At one point, irritated by her patron (boss), Maka Malkia says to him: “Take it or leave it, Monsieur!” then she mumbles: “All these whites, they want to teach us their civilization, Ha!” Not only is she the dominant character of the book, but she is the spirit and soul of Africa.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend the writings of an exciting Chilean-born Fernando Rodríguez, whose works I have had the pleasure of reading and hearing performed live several times in the past year.
Bright Lights, Big Buddha, a Runner Up in the 2005 Hypnologic fiction Contest, is the first novel by Anil CS Rao. The novel reveals innumerable effects or impressions in Anil’s heart and soul, caused by self-hypnosis. We find here a detailed psychological analysis of Anil’s mind. No doubt, Rao shows “the heart of a poet” by revealing most profound levels of delusional broodings.
An ideosphere exists in the minds of people, and is the place where thoughts and ideas are created and nurtured. Nandy approaches this interesting subject matter with both a seasoned philosopher's aplomb and a novelist's attention to «storytelling as a medium», weaving in and out of the traffic queue of events and voices with precision and speed and then with looseness.
Tender yet exciting, this is a traditional story of growing affection between the cutest little Duckie and Monkey, containing emotional elements of real life: integrity and trust, close friendship, conquering fear, coping with separation, and the importance of developing the ability to be optimistic and to make the best of all situations.
"Shift by shift, the miner works upward until the stope is completely drilled. Then the ore is drawn off, via the chute, into ore cars, and the timbermen go in to fit timbers to keep the walls apart . a stope-miner drills thirty six-foot holes in a shift, and then fills the wholes with dynamite and blasts."