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A Unique Book! Review Confirms Author’s Pride

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A classic review by the discerning reviewer of Dunlop House Books for a literary masterpiece.

Originally posted on cozybookbasics:

The beautiful Saguenay Fjord on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, Canada

The beautiful Saguenay Fjord on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River at Tadoussac, Canada. Image courtesy of Saguenay Fjord National Park

While I vacationed on the beautiful Saguenay Fjord this month my baby, otherwise known as A Book of Kells: Growing Up in an Ego Void, was in the hands of Dunlop House Books. Their background in teaching English and History, and their expertise in writing creative historical fiction was turned to reviewing my work and accepting me as a member associate. Here’s what they have to say:

“A unique story, all the more compelling because it is true.  A young seaman marries an English bride and carries her off to his preaching and teaching Mission at God’s Lake, a community of 328 Swampy Crees located six hundred miles northeast of Winnipeg, Canada.  The reader is swept along with them, paddling the fur trade routes and keeping…

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#Poetry ‘Sayonara’ by Fiza Pathan

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Goodbye gentle wind that enchanted me a long time ago,

Goodbye sweet lover of mine for you have left me all alone.

Sayonara my dearest love I say to you though you know nothing,

Sayonara my love I say to you because you meant something.

The choir will sing with mirth on your voyage day,

I cannot open my lips to bid you goodbye, I have nothing to say.

Sayonara dear lover let us meet again someday soon,

Heal the gash upon my heart you have to heal the wound.

Sayonara goodbye I say to you although I love you still,

I will wait for your return as I cry upon my window sill.

Sayonara angel of my heart please don’t forget me just yet,

Saying goodbye is painful as it reminds me of when we met.

Your plane with its silver wings are charted to its course,

You are going away from my land that is my only remorse.

The pull of life is taking you away from me leaving me alone,

Good times with you are over for now I have to face the unknown.

Sayonara is not the end for one day we shall meet again,

Then I will have your heart in my hand & will not bargain.

But that day is a long way away from time so sayonara goodbye,

I loved you but you hate me & I tell you I just don’t know why.

Goodbye my world you are no more with me yet I remain in you,

One day you will return to me & then we will start it all anew.

Sayonara till then though you will not hear my sobs in the night,

In my soul shall our love remain immortal shining ever so bright.

Copyright 2014 Fiza Pathan

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Giveaway Completed: NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom

Giveaway Completed: NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom

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The Goodreads Giveaway of my book NIRMALA: The Mud Blossom has ended.
In all 914 people entered. The three lucky winners have been announced by the Goodreads Team.
They are:

Maricris Sison
Pampanga 2000 PH

Firdaus Muttaqin
Bengkulu, Indonesia/Bengkulu/Sumatera
38125 ID

Benoit Detry
Montreal, Québec,
H3L2C9 CA

I thank of the participants who wholeheartedly supported this giveaway.
The contest was open to Goodread readers in all the listed countries.
I especially extend a warm thank you to the Goodreads Team who conducted
the Giveaway so smoothly and also  chose the winners.

I congratulate all the winners. They can expect the book within two to three weeks.
The book is being directly despatched through Amazon USA.

With warm regards
Fiza Pathan

Copyright 2014 Fiza Pathan

Review of Globular Van der Graff’s Goblin Tales for Adults by Jack Eason

Weaves a spell on the reader

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This anthology of thirty goblin tales, weaves a spell on the reader. We have all been brought up on tales of witches and warlocks, goblins and elves, fairies good and bad. This anthology is however different, showing goblins in a different light. You will be held spellbound as each story unfolds. Each of them is carefully woven, tackling a different value for us to examine  – friendship, family, loyalty, perseverance. Though all thirty are worth reading my personal favourites are: The Question, I Just Want One Night’s Sleep, The Siren’s Song and A Dangerous Affair. All the characters are well developed be it Bejuss, Make, Mous, Neo, Byz, Glob, Hermione, the siren Heliotrope and I guarantee you will definitely relate to one of them. My favourite character is Byz.

