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Good bye, Mr Patel II, The Sequel - Reviews

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Anil Kumar’s first book in 2004 ‘Good Bye Mr Patel’ explored his physical and spiritual progress from his realization that everyone, particularly himself, “was deeply scripted by their social environment”. Fourteen years later his third book ‘Good Bye Mr Patel – the Sequel’ inspires the reader to appreciate the spiritual growth acquired by spending reflective time with one’s inner self. This ‘inner self’ being “the rich repository of all there is to know”.

Anil guides us lovingly, yet dynamically, through his experiences of living and how his total acceptance of the inevitable highs and lows of life have led him to appreciate the magnificence and purpose of our creation.

In the final few chapters of the book Anil shares some of his ‘cherished nuggets of powerful wisdom’ which I personally have read and contemplated on many times – each time perceiving a new dimension.

Thank you, Anil for sharing the experiences of your personal journey which will undoubtedly enlighten and enrich my own.

In gratitude, Gemma Westcott, a close friend.

‘Anil, Thank you sincerely for sharing your latest publications with me which I thoroughly enjoyed and found very beneficial in maintaining focus on the important things in life. I carry your messages with me daily and find them to be very beneficial’. Bernadette Tansey-Daly

I have just finished reading both your books – the sequel finished a few days ago.
The memoirs make compelling reading – for me especially as there are parallels between our personal experiences e.g. birth in East Africa, the personal and political upheavals and the cricket connections.
The constant theme that runs as a thread through both narratives is the power of the mind over the body. The human mind is prone to suggestions – ergo our thoughts are frequently translated into actions. The power of suggestion is omnipotent and whilst your golfing injury probably wasn’t precipitated by your thoughts, what is certain is that you were in a better frame of mind to deal with the trauma and its aftermath. In essence, you were fully prepared – dare I say, after your premonition.
Bravo! This is a labour of love – written with clarity. Having published a book (fiction) myself, I can, without hesitation, applaud your efforts in conveying your philosophical/motivational theme without losing the tempo or the reader’s attention. I confess that I would not have been able to amass the kind of word count that you have achieved – without losing the reader!
The genre that you have written in – the motivational/philosophical – is by far the most difficult to master. You have done so with ease – very commendable. Bravo!

Ashwin Dave, Author, ‘The Ivory Towers & Other Stories’

Good morning Anil, I have finished reading, Good Bye Mr Patel 2 The sequel. Its utterly absorbing, your story is as good as it gets, for readers to know your achievement ; not easy especially after losing sight in one eye, brilliantly written.
Episode of self-discovery and quest of flawless vision. I feel much nearer to you than before because I know where you come from and you and your thoughts. Thank you for writing.

Suresh Jani