Tuesday, February 17, 2015

An Offbeat Story (Book Review)


An Offbeat Story

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

An Offbeat Story's tragedy according to me is that it isn't offbeat after all. The best part about the book is the amazing way in which the transition of India has been traced by the author. There are articles which were written by the author at certain points in time which have been placed as the story progresses.

I don't know if I am doing the right thing by posting a review of this as I could not complete reading the book. I tried many times but there was something about it that made me keep it away. There was something missing, because I wasn't tempted to pick it up again. Since I had promised an honest review of the book to the author, I am keeping it.

What I would suggest to the author is that he has a good sense of humour but it seems to have backfired at various instances in the book.

I wonder if 'Sex Sells' was taken too seriously while writing the book. I would like to say that I have read books, wonderful books that have been devoid of it and yet worked!

All books, irrespective of being good or bad, leave behind some part of them with each of us. But then are there really 'good' or 'bad' books? Aren't they all a figment of our view of them? I appreciate the author for taking me on a journey through a lesser known India which has really enriched my knowledge about an India lived in by a person, much before I did! Thank you for that.

Keep writing.
P.S. Star-ratings are not fortune tellers. :)

-Divya Nambiar

Author: Siddharth Srivastava



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