Book Review of Wild Card

Wild Card by Asfiya Rahman is an inspirational story. This book has a new set of emotions and I am sure sports lovers especially Tennis ones would just end up loving this. I Like Tennis so I just couldn’t control myself of reading this book.

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The cover is beautiful and mesmerising. It is green coloured and soothes your mind. It reminds you of greenary and then a tennis racket is there which clears everything.

The title is straight to the point and the whole story revolves around it. It even reminds us of those wild card entries that we see in reality shows and here something like this happens. The title reveals major part of the story but this we realise once we start reading the book.

The plot of the novel is crisp and it surely catches our attention. We are hooked till the end. The story revolves around a tennis player, Karan Mehrotra who leaves his sports career for the sake of his daughter, Roshni. He us madly in love with Riya but will her absence make him come out of the trauma? Or will Roshni’s love bring him back to the love of his life, Tennis? Wild Card is story of a husband, a father who wants to prove himself, who is not fighting for himself but for his daughter.

Karan Mehrotra is a famous tennis player who is madly in love with his wife Riya and Tennis. Life takes a different turn when Riya dies leaving their newly born baby, Roshni who can’t walk on her own. He is a caring father as well as a husband but this tragedy of his life changes him forever.

Roshni is the sweetest daughter one can ever ask for. The way the author has delineated her character is mind blowing. It is really difficult to comprehend the psychology of a child. SHe loves her father and with the zeal she wants to know more about her dad is impeccable. SHe becomes the pillar of her father’s life.

The style of writing is poignant and lucid. The use of flashbacks and the present makes it amazing. The use of stream of consciousness sometimes leave the reader awestruck. This book is about a beautiful relationship between a father and a daughter. The tennis part is inspirational and this book deserves tobe converted into a movie.

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Book Review of A Walk in the Rain

A Walk in the Rain by Udai Kumar Yadla is a romantic fiction blended with socialistic factors. The book is full of twist and turns which keeps you glued till the end. Plus, the name of the characters are somewhere relatable. The author depicts the simplest emotions to the darkest miseries in this novel.

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The cover of the book gives us a glimpse of a couple who are walking in the rain with hands in hands. This picture gives us a clear cut idea of a romantic fiction.

The title perfectly fits the cover of the book. A Walk in the Rain is a sort of journey of two lovers whose destiny is decided by rain. Thats what we can make out from the title but here plays the role of author who always surprises his readers.

Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.

Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.
Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfill her purpose.
Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self discovery.

Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny’s calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.

Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.

The plot is knitted well but it was predictable. Although the meeting, separation, drama and everything was at the right place. The characters also helped in the plot construction.

This book talks about Human Trafficking, prostituition. These two issues are a blot on the society we live in. But circumstances force people to indulge in these activities and the sufferers have to go through so much because of this.

Saloni and Sunny are the protagonists of the novel. Sunny is a bitter, misogynistic man who hates the world. Even when he needs Saloni’s help, he can’t bring himself to trust her. Life has been hard on Saloni. In spite of her desperate straits, she manages to hold on to her small shred of self-respect. It is hard for Sunny to trust on someone as he had taken so much.

The writing style is simple, lucid and condensed. The use of flashbacks and prologue has made it beautiful. The thought process is loved by the readers. Its hard to believe that its author’s debut as he has comprehended the thoughts so well. This book deserves to be converted into a movie.

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Book Review of The Unpredictable Heart

The Unpredictable Heart…You May be a Victim by Moksh is a romantic tragedy. This book has the aura of love, friendship and relationships. The concept of Flashbacks is beautifully delineated.

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The red and white contrast of the cover along with a girl blowing the flowers which are in a heart shape. We notice a broken heart. This small indication gives us an idea of incomplete love. Maybe it is a tragedy. The back cover has a small story at a glance while it also has author’s intro. This part is written so small that you will need a magnifying glass to read it. It could have been written using some normal or large fonts.

The title is intriguing as the main title and the sub title totally contrast with each other. The Unpredictable Heart gives us a positive vibes and a notion that our heart can choose anybody to fall in love. On contrary, You May Be a Victim gives us a negative vibe and leave us with a question ‘Who will be the victim?’ ‘Will the protagonist find his love?’

