Those of you who are up to date with or are at least familiar with the LGBTQ scene in India must have heard the name Laxmi. She is truly a transgender icon who has been working for the empowerment and rights of the community since a long time now.Those of you who are up to date with or are at least familiar with the LGBTQ scene in India must have heard the name Laxmi. She is truly a transgender icon who has been working for the empowerment and rights of the community since a long time now. Red Lipstick is the story of her journey from a simple boy to the living legend that she is today. In this book, the reader gets to know about all the men in Laxmi’s life who have helped her become who she is today. In addition to that, the book is also packed with some brilliant information on the development of the LGBTQ scene in India and how even though it is gradual, there has been progress and there sure is scope and hope for more. Red Lipstick is a must read if you’re in the mood for something different and at the same time, informative and well written....more
When author Himanshu Goel first contacted me to review his poetry collection, A Rational Boy in Love, I was slightly apprehensive because both poetry andThis review was initially published on The Readdicts Book Blog. For more reviews, go here.
When author Himanshu Goel first contacted me to review his poetry collection, A Rational Boy in Love, I was slightly apprehensive because both poetry and romance aren't exactly my cup of tea. But then again, poetry collections are easy to read and I had been looking for something light which I why I accepted the offer and I am glad I did because this collection has some incredible poems that I know will stay with me for a long time to come.
A Rational Boy in Love is divided into three parts- a rational boy in love, looking through a telescope and daughter of the moon. While all the parts are unique and lovely in their own way, my most favourite was looking through a telescope as it was an intrinsic medley of space and romance. I almost felt like I was reading a story because of the magnificent flow and transition from one poem to another. Some of my favourite lines are:
why do you try to paint me in water when I belong to the sky?
maybe this year winter will have mercy and leave us alone maybe this year summer will shine and we won't be cold
she is made up of a warm soul and necessary demons
Of course, these are just a few of many that I loved and felt a deep connect with. But I would highly recommend this book to all readers, whether you're into poetry or not. Available at a very affordable price, the reader will finish this book in a couple of hours. It sure had me hooked! Author Himanshu Goel has made his mark with this brilliant book and I look forward to more from him.
*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Himanshu Goel in exchange for an honest review. We thank them....more