These stories can be read by young adult and above. I highly recommend this book to all.

Copyright 2014 Fiza Pathan

Review of Turning Point by Jack Eason

A breathtaking scientific novella par excellence

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I have been brought up on the legend of Mu and Atlantis, the secrets of the Giza Pyramid, universes that exist and contain intelligent life, planetary travel etc. It was therefore easy to appreciate the breadth of vision of Turning Point, a fable and a science fiction novella by Jack Eason. The story is based on the legend that planet earth had been seeded by intelligent life from other planets and universes. So we have here an alien race of people known as the Drana, and a subordinate race they seeded known as the Khaz, to rule over our ancestors, and who still control our very existence by manipulating our governments (the cartel who call the shots on earth?).

We have here an explanation for ancient secrets like the electromagnetic grid which surround the earth, the reason for the pyramids, the seeding of the earth, the limited use of our minds capacity. We have here remnants of a peaceful people known as Nephile (Mu) who want to contain the Khaz and the secret designs of Drana to return to earth and form armies and slaves to conquer and colonize other planets. But they find that they are incapable of performing that task, without the supporting DNA of earthlings who have acclimatized themselves to the pollution and life on earth. This can only be accomplished by choosing earthlings who is more conducive to their needs (traces of Shambhala here).

Enter Tom, a man on a holiday in New Zealand, who does not know that he is being watched and manipulated, so that he finds the entrance to their homeland.

You will be enthralled by this story as I was, and appreciate the deeply researched book, the scientific mind of Jack and a possible explanation for the seeding of man on planet earth, and other scientific folklore.

I highly recommend Jack’s book, Turning Point. It will a turning point in your life, from the mumbo-jumbo that is today passed off as science fiction.

Copyright 2014 Fiza Pathan

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Review of ‘CLASSICS’ – by The US Review of Books

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“Through this book, I in a very humble and modest way have tried to propagate my testimony about classics and what they can do for many.”

Mumbai-born author and teacher Fiza Pathan believes fervently that reading classic books enhances imagination and improves language skills. She bases her theory on experience: At an early age, she read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, inciting in her a love of good grammar and grand ideas. In her teaching, she observes that children who frequently surf the Internet or watch TV (even educational channels) tend merely to ingest ideas without generating their own. Once they begin reading the classics, their language and imaginative skills change noticeably for the better. Read more

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#Poetry ‘I Can Do It’ by Fiza Pathan

I Can Do It

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You placed an obstacle infront of me by saying you hated me,

Well good news is you can keep your views for all to see.

For I’m not going to care about what people say,

I’m going to do my job creatively & I’m going to do it my way.

I can conquer my fears & your malice for me,

I will experiment patiently about what else I can be.

I’m not your slave or your rag doll for you to throw in the muck,

I’m a teacher & a writer which makes clay models out of guck.

I teach India’s tomorrow as well as India’s today,

I use the tools that I have to teach any topic that comes my way.

I know this journey is going to be tough because you are not there,

But I can do it all the same & I can do it anywhere.

You called me a loser to my face because I was good to you,

I’m not going to let your words of envy ever come true.

I will pen down my story to conquer the world in which I live,

I will learn to love again & much more I will learn to give.

I was on the verge of breaking up when you said goodbye,

I kept on asking myself how did it happen I kept on asking why?

But now it is over I want to move on with my chalk & pen,

I know that I’m going to make it big someday & it don’t matter when.

If I can achieve my goals then will come back again?

Maybe yes or no but this is final I have nothing left to bargain.

You are a chapter in my life that has passed it’s time,

To think of you when my students need me is worse than a crime.

I know I can do it & I know I will find true love,

With a chalk & a pen I will soar like a dove.

For you are gone now another chapter begins today,

I know at the end we will meet when my goals are fulfilled & I am waiting for that someday.

Copyright 2014 Fiza Pathan

Image courtesy: morgueFile

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