The story of the book revolves around Mrinav, a young employee of an IT sector who is caught between the clutches of crush and love. Neeti being his crush and Ankita, his love, both, shatters him into pieces. Life takes a new turn when friendship of Jiya enters his heart and this completely heals his soul. Will Mrinav feel the same for Jiya? Are they meant to be together. The plot construction is way too simple and somehow we can predict the story hence, making a common story.

The theme revolves around love and only love. It becomes difficult to distinguish between crush, love and a friendly love. At times these three overpower you and you tend to make some mistakes which breaks your heart only. We also find traces of friendship but not for a longer time.

The characters play a significant role in the story. Mrinav is the protagonist who is young and bit underconfident about himself. His life becomes miserable, therefore he becomes numb and tries his best to hide his feelings. Neeti and Ankita almost smash his heart into pieces. When Jiya enters his life, it takes her sometime to heal him. But there is word called ‘Destiny’ which has some other plans in it.

The best part of the story is its ending. The author doesn’t finish the story, infact, he makes a way for the next part and we are left in thoughts in the mid air. This particular line might take away your sleep for sometime until the author comes up with the second part:

What I saw was unbelievable and the unexpected; the lady standing at the door was Ankita.

The style of writing used by the author is simple, condensed and limited. The use of simple sentences makes it way too simple. The predictability of the plot makes it monotonous at the time but the author surprise us with his ending. We can notice hindi jargons in between which adds flavour to the story. Furthermore, the flashback style of writing made the story beautiful. I could trace some grammatical errors, missing words and wrong spellings. This could have been avoided. It is an average and one time read, but I would surely love to know about the suspense which the author has left for us to guess.

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Book Review of Evil Twin

Evil Twin by P.G. Van is a Young Adult novel. This book has tragedy, drama, romance, comedy as well as thriller. In short it is a perfect package. The author has used almost all the elements of novel writing and makes this book a hit.

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The cover is erotic as it has a couple who are intimately connected with each other. This surely gives us an idea of a young adult or an erotica.

The title is skillfully chosen by the author. The whole story revolves around a mystery which is unsolved in the mid chapters somewhere and this title is the clue of that hidden mystery.

Vinnie lost her parents when she was ten and lives in San Francisco with her aunt and her teenage cousin. She never expected a simple act of kindness would be life altering. Reyan comes into her life threatening to shake up her focus and challenges her resolve. He is everything Vinnie wants in a man and he shows up just when she thought she had everything she needed to stay focused on her life and her goals. 
Will he crack her titanium tough exterior and get to her heart? Will she let him into her life especially with what she has been through since she was ten? Will she trust Reyan to help her recover from her emotional wounds? 
Will she get to the bottom of why people think they have seen her at places that she has never been to before. Does she have a doppleganger or a twin? 
Follow Vinnie’s and Reyan’s love story as she learns the true meaning of love, trust and family.

The plot is intriguing and is linked with subplots. These subplots takes us back to the main plot line. The author’s plot construction keeps us hooked till the end and one cannot leave this book in between. The strong force that binds a novel is its plot and the author has done full justice to it.

The author seem to have mastered the art of character portrayal. Reyan is an extremely hot guy who tries to woo Vinnie who seems to be indulged in her family. The quick connection between the two bothers Vinnie, for which she tries to ignore to him. Later, both ends up falling for each other and even after trying harder to control their wildest desires. Both are equally complex characters and have hidden secrets which are revealed while reading the chapters.

The friends and family and amazing role in their lives. The way they turn out to be fabulous confidantes is impeccable. I must say, Reyan and Vinnie make a hot couple.

The style of writing is poignant, lucid and beautiful. The author has placed correct words at the correct situation. The use of third person narrative and vivid impersonal descriptions of the places, nature of people makes it interesting. The use of point of views, stream of consciousness, drama, epistlary style, dialogues add flavors to it. This book surely touch the hearts of the readers and has a quality in it. Kuddos to the author for this piece.

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Pre- Release Review: Her Last Wish

It gives me an immense pleasure that I am the first one to read and review this book. Her Last Wish by Ajay K Pandey is his second book. This book talks about love in a unique way. Further, the elements of morality story can be seen in this piece.

