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The Blue Moon Day: Five Men's Magical Discovery enroute Life

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Things were never the same for five ordinary individuals who got struck at cross roads and there was no way they can run back. They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fear and leave the rest to destiny. Their characters was tested out of their comfort zone and it witnessed abstruse results; a PhD scholar fights to win a pizza making contest and a t ...more
Paperback, Second, 243 pages
Published June 4th 2018 by Invincible Publishers
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Aakanksha
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The Blue moon day is the author's debut book. It's a story about five different individuals Abi, Deepak, Vivi, Sankaran, and Prabha. They were lost in their lives. Each individual has own story and struggles. Abi wants a good job. Deepak wants his love Priya. Vivi is hanging between job and family. Sankaran who is living in an old age home wants his family. Prabha wants to live a healthy life. They all go through a dark face in their life until a ray of hope comes and change their lives complete ...more
Alok Mishra
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To start the short review here on Goodreads, let me tell the readers that it is undoubtedly an awesome book!!! The title by Santhosh kept me hooked for the weekend and I am still living in those war zone of Prabhakaran and waiting to see someone like Mr Pillai in my real life. Sankaran character moved me to tears. I must say that it was a noble attempt to move that story in the form of letters. Certainly, a delight having got such a title and I will recommend this to all my readers (who read my ...more
Ipsita
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Blue Moon Day
Author - Santhosh Sivaraj
Publishers - Invincible Publishers
Publication date - 9 Jun 2018
Genre - Fiction
Page Count - 222 ( Paperback )
Source - Review copy sent by the Author
mybookishvibes rates - ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


My Review:
The book 'The Blue Moon Day' contains about five stories of five different Men each sharing one common aspect, their dreams and in search of their purpose in life.

"The purpose of life is happiness and everything else is an illusion."

1. The Pizza Engineer: The story portra
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Archit
"Life is what happens when you're busy making your excuses."

The above lines perfectly sum up the book for me.

Five different men with different lives have two things in common : first is the lack of purpose and second the one man who comes to rescue them all.

In today's world, it has been difficult to enjoy the small pleasures life throws at us. A relaxing career, understanding spouse, loving family, helpful neighbors and comforting friends is everything one continues to look for and if you are n
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Amit Mishra
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Although I wanted to speak about the entire book, the storyteller episode just occupies my entire mind as I write this. I read the particular story for a couple of times and yet it made me hooked to it every time. In fact every time it enabled me to find new meanings to the words. What can readers as more than this? The words look simple but I am sure it means different to people of different ages. It is a well-researched book just without footnotes as it is a fiction. This does not belong to th ...more
Khyati Gautam
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once in a blue moon, we bump into books we can't appreciate enough for their simplicity and the delight of reading them gives our soul. The Blue Moon Day encompasses the stories of five men who are en route to discover their purpose in life. Each story strikes a different chord of heart and you would be actually transported into the land where the whole thing is taking place. 

The whole book revolves religiously around one central theme - the blue moon day, a rare event that takes place in our li
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Pankaj Giri
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
The author sent me a copy of his book for review, and I thank him for that. First of all, I would like to say that the cover is beautiful and appealing. Loved it. Now, coming on to the book, the preface was intriguing and made me want to read more.

From the beginning itself, I liked the author’s style of narration, probably because it is similar to mine—scene by scene in the third person limited POV. The plot construction and characterization were also decent. I could feel for the characters.

Howe
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Jenny
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5

Thanks to the author for review copy!

Okay, so let me start off by saying that this is one of those rare books that you stumble upon, and end up loving it! I don't read many books in this genre, but I had seen this book around and decided to give it a try.

This book is about the journey of five men, who are stuck at a point from where they don't know how to get ahead, and are constantly thinking of ways to make their life more meaningful.

