In God’s Wishlist by Pradipta Panda is one of the unique books that I have come across. The concept of God as a character in the story is one the amazing segements I came across. The book gives us a new vibe about life and imagination. There are many people who will like this book and many will feel it senseless. If you are a romantic person then do read it and if you are a pragmatic person then don’t pick up as it will disappoint you. Lets the analysis in depth :
Cover- The cover of the book is captivating and it feels us with eagerness to read about the contents. The color scheme is spectacular.
Title- The title in itself is a challenging thing. Nobody can dream of such a title except Pradipta and thats exceptional on her part.
Genre- This book comes under various genres like spiritual, motivational, religious, political, fantasy and many more.
Blurb- “In Gods Wishlist’ is a fantasy that speaks of a whole new world order, where there will be no fear of death. Love and beauty will rule the world and spirits will interact and fall in love with human beings and propagate love. This love will transcend everything and be the panacea to all problems. God has a vision and a mission.
He invites humankind to join active politics as it controls their life. He performs experiments to induct his theory. In one of his experiments, he studied beauty with the mind, and released all the spirits to the world, except for twenty-one top leaders of the world, whose beautiful minds were not mapped and programmed. God’s theory is that the two main things that rule the earth are the ruler and beauty that remains true for all ages. Youth have different aspirations, towards their fantasy, the opponent, and society. To inculcate this God inducted a new theory of love, the love between the spirit and a human being. The love between the spirit and a human being will be the panacea of all and this love will transcend human behaviour. Read to find out how and what is in God’s Wishlist…”
Plot- The plot is intriguing and well crafted. This is a story about God’s experiment with human and angels. It has all the elements starting from spiritualism, fantasy, religion, romance, illicit relationship and many more.
Why I loved this book?
I won’t be talking about the characterisation or the style. I feel the readers need to know what is so special about it. I am person who love fantasy stories and this story is full of imagination. Nobody can even imagine God as a character in the novel. The life after death scene and even the angel being a human’s lover. These are totally fictional. A fiction lover like me would surely love this unique idea of connecting God with humans. The way the incidents are shown gives us a description that the author knows how to connect things with the story.
Why Pragmatic People won’t like it?
No doubt the concept is unique but they will not be able to connect as a pragmatic person believes what is truth and the fantasy might not interest him. He might feel that the author has not done a proper research or might feel totally clueless.Pragmatism search for logics whereas Romanticism search for emotions, feelings and gestures.
Diction- The style of the book was good and the way descriptions were given, it was enthralling. I really loved the simplistic yet fanatastic style of the author. Overall, this book can come under liberal thinking.
Availability of the book- http://www.amazon.in/Gods-Wishlist-Pradipta-Panda/dp/9352015525