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Cover- The cover is mesmerising, soothing and eye pleasing. One can feel that the two people in the cover are in love. This cover has beautifully highlighted one point,”It is important to be with each other”

Title- The title is simple but has a deeper meaning which we comes to knowin the end. Its not just the wish but the infinite love of a husband for his wife. The story revolves around it.

Genre- This novel can be categorised as a Romance or a Tragedy.

Blurb- Her Last Wish is a story of a guy burdened with his father’s  expectations and mother’s over protective rules. Then love walks into his life as his life partner. The story is his fight with the world and even destiny as he tries to pull his wife out of the clutches of a fatal disease, trying to fulfill her wishes and making her happy.

Plot- The plot construction is gripping and it surely keeps you glued till the end. The story is about Vijay who is a hopeless man. But when he gets married to Astha, a confident girl life changes for him. The way he handles her disease is the rest of the story. The story is unpredicatable. It looks simple to crack to the code but as you progress in your reading your notions are proved wrong.

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Characterization- The author has surely played with the minds of the characters. The best part is, all the characters in this story are round characters as everyone undergoes a change in the latter half of the novel. It is often stated that the protagonists are the favourite characters. They are always, but this time, I felt more connected to the supporting characters because without their role, the story would have no meaning. I am impressed by the mother and father of Vijay who are the pillars of this novel. The way they helped in the progression of the story is impeccable. I would say no father is like Vijay’s father and no mother is like Vijay’s mother. Vijay’s father played the role of a true friend in the lives of Vijay and Astha whereas Vijay’s mother is a confident woman whose love is unexplainable.

Highlights of the Novel

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The book talks about morality. This takes us back to the ancient drama times where Morality Plays were shown. Well, these morality plays were based on human virtues like anger, sadnees, happiness, revenge, forgiveness. This novel has one of these virtues which are beautifully highlighted hence, I could make out that this is a morality story.

The Epistolary technique of novel writing used by author is an icing on the cake. These letters are in form of point of views of different which surely takes away the hearts of the readers.

Style- The style of writing of the author is surely unique. It is neither simple nor complicated yet it has some different essence of novel writing. Maybe the author writes as a husband, thats he can bore such emotions which just melts your heart and force you read the story. Some of the lines are heart touching and can become axioms in near future. The descriptions, editing are perfect. i would say the author has experimented with multiple point of views which is a huge risk but according to me, this is worth it. This book has surely stolen away my heart and I would strongly recommend you all to read it.

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About the Author

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Ajay K Pandey is currently working with Cognizant, Pune. Although he grew up with a dream of becoming a teacher, destiny landed him in the IT field. Travelling, trekking and reading novels are his hobbies. Travelling to different places has taught him about different cultures and people and makes him wonder how despite all the differences, there is a bond that unites them. Trekking always inspires him to deal with challenges like a sport.
Reading is perhaps what makes him feel alive. Apart from writing, he wants to follow his role model Mother Teresa and make some contribution to the society.
His debut novel You Are The Best Wife was based on his life events and went on to become a bestseller soon after its release. It charmed many hearts and inspired several others to live every moment with love, peace and happiness.

 

Book Review of The Way She Loved

The Way She Loved is a typical love saga penned by Nitin Kumar. This book has an extraordinary way of showing love. It is believed that some show love on face while some love but others never come to know about their love. This story celebrates love in the most unique way.

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Cover- The cover of the book has amazing colours which reminds us of the setting sun. This colour scheme gives us a gesture that every setting sun has a rising morning. Hence, the cover surely takes away the hearts of the readers.

Title- The title mesmerises the readers and this gives us a glimpse about the main focus of the story i.e Love at its best.

Blurb- Every relationship has ups and downs. But, only those relationships that sustain separation and pain will stand the test of time.

Ayush, a small town boy, falls in love with Arpita who is older than him and already has a boyfriend. After much struggle, he succeeds in getting into a relationship with her. They fall in love but end up going their separate ways.

Ayush is deeply affected by the breakup and is plagued by unanswered questions.