What I really love about this book is how it gi
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Ruchi Patel
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-owned
The Blue moon day by Santosh Sivaraj
The book consist of five stories of five individuals, their difficulties in life, twists and turns of life and facing their deepest fear. Inspirational stories, nice writing style and concept. Holds your attention till last. Loved it!!
Jaideep Khanduja
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Blue Moon Day: Five Men's Magical Enroute Life by Santhosh Sivaraj is about the other side of life what we live as. It is something like showing the gap between how we spend our lives and how well we can spend. The gap is huge. But the effort you need to fill that gap is very less. It is only the need of courage to accept the ground reality and go for a change. The book, in fact, shows you a mir
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Tavleen Kaur (Travelling Through Words)
3.5 stars

The Blue Moon Day by Santhosh Sivaraj is a collection of five stories revolving around people who are facing some difficulty in their lives. An event occurs in each story that challenges the characters and their lives are changed forever.

I loved how the stories had very unique plots and they were also very different from each other. All the characters were very interesting people. The first story follows Abhinav who is a Ph.D. scholar but is put through an unusual test to score a job. H
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Naman Singh
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first thing that pulled my attention was the book cover which was beautiful. It symbolized a man sculpting himself on a blue moon. This very clearly summarises the book title and the characters in the stories. True to the title, the plot of every story was unique ranging from a jobless fat youngster, a troubled couple after marriage, a workaholic family man, a depressed retired postman and terminally ill young tennis champion. There was no overlap of emotions, writing style in each story and ...more
Kanwarpal Singh
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book is now one of my favourite books,
Dr.raj also known as Old man in the novel , with his wisdom present a thought which is need of an hour , that is "happiness is what we want" and to gain something we must take route out of our comfort zone to get success, and the most important , never lose hope in worst of time as old man sankaran wrote and published his book after trying to end his life.,
and don't be slave to work, live the life fullest, just one story that is out of questions in the
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Shilpa
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
We all go through terrible phases in life.. when nothing seems right and there seems to be no easy way out of it. We often give up in such cases.. sometimes we are just stuck in the race of life and do not even realize that we are losing our lives in the process. I do not know which is sadder..

Wouldn’t it be amazing if somebody pulled you right out of it? Not in the easy way though.. In this book, five men from different spheres of life find their calling.. having faced extremities and wringing
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Ritika Chhabra
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

"The purpose of life is happiness and everything else is an illusion."
- Santhosh Sivaraj, The Blue Moon Day


Once in a blue moon, extraordinary events take place. This book talks of those once in a blue moon type of circumstances. A collection of five different stories that in some way or the other, take the lost protagonist of each story to a life of happiness and meaning. 

When I st
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Anukriti Malik
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
original rating - 3.5/5

review will be up shortly.
Anita Rani
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book is really amazing. The language used is simple, the stories are beautifully weaved in a mix of narration and conversation. The reader will find himself/herself completely immersed in it within no time; it's very engaging.

As far as the stories are concerned, they are short and crisp but the messages they give away are thought provoking. In a very subtle way, the writer tried to emphasize the importance of setting one's priorities right which make them happy in truest sense. Things that
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Yogita Singh
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I found philosophy in every page but thankfully it was said through the character and the characters with their situations adopted beautifully to engage in this philosophy. This book initially I thought would fall into the category of the chicken soup series but it did not. This book although have five stories, it has a central bonding which takes it to the climax in the final chapter. Author may come up with a second book in this line as there is a lot of scope for it but seeing his writing I w ...more
Anjali Jain
Before starting with the review I would like to thank the author for providing me with a free copy of the book for review.I am really grateful for this.

Talking about the book, it is a compilation of five stories of five different men who are dealing with their own set of issues, struggling with life and on the verge of giving up and how an old man largely impacts their life teaching them the way to live and to give life a second chance through unique ways.
The stories are short but gives some big
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Bookishbong  Moumita
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it


By Santhosh Shivaraj

Total pages -213

Genre - Fiction

Publishing house - Invicible

About the author:

Santhosh Shivaraj is a banker based out of Chennai who has worn many hats in my life - sailor , teacher , trainer and entrepreneur . He considers the journey of life to be the destination in itself and that pushes him to seek newer avenues in life .

About the book:

The book is consist of five short stories - the Pizza Engineer , The Messenger , Not today ,The storyteller , The Heaven

The pizza Engineer
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Deepak Imandi
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
The language is simple and neat. Characters quite realistic. Really commendable stuff from a debut author. Easily among one of the best Indian fiction novels that I have read so far this year.

