- Reading level: 10.00+ years
- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: GJ Group; First edition (2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 819366020X
- ISBN-13: 978-8193660201
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,21,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Corridors of Time Paperback – 2014
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The title of the book ' Corridors of time ' is nostalgic and captivating.
Book Cover :
The book cover is a digital image of a man walking through a door. It could have been a better one.
The book is the story of an aimless young guy, Rohan whose father is an ex-army man. Being served in the army, the dedication, discipline and principled lifestyle made him a strict father who is more of a teacher than a friend to Rohan. Such attitude towards children sometimes creates unwanted disturbances in daily life.
Though Rohan is a great sports performer, he is a dull student and is always being pinpointed being a failure in his academics. His performance becomes worse when he joins the college. There comes a point where he meets a woman in the college, loves her very much even after knowing she is married. The friendship goes down a toll and they part as good friends. Years after, he starts working and meet a girl who likes him very much but for some reasons, her parents refuse the relationship, but Rohan and she move further in spite of all odds faced.
As the story progresses, many tiny tales in the main plot can be found embedded. Each story has its own importance. The mood of the complete book is set in almost two decades ago and a reader can easily relate it to the props and sequences narrated in the book. At few places, matured elements in relationships are also explained but in a subtle and decent manner that is common in everyone's life but which are less discussed.
What I liked:
1.Relatable even now
2. The mood of the story
3. Narrative style
What I didn't like:
1. Too many tiny tales that drifted away from the main story
2. The delicate and boring ending of the story
The narration is interesting.
All the characters are plotted well.
Language & Vocabulary:
Simple language is used with some good vocabulary.
My Final Verdict—.
A good one time read.
Book title: 3/5
Book Cover: 2/5
Language & Grammar:4/5
I personally rate the book 4/ 5
The plot revolves around the life of Rohan, carefree boy who is brought up by an ex-army man and a stickler for discipline. Nonetheless the discipline that his father instilled in him was not enough or perhaps had detrimental effect on the character of the boy who turned out to be a good sports person but a weak student. On getting admission to college he starts playing truant and as a results fails miserable in his studies. Meanwhile he meets Shyla and falls head over heels in love with her, despite the fact that she is married. Taking inspiration from her, he joins evening classes to complete his studies.Foreseeing the trouble that they might land up in future, they decides to end the relation. A dejected Rohan joins an office where he secures a job. There starts the second innings in his life. He meets Chandrika who falls for him. He decides to go with the flow. But Chandrika's parents are against the relationship and thenceforth problems come his way one by one.
Wevaed around 90s the tale is a realistic depiction of a boy's life. The tiny bit about Sukumaran's life is informative about the POW's lives during the second world war. Author has mentioned that the bit is taken from the same person's diary and hence is authentic. The relation between a married woman and a bachelor is always depicted with the lust angle and here, eventhough there is a bit of lovemaking, author has judiciously skipped the graphic details. From the point where Roham meets Chandrika, the tale all the more realistic and there wouldn't be any single person in the Indian household who could not relate to it.
There were numerous subplots, and hence the subplots are rushed. Had the author reduced the subplots and skipped some of te irrelevant parts, the book would have been more engaging to read. On a personal note, I believe that the book is a fictional adaptation of the author's autobiography. The climax was unwanted and stood out like a sore thumb. But author has mentioned in his note that the climax is his intense desire to witness a similar outcome, which, in the current scenario is quite relevant. Though written in the 90s the book is relevant even now and is reflective of a middle income family life even now.
Overall the book is a good realistic read with numerous sub plots.
Scenario : 3.5/5
Narration : 4 /5
Character : 4/5
Relevance : 4/5
Entertainment Quotient: 3.5 /5