Sunday, 5 October 2014

River God by Wilbur Smith

River God is the first Wilbur Smith book that I've read and I am glad that it definitely won't be the last!

It took me around 3 weeks to complete the book, given I read it only for around an hour everyday and I am a sloooow reader.

River God is based around the mythological history of ancient Egypt. It's depicted as a monologue by a highly talented eunuch slave, Taita, who serves Lord Intef, the grand vizier of Egypt and mainly takes care of his routine business and daughter Lady Lostris. Tanus, Taita's student, is the lover of Lostris. The complete story is nothing but a romance-sex-action-packed Bollywood movie script with the girl's father playing the adamant thick-skinned villain and marrying her away to the Pharaoh for his treasures. The story is about how Taita and his students manage to escape the Hyksos invasion of Egypt with a promise to the people of returning to conquer it back again. The promise is well-kept and the part of their years as Bedouins is another story in itself.

Taita, would make the perfect smart-assed, melodramatic-but-kind-hearted vamp in a Balaji Telefilms' soap (also read: well-meaning bitch). Taita also indulges in a lot of self-praise and pomposity, while claiming to be modest. So, people with little tolerance for melodrama... this is not the book for y'all. As for the people who love the saucy scripts, you will love Taita! I am already addicted to him and can't wait to read the next three books.

The book, as mentioned by Wilbur Smith at the end, is a transcription of some scrolls found in Egypt in the tomb of a queen and is re-written to suit modern readers. It is still a Fiction because supposedly this was all in the writer's head. Though, after reading the book I would say, whatever it was in Smith's head, was pretty good.

All in all I would rate it 4/5!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Moments with Friends!

Moments come and moments go,
Some we regret, others we adore!

I remember when we all,
Uncertain of any fall,
Stood by one another,
Like we would for a sister or brother.

When we thought 
No one could tear us apart,
When we thought our friendship
Was just the life's start.

Careless and caring,
We had a great time together,
When for crying, we knew
We always had a shoulder.

When engrossed in those moments
Ever did i feel,
That time would take us in such directions,
Where nostalgia would be hard to deal.

Now I recollect the times
When I took it all for granted
When I didnt realise its importance
While our friendship was all I wanted.

Here I am now, thinking...
Whom do I tease, whom do I don?
I know I realised it late,
So late that the moment was gone!!!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

To the ButterCup of the PowerPuff...

We bothered you a lot,
Irritated you, frustrated you,
Teased you whenever we could,
We did things you never thought we would.

You were caring in your own way,
That you never showed,
But around when we had no one dear,
You would always be our savior.

We might not have been the best of friends,
Nor would this friendship be lifelong,
One thing would never be forgotten,
She did not let our wounds rotten.

Sorry, for being a pain in the ass,
Thank you, for bearing with us
Till the end of your tether,
We sure did share some of the best moments together.

ButterCup, We Love You!
- Blossom & Bubbles :)

Bubbles 3:) - Blossom ;) - ButterCup O:)

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Just another night

Another day has come to an end,
a day with the usual muddles,
Muddles that have become a part of her life.

Another sleepless night has dawned,
When she lay in the bed thinking
thoughts that bruise like a knife.

She wants to sleep,
Even though she is scared,
Scared of the void in her dreams.

But she wants to sleep,
'Cause she is  also scared of staying awake,
Scared of her own self it seems.

Neither can she rise, nor can she fall,
As the night slowly begins to fade
She lies there in a sprawl,
Contemplating whether she's alive or dead,

And yet another night has come to an end,
Another restless day has dawned upon...