Book Review of The Suitable Inheritor

The Suitable Inheritor by Pushpendra Mehta is an amazing book with traces of Spirituality, lament, romance, mystery in it. I got this book in return of an honest review so let us go through the book closely:

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Cover- The colour scheme of the book is pleasing and theere is a man standing at the cliff who is alone and at the end we notice a key. This has some links which the cover doesn’t tell right away so lets turn the pages.

Title- The title is perfect and nothing could have been better than this. We realise about the title nearly at the end of the novel. The essence of the novel gets a clear picture at that part of reading.

Blurb-Michael Elliott is stirred from deep sleep by an early-morning dream-a beautiful woman leads him to the Pacific Ocean and whispers that the ocean will help him discover his true destiny. When Michael is then invited to Peru, he wonders if this is the path to that destiny.

The journey of a lifetime, the energy of the majestic Pacific Ocean, a meaningful legacy for success and happiness, the sacrifice of a soul mate from Chicago, and the support of a special mate from India combine to make Michael the preeminent relationship coach for young people. Once he reaches that pinnacle, he is confronted with the most difficult choice he has ever made: in the pursuit of excellence, does sacrifice matter more than support; or without support, does no sacrifice count?

Can Michael resolve this life-changing dilemma, discover his true destiny, and finally become The Suitable Inheritor?

Plot- Michael Elliot is stirred from deep sleep when he sees a beautiful woman taking him to the Pacific Ocean. This dream becomes his soul quest and the seriesof events takes place which helps him uncover this mystery. After uncouthing the mystery he realises that everything happens for a reason and somethings are detined to happen in our life. This mindblowing plot and crisp plot construction is the strength of the novel.

Themes- There is only one theme that is utmost important i.e. theme of love. The readers notice unfulfilled love of Dorothy and Andrew. This is told by narration only. The sacrifice of Dorothy is hughlighted beautifully. Further, there is a love scene of Dorothy and Mike. THey are to be in spiritual love and this love remains a mystery till the end Mike gets his answers. After that, Meher’s one sided love towards Mike is seen which soon undergoes a change with change in scenario and time. The time plays a vital role in these love sequences.

The other theme is of enlightenment and spirituality. It is hard to believe that someone’s love can change your life. Here, Dorothy’s selfless love changed Mike and made him the successful. He learned about the concept of spirituality from MEher and the anecdote of Meher’s grandfather was an icing on the cake.

The unconditional friendship of Andrew and Michael is the crux of the novel. The trip to his friend’s place changed Mike’s life completely. Though Andrew’s presence was shorter yet he is the loved character in the book. Andrew gave his legacy to his best friend and Mike truly fulfilled his dream.

Soul Topics- In this story, we come to know about disturbed relationships amongst young people. This is the soul topic and the way Mike solved Meher’s relationship issue was commendable.

The next thing I came across was the reincarnation. It is the procees of rebirth when a person dies and after sometimes he is born again for some reason. The anecdote of Meher’s grandfather throws light to this section.

Characterisation- I personally loved all the characters but my all time favourites are Michael Elliot and Meher. Michael Elliot is a relationship expert who gives advices related to relationships to young people. He is a sincere friend who visits his friend ANdrew and comes across interesting facts about him. He tried to help him and end up falling for Dorothy. The way things progress is mysterical. He fulfills Andrew and Dorothy’s dream. He dedicates the book to ANdrew. The way he treats MEher is impeccable. I could feel that this character is autobiographical and somewhere related to the author.

Meher is the most beautiful character I came across in this reading process. I felt she is the self composed character who is independent and is loyal towards her work. She is in love with Mike but she knows that he loves Dorothy so she accepts the fact. She gives her hard work, soul, spirit and body to him and his work. It is because of her efforts that Mike becomes famous.

Style- The author has used personal description along with first person narrative. The vocabulary used is rich and the fantastic catchy lines adds flavour to it. There were minor editing errors but they surpass the negatives over positives.

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About the AUthor

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Pushpendra Mehta is the author of “The Suitable Inheritor” (Novel) and nonfiction books “Win the Battles of Life & Relationships” and “Tomorrow’s Young Achievers,” which have earned him an internationally loyal readership. The richness of his experience comes from having donned diverse roles – writer, marketer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Pushpendra was raised in India and now lives in Atlanta, USA. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University and Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics. His interests include reading, writing, tennis, golf, travel, movies and music.

