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Life is What you Make It (English)

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Language: English
Length: 211 Pages
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Specifications of Life is What you Make It (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher Srishti Publisher
ISBN-10 9380349305
Number of Pages 211 Pages
Publication Year 2011
Language English
ISBN-13 9789380349305
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 181 g
Height 0.59 inch
Contributors
Author Info Preeti Shenoy is an author and an artist based at Banglore, India. Her first book '34 Bubblegums and Candies', a creative non-fiction made it to the national best-seller list.
Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees. She also specialises in pencil portraits and holds an internationally recornised qualification from UK in portraiture. She has held a number of varied jobs in the past. She has also written for different publications life Readers Digest and Times of India, as well as taught English and Math to underprivileged children in India. She loves art, reading, travelling, photography, nature, animals, blogging and basketball and most of all, spending time with her spouse and two children.
Author Preeti Shenoy
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sabareesan k
14 Nov 2012
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This review might answer most of your questions about this book.Hope so!!!

I have got delivered this book within the 2 days of my order and a great salute to the delivery team of flipkart once again. well,How this book differs from others is that the narrator is a lady and the story starts with the protagonists infatuation which lasts for quite a long time with her school mate,then comes her love with her peer and its break up,then her short-time date with another guy and her bipolar disorder suffering due to parental pressure and her cure of the same. finally,let me jot down its plus and minus.
plus:
* It would be the way the story is narrated with lots of twists...
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I have got delivered this book within the 2 days of my order and a great salute to the delivery team of flipkart once again. well,How this book differs from others is that the narrator is a lady and the story starts with the protagonists infatuation which lasts for quite a long time with her school mate,then comes her love with her peer and its break up,then her short-time date with another guy and her bipolar disorder suffering due to parental pressure and her cure of the same. finally,let me jot down its plus and minus.
plus:
* It would be the way the story is narrated with lots of twists...
I have got delivered this book within the 2 days of my order and a great salute to the delivery team of flipkart once again. well,How this book differs from others is that the narrator is a lady and the story starts with the protagonists infatuation which lasts for quite a long time with her school mate,then comes her love with her peer and its break up,then her short-time date with another guy and her bipolar disorder suffering due to parental pressure and her cure of the same. finally,let me jot down its plus and minus.
plus:
* It would be the way the story is narrated with lots of twists and turns.
* It portrayed how Indian girls are suffering in parental pressures(must read for parents).
* Her treatment episode is lovely. Preethi could have made a separate book alone with this.
minus:
* The first and foremost would be the dragging episode of the protagonists suffering of the disorder.
* The character of the lead could have been designed well so that it can adhere to Indian traditions.
* The proper reason for the leads suffering of the disease haven't been revealed.
* The usage of vocabularies could have been much better.
* The captions used in the book doesn't abide by the story much.
Finally, I must say that this book is worth a read and i am awarding this *** stars.

93% of 14 users found this review helpful.
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Vijay Kumar
23 Jan 2013
Highly Disappointing. Not worth buying even for 60 rupees

I read this book, or more accurately tried to read this book. I was unable to finish this book because the author Preeti Shenoy tests your patience through an average story and horrible writing.

This book is an example of how poor some of the present Indian writing is, especially with some of these overnight "bestselling" Authors.

I passed this book to some of my friends and asked them to read. Not just me, even they found this book to be a piece of useless writing.

Hate to be a bit harsh, but the truth is 'Life is what you make it' is not worth spending even 60 rupees. If...
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I read this book, or more accurately tried to read this book. I was unable to finish this book because the author Preeti Shenoy tests your patience through an average story and horrible writing.

This book is an example of how poor some of the present Indian writing is, especially with some of these overnight "bestselling" Authors.

I passed this book to some of my friends and asked them to read. Not just me, even they found this book to be a piece of useless writing.

Hate to be a bit harsh, but the truth is 'Life is what you make it' is not worth spending even 60 rupees. If...
I read this book, or more accurately tried to read this book. I was unable to finish this book because the author Preeti Shenoy tests your patience through an average story and horrible writing.

This book is an example of how poor some of the present Indian writing is, especially with some of these overnight "bestselling" Authors.

I passed this book to some of my friends and asked them to read. Not just me, even they found this book to be a piece of useless writing.

Hate to be a bit harsh, but the truth is 'Life is what you make it' is not worth spending even 60 rupees. If you are so bored, please read five point someone once again or watch some movie on your laptop. But don't waste your time and money on this book!