What were the reasons behind Arpita’s change in behavior? Did she really love him? Would he learn to live with the pain?

Does Ayush come to understand The Way She Loved?

Plot- The plot is simple, common and still binds the attention of the readers. The story progresses in a steady way. The story revolves around Ayush, who happens to be a small boy and falls madly in love with Arpita, a girl older than him. The way their relationship meets its destination is the rest of the story.

Theme- The main theme to focus on is love and only love. But it has many perspectives of love. It surely gives us an idea about love, sacrifice.

Characterisation- The author has beautifully delineated his characters. Ayush is an interestung character who loves Arpita from the core of his heart and does every possible thing to be with her. On the other hand, Arpita is a complex character who is difficult to understand but the end part surely makes us fall for her.

Style- The style of writing is simple, lucid and condensed. The way the author has used the technique of omniscient narrative is mindblowing. Some of the sentences are much appreciated like :

“Everything happens for a reason but you need to is convert it into a good one.”

Last but not the least, the editing could have been better. But as a first time writer, it is a wonderful job.

 

 

Book Review of Khwaishein

Khwaishein: Kuch Puri to Kuch Adhuri  Si by Pulkit Gupta is a Hindi Translation. The book has strong emotions that keep you hooked till the end and its my first Hindi novel and I don’t regret reading it.

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Cover- The cover has amazing colour scheme where we notice a guy standing alone. This gives us a glimpse of solitude being the segment in the book. The colours tells us about the ups and towns that we are about to read. The ambience is ethereal and one feels mesmerised by it.

Title- THe book has a title as well as a sub title. Khwaishein means desires of a person whereas the sub title Kuch Puri to Kuch Adhuri Si denotes that the desires are just desires, out which some are fulfilled while some are not. The sub title has a deeper meaning which we get to know only after reading this book.

Blurb- ‘ख़्वाहिशें’ सिर्फ़ एक कहानी नही, यह तो एक… सफ़र है – ज़िंदगी का सफ़र। जहां सपने जन्म लेते हैं, कुछ पूरे होते हैं तो कुछ अधूरे रह जाते हैं। जहां रिश्ते बनते हैं, कुछ अंजाम तक पहुचंते हैं तो कुछ बीच मझधार दम तोड़ देते हैं। लेकिन ज़िंदगी चलती रहती है…. इन्हीं सपनों और रिश्तों के बीच… बहते पानी जैसी।
आई.आई.टी. में पढ़ना रचित का सपना है। लेकिन यह सपना टूट जाता है जब बीमारी की वजह से उसे आई.आई.टी. छोड़ना पड़ता है। इसके बाद वह सीए करने का फैसला करता है। पर इस फैसले को अंजाम तक पहुंचाने में वो फेल होता है, बार-बार फेल…। इस बीच रचित से मिलती है राधिका, जिसे वह दिलो-जान से प्यार करता है… राधिका रचित का सहारा बनती है, हर मुश्किल, हर दुख में उसका साथ देती है।
फिर ऐसा क्या हुआ कि रचित को खुदकुशी जैसा संगीन कदम उठाना पड़ा ?
रचित और राधिका का मिलन पूरा होगा या अधूरा ?
क्या रचित के ख़्वाबों की ताबीर होगी ?
तमाम सवालों का एक ही जवाब है – ‘ख़्वाहिशें… कुछ पूरी, तो कुछ अधूरी सी’

Plot- The plot is beautifully woven and revolves around the life of Rachit who happens to be in Engineering College but ends up becoming CA due his health issues and circumstances. The story has a flashback of Rachit’s past life which he narrates to Khushi.

Characterisation- The author has a strong hold on his characters and at times it looks as if Rachit is his mouthpiece. He is a confident carefree guy whose life turns upside after he comes to know about his illness.

Radhika is a flat character and the way she loves Rachit inspite of all the bad behaviour from his end, is breathtaking. She is a true soulmate who understands him so well and the way she gives him a new meaning to live is appreciable.

Style- The author has a simple style of writing. He doesn’t use fancy words but a simple language to convey his thoughts which touch the hearts of the readers. The use of stream of consciousness technique and monologues is the icing on the cake.The use of epistolary technique along with metaphorical representation makes the book impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed my first Hindi novel and planning to read more such.