Pushpendra enjoys soulful conversations, and exchanging emails and messages with his readers across the world, some of whom have become treasured friends. He offers his appreciation and gratitude to you for reading his books. Please feel free to connect with him:
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Twitter @mehtapush

 

 

 

Book Review of Arjun Without A Doubt by Dr. Shinde Sweety

Well, I got this book from Authors Paradise. Arjun Without A Doubt is a mythology that has tinge of suspense and spirituality in it. This book takes us back to Mahabharata times where the characters do the talking and killing. We all are acquainted with Mahabharata which is the biggest known epic and many other versions have been written about it. This book is one such version which highlights the struggles of Arjun. For this book, the main protagonist is Arjun.

Cover- The cover of the b0ok has colourful schemes which makes it look fascinating. Actually speaking, The cover has Lord Krishna’s Mor Pankh which makes the readers interested in reading the book.

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Title- Arjun Without A Doubt is the title of the book which clearly tells us that the story would highlight Arjun and his struggles.

Blurb-

‘I knew there was nothing poetic about death. I knew not that the most horrific battles are fought off the battlefield.’

Arjun: The idealist in a non-ideal world, the warrior whose deadliest opponent was his conscience. History forgot his voice, but misquoted his silence.

 
‘My self esteem originates from me and ends in me. Why does your honor depend on me? Find your own.’

Draupadi: The untamed tigress, the fragrant flame, the unbridled spirit.

‘Power does not justify sin. Power is not virtue. Virtue is that which lasts in spite of power.’

Krishn: The enigma whose unique ideology churned the battlefield into a quest for truth.

 
The Missile… The Trajectory… The Vision…
The trio that makes for the core of the Mahabharata.
This is their saga. Insightful, visceral and candid.
Plot- The plot construction by the author is amazing as it highlights the two protagonists Arjun and Draupadi who have enough to handle on their plates still they stand together. Though Draupadi is married to Arjun’s other brother yet there is a special bond between the two. Draupadi always had a special corner for Arjun. It also gives us an insight about their dear friend, Krishn who guides them at every step. Krishn is the almighty who is the mouthpiece of author.
The greatest epic ‘ Mahabharta’ – This book is inspired by Mahabharta which is the largest epic just like Ramayana. Very few people know the hidden story behind it. It is said Maharishi Ved Vyas wrote it but the truth is, he was blind so took help of Ganesha who agreed to write it only if he recited it continuously. The saga records the facts and events of the 12 day war between Kauravas and PAndavas in Kurukshetra. The saga is written in poetic form and has used blank verse. There shlokas which are written in Sanskrit and is known as the longest poem ever written.
Characterization- It is hard to decide who was the protagonist in Mahabharta as all have their own stories to tell. All were bounded by their own issues and curses. But when we read this book we can clearly make out that in this book Arjun is the mouthpiece of the author. The story is written in his context hence, his point of view is highlighted. He is a warrior and has all the traits of an ideal soldier.
On the other hand, Draupadi is a princess who is born out of fire and is a flat character. She is beautiful and the counterpart of Arjun. The author has beautifully delineated their characters and the pain, suffering is shown fantastically.
Style-The book is mixture of third person narrative and a dialogic form. The author has used varieties of sentences. The emotions and descriptions are perfectly written. There are no digressions in between. The name of the chapters are intriguing. for instance : The Cacophony of the Dead, The Womb of a Butterfly and my favourite, Tears Reversed. The author has used rich vocabulary which serves as an icing on the cake.  the chapters are short which becomes a quick read inspite of the length of the novel. There is use of italiced words or sentences to grab our attention. I really loved the Whys and Whys not : Exploring Myths.
Lows- There were not spoilers as such, just the minors which my eyes got hold of them. There were some typo errors, mismatch of dialogue or rather positioning of dialogues and the spacing issues which could have been avoided. But for me, The book stands out. It is worth reading and I am falling in love with Mythology again.
About the Author
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The heart can be dissected, the brain can be spliced open, but I love to unravel the mind and emotions.

Dr. Shinde Sweety holds a Doctorate in Medicine.
Avid Mahabharata fan. Voracious reader.
Yoga enthusiast, Student of Spanish and yearns to learn Sanskrit.
Skilled at pencil sketch. Loves to daydream and swim – but preferably not together!
Curious about the Mystic & Mystique. Insane about soulful music.
Content to be cocooned in a dream world.