Friday 1 January 2016

BOOK REVIEW - “Another face in the crowd” by Indraneel DG

‘Another Face in the Crowd’ is an engaging story. It is about three friends who are poles apart but together in their own way, yet maintaining their individuality. The story about the Jai, Jagnanath and the author himself that is set in Delhi revolves around Bali, a girl who is instrumental in causing distress to the males around her. When we have a combination of a Punjabi, a Communist Brahmin, and a Bengali and on top of that the damsel from the North East what can be there except a hilarious comedy followed a tear jerker phase. 
After college the friends land up in their respective first jobs. But shortly after that their lives are thrown out of gear by the cruel hand of the fate. Fate herds them towards a new business enterprise in urban India that sea-saws between confusion and clarity, from hope to despair, but the part that stands out is the true selfless friendship between the friends. 

Indeed everybody will be able to find a part of themselves in the story, specially the youngsters. This book has certain incidents which are or were once a part of everybody's life. The book flows simply and the writing seems to come naturally to the author. The climax was quite interesting with twists and turns as they unfold. For that you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The positives of the story are the primitiveness in the narration that impressed me. The author narrated the story in a very unique way; it seemed as if he is talking to the readers personally. The author has been successful enough to connect with the readers, I loved it, and I am sure that the target audience will love this book too.

Some suggestive points:

Although the narration of the story is wonderful but at some places the story becomes stagnant. When the story does move; it inches towards the end, to convey just a one line message that sums up the book. I feel the narrative was coming back to the same point after each change of scene without adding much to the story line. The author seemed confused in building the plot in initial few chapters. The way it ended left the reader cheated, because as a reader we always want to know the complete and proper end. Even philosophically it has not much to offer.

Final words:

  Overall if asked I would say this is a light and simple book, perfect accompaniment to your weekend pastime. Overall I would say...this is a good job done by Author (INDRANEEL DG) … I would give 3.5 stars to this book.