Review of RAINS OFF A SMOKY SKY by Dr.Pritam Mandal

Title : Rains Off a Smoky Sky

Author : Dr. Pritam Mandal

Length : 274 pages

Price : Rs.300

Publishers : Notion Press

Format : Paperback, Kindle edition

Blurb :

Do you want to work, walk, relax, breathe, smile and cherish your wonderful life under a clear bright blue sky?..Then, under the smoky sky, say a little prayer for the rains of love to wash away the smoke… 

Strap yourself for an emotional roller coaster ride as you experience Anurita’s world through the pages of her diary. Laugh with Anurita, wipe away her tears, revel in her wisdom and be a part of her life’s conversations. 

A bold and daring young woman from a little village in India, Anurita chooses to tread the untrodden path, against the dictates of a judgmental society. But she is determined to seek the true meaning of her life at any cost. As she follows her heart all the way to the city and beyond, she is met with turbulences of all kinds. A stunningly handsome middle-aged man stirs in her feelings of love and passion; but her romantic fantasy meets with an abrupt end. And then, in a faraway country, she loses her friends to an unexpected tragedy. 

Just when everything seems to be going awry and she is about to give up on humanity, it rains. As rains from the smoky sky fall on the Earth, Anurita discovers fireflies in the darkness, dancing on the rain-bathed petals of lovely carnations, the flowers of god.

Review :

This book is all about the life of a simple girl called Anurita, who hailed from a small village and later succeeded living her life in the way she dreamt. This book is an inspirational package which motivates the young girls to strive hard for their dreams and not to settle for what the society offers you. The first person narration helps you to travel along with the protagonist Anurita, throughout the book. Apart from being a fictional book based on a diary, the story is more close to reality speaking the issues of terrorism, environmental pollution, child molestation etc. The author has used simple words and had very well plotted the story to make it an interesting read. The whole book was divided into 40 simple chapters dealing with the day to day life of Anurita. Also this book makes you follow the habit of writing a diary. The author has set a role model to all the youngsters with the characterisation of Anurita insisting everyone to work for their dreams. The language is simple but the author could have minimised the use of the word “sir” in every possible lines. The title goes well with the book but the cover could have been more attractive.

Verdict : 

This book is highly recommended to all the youngsters who are striving hard towards their aim.

Favourite quote :

An eye for an eye will make this world a blind place.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 4.5 / 5

Language : 3.5 / 5

Storyline : 4 / 5

Editing : 4 / 5

Overall rating : 4 / 5

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