Giving a rating of 1 as I can't rate it to 0 or negative rating.

85% of 20 users found this review helpful.
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Ravi Soni
29 Aug 2011
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Very True 'Life is what u make it'

I ordered this book from Flipkart around two months back. But yesterday I opened it finally. And also completed in just one sitting.
I liked the starting and the way author created the suspense. I kept guessing the reason and was proved wrong at the end. Its very well written and is also a lesson for people who try to commit suicide. It tells you how important is your life and its very easy to enjoy it.
All depend on you how you move forward. There will be situations in your life when you are highly frustrated but its all part of life. In book she got the doctor but in real life you get so...
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I ordered this book from Flipkart around two months back. But yesterday I opened it finally. And also completed in just one sitting.
I liked the starting and the way author created the suspense. I kept guessing the reason and was proved wrong at the end. Its very well written and is also a lesson for people who try to commit suicide. It tells you how important is your life and its very easy to enjoy it.
All depend on you how you move forward. There will be situations in your life when you are highly frustrated but its all part of life. In book she got the doctor but in real life you get so...
I ordered this book from Flipkart around two months back. But yesterday I opened it finally. And also completed in just one sitting.
I liked the starting and the way author created the suspense. I kept guessing the reason and was proved wrong at the end. Its very well written and is also a lesson for people who try to commit suicide. It tells you how important is your life and its very easy to enjoy it.
All depend on you how you move forward. There will be situations in your life when you are highly frustrated but its all part of life. In book she got the doctor but in real life you get someone and you dont even realize to thank her for saving your life.
Author described the kind of pain in stomach, its very much similar to a guilt feel or a kind of frustration which we feel when things are not in our favor or when some betray us or even you betray someone for a selfless reason.
I liked the way author portrays the feeling of a person to damage her body to get rid of the mental pain.
Its a must read. Hats off to Preeti Shenoy

73% of 60 users found this review helpful.
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A reader
18 Jan 2012
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Disappointed.........may be cheated

The book may be ok or may be good for thpose who like Tales. I had bought the book just beleiviong on Title and the book may anything but certainly not the one that would have deserved the Title - "Life is what you make it"

6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
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Hanish Sharma
10 Feb 2013
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Only title is good - book is pathetic

i dont know what made author write this book .... i found it very very boring .... middle 100 pages were depressing llike hell .... i guess she googled 'BIPOLAR DISORDERS' and wote a book on what she found there .... and to my surprise this is a so-called 'National Bestseller' .... i dont know how many more (like me) got fooled with these two words .... i am a doctor by profession and there are tens and hundreds of such cases lying in our psychiatry ward ....

LIFE IS WHAT U MAKE IT ????? What importance does that hold when the main character of the story did nothing at all to improve her l...
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i dont know what made author write this book .... i found it very very boring .... middle 100 pages were depressing llike hell .... i guess she googled 'BIPOLAR DISORDERS' and wote a book on what she found there .... and to my surprise this is a so-called 'National Bestseller' .... i dont know how many more (like me) got fooled with these two words .... i am a doctor by profession and there are tens and hundreds of such cases lying in our psychiatry ward ....

LIFE IS WHAT U MAKE IT ????? What importance does that hold when the main character of the story did nothing at all to improve her l...
i dont know what made author write this book .... i found it very very boring .... middle 100 pages were depressing llike hell .... i guess she googled 'BIPOLAR DISORDERS' and wote a book on what she found there .... and to my surprise this is a so-called 'National Bestseller' .... i dont know how many more (like me) got fooled with these two words .... i am a doctor by profession and there are tens and hundreds of such cases lying in our psychiatry ward ....

LIFE IS WHAT U MAKE IT ????? What importance does that hold when the main character of the story did nothing at all to improve her life .... all she did was to take it to the lowest levels possible .... Jo bhi kiya doctors ne kiya .....

Seriously , IF YOU R LOOKING FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL NOVEL TO READ U R ON THE WRONG PAGE ...... it never took me longer to finish one novel in my life ....

i have to give it one star coz its d minimal possible rating .... trust me its not even worth that ....

FLIPKART , as usual , rocks with its excellent delivery service .... i got the ordered books in less than 24 hrs :)

76% of 25 users found this review helpful.

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    Book: Life is What you Make It (English) by Preeti Shenoy
    ISBN Number: 9380349305, 9789380349305, 978-9380349305

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