Project : Sleepless Dream

Project : Sleepless Dream is a name interesting enough to draw one’s attention, so when I got a chance to provide an honest review in exchange of an advance reading copy I couldn’t resist.

Written in the epistolary format ( I’m a sucker for those) it was a fairly short and brilliant book following Dr. Norlin and the bio weapon he was hired to make. A young researcher fresh out of college, Norlin’s diary entries are proof of the battle his conscience fought with his need to excel while the government forced him to work on a human implantable nuclear bomb.

The book reminded me of Frankenstein and that is a huge compliment, coming from me. I absolutely loved Shelley’s writing style and this read was a modern version of the dilemmas presented in Frankenstein – what is the price of creating something so brilliant, unthinkable and destructive? The philosophical questions raised presented right along with crisp scientific facts left me in awe. The wonderful footnotes ( I feel this book is meant to be read in an e-book format, ok? ) and the story within a story adding dimensions to the dystopian world made for a fantastic read.

If you’re a sci-fi fan and enjoy reading about insightful geniuses who have zero foresight, then go ahead and read this book.

It is now available on Amazon. Also, a very happy release day !

Book : Project: Sleepless Dreams by C.G. Jones
Rating : 5/5
Genre : Science Fiction
Number of Pages : 180+

The Extra in Ordinary by Ashutosh Marathe

The book is a collection of stories from lives of ordinary people that are, perhaps, way more than an ordinary story to be forgotten. In fact, one might even call them extraordinary.

I absolutely loved the writing style. It was conversational even though the stories themselves were reminiscence of the author’s life. Divided into three sections, the books makes you feel happy, serious and inspired at different points.

Now, there were things I wished I could change ( the first being a better editor because though the language was sound, there were typos that could have been avoided). But overall, it was a very beautiful piece of literature.

The book felt like a warm hug and a plate of pakoras on a rainy day. How, you may ask – but I’ve got no explanation to give. You’ve got to read the book fo understand. I often found myself sharing this super short stories with my grandpa and my parents over evening tea and they proved to be a great conversation starter with my pados wali aunty.

If you’re into short stories, this is a great book. If you’re an Indian, this is a must read for your coffee table.

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