After Life by Matthew O’Neil: A Book Review

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Title: After Life

Author: Matthew O’Neil

Genre: Theology, Philosophy

Publishers: Ockham Publishing


The author of the book faced clinical death at age 14 because of an unusual medical condition. Resuscitated and limited in his physical capabilities, he yearned to understand his own near death experience. Thus began his quest to understand what happens when we die.

Through this excellently researched and well presented book, he aims to uncover the difference of opinion between the explanation that science offers and the beliefs that religion follows.

The book explores the various beliefs held in the Christian world about the concepts of Heaven, Hell, Resurrection and the Soul. The author then moves on to expostulate on the philosophical arguments for life after death and the scientific take on what happens when a person dies.


Early in his exploration of what happens when we die, the author discovered…

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Book Review : Snap, Cackle and Pop


Intro :I received an eBook edition of the book from its publicist for review.

Amazon Synopsis :

Snap, Cackle and Pop introduces us to Cathy, a 54-year-old woman who has everything her heart desires. A big house, a new car and a husband who adores her. But what does Cathy do when the life she knows and loves is destroyed in eight minutes? Thrown into turmoil, Cathy has no choice but to go back home to live with her elderly parents, Stan and Joan. There she finds herself back in her old bedroom with the poster of Donny Osmond still tacked to the wall and a glitter ball still hanging from the ceiling. Warm, funny and compelling, Snap, Cackle and Pop is about surviving whatever life throws at you. Even when your own mother’s advice is “Cheer up Cathy. The worst is yet to come”….

Review :Breakups…

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Book Review : Taboo


Intro :Taboo is a nonfiction book by Thomas Piggott. I received a copy of this book from the publicist for a review.

Amazon Synopsis :

Review :Taboo is a tiny book. My epub copy came at 78 pages. That is, to be honest, both a good and a bad thing.

The first time I heard of this book, I assumed, correctly as it turned out, what the subject matter could be. But it is about more than that, more than child abuse only. The description of that part is dealt with in the early chapters. What this book is also about, as the synopsis indicates, are his struggles in life later on.

The book takes us through Thomas’s childhood and how the lack of a father figure made him susceptible to abuse. Events are not glossed over as the author, despite the horror of revisiting those dark times…

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Book Review: Unpacked Sparkle: A Story of Grief and Recovery by Patrick A. Roland

Unpacked Sparkle, Coffee n' Notes

Author: Patrick A. Roland

Type: PDF

Genre: memoir

Pages: 163 pages

Published: November 7th, 2016 by Az Publishing Services, LLC


Over a year ago, I left a Mariah Carey concert in Las Vegas after six songs. I had gone on the trip as a present to myself for turning forty. But I couldn’t enjoy it. I was high on multiple drugs, but mostly crystal meth, and extremely drunk. I had been this way the majority of the year and a half since my partner Pack had suddenly passed away.

I found him dead on the bathroom floor one January morning while I was getting ready for work. The police told me I had no rights in my own home and asked me to leave. This was before gay marriage became legal. Life as I knew it changed instantly.

His family pretended I didn’t exist. They mauled our home the…

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Book review of – Deceived

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Deceived by Heena Rathore is a crime thriller novel. This novel is a kind of book which can freak you out with its scenes. If you are reading it after midnight just like me then get ready to imagine stupid things in your mind.

Allison the female protagonist has lost her mother and little brother at the very young age. They were murdered by a serial killer and she was unaware of the fact that the killings were not over yet. After few years when her cousin reopened the case she became happy that now maybe that killer will be caught soon. Did he succeed in catching that smart killer? What will happen when Allison will come to know the real face of the killer? Was it the end or beginning of something terrible?
These questions follow while you read the book. A kind of book which doesn’t let…

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Decieved by Heena Rathore P. – An Upcoming Psychological Thriller: Book Spotlight

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Hey everyone! Today, I wanted to let you all know about an upcoming psychological thriller that I’m really excited for. I will be reviewing this book soon so keep an eye out for that! Below is everything you need to know:


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Something Needs Bleeding — Book Review


P.S. I had received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Something Needs Bleeding is a compilation of few of late Thomas Singer’s last works, complied by Christopher Long.

The stories are of the Horror genre, my first horror read. Each of them were thrilling, creepy, I wouldn’t say I scared out of my wits (thank God! else I would’ve lost my sleep after those late-night sittings) but yes, they freaked me out. The twists and turns had a lot of surprise elements, though I needed many sittings to finish this, I wouldn’t say I was bored.

There were introduction of  few pages at the beginning of each story, where Christopher Long gives us an insight about Mr. Singer and his personal connections with the stories and the characters. At few instances the introduction did act as a mild spoiler for me — but… reast asssured, none of the…

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Book Review: Deceived


Title: Deceived

Author: Heena Rathore P.

Pages: 350 pages

Plot:How well do you know your loved ones?

A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.
A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.
A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents.
And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge?

Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of…

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Deceived by Heena Rathore P review.

The bookish tales.

How well do you know your loved ones??

Denial. The only thing that keeps most of us from losing our sanity.

Genre: Psychological thriller.

I don’t know how to begin talking about this book. This book was so fast paced and engrossing that it just got better and better while turning each page.

Set in three parts, the book starts with explaining the difference between a Sociopath and a Psychopath.

The prologue is a newspaper article which is dated 6th December 1978, which says that a 13 year old girl killed her adoptive parents and is missing since.

Part 1 starts with the story of Allison Stone, who is struggling to cope with the murder of her mother and 5 year old brother. She is a writer by profession and lives a secluded life. Her only source of comfort is her dog, Max, Samantha her best friend, Stephen Stone, her…

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Author Interview: Heena Rathore P.

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Greetings everyone!

Today is an exciting day. You may be asking why it’s any more exciting than a typical day. Well, today we (Thrice Read) get to give you guys an author interview with the very talented Heena Rathore P.

You may remember that we posted about her and her upcoming book Deceived earlier this year. If you can’t remember and would like a refresher, you can find the post here! 

So, for today’s post I got to put my journalism hat back on and find out a little more about Heena Rathore P.

Thrice Read: You’re also a book blogger. Do you feel as though blogging has played into your writing at all?

Heena Rathore P.: Yes, definitely. In fact, I’d say that blogging, especially book blogging, has played a major role in my writing. Having no technical education in Writing or even English as a language (English is…

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