That being said, I have given it a three star bcoz of the following reasons:
1. Lack of ambience creation in the scenes
2. A bit extra quick pace

All in all, well done Sivaraj. Thanks for the hard copy. It'll be a part of my mini-library now.
Wishing you all the best for your future literary ventures.

Disclaim
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Adeena Syed
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The synopsis saying “individuals were tested away from their comfort zone” was what triggered me to read this book and it was a worth read.

The book is divided into five stories which seem unrelated at first but as I continued I found them all related with one “Old Man”. These stories all tell stories about five complete different characters and having different problems yet if you look into these stories deeply you will find these characters among your friends, neighbors, relatives and most of a
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Bodhisattya Pal
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-releases
Detail Review: https://bodhisattwapalreview.blogspot...

REVIEW: "Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF."

       -Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life


The book basically consists five stories of five lost and broken soul and how their life changed and they found themselves.


As my reviews are always spoiler free, I will not tell you anything more about the story line. 


So let's discuss about the five stories in brief.


The first story, and absolutely one of my favorite is about a young man wh
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Neha Garg (thereadingowl_)
As published on The Reading Owl

Time or Life as we know it is very limited. But instead of living this short span to it’s fullest, we are busy prioritizing material things. Then life happens and our well-laid plans are washed away. At such moments, we look up, in search of some inspiration/motivation to lead us back on the right path.

Stories with a lesson:

I am not a huge fan of self-help books because I believe in learning practically. I was, therefore, skeptical about picking up ‘The Blue Mo
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Rahul Sikaria
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I remember a statement from this book where Mr.Pillai says, don’t aim for the worldly benchmarks but try to create a different benchmark. This book is definitely that unique bench mark I must say. There is a bollywood type love story as well in the story called messenger but even it ends beautifully unlike a regular romance story. My favouritte has been the Pizza engineer as I could relate it to the character of Abi very much. I simply wanted to continue reading that story; it was full of heart, ...more
Rajan
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Everyone wants to be happy. But what is true happiness only a few knows. Even if they know they chase other things. We want happiness but we do things which are not related to it. There are many self help books and it is one of them. This is in fictional format though.

The message is given through five stories. Sankaran goes to an old age home but his true calling is stories. Vivi is trapped in a job and then he is physically trapped. Abi (Abhinav) is ashamed because of his fat and he kept on stu
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Ankita Arora
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
My rating: 3.5

The Blue Moon is a collection of 5 stories, all of which have a message to give. It is a sort of fictional self-help book that deals with real life issues and how you can change your perspective towards them to end up with a solution.

The stories revolve around:
- A fresher in search of a job in his field but with a different passion in his heart, confronted by the head of the company he's interviewing at;
- A man who is facing troubles in his marriage and love life and who refuses t
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Subhajit Das
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book Name (with subtitle): The Blue Moon Day (Five Men’s Magical Discovery En route Life)
Author Name: Santhosh Sivaraj
Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 213
Publisher: Invincible Publishers (2nd Ed. 2018)
Blurb: The blurb portion of the book is written compactly with highlighting the core section of the book. It can surely make the reader turn the pages of the book to know what it contains. So, the blurb is good and neat I can say.
Cover: The front cover of the book one of the most eye catching cov
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SaketKr
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: benign readers
Recommended to SaketKr by: santhosh sivaraj
Shelves: giveaways
Firstly, thanks a lot to the writer for providing me a free copy, I'm really glad and grateful for that.

Now about the book, it is five stories with characters from different life stages, belonging to different fields of occupation, stuck in their own problems, finding something that we all look for, peace and happiness at heart which deserts them completely, until a stranger decides to visit their lives, gets attached to them in a way, and then finally calls them to meet him.
The stories seemed
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Wanderingg__soul
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
The Blue Moon Day by Santhosh Sivaraj
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I have always loved self help books. I would say this is a fictional self help book which has a lot to take from. I really loved reading it.
The book consists of 5 different stories of 5 different people. They are lost, they do not know the purpose of their life. The fast pace of their lives, keeping up with the competition, the urge of earning more and more has made them participants of the rat race.
A mysterious old man helps the
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