About the Author
Manish Gupta is a banking professional. When not crunching numbers he is busy engaging with and examining the vagaries and idiosyncrasies of the English language. He also likes trivia, travelling, adventure sports, delving into human psychology, and giving professorial discourses to colleagues, family and friends, and practically anyone who can give him a patient hearing. An engineering graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, he lives in Mumbai with his wife Deepali, a medical professional, and daughters Tamanna and Prakriti.
About the Book
As soon as you hold the book, you noodle around to comprehend the title -“English Bites! ” , to know whether the language bites you or you have some crunchy and crispy bites of English language served in the platter, to relish .
The book is an amazing potpourri of the bumpy hilarious ride of the author to gain mastery over the English language along with the expansion of your vocabulary bank.
The author tells his own story of juggling his grey and white matters ,struggling with the appropriate usage of the vocabulary along with developing new learning techniques ,sharing the triumphant moments of conquering over his fears and weaknesses with respect to the language ,aptly wrapped with the anecdotes and witty remarks which keeps you engrossed till the end.
The smooth flow of narration, the informal tone sprinkled with humour makes it all the more endearing as it spares you from the monotonous self-help book feel. Author’s joyful ride of self learning has been weaved into the book quite interestingly.
The highlight of the book is an effortless effort to intersperse the entire range of new words in between the story which makes them much easier to remember and recall when needed and thereby enhances your verbal ability.
The unique proposition of adding the footnotes explaining the meanings of difficult words, their origin and emphasizing on the nuances of the language makes the read even more enticing.
What might put you off would be, the story getting wishy-washy somewhere in the starting,making it difficult to drag along the pages, but later of course , it takes its own pace. Few things you might feel are not pretty much required which unnecessarily increases the length of the book.
I thoroughly loved this book and crave for another bonanza of even more delightful English Bites garnished with a little more fun element.
P.S My heartfelt thanks to the author Mr. Manish Gupta for approaching me to review his book and above all, for having all the patience since I took too long to publish it .I apologize for the delay .
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