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Monday, 21 October 2019

Stem Cell Banking - Book Review


Stem Cell Banking : All You Should Know AboutStem Cell Banking : All You Should Know About by MITCH SHAH
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In recent years anxious parents have been paying hefty packages for stem cell preservation. But what is stem cell banking? Are there are risks involved in it? Is it really important? There are so many questions for which a lay person has no answers.

In his book Stem Cell Banking, Mitch Shah has attempted to answer these questions. Given the dearth of books on this topic, I congratulate him for writing a book on this topic.

The language is simple and easy to understand. The author simplifies the complex medical concepts. This is a short book and every expecting parent should read it before taking the stem cell banking route.

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Thursday, 10 October 2019

More Unfairy Tales - Book Review


More Unfairy Tales (Carthick's Unfairy Tales Book 2)More Unfairy Tales by T.F. Carthick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had absolutely loved Carthick's Unfairy Tales. So when I came across second installment of fairy tales retelling by him named More Unfairy Tales, I simply lapped it.

In this book Carthick choses to retell five all time classics - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood Rapunzel, The Shoemaker and the elves.

Having chosen the classics which are permanently etched in our minds, Carthick gives them his personal touch and renarrates them – this time from the point of view of the antagonist. Fairy tales are always about victory of the good over the evil. But the evil too has its own perspective, its own philosophy. This makes the book damn interesting.

The writing is lucid. The language is sharp as razor and filled with wit. Every story keeps you hooked to the end, makes you think, rather rethink and that I think is the success of the author.

Such books are rarely written by Indian authors. Though we have retold the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana umpteen times, we have not touched the fairy tales. Hence, I feel that this book is to be embraced with hands wide open. This book is highly recommended. It will make you laugh, cry and think. Isn't it a good reason to buy the book.

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