Sunday, 23 March 2014

BOOK REVIEW- “JUST KIDDING... YOURS, DESTINY BY ANIRBAN DAS”



A very interesting story, which once again makes you believe that destiny, is the great master to make us learn...

This is the debut novel by Anirban Das’s debut novel ‘Just kidding…Yours, Destiny’ it portrays the urban lifestyle of where characters seem quite believable just like in our day to day lives. The story is about Kunal, who is in his late thirties, been divorced two years back, working in a real estate company has a great career ahead.  Kunal’s boring life chances when Shristi walks in his life as whiff of fresh air. Being with her brings positive changes in Kunal’s life. However due to his professional commitments he has to deal with some nasty land dealers.

The initial gruesome equation between Kunal and his boss Harry is something which all lived or faced some or the other time in our life so it helps readers to connect well. Chapter where author has mentioned about his college trip, his hunt for ideal life partner, his conversation with his cell mate in jail are narrated really well.

Towards the end story gradually turns into heart-rending love story, but there again author has something else to offer. Kunal’s various suicidal episodes and then his hit back on life in full spirits by winning dance completion is something very well mentioned, the climax was quite interesting with twists and turns. To unfold the same you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The concept of the story is really something new and absorbing. This is a great achievement by the author for writing such a beautiful work of fiction. Even the climax of the story has been scripted well and leaves the readers for looking forward towards the sequel.

Some suggestive points:

Overall the book is good and very well expressed. However at some places the narration becomes to descriptive like initial chapter has too much of description about marketing strategy and other corporate stuff, similarly the mention of baba ji and bollywood tactics, could have been cut short by few. (Just a suggestion)  

Final words:

Overall if asked I would say...this is a fabulous job done by Author (Anirban Das) … I would give 4 stars to this book.                                                                                                                                                         

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