Title : Just a Few Lies
Author : Sandeep Sharma
Length : 89 pages
Format : Amazon Kindle
Price : Rs 49/-
Publishers : Author Paradise Publishers
Understanding Writer’s mind is a complicated thing. He imagines, presumes and sometimes anticipates the reality and tries to blend with fiction. He is someone who stays in stories much more than in reality. His mind is full of giant maze but what happens when maze starts to peep out of imagination and enter the reality?
Anant, a bestselling ‘Superstar’ author is feeling that words have started to betray him and that’s why he starts to search for the ‘next Anant’ and be involved in the making of the next superstar.
Mystically, one day he reads Sagarika’s blog and gets amazed to know that all her blog posts are inspired from real life incidents of Anant himself. On the other hand, Anant’s problem of having hallucinations about random things is coming back in his life. Earlier those hallucinations were totally strange but now even those hallucinations make sense.
What exactly is happening with Anant?
Who this Sagarika really is?
What lies are being spoken in the veil of finding next ‘Superstar Bestselling Author’?
Answer lies behind ‘Just A Few Lies’.
This book is another signature book of Sandeep Sharma. The book is all about the story of a bestselling author “Anant”, who believes that words has betrayed them and so he starts his mission of exploring the ‘next Anant’. In this mission, he comes across the blog posts of Sagarika and realises that they both are interrelated in some way as she deeply explains the secrets of the author which he hid from the world. Later on, the story gears up with twists and turns when he realises that his characters strarts entering into the real world.
” Just a Few lies”, is simply a book which can take you on a roller coaster ride in its reading time. The author’s selection of words and his captive narration hooked the readers to the book, even from the beginning. The author has made it an immediate page turner with his unique plot. Also the story provides a deep vision on readers and writers block along with the mental struggle every writers undergo. Though the author described the flow of parallel events (story of the book by Saharika and reality), his words very well differentiated them. Yet the concept of Alok Thakur confused me a bit. The author could have explained how he married Kavya when Raman was already in love with her. Overall, its an interesting book which holds you under its control. The title and blurb is attractive and it has all the qualities to make the readers grab the book but the cover could have been much better as it lacks the alluring factor. Also the book had some editing mistakes but the gripping story line makes you forget them. I also felt the shades of “Hey Dad Meet My Mom” in some chapters since this book is also a psychological thriller.
Verdict : This book is mainly recommended for every writers and also to the readers who expect some unique storyline.
Cover : 3 / 5
Plot : 4.5 / 5
Narration : 4.5 / 5
Editing : 3.5 / 5
Blurb : 5 / 5
Language : 4 / 5
Overall rating : 4 / 5
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The above review is just what I thought and felt by heart, your views might vary from mine.