The book: Life’s Magic
author: tomichan matheikal
About the Author: Tomichan Matheikal is an avid reader and compulsive blogger at matheikal.blogspot.in. He has published three books: ‘English Poetry – From John Donne to Ted Hughes’, ‘Yearnings’ and ‘The Nomad Learns Morality’. He is currently working on ‘Autumn Shadows’ and ‘Black Hole’.
About “Life’s Magic”: Tomichan Matheikal’s fourth book, “Life’s Magic” has twenty-six chapters/mantras to a magical life. According to the author, “Life can be magical if we are ready to change just a few things.”
He asks us to read his book to discover the wizard within us.
My Review: Tomichan has a deft, articulate command over the English language and writes with poise and grace. Armed with twenty-six precious nuggets of wisdom, spanning across Shakespearean characters, poets, writers, a character from a book (Santiago from Old Man and the Sea), places (Xandu) and even a song (Chiquitita); the author takes his readers through a journey of awakening and realisation.
The author cites some magnificent quotes at the end of each chapter. This gives the readers a liberal dose of fodder for thought.
Some of my favourite quotes from “Life’s Magic” are:
From the “Bliss” chapter – “To be happy, one must find one’s bliss.” – Gloria Vanderbilt
From the “Abracadabra” chapter – “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
Just to mention a few! You will have to read the book, to figure out rest of the quotes.
I won’t say “Life’s Magic” is a breezy read. It is one that you need to put your mind into, absorb and experienc. The author takes you into a journey of wisdom through the various characters, and real life examples. This book could easily be a ready-reckoner for life’s little nuggets of wisdom, and a wonderful guide for our personal growth.
Congratulations Tomichan, for your fourth book. This is pretty outstanding and may your prolific writing take you miles ahead. Happy tidings!