Sunday, 29 January 2017

Book Review: Colourful Notions by Mohit Goyal


Book Review: Colourful Notions by Mohit Goyal

*Publisher: Srishti Publishers Distributors *ISBN: *978-93-82665-80-9 *No of Pages: 194 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 175 *Rating: 3.5/5

My View:

One of my passions in life is to travel, not only to me but I think everyone wants to explore the hidden and best places of the world. So I was just desperate to read this book, and to be frank it doesn’t let me down. This is not just the book but I think it’s a travelogue of the author, after reading the book it’s my conclusion that it’s a real story of his life being portrayed as a fiction. 

The writing style of the author is simple, easy to understand also the storyline is gripping; character buildup is good and each character being given a proper importance. The story is all about adventure, friends, food and enthusiasm to enjoy the life. I bet and tell you that if you are a traveler you will learn lot of things from this novel.

Now the book is all about three different persons, Abhay the protagonist of the novel, Sashank his best and childhood friend (a food junky) and Sashank’s RJ girlfriend Unnati a girl with a beautiful voice. Each and every character is different from one another which make the book unique to read. The book motivates you to explore different places, try some new food, meet new peoples and know about them. The book is not all about travel, but the life of Abhay and Sashank’s mental dilemma to choose from two different situations in life is perfectly portrayed by the author.  

I highly recommend this light read, especially to those who love to travel, a book for today’s youth. The book has every ingredient to be a best seller, waiting for the part 2.

Blurb:

Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand kilometers across India? Just for fun!

Three twenty-somethings dare to do just that! While the two boys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their journey on a handy cam.

Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories while narrating their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It’s nothing less than crazy.
I doubted if I’d ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing - I penned a book about them, and their roadtrip.

Colourful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life.


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Book Review: Confused Bastards by Manav Viggv



*Publisher: Srishti Publishers *ISBN: 978-93-82665-77-9 *No of Pages: 215 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 195 *Rating: 5/5

My View:

Very nice and interesting concept by the author, entrepreneurship is always my first preference for reading, you get always something new from it, and I know entrepreneurship is a lonely job, were you have to take tuff decisions to stay in the market.

Now about this beautiful novel, the harsh truth about new generations and their dilemma for their life is simply and also in comical way portrayed by the author. Also the current hot topic of our nation i.e. about entrepreneurship is effectively used by the author. I think if this book is properly promoted then it will be beneficial for today’s youth. The book is all about how a confused mind can lead you to success if properly channelized.

The writing style of the author is simple, lucid and fast, it can be completed in one go also each and every character is given importance and the length of the book is perfect. Their comes a time in everyone’s life were you have to take tough decision, here in this novel author has properly weaved that situation and provided perfect solution for Jai, vivek and akash, I loved to read when satu gives advice to all three which is best and inspirational part in entire book.

I highly recommend this novel, especially for today’s youth, and also for those who are planning for entrepreneurship. A good message by the author.

Some of the lines which are liked the most:

I just realized that despite all the hardwork, college was much easier than this corporate world. Page no 39.

I realized that the businessmen, specially the industrialists, contributed as much in the development of the country. Page no 167.

What I loved the most: The Mahabharata lounge concept and I totally appreciated new concept by the author to write on startup.

The only drawback of the book is its font size which is too small.  

**I received a free copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Blurb:

What happens when three entrepreneurs initiate a start-up which shocks the nation?
Aakash, Jai and Vivek are mostly usual in their ways, except for some. Struggling with their own inner conflicts as well as the cruel world outside, they decide to show the world their true potential. To make it big. But how?

They become the voice of the nation by starting up an online platform where people can upload unabashed, unapologetic videos, venting out their angst against people, politics, bosses, lovers, taboos, or just about anything. Even the founders themselves.

The platform spreads like wild fire. But when has fire doused without burning a few!
Confused Bastards is not just a witty, gritty, fast-paced journey of three friends, it’s also an intolerant story for a tolerant country!