Saturday, March 09, 2013

Review- Lifting The Wheel Of Karma by Paul H. Magid

Goodreads Summary:

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.

A horrific accident forever alters the course of young Joseph's life. Determined to find the magical elixir of knowledge he believes is possessed by an old wise man living deep within the remote Himalayas of India, Joseph embarks on a quest to find him.

The mystical old man he seeks will not so easily reveal what he truly knows. As Joseph must learn, the secret he seeks is not of the world outside, but rather of the world within -that resides in the heart of each and every one of us.


Lifting The Wheel Of Karma is a must read. The story of a boy named Joseph from Montana, the book describes the journey of his life. An amazing family and a wonderful home define Joseph's childhood, until there comes a point in his life where he starts seeing visions and dreams that seem to be wanting to tell him something. This makes him really want to search for answers and go to India, the highlight of his dreams.
Being an Indian myself, I thought that the country has been described beautifully, just the way India is. The tiny details about the country; like the currency and little references to the importance that people here give to God and festivals and even the type of food that is eaten in any simple Indian home, makes you feel like you yourself are journying in India through the book. A roller- coaster ride, filled with colours and events that are capable of changing someone's life, Joey's time is India is spent in the vast and magnificient Himalayan mountain range. Here, with the help of a sage, Lahiri, Joseph takes time to seek his answers and emerges successful and fulfilled in the end.
One of the best thing about the book is that it has so much to teach the reader. "God wouldn't mind if we spent a little less time telling him how great he is and a little more time loving each other, and not just the people we're supposed to love, but everyone." This is one lesson that must be universally applied! Besides, the book is filled with many great moments that one experinces with one's family and in life also, something that the reader can relate too.
Lifting The Wheel Of Karma has been a kind of an enlightning read for me. The experience was beautiful and as one nears the end of the book, it becomes more and more un-put-downable! 
I would recommend the book to everyone, just for the amazing things it has to tell us and a wonderful story that makes absolute sense and makes one think about life and its purpose. 
An excellent book and a short yet captivating read, this is something no one should miss!



  1. Lovely review and I am excited that you felt the descriptions were well done.

  2. WOW, that is some high praise! I would love to read a book that was set in India (as well as visit India myself someday!) and it is so awesome to hear it directly from you that you thought the author did a great job at describing it. I love it when books have an enlightening message! It just raises them to another level, you know? This was an amazing review, Sarika!!

    1. Aw, I really hope you get to come to India very soon, Aylee! We'd love to have you here. :) I agree with you. Books with an enlightening message have a certain charm to them! Thank you!


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