Colours of Enlightenment

Colours of Enlightenment

by Sandeep Patel

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Overview

Derrick Tarasov loves math and loves to travel. He leads his brothers as a shepherd to keep all necessities of life close to him including afterlife. He despises crime, he follows the will of the just, he fulfils all quotes of worthy scholars and never tries to ridicule the ones he doesn’t understand. His friends bring him comfort, he brings them love. His faith allows him to carve peace on the wood at the base of his Saviour’s feet. He works to bind the cultures around him for the glory of his faith. He travels through time to discover the meaning of colours of light. He travels far and beyond, just to reach home, to travel through time once again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623093501
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 06/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 246
File size: 297 KB

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Colours of Enlightenment 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mochalove More than 1 year ago
Colours of Enlightenment by Sandeep Patel proposes to tell the story of three close friends in modern day Russia: Tamana Rostova, Derrick Tarasov, and Tyler Hussain. The book follows the relationships that exist between the three friends. Derrick and Tamana are deeply in love and this story seems to follow some of the natural progression of their relationship. The close friendship between all three friends also followed in the story. Tamana works at a hospital, Derrick works at a local theater and Tyler is a devout and practicing Muslim. The colors of Red, Black, Violet, Blue, Indigo Green and Yellow are somewhat used to explain the emotional and religious positions of the characters. While this book does give in depth history of various religious landmarks in Russia, (you can tell that the author did research these particular landmarks), it does not do well to portray the ongoing story of life for these friends and how the colours in the title relate to the story. The author’s attempts at prose are lost in this book because some aspects of the story are just stated facts about various landmarks, religion and history, which seem unrelated to the rest of the story. With this story the author attempts to combine the story elements of history, religion, emotions, science fiction, and spirituality but the result is a rather hodgepodge story. In addition, this book is in serious need of editing especially when it comes to grammar; it was very confusing to read as much of the dialogue came off as nonsensical. To take nothing away from author Patel, the reader will be able to discern that there was a genuine effort made in writing this book because of the historical and religious data that is included within the story. However, most of the story is confusing and frustrating to read which could be explained in part by an apparent language barrier because the author hails from India and some of the story seems to be lost in translation. Additionally, there is a science fiction aspect to this story that if worked on more diligently would have really helped the story along. Overall Colours of Enlightenment needs re-working and could have the potential to make an interesting story once corrected.
tiffanydavis2 More than 1 year ago
Colours of Enlightenment, by Sandeep Patel, is a story that covers a little bit of everything! Life lessons, young love, friendships and family, it just really has it all. It tells the story of Derrick Tarasov and his two closest friends Tyler Hussain and Tamana Rostova. The three seem to do just about everything together and just simply seem to enjoy each others company. early on in the story, Tamana falls in love with Derrick, and their story begins to unfold. I have to say that I just loved the book! The story itself is just vary artsy and romantic. The characters are greatly detailed and simply lovely. It's easy to relate to them and their relationships. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone, and I look forward to reading more from this author.