The Last Nomad narrates the life events of a boy called Rahul who suffers from selective mutism and is denied decent medical treatment due to the superstitious nature of his parents. The slums of India is portrayed in minute details. Heramb delves on the subjects of unemployment, poverty, alcoholism and corruption.
Sorrow That You Keep is the story of love and separation captured beautifully in a language which is soothing to the mind and melodious to the heart. Just under 80 pages, it manages to indulge the reader in a way many other books fail to. It is that book which you read not for entertainment but for its life lessons.
The Longest Ride on the Kincham Express is the story of five individuals who are sent on an official journey by their employers. The mission of the journey is cryptic at best and there is an underlying feeling of adventure and fear which troubles these five people as they start out for the longest ride of their life.
Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood is one of the most popular books of Murakami and is set in the Japan of the 1960s during the period of student revolution. It’s a coming-of-age dark romance and drama which is melancholic and strangely peaceful at the same time.
Prashant and Priya, an elderly couple are traveling to Delhi. A chance encounter brings them closer to a young and talented police officer, Anamika Singh. During their stay in Delhi, they realize that there is more to the story of Anamika than what meets the eye. As Prashant starts reading Anamika’s diary, her past is laid bare to the reader.
Prajat is a young man whose life changes when his home along with most of his small town is destroyed in a massive earthquake in Rajasthan. With nothing left to do there, he leaves for Delhi and gets employed in a dubious looking setup as a “Social Media Hitman” a.k.a a “Troll”.
The plot is pretty straightforward. The story traces Aalok and his life. There aren’t any subplots in the book which leaves a lot to be desired. There are, however, changes in the timeline. The plot shifts from the present to flashback to the present again. This is a welcome break from the otherwise monotonous plot.
The plot of An Orphan’s Pilgrimage is quite simple: Manohar, the child of a physically and emotionally abusive father, grows up in extremely difficult conditions. He blames his father for ruining his and his mother’s life, and has thus grown up with one ambition: when he’s strong enough, he will find his father and take revenge.
Road to Cherry Hills is the story of Rimjhim whose journey into the adult life begins when she gets admitted to the prestigious Cherry Hills Media School. There she meets and falls in love with Ankit. Post Ankit, her life takes a beautiful turn and she finds herself getting everything that she ever wanted.
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 My Musings Nature is something which has always fascinated me. I love the feel of pristine blue waters, wide green valleys and birds… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 About Kamila Home Fire is a novel written by the famous Pakistani British author Kamila Shamsie. Shamsie is known for writing critically acclaimed… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3.2/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.2/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.2/5 My Musings In the past couple of decades, the position of women in Indian society has seen a massive uplift. What was just… [Continue Reading]