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This world and beyond

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While reading John Edward's 'Crossing Over', one gets frustrated reading about just how hard Edwards had to struggle to become a New York Times...

While reading John Edward's 'Crossing Over', one gets frustrated reading about just how hard Edwards had to struggle to become a New York Times bestselling author

ami2These days I have been doing a lot of thinking. Has it ever occurred to you that there is always a direct co-relation between one's thoughts and the way life pans out? For me, every new author I read helps me to view the world a bit differently and as a result the quality of my life changes. Reading, that is indeed the key. If you want a better life, a better spouse and a better you. Now before I begin to sound like a book blurb, myself, let's begin today's column.

The first book being reviewed today is Dr Kevin Leman's 'Have a New Husband by Friday'. There is something to be said about Dr Leman. The man is phenomenal. The thing I liked about this book is that the tone of the author is so conversational. It's almost like one is sitting and having a nice long relaxing chat with him. The book is actually not about having a reformed partner at the end of a week, it's more about being a reformed you.

It is said that for any relationship to succeed one needs to work on the ABC of it. In the sense, one needs acceptance, feeling of belonging and companionship. Makes sense, doesn't it? Our next book though, is such that it may not make sense to many people. At least to those who don't believe in the paranormal. Gordon Smith's 'The Unbelievable Truth' is a book that even a die-hard occult fan will find hard to digest.

For instance, did you know that during the turn of the century, meaning the late 1800s, there existed mediums; those who had perfected the art of contacting the spirit world to such an extent that a soldier long dead could materialise with the help of something called ectoplasm. Personally I found it a bit bizarre but on the whole, this book is worth reading since the author who is a gay hair dresser has such a comical perspective of things, you actually find yourself laughing while reading about the para normal.

ami3Also, the fact that the book reads more like an autobiography is another factor that works in favour of the book. Finally we have John Edward's 'Crossing Over'. Understanding the world beyond has given me a better perspective of the life I'm leading now. Besides, the novel I'm working on now, has a ghost as its protagonist, so it's important that I research on the paranormal.

In that sense, however, John Edward is as far removed from anything eerie and instead just seems like a regular guy who interacts with spirits and appears on TV due to his special gift. Instead of getting scared, one just gets frustrated reading about just how hard Edwards had to struggle to become a New York Times bestselling author.

Reading this book is a bit tedious, except for the rare flashes of humour but anyone who has had a bad experience with the publishing industry should read this book. It is gratifying, in that sense.

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