the person who shares this world along with me. So it is kind of helpful but most of the time I end up looking at the same problem in a different way realizing that its not just me, but there is also some one else involved. Not just at work, not just family, but also friends. Can you believe? Aren't friends there to give the comfort? Not always, I guess.
So on this day what I am gonna try is, just be myself and enjoy whatever that comes my way as such. It might sound a little vague or even silly but its been really a difficult thing for me to follow, that is, be myself and live a peaceful life. So I think, on this day somehow God made me realise that it is time to change. Lets see how well I shine up on this project . Now don't you guys forget to thank for this extra day that we got.
See you soon. Taata :)
Friday, February 24, 2012
PRIVATE has some amazing set of investigators on its sleeves. My most favourite pick is Sci, ofcourse for being the computer geek.. yay.. and some of the other characters reminded me of the so many investigation serials that comes on tv forever. Coming to his relationship part, basically Jack just sucks. He doesn't know how to be in a relationship, or may be, like he says in the book, he is scared of any relationships after seeing a bad one between his mother and father. Anyways, I find it to be new, since most of the films and books tend to go on a path of, a successful guy gets the most beautiful woman ever attitude. But this one didn't. The way he mourns about his failed relationships, his fears by keeping it to himself and when he wanted to open to a trusted person, they just screw up on him. Those scenes were kind-of interesting and gave back the same I-don't-care attitute on the protagonist. I found it to be very practical.
The dreams that he gets, anonymous calls that he gets never felt like that was needed at any point. I thought those scripts were added just to make his character look like a complex one. His inner thoughts on how he left a person who can be saved from a burning helicopter, but instead took his nearly deceased friend out of it was reasonable. Atleast, I felt so when I read the book. The way Jack's inner thoughts were written was commendable. Overall I liked how his character has been developed in the book. Really nice writing. Unlike any other investigation thriller books I've read, this one dealt with more than two or three cases which I felt was a nice approach to deviate the reader's mind from guessing the main stream investigation plot in the book.
The writing was so good that not at any point it felt like for-the-sake-of-writing. One of the most gripping ones was when Jack found about his present GF's suicide attempt, he meets her at the hospital. And the way the lady lets him walk over her was very nicely written. It was not at all sentimental. After watching so many happily-ever-after movies, this one felt so real. Finally, I will definitely read the other books of James Patterson. As far this book is concerned, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not even once I felt like its going slow. I will definitely recommend this book if anyone is interested in reading a investigation thriller.