End of Watch – Stephen King

End of watch is a truly magnificent book, full of suspense and magic. This book makes the impossible seem possible. Stephen King not only weaves a beautiful story but also changes the way we look at police and criminals. The story is set in the states, a place the outside world sees as a paradise but will Brady Hartsfield change that? Brady Hartsfield, a genius who has attempted public massacres and is now reduced to a shell of a man tries to influence another public massacre by using his strange telekinetic powers. Since childhood, Brady has been attracted towards suicide, he has even coaxed a few people into killing themselves. How can a person who can’t even walk, influence and start a tide of suicides in America? Retired police officer Bill Hodges acts as the protagonist in the story, Stephen King portrays that not even the good are perfect, this is shown when Bill is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Bill’s partner, Holly, is a lively and ingenious human being, her way around with computers and diplomatic problem-solving skills are the perfect companion for Bill’s bravery and determination. This book is a masterclass with a basic theme of good versus evil.

AB: The Autobiography – Ab De Villiers

Ab De Villiers is one of the most astonishing cricketers of all time. He can do everything from pulling off breathtaking catches to hitting bizarre sixes off nail-breaking yorkers. He has never failed to amaze us fans with his spectacular gallery of shots containing everything from reverse sweeps to amazing drives. As a fielder, he is the best in the world. This is his journey as a sportsman, a humble person and most importantly a respectable citizen of South Africa. The book not only talks about cricket but about his hobbies and passions too.

He grew up in a sport loving family. He was intrinsically attracted to sport. While growing up, he was an impeccable sportsman who excelled at tennis, rugby and cricket and was the youngest of three mad, sport loving brothers. For him, sport was ingrained into his basic psychology and biology.

The book describes every single moment of his epic journey through his own words. From debuting for the titans to smashing the world’s fastest century against the West Indies, from hitting sixes in the Indian premier league to encouraging the development of South Africa off the field through protea fire. Ab De Villiers has never failed to amaze us, whether he is at home or smashing a swashbuckling century.