Title : A Team of Extraordinary Bastards
Author : Arka Datta
Length : 328 pages
Publishers : Story Mirror
This book is provided by Arudhaa club in excahnge of a genuine review.
Arya Sen is destiny’s child, a young boy from Kolkata who is born to be the greatest the Football World has ever seen. The universe never fails to surprise him with good fortunes as he embarks on his journey from Kolkata to all over the world. But, just when he starts to believe that nothing can go wrong for him, everything changes. Surrounded by loss, darkness, and complete absence of luck, Arya desperately waits for hope. And it appears but from the unlikeliest of places. With the support of his wife April and younger brother Ilan, Arya takes upon him a task that is bigger and more important than all of them. This time, he is up against his greatest friend: Destiny.
A team of extraordinary bastards is a motivational book which narrates the life of a football player, Arya Sen. The book opens up with a thrilling football match where Arya Sen was identified as the best player of the match. And then the story travels back to his childhood life and describes how football happened to be his life. That was the sweetest part of the book where little Arya plays with the ball among other tall boys. Everyone might desire for a motivating dad like Arya had, since he stood behind his son’s football career inspite of all the odds. This book makes the readers to travel along with Arya from his childhood to a renowned footballer. This is an exceptional motivational book which makes the readers believe that nothing is impossible in this world if we strive hard for it. The author has delivered an inspirational message spiced up with dreams, responsibilities, heart break, love, failure etc with football as the centre of attraction. Every characters were very well portrayed and Arya’s characterisation will always be close to heart since he inspires the readers. The language is simple and the fast paced narration makes the book an immediate page turner. The football matches were very well narrated and it resembles a match going on infront of our naked eyes. And the author recieves an applause for such unique plot. The cover page and the title is attractive and goes well with the storyline of the book.
Verdict : One of the best motivational and inspiring books which infuses our brain to follow out dreams, no matter what. Highly recommended for sports lovers.
Cover : 4.5 / 5
Title : 4 / 5
Blurb : 3.5 / 5
Plot : 4.5 / 5
Language : 4 / 5
Overall ratings : 4 / 5
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