The book is an impressive work of fiction. The author managed to present the story in a very unique way. I’ve read several stories on the pre and post independence era, but this book kept me hooked till the last word.
One can read and absorb the book in two days flat but the idea or concept stays with you much longer. The opening chapter makes you want to finish the entire book in a go. Such is the potential of our banker turned author Abhaidev.
The author has been an investigative journalist for a considerable period of her life, and the experience shows in the plot line. We are exposed to the underbelly of red tape in journalism and the myriad aspects of sting operations. There is also a sub textual vein of the significance of media and the role it plays in building the temperament of the general public.
There is no beginning to this book, no end either. It starts on a random day and ends on another one, weaving an inexplicable beautiful story within the time. I just finished re-reading the book, and this time, I tried to appreciate the writing more than the story.
The story is set in a premise that’s not new, and yet, there’s novelty in the plot that’s replete with references from Norse mythology. The research that has gone behind this is praiseworthy, and the writer has painted a vivid picture from the POV of our protagonist
Wonder is an excellent read, not just because it taught me how important it is to support the differently abled, but because it taught me that beauty is not about long hair or tanned skin. Beauty is something which is present inside, and radiates to the exterior of a person.
the real beauty of the book lies in the way the protagonist deals with the ups and downs of her own life. When the whole world shuts its doors on her, how she carves out her new identity and sails through life’s storms with her independent thinking and perseverance, is portrayed beautifully.
The book is an engaging, swift read that keeps you riveted till the end (when the mystery unfolds). I recommend this book to anyone who’s mind is titillated by mystery and intrigue. In fact, this book is quite the Bollywood Masala Movie type.
The story touches the hopes, dreams and experiences of a teenager without it being over the top or overly dramatic. And this where this one took my heart away. It is a story that would appeal to any age.
The storyline is simple and gripping and you are engaged in the book throughout. The tales or stories which are narrated by baba as part of sermons are unique and definitely carry a deeper meaning for readers to reflect upon.
It is a beautifully written book, a different style wherein two narratives are parallelly running. One is of the reunion of friends and another one is a commentary by the guiding spirit wherein she gives the background of the events, persons/ individuals.
The story of a lineage or clan condemned to one hundred years of solitude where uncountable characters come, play a part and go. It is really amazing how the author has woven such an intricate complex storyline.
There are two parts to the book and the first part story builds the character of the protagonist, a person who is not a hero but a person who is doing whatever to survive. Though the prose is difficult the writing style is linear.