Book review, Review

Review of “Spoilt for Choice” by Poornansh Shrivastava

Title : Spoilt for choice

Author : Poornansh Shrivastava

No.of pages : 185

Price : Rs. 199/-

Publishers : Half baked beans

Blurb :

200 Riders participate in motorcycle racing every season and from 15 finalists only one becomes the champion. What kind of people are these who race without seeking any fame just to fulfill their passion? Not normal person for sure. Every rider has their own story and some become love stories. This story is about a small town boy, Samarth, who fell in love with a girl named Sanchi. He was passionate about sports, she wasn’t. She wanted love from him, he was spoilt for choice. Long distance relationship needs trust and understanding but he needed some time to understand these things. He chose his passion and she also made her choice. Can a person do whatever he/she is passionate about? Can a person move on from relationships to follow his/her dream?

Review :

This book is all about the life story of a common middle class born man – Samarth Shrivastava who aims to become a doctor and also follows racing as his passion. The book further unfolds how he managed to overcome all the struggles he faced throughout his journey to accomplish his goals.

Spoilt for choice – The book opens up with Samarth writing a suicide letter and further the story travels to his past to explain what made Samarth to take such a drastic step. 

Loaded with innumerable dreams, Samarth falls in love with his classmate Sanchi and they make plans for their future when destiny distances them for higher education. Samarth joins dentistry at Rajnandgoan whereas Sanchi joins in Chennai. But slowly the physical distance starts to drift them apart even though Samarth was head over heels in love with Sanchi. Also Samarth gets a sponsorship offer from Chennai for his racing career and he flies to Chennai when he faces the reality that Sanchi is no more in love with him and she is now committed to Rajeev. Eventually, after knowing all this, he fails in his race and also in his exams. Further the story is built on how Samarth overcame all the struggles and pain in his life and showcases how he achieved his dreams.

Spoilt for choice – a motivational book to inspire the readers to run towards their aim. The author has weaved the story well and his words showcase the emotions he endured. The first person narration makes the book more relatable to one’s ownself. This book makes us believe that it’s never too late to run for our dreams. Also it says no one is permanent in our life. The words are simple and the language is lucid which makes the reading comfortable. But at some chapters, the story misses it’s coherence. The book is divided into many levels which makes it a quick read. The presentation could have been better. The racing events were explained with utmost Perfection which almost makes us racers. This book is a combination of all concepts we expect in a book spiced up with love, dreams, hopes, disappointment, responsibilities etc.

Positives :

A real inspirational story. 

This book injects us with a positive hope that nothing is impossible.

Showcased the real struggles which every person undergoes in their pursuit of fulfilling their passion and ambition.

The cover page and the title is more attractive and can easily grab readers attention.

Negatives :

 The character of Sugandha was not very well explained and also it was left in the middle without proper completion.

Samarth’s dad’s bank issue was also left without any explanation.

At a point, the author makes us to feel why should Samarth love Sanchi to this extent even if she is not interested to reciprocate it.

Verdict :

To find a real inspiration and motivation, go for it.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 4.5 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Characters : 3 / 5

Presentation : 3.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4 / 5

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Book review

Review of DeAttached (Shades of time) by Ram Joshi

Title : DeAttached 

Author : Ram Joshi

No. Of pages : 209

Price : Rs 245/-

Publishers :

Blurb :

“”Not everyone is meant to walk together, but true love always leads to the path of freedom and timeless bliss.” 

Olivia, a traveler blog writer, left shaken when she returned back from her Europe trip. 

Olivia’s mother, Meera claimed she lied all these years about the death of Olivia’s father, Rahil. 

Dazed with all the new information Meera revealed, Olivia failed to distinguish if it was true or just an illusion of Meera’s ill mind – as doctors indicated the possibility that a person with Alzheimer’s might have hallucinations. 

To find out the truth was as crucial for Olivia as for Meera’s treatment. 

DeAttached – Two tales at the same point in time unfolds the story of a woman who failed in her relations, happiness in marriage that last long, eternal freedom of a man who never did fly out of his cage, and a journey to live a life of purpose.”

Review :

The book opens up with the doctors diagnosing Meera as she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Doctor also informs Olivia, Meera’s daughter, that owing to the disease, her mom can start hallucinating stories and also she might bring back the death persons to her imagination. When Meera and Olivia reach their home, Meera starts revealing the truth which she has hidden from Olivia these much years. She says that Olivia’s father isn’t dead but he is alive somewhere. And the story moves to 2016 where the life of Meera and Rahil opens up. But Olivia couldn’t believe the story of Meera since she thought that this story was just an imagination of Meera due to her illness. But she realises that the the story was real when she was exposed to the diary of her dad, Rahil. And then the book further moves on whether Olivia found her dad? Why his identity was hidden from Olivia? Had Meera and Rahil bonded again?

This book is an interesting read with some moral values to learn. The author has very well lined up the story and also connected the parallel lives at the end. The simple words and the elegant narration comforts our reading. Also the story narrated by Meera was interesting and hooked the readers with the book but the part of Rahil lacked the interest since it involved some philosophical and social values in large amount. Also this book is a great refresher since it makes the readers to live the life of the protagonist. Also the conclusion was well knitted and holds a strong message that love can change anyone’s heart no matter who he is and also hope never leads to failure. This interesting book can be finished up within a day.

My view :

The cover page of the book matches very well with the story. Also the title justifies the story. Rahil’s diary should have been more lively than just holding philosophy by the old man. Also the concept of holding a diary to note down the people who helped us is a useful idea (I’m gonna start following this. Thanks author)

Verdict : Wonderful book which makes us to love ourself. Also it teaches some necessary moral values.

Ratings :

Cover : 3.5 / 5

Story : 4 / 5

Narration : 4.5 / 5

Editing and presentation : 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.