(Book Review) Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Author:- John Green

Book length :- 304

Genre:- Y/A, contemperory

VERDICT:- 3/5 (This here is a rough judgement .The verdict could be change in between the review after a thorough analysis of it’s cons and pros.)

We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see

Overview:-

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return,

via,goodreads

Book Review:-

This here is a perfectly balanced book, having some cracks which makes the book to not to be remembered for a long run.This is perfectly fine but there’s nothing unique and outstanding here which makes the book ”ordinary”.

I think mostly John Green’s protagonist are teenagers as there are many complex things going on in this age but I also say it is simply and easily explianed in John Green’s writing. Teenage characters are so confusing as there’s so much going on in a diminished time period .But for writers it is easy to find conflict(s) part for teenage characters of book.Younger the protagonist ,greater the conflict.

I think that is why the book is simple and easy to grasp the feelings of writer through ”The Protagonist” . Turtles All The Way Down expresses the way of a teenage girl having issues with her love life..and pressure of carrier …her future ….her friendship….everything in her life which is miserable.

And why not,Its her teens.

Writer makes the readers to enjoy these miserable situations of teen through the eyes of Aza.There are many situations to face and many decisions to make just like one has to make in his/ her teenage.But for every book there are some points where the writer is not consistant.

We will discuss the down points later as they are adinfinitum small with the adinfinatum large effectiveness of Turtles All The Way Down. There are many places that made me think that ‘ she ‘ is ‘ me ‘ .
There are many situations that I recall from my extreme teenhood while reading this book.I am not saying that the incidenses are same but the way she felts is like the way I could’ve felt in that situations.
This made me to connected with the characters.I am not saying that its like Catcher In The Rye…but still.

It is a good book to read and re-radable.The book like this made you to remember it throughout your life, like for me I will recall this book as – I’ve read it when….
and -I’ve remember the same situations as this book called Turtles All The Way Down…-I’ve remember it reading it in summer of 2018.

The writing is really simple as seventeen year old girl’s.
The writing is simple yet effective .
The metaphors .If you’ve read John Green, you know what I am going to say.They are simple ,undestandable and for Green’s they are ”balanced”.In Green’s writing ,the metaphors suddenly splashes million of colors in your eyes and taste on your tongue.They were perfectly timid and just in perfect amount to grasp the true meaning and and meanings within meaning. They were calculated and fitted perfectly .

The intrigue level is very high that anyone even touches the book going to read fully through single day(4-5 hours(its kimd of short too)).

There’s only two things bugs me in this and I am mentioning it after going through a brutal fight with my mind .

You’re both the fire and the water that extinguishes it. You’re the narrator, the protagonist, and the sidekick. You’re the storyteller and the story told. You are somebody’s something, but you are also your you.

  1. The con in this book that some of the things are un-nesseassary.That like there are some of conversation like between Aza and Davis that are not promtly fits. Like the ”supermassive black hole”stuff and the ”star wars” fandom.I personally feels that they are pushed into the plot…I just think Writer wants to push every key factor into this that which are geeky cult and hugely popular. These two things are like bragging about the knowledge …they are not apt to the teenage view.But I am saying it again that these do not affect your reading and not helps you to judge the book.As I mentioned above I ‘find’ these cons afterall I am a critic.

2. There’s sudden plot twist which is a neither ”sudden” nor a ”real plot twist”’ .I am huge believer in plot twist but for this book the plot twis not required and if there’s aneed then its very weak and not effective.

In the end I would like to say the golden words about John Green’s Turtle All The Way Down:-

This book require a cool and calm mind which is also the proved stress buster if you read books like ‘AMERICAN GODS’ by Neil Gaiman which gave me a headache for two days(the review link of ‘American Gods’ is down below in the description section).

This is perfect example of contemperory novel which includes modern teen life situations. I highly recommend Turtles All The Way Down for those who wanted to feel good and for the readers who are going through ”reading slumps”.

If you are seeking enjoyment/entertainment then you should give Turtles All The Down a try without thinking twice .I recommend this for especially Non-Readers as this book has very best binding energy,Intrigue level. For READERS is really balanced but they can’t enjoy it fully as the story is short and makes a Readers want more(atleast I wanted it more).I think this point is either a Con or Pro ,so I simply make it as a another point to ponder.

  • For lastly ,Turtles All The Way Down is a perfect example of a balance between the Characters,Writing,Plot,Conflict(s) and obviously Enjoyment.

