Friday, May 14, 2010

Book Reviews and Criticism

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Augustine, City of God
Austen J, Pride and Prejudice
Austen J, "Marriage Proposals and Me"
Austen J, Emma
Borges, The Aleph
C. Bronte, Jane Eyre
Burroughs E,Tarzan
Cervantes, Don Quijote
Chaucer, Wife of Bath
Coelho P,The Alchemist
Coyle H, They Are Soldiers
Dante, New Life
Dickens C, David Copperfield
Dostoevsky, Crime&Punishment
ConanDoyle,Hound of Baskervilles
Dubner S, Superfreakonomics

DuMaurier D, Rebecca
Ellis B. E. American Psycho
Fitzgerald S, Great Gatsby
Flaubert G, Madame Bovary
Fleming I,Doctor No
Freud S, Leonardo Da Vinci
Friedan B, Feminine Mystique
GarciaMarquez, Of Love & OtherDemons
Guerrero M,ThePoison Pill
If you are interested in seeing how I achieved personal success in the United States, you may find my book of short stories East of Tiffany's interesting. Some of the stories are based on my life as an executive, investment banker, and financial adviser to wealthy investors in the East Side of Manhattan.
Close to half-million people have read East of Tiffany's so far. Order your copy from either or Barnes and Noble.

Since English is my second language, Mary Duffy --a master of the English language-- aided me not only with the editing, but she also contributed her own stories. I love her writing in "When You Wish Upon a Star." This is a story based on a personal friend's life.

More Book Reviews...!

Grass G, The Tin Drum
Harris T, Hannibal Rising
Heidegger M,House of Being
Ishiguro K, Remains of The Day
Johnson S,Rasselas
Kosinski J, The Painted Bird
Lee H,To Kill a Mockingbird
McBain Ed,Gutter and Grave
Murakami H,Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Nabokov V, Lolita
Meyer, S, Twilight
Ortega,Dehumanization of Art
Poe E A, Gordon Pym
Prose F, Reading Like a Writer
Rushdie S,Midnight Children
Sabatini R, Scaramouche
Spark M, Prime of Miss Brodie

Stendhal, Red and Black
Sterne L,Tristram Shandy
Stevenson R, Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde
Stoker B, Dracula
Thackeray W,History of Pendennis
Tolstoy L, Anna Karenina
Trollope A, Autobiography
Unamuno M, Tragic Sense of Life
Voltaire, Candide
Webb J, Fields of Fire
Wharton E, The House of Mirth
Woolf V, To The Lighhouse

The secrets of 'no-doze' prose:
Mary Duffy's Sentence Openers

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Lindsey Vonn


  1. East of Tiffany's has become my favorite book after I read it. This book is faultless because it teaches us a lot of lessons and new vocabulary. Although i finished it in one week, it is an interesting book because it makes me laugh sometimes. It somehow changed my value because when I was reading it, I would always analyze and think about if I were the person what I would do. Finally, I would like to say East of Tiffany's is an outstanding book and the author is remarkable.

  2. East of Tiffany's is one of the most educating yet interesting books i have ever read in my entire life.It inspire me to become an even better accounting students and that dreams do come true ,you just have to work towards it.It also taught me the values of live and it's benefits.Last but not least they author of the book is outstanding.

  3. Having read the East of Tiffany's stories several times, I highly recommend the book: they are fast-paced and entertaining. The stories were very engaging and touching and the descriptions were so lively that at point I felt like everything is happening in front of me, so truly written from heart and the writer meant every words of it. I would definitely recommend this book to any readers outside and inside New York City and in fact anyone in this world who enjoys reading books. The book is about different kinds of people who live in lovely East Side of Manhattan and the stories are from the author real life experience. It is filled with a lot of interesting stories from real life of real poeple. It is definitely an "A" grade book and I m sure new readers will enjoy it much as I did.

    - RIZWAN