Sunday, September 1, 2013

Seven Ancient Wonders.. A book by Matthew Reilly

I never thought, this book will tie me with it for the whole weekend, ignoring all other tasks at hand...It got me so much involved that at times, it seriously makes me thing wonder whether this things really exist? All the locks, all the traps, all the ancient language, all the vast knowledge our ancestor possed...Amazing...Even if it’s a work of fiction, but resemblance to the current architecture is amazing.

Seven Ancient Wonders as the book is called, by Australian author Matthew Reilly, is truly a wonderful read. It talks about all seven ancient wonders, namely,

Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria

The book travels through all this wonders and its main character of the novel, Jack West known as Huntsman as well, tries to capture the capstone which was a resident upon the summit of the Great Pyramid of Giza, now divided in to 7 parts by Alexander the Great with one piece in a booby-trapped hidden location within each of the seven wonders of the world, in other than the Pyramid. Story talks about, the capstone upon the summit of the Great Pyramid of Giza absorbed the energy released by the Tartarus Rotation (a monstrous sunspot that occurs every 4,000-4,500 years), and saved the earth from major flooding and catastrophic weather.

The book has various characters, which helps to regain this pieces together, before it falls in to so called super power countries of the world, as it can give undisputed power to the holding country...If and when they are reunited and replaced on the capstone during another solar event, they can bring 1,000 years of peace for world, or power for the nation which possesses them. It’s a cat, mouse and lion race between team of Europe (representing the Catholic Church) and the other is CIEF, the Commander-in-Chief's In Extremis Force (an American force covertly representing the power of the Freemasons). The third team is an alliance of a group of 'small nations' called the Alliance of Minnows (Canada, Australia, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Jamaica, New Zealand, and later Israel), led by Jack West.

This book also depicts in other ways like family ties, the upbringing of the Lily, the Oracle, who is instrumental in the solving the riddles the ancient language throws. I must say, this book had make me look at the wonders, monuments in a different note now. I will pay careful notice of all the notes which were made in this book if I ever visit those monuments. Riddles at the head of the Colossus of Rhodes or the Hamilcar's Refuge holding further 2 pieces, or beauty of the  Hanging Gardens of Babylon all I must say is described as it’s there in front of eyes. The trap solving technique and being thoughtful in the crisis all was worth time I invested the reading. 

One thing apart from the all the historical references, amazing world of traps and its solving, the ever knowledge world past possed, remains is a line from the book, "Who will watch your back??"

Now it’s time to go and get the sequel of this book, The Six Sacred Stones....Its reading time again folks....

Notting hill..You say it best when you say nothing at all....

When I first watched this beautiful piece directed by Roger Michell, and graced by versatile acting of the Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant, I didn't had words to describe its beauty. I happen to watch is again today and what a wonderful way to regain the life on my blog then this wonderful piece. This movie speaks a lot about the feeling or the love as it should be. Julia, depicted as an actress, happens to enter shop of the Hugh and there is beings its path. Crossing again, spitting juice on her, and offering her to change at her place then a wonderful kiss begins the plot of the love.

What I like most about the movie is way the high profile actress of high society meets a middle class, book shop owner and utters " I am just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her ", full points to the Richard Curtis who wrote the screen play. How can you miss this statement in the movie? Have I ever wondered, I am just a boy standing in front of a girl, asking her to love me? I am sure we all been through this and it’s a feeling which is not judged by words, but a poetry of movie which says " You say it best, when you say nothing at all"
File:NottingHillRobertsGrant.jpgIt’s not that difficult to be love, but its utter most difficult to get love in return. You might have spent hours talking, walks or lunch together.. Or to be good, movies or beach walks, but was that love? Movie says about it in a very nice poetry, written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, goes as follows,

It's amazing how you
Can speak right to my heart.
Without saying a word
You can light up the dark.
 Try as I may, I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing.

True, when in love you feel there is a communication direct to your heart, a word is not required to describe the feeling you got. Mere presence lights up the darkest days and brings cheer to the life. We may be never able to explain, what we heard when there was no word at all.. But it was best thing happened at time. Really beautiful.

The smile on your face
Lets me know that you need me.
There's a truth in your eyes
Saying you'll never leave me.
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me whenever I fall.
You say it best when you say nothing at all.
We shared that smile, we shared that walk, we shared those moments of caring, but what was that worth for? Was it worth anything? Poet jut puts it best here, when we met, we shared smile, the smile on your face told me, and you will need me for that smile. There was a twinkle in your eye, you will never leave me. Have you? And that hand when whispered to my hand, I knew it will hold me on the each turn of my life...And yes, you said it best when you said nothing at all.

All day long I can hear
People talking out loud (oooh).
But when you hold me near (you hold me near)
You drown out the crowd (the crowd, the crowd).
 Try as they may, they can never define
What's been said between your heart and mine.

The place, the crowd or the running noise of vehicle, nothing bothered, people talking around, did we got disturbed? We didn’ was like we lost in our own world, and that moment, when I sat next to you...It meant world, it means still a moment of the life worth living for...Neither I was able to define that moment, nor anything else. The sun setting... that trees at the far, urge to hold and be there...but all it was shared between your heart and mine...Just ours...Beautiful poetry isn’t it? 

The smile on your face
Lets me know that you need me.
There's a truth in your eyes
Saying you'll never leave me.
The touch of your hand says you'll catch me whenever I fall.
'Cause you say it best (you say it best) when you say nothing at all.
(You say it best when you say nothing at all.
You say it best when you say nothing at all.)
That smile on your face,
The truth in your eyes,
The touch of your hand
Lets me know that you need me.
(You say it best when you say nothing at all.
You say it best when you say nothing at all.)
The smile on your face,
The look in your eyes,
The touch of your hand
Lets me know that you need me.

One final thing which i must note from movie, 

"For June who loved this garden from Joseph who always sat beside her." Some people do spend their whole lives together."