Finally I’d like to give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Upto scale of 10,I’d like to give this 6.5/10 stars.



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(Book Review) American Gods. By Neil Gaiman

Genre:- Fantasy (self inventing Fantasy) Length: 635 (paperback edition) Synopsis:

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

Via:goodreads Verdict: 2.5/5 stars (this is not a final verdict ) Diclaimer

I must tell you this is the genuine words for the Neil Gaiman’s work ”AMERICAN GODS”.This review contains some of the strong words and criticized as much as possible.The reason of the reviews to be honest ,so that even the non-readers who wants to give book a try,the reviews tells them that the book worth it or not. If there’s any point(s) you did’nt like… just keep that to your self,untill and unless you are Neil Gaiman.

I selected Neil Gaiman because of the aura of him. And that I selected his most known work ”American Gods”. What to say… Lets begin the review.

What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.

Firstly the atmosphere is not clear at all of the book. I read the first 100 pages and then I am just not clear of what is happening.So I have decided to read it patiently . I know, you should give some time to read through the eyes of writer. But still I have completed it and he can’t clear my mind on this book. Whats it is about ? Its something type of Murakami and Coelho’s work.You know self inventing type. Fyi I don’t like the self inventing type of books I don’t think the Murakami’s works and Neil Gaiman’s works are the part of litrature . They are written for one’s own satisfaction. I know there’s lot of fan following of these writers . But I always write what I feel On that base . The book is so frustating as protagonist Shadow is confusing and the story is so motiveless . For the character part there are lot of them. The voices are not clearand difrrentiable at all . Characters are damn confusing and you can’t imagine any one of them . The writing is ordinary as there’s nothing special and unique done with it. The golden rule of writing is ”Showing ” not ”Telling” . The book is full of”Tellings” . I don’t know if its the uniqueness of the writer,then he failed in making an intresting and intriguing book. For example the books is full of ”he said”. ”he asked”. Like that completion phrases. The name of the ”so called gods” are not helping in making the book any easier to grasp, but by making it most difficult . For one God there are so many many refrence names are there…and without telling them . It’s upto your knowledge and wisdom to make you to enlighten the scene. There’s another flaw in numbers of characters.There’s sudden introduction of them and then you get to know that ” this character is also there?” ”I DID’NT KNOW THAT!” I must say the plot is really good. There is no fault in that. But the story could be better than this. There’s also ”A coin magic trick”. I just don’t get it .Why? And writer wants you to accept it as the classic signature style of the character.As I said ‘WANTS TO’. I just don’t know why every character is so obssesed with it. It’s like the whole story revolve around this useless magic trick.

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(Book Review)Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Hey again everyone!Today I am here for the book review of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Title:- Crooked Kingdom

Author:- Leigh Bardugo

Genres:-Fantasy,Y/A

Book length:-536

Synopsis:-

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Source :Goodreads

VERDICT:- 3/5 (recommended to read full post as I don’t blog in conventional way .The final verdict can be anywhere…)


PLEASE DON’T LEAVE THE PAGE BY JUST SEEING THE VERDICT.SOMETIMES I WILL BE CONTRIDICTORY.Afterall I am just a human.(untill now !who knows ,what I’ll be when I evolve)

So sit back ,relax ,and enjoy the veiws .I hope you’ll find my reviews entertaining and sometimes I collide with your visions on the book.And trut me its good to know that you are not alone having same views.

SO PUT YOUR SENSE-OF-HUMOUR -GLASSES -ON .


REVIEW:-

Again today I try to cover this book in every aspect . Tried.

I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.

Characters:-

The characters are same as its in previous part Six Of Crows. But the depth of the characters are more astounding and vivid .As expected by Leigh Bardugo.The story revolved around the six characters and you can differentiate the voices of each one of them.This makes the book fast pase. I must say the writing of characters and developing them are the most difficult thing to do in writing.But Leigh just done it so easily that no one can forget any of the six characters.They are like in It .The characters stays with you through out the story as well as through out your life(worthless, if you hate reading).And here it goes. I just compared the characters to Stephen King’s characters developement who is the best character producer and makes them imortal.By this you can get the idea of characters creation by Leigh.You can have favorite but for every one it will be different.As you are choosing from the six best written characters.