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About the Author

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CA, CS student by profession and a writer by passion, Pulkit is someone who believes in living life to fullest. Born in Sonepat, and brought up in Bijnor (Western U.P.), writing came naturally to him due to his genes and current location. He belongs to the land of Bijnor, which gave our country “Dushyant Kumar”, one of the foremost Hindustani Poet during the 20th Century. He did his schooling from St. Mary’s Convent School, Bijnor and graduation from MJPRU, Bareilly. Apart from studies, he also represented his school in various plays and won a State-Level English debate competition in both team as well as in Individual category. He is a CA Final and CS Professional Student and also studying Law from MJPRU, Bareilly.
He started writing with a diary and some random poems, but CA gave a professional look to his writing skills. He got associated with Caclubindia in 2008 – India’s no. 1 Interactive Platform for Finance Professionals with over 11 Lac Members. He soon got popular among its members due to his unique genre, where he used to link current life situations with CA life, which proved to be inspiring for students as well as professionals. He was voted “Favourite of the Club” in 2011, and was amongst the youngest professional to be included in the list of experts. Till now he has written over 50 articles and enjoys a fan following of 1 Lac +. Besides this, he has also contributed to other online platforms and maintains a Blog.

Apart from reading and writing, the author loves listening to Hindi music, watch all kind of Hindi movies and follows Cricket and Tennis very closely.
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Book Review of In God’s Wishlist by Pradipta Panda

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 :

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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.

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Book Review of Figmented Reality

Figmented Reality by Zuko is the type of novel that deals with stream of consciousness and psychology. This novel needs a lot of patience as you need to read between the lines so that you can understand author’s perspective. The author gave me the copy in return of an honest review. Lets go in depth then :

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Cover- The cover of the book is white and black where we find a figure and the figure is its shadow and is blurred. This sounds related to the novel. The back cover is black in colour and has the blurb.

Title- Figmented Reality is one of the unique and best suited title for this novel. Once the reader reads the book, he can corelate with the title.

Blurb- Addiction blurs our hold on reality; people say. But what if addiction becomes our reality? SIddharth had a fair few addictions in his wake. The challenge now was to differentiate between the ideal world and the real world. Will Siddharth be able to overcome his addictions and find true love. Or is it just another addiction?

Plot- The plot revolves around Siddharth who happens to be an addict. Actually he is occupied by addictions and his inner demons that doesn’t let him live a normal life. He remains secluded to people. When he realises he is drowning in his addictions he joins a rehab where he comes across his old crush, Veena and Ananya. The story proceeds with these two women as a part of his life along with his best friend Adithya. The plot is bit loose and has some loops in it.

Characterisation- The author has done an amazing job in delineation of the characters. The character of Siddhrath is complex and it takes guts to portray such a character. Yes, I would pray that I never come across such a character but the fact cannot be denied that only Zuko can come up with such a challenging character. It is noticed that Sid is not so handsome but he has a charm that attracts Veena and Ananya. He consumes alcohol, weed and smoke also. Even he is a porn addict and he readily accepts this fact and has a reason behind his acts. The childhood abuse had made him this way.

Ananya is a lively character but she seems fighting with her inner demons and becomes an alocholic. She comes across Sid and immediately develops a liking towards him but later on, she falls for Adithya, Sid’s rommate and they seem to be perfect for each other.

Veena is a married lady with two kids. She is an alcoholic who seems struggling with her life. SHe likes Sid but not that way. She is older than Sid and sometimes regrets the fact. She is an attention seeker and a moody person.

Adithya is a true friend and amazing character. He is fun loving, sporty, crazy and a loving person. When he falls for Ananya, he slowly makes his moves and keeps her happy. He also listens to Sid and his thoughts. He wants to see Sid happy.

Theme- There are many themes in this book. The first theme is related to stream of consciousness. Sid is the product of this concept. Being an addict he seems to hallucinate about the things and he talks to himself sometimes. The plans he make, the thoughts and the way he thinks that things that are happening with him are real because he is unable to accept the things. The reality seems illusion to him and the illusion seems reality to him.

