‘Adultery’ by Paulo Coelho

Image result for book Adultery‘Adultery’ is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. It is the sixteenth major book by Coelho, and touches on the theme of adultery. This novel follows the story of a woman – Linda,  who faced with the monotony of her life, unexpectedly reconnects with her high school ex-boyfriend.

The novel’s protagonist, Linda around her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days.  In everybody’s eyes, she has a perfect life, a solid and stable marriage, a loving husband, sweet & well-behaved children and a job as a journalist she can’t complain about.  However, she can no longer bear the necessary effort to fake happiness when all she feels in life is an enormous apathy, boredom and depression.  All that changes when she encounters the ex-boyfriend, Jacob from her adolescence.  Jacob is now a successful politician and he, during an interview, ends up arousing something in her she hadn’t felt for a long time: passion.

‘Adultery’ is provocative & explores the question of what it means to live life fully & happily, finding the balance between life’s routine & desire for something new.  I prefer that all of you have a go at it.

Reviewed by Ms Poorna jayalal

‘Percy Jackson and the battle of labyrinth’ by Rick Riordan

Image result for Percy Jackson and the battle of labyrinthThis story is about a boy whose name is Percy Jackson.

The story starts with Percy attending freshman orientation, at Goode high schooland founds that he had to fight two empousai with the help ofa mortal girl named as Rachel Elizabeth dare and goes to Annabeth who is annoyed with him in the company with a mortal girl. When they reach camp, Percy also encounters a middle-aged demigod named Quintus, who is the new sword instructor of camp half-blood.

Annabeth and Percy accidentally find an entrance into the labyrinth. Chiron holds a council of war, and it is revealed that Annabeth and Clarisse have been working together under the suspicion that Luke plans to use this door as an invasion route. To do so, he will use princess Ariadne’s magical string, which is assumed to be in the possession of the ancient inventor  Daedalus. Annabeth is given leadership of the quest to stop him, and chooses Grover, Percy, and Tyson to accompany her and the friends starts their adventure

I liked this novel and recommend this novel to those who love adventure and I give  4 / 5 points for this novel and wish all of you read this review  and also read this story ‘Percy Jackson and the battle of labyrinth’.

Reviewed by Aleena Marry Ebby

‘Inferno’ by Dan Brown

Image result for inferno bookInferno is a thriller written by Dan Brown, one of the four novels featuring Harvard Art History professor and famous symbologist Robert Langdon as the main character. It is a well researched novel. The descriptions of the monuments, buildings and various churches or Basilicas in the cities Florence and Venice in Italy and Istanbul in Turkey is so meticulous that the reader feels that he is actually visiting them. It can take us to that level that we will be absorbed in the History itself and begins to wonder how much wisdom is used in their creation.

Inferno (Italian for “Hell”) is the first part of Dante Alighieri‘s 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed Purgatorio and Paradiso. The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of torment located within the Earth.

The story begins when Robert Langdon awoke to find himself in a hospital in Florence with apparent bullet wounds on his head and with a condition called retrograde amnesia. He had no idea why he came to Florence and had no recollection of any of the happenings in his life for the previous two days. There in hospital he was attacked but escaped with the help of young doctor, Sienna Brooks with exceptional talents. The mysterious object found in Langdon’s coat pocket, the origin of which he could not explain, was a small projector. It projected the digitally altered image of the painting of La Mappa dell’inferno(Map of the Hell) by the famous Italian painter Sandro Botticelli. With the clues he got from the image, Langdon and  Sienna embarked on a chase across the city of Florence. Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden pathways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic façade helped them to escape from the clutches of  their unknown pursuers. He deciphered some codes which led him to Dante’s death mask and a few lines from Inferno written at the back of it was pointing to the threat to the world –the black death –  Plague.

Bertrand Zobrist a highly talented genetic engineer and transhumanist, who had followers worldwide- very powerful and wealthy and thinkers-  believed that human species is on the brink of extinction because of over population. According to his theory and mathematical calculations, the only way to prevent the extinction of human race is to kill half of the world population by creating genetically engineered Plague. Under the cover provided by the secret  private organization “ Consortium ‘ headed by a man known as Provost, he developed some virus and kept it at some secret place to infect the humans before plunging to his death. The SRS team of WHO(World Health Organization) could not catch him.  The only way to unearth his secret is to  decipher the sequence of codes left by Bertrand Zobrist-a  crazy for  symbolism- a few lines from Inferno by Dante, his favourite poet. To save the human race from its imminent havoc WHO and the Consortium joined  together and Robert Langdon to help them to find  the hidden place of Zobrist’s Plague.

Set against an extraordinary landscape inspired by one of history’s most ominous literary classics, Inferno is Dan Brown’s most compelling and thought provoking novel yet, a breathless race- against – time thriller  that will grab you from the first page and not let you go until you close the book.

Reviewed by Ms Valsalakumari M S, PGT(Physics)

‘ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J. K. Rowling

Image result for deathly hallows harry potterSummer Vacation !!!!! Time for Reading !!!!

During vacation I read my favourite book of the Harry Potter series,Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows written by J .K.Rowling .Harry the protagonist of the series should have been studying his 7th year in the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry , until and unless he had completed the task left by Professor Albus Dumbledore,the Destuction of Horcruxes. Horcruxes are materials which contains a part of a person’s soul [ here voldemort’s]. Voldemort is the antagonist of the book and his horcruxes should be destroyed , and then only he could be destroyed or killed completely for everyone’s goodness. Harry and his friends, that is Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger however destroy most of the horcruxes . Then Harry realises that he himself  is also a horcrux of voldemort . He goes to Voldemort so that , no more people die for him . Then voldemort fires the killing curse on harry . But harry wasn’t dead , he lied on the ground as if he was dead. But voldemort’s part of soul in harry was destroyed , not harry’s .  But then voldemort declares to hogwarts that Harry Potter is dead and again a battle is fought between people of hogwarts and voldemort’ s supporters. Last horcrux , the snake of voldemort is destroyed by neville longbottom , a student of hogwarts and harry’s friend . Harry hides under the invisibility cloak and fires spells on death eaters [voldemort’s supporters] .Harry then comes face to face with voldemort and voldemort shot a killing curse from his wand on harry , but harry deflected the curse and it rebounded upon voldemort and  voldemort died.

19 Years Later ………..

Harry marries Ginny Weasley [ Ron’s sister] and their children are James Sirius Potter, Albus Severus Potter and Lily Luna Potter . Ron Weasley marries Hermione Granger and their children are Rose and Hugo Weasley.

Reviewed by Binisha Robert

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