Atmosphere:-

The book sets in Fantasy world of Geisha,who are suppose to be healer through magic.But there’s a compound which makes them to be something like Faulty and makes them insane.This is the book’s one of the purpose.There are basically Six purposses in this book and no one clashes with each other but binded by each other and makes the reader to emerse groundly with it to know about each and every purpose to fullfill.

As you guessed by this.The book gives very magical and curious feeling .The writing and clear characters makes the book easy to grasp and the again every thing is happening in front of your eyes ,in your room.You don’t really remember like you are reading and this makes the book to hold you.




Writing:-

The writing pattern is same as the SIX OF CROWS.

  • THERE IS INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS FOR EACH AND EVERY CHARACTER.
  • THERE IS NO CONFUSION IN POINTING OUT THE CHARACTERS AND THE SCENARIO.
  • THERE’S VOICES ASSOCIATED WITH EVERY CHARACTER…LIKE IN IT by STEPHEN KING .
  • THE WORLD OF GRISHA IS WELL KNOWN BUT ITS BEST DESCRIBED IN THIS DUALOGY.
  • THERE IS STABILITY IN MAGIC POWERS.THEY ARE NOT VERY IMPORTANT YET CRUTIAL .

PLOT:-

The plot is very much covered in the six of crows reviews.As it’s a conclussion part for SoC.I am not saying that it just have the conclussion but its mostly is.As there’s something happens in the end part of six of crows and for that this book takes place.This six of them again plots a masterplan and fails and by failing you could get the idea if you are familiar with Leigh’s writing.This is here a master stroke of plot twist.But there’s a flaw in this part by plot twist I did’nt satisfied as the six of crows plot twist(s).In the end the plot is so badass and unique in its own as metaphorically like Harry Potter.Genuine writing and You did’nt read something like this .Atleast I did’nt.

If you know the plot and story like this please share and suggest me in the comments below.I really needed books and story like this .It’ll be nice if they are really limited logies.

(I also don’t think its a word )

By logies I mean dualogy or trilogy.

I hope I get many suggestions…

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(Book Review)The Goldfinch. by Donna Tartt

Writer:Donna Tartt Book Length:771(but way longer) GENRE:LIFESTYLE,CONTEMPERORY,FICTION. Verdict:-Don’t be RESTLESS

Let’s put aside the fact ,that this book won Pulitzer Prize.

#not recommended for any reader .Untill and unless you want to read.Read . Like for me I want to read everything ever written.#I know its impossiblE#InYourFaceHaters. As I always say Put your humour glasses on and just enjoy. I know it’s quite late for a blog and the exams were ended in last of december.But the reason behind it is I have to complete the Goldfinch and as you’ve know that it’s not a easy book as the length ,it’s a giant one.I have read lord of the rings and It .But this book is more lengthy.Why I am saying that is because that the font size is regular and the size(length*breadth)length of the book is large. Main reason behind why It’s a difficult and long for me is .As you’ve known by now what I want to say here. So why don’t we start what you are here for.??? Get satated with the Review. Continue reading “(Book Review)The Goldfinch. by Donna Tartt”

Exams,Prioritizing and BookWyrm’s guilty tag.



Don’t you hate when you do something that you like ,and some other SOMETHING comes in your way which is also”important” and makes your mind some kind of distracted?

Exams ,here are that distraction for me.So that you will feel guilty about that something. I am feeling it right now. Right this moment

. I have my TESTs all troughout this month of DECEMBER to which I am not able to read books. There’s shelf full of my new books . December is like christmas for us bookreaders.{don’t you think so?}.That’s why christmas is in December.(hope you all have your sense of humour glasses ON).

Now , How can I relate this to you guys?

Let me think?

This feeling is like…

1)feeling hungry and pie is right next to you but you can’t eat it, because your medical reports are here and your sugar level is somewhat 405.(pffff,you are gonna eat it any way!)….#ForFoodies

2)Your tyre got punctured and you don’t have any spare tyre which you suppose to have .(darn!you gonna travel anyway dah!with your legs)…..#ForTravellers . . . . . . .

. . 999….)you have books and you can’t read them because you have TESTs.( nononono.Here,you littrally can’t read books .{novels/novellas}).ForBookWorms It’s so annoying that you can’t read and that if you want to. And its more annoyer when you can’t blog. Blog about your theme. About my theme. It’s really hard one to choose blogging,reading or tests. Which one I should choose. . . . . . .

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