There is a theme of friendship. Ananya, Adithya and Sid share a very strong bond of friendship. These trio do everything to make each other happy. Sid did every possible thing to hook Ananya and Adithya. Yes, he succeeded in it. Whereas, Adithya and Ananya tried their best to make Sid realise that having a relationship with Veena was not a good idea.

The other theme is of one sided love between Sid and Nandita. The readers come to know about their bond in the flashbacks. When Sid is dreaming about her. This is one of the tragic side of Sid. THe incomplete love which made him an addict, yet another reason.

Further, The unfulfilled desires with Veena makes Sid cranky and he begins to hallucinate the things. He is addicted to Veena and she just use him as an escape.

Style- The sentences are simple and readable. The long speeches at the rehab meeting are amazing. I would say they are the eye catchers in the whole book. The use of epistolar technique is one of the other hit. The other segment includes editing. To be honest, the author is never to be blamed for it. It is the editor who adds flavour to the book and in this case, the editor somewhere fails. The errors can be easily corrected and we wish that the next edition is error free.

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Book Review of Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod

Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod is a fast pace novel that has elements of thriller, tragedy and romance in it. It highlights the life of Atul Malhotra and gives us a clear account of the Corporate World. I won this book in a contest organised by the author so here I am telling my views about this book. Lets go through it together :

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Cover- The cover of the book grabs the attention of the reader. The colour scheme perfectly suits it followed by a broken line that shows the showcases the purpose of the novel.

Title- ‘Destiny of Shattered Dreams’ is the most suitable title as nothing could have been better than this. The way the protagonist goes through trials and tribulations beautifully serves its title.

Plot- The plot construction is crisp and has no loose ends in it. It is a story of love, lust, relationships, corporate world, dirty politics, corruption and many more issues. The author has done justice to all the aspects. Atul Malhotra is the protagonist who seems to be a tragic hero. He is a successful man with unsuccessful married life and a relationship. He gets drowned in the web of corruption, murder and dirty politics which turns out to be his error of judgement or we can say his tragic flaw. Life takes a turn when harsh reality dawns upon him. It is a roller coaster ride of all the elements that take place in his life.

Themes- There are variety of themes in it. The theme of love, illicit relationships, betrayal, dirty politics and most important the theme of corporate life.

Charcterization- Atul Malhotra is the main character on whom this story is based. He is a failure when it comes to handle relationships be it with his wife Roshini or be it with his girl friend, Aarti.  He is caring towards both of them but situtaions parts him with both of them.Being a witty person he knows the knack of business sense. He takes all types of risks and end up in a pit which takes away everything. In the end he is a sufferer who learns from his mistakes and tries to mend the broken pieces of his life.

The female characters are not that important but they do play a significant role in the plot development. Aarti is a support system for Atul while Roshini is just the baggage for Atul. Both serve as a foil to each other. The other characters also play some role in the progress of the novel.

Style- The language of the author is simple, clear and lucid. It has brevity in it. The use of variety sentences makes it attractive. Whereas the phenomenal poetry with translation is the highlighter in the book. The locations chosen are amazing followed by enthrallling descriptions and mind blowing narrative styles.The texture of the book is appealing.  The only low point is repetition of sentences in the book and tinge of editing error. The other part is the use of corporative jargons which were unique as well as boring and could have been used in a better way.

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Others Reviews- https://etherealjinxed.wordpress.com/2016/05/30/book-review-destiny-of-shattered-dreams-by-nilesh-rathod/

https://literaryyard.com/2016/06/02/review-destiny-of-shattered-dreams-by-nilesh-rathod/

ABout the Author

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Nilesh Rathod is a businessperson, writer and poet. Co-founder of Ensemble Infrastructure India Limited, Nilesh’s company currently employs over 2000 people and has successfully delivered thousands of contracts including offices, hotels, hospitals and retail spaces for top corporates. Destiny of Shattered Dreams is his debut novel. Nilesh is currently working on his second novel ‘The Emissary’. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and sons Shloak and Parv.

Email: nilesh@nileshrathod.in
Webpage: www.nileshrathod.in
Twitter: @authornilesh
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