- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors; New edition (19 October 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9789382665533
- ISBN-13: 978-9382665533
- ASIN: 9382665536
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,81,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Guru with Guitar Paperback – 19 Oct 2015
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About the Author
Vikrmn: (CA Vikram Verma) has authored 10 Alone (novel) and MICS Unleashed (academics). He loves chalk carving (Chalksmith.com), oil painting, spreadsheet programming (Excelolozy.com), stop-motion photography and obviously, guitar. A Chartered Accountant by profession, he blogs on finance and motivational topics at ChartAcc.com. As the founder of Quoterian.com, he serves elite quotes for the ecstatic mindset. Raised in Mohali, Punjab, he currently lives in Delhi. For more details, visit www.vikrmn.com or write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Although they could have been reduced to maintain the flow and balance of the story. As a reader, you will have many reasons to get engrossed in the plot once you begin reading the book.
Vikrmn's writing style is very simple and connecting. Chapter by chapter you'll find yourself surrounded by the intense surrounding that his words create. In simple words, throughout the entire story, you'll observe how Vikrmn has indirectly emphasized on the word passion.
The book teaches us to follow our dreams and to believe in our passion no matter what obstacle is on your way. The cover of the book is also attractive with the words- Tune. Play. Repeat... imprinted on it. Also, the chapters which consist the love blooming between the protagonist and Kim is very interesting.
On the other hand, I think the ending could have been a little different and needed modification. But overall it is a wonderful read, with many twists and turns to inspire the readers.
This book is a must read for all the ones who are disturbed in life or have no hope despite all the luxury in life. Also, the romance readers can keep their hands on this book. I wish all the best to Vikrmn and believe that he'll keep inspiring his readers like always.
About the main characters
The Guru with Guitar is a thought provoking, very inspiring story about Viktor who is a chartered accountant by profession working in USA. He is experiencing certain difficulties in life, he believes his boss also hates him. His mind and heart is not in sync.So he is always anxious, stressed out and has fear of hurting people unintentionally and he is too absorbed in his work (to escape from the world) so he doesn’t have time for any chit-chats even with his colleagues who see him on a daily basis then think about his mother and his best friends who live in India. He is someone who likes to uplift the spirits of others but he can’t uplift his own because he thinks too much.
What he should do with his life is a question he keeps on pondering. He forgets many simple things life has to offer due to this unnecessary stress. When did his sign of depression start is not mentioned clearly in the book. But I figured it out on my own. At that time in India, he paid a deaf and mute boy Rs.500 (bought pens), and his colleague said the boy was acting, he says ‘I know when I am being fooled.’ It is evident Viktor is indeed a very intelligent guy who knows whom to trust and who will have answers to all his questions about life that many of us find it silly.
Kimberly alias Kim enters (he allows) into his world, she makes him forget all his worries and frustrations. She lends him her helping hand when nobody in the office including his colleague friend, Christine failed to do so. He is someone who needed immediate attention and care. It is very evident from the way he behaves. He has a habit of forgetting simple things in life such as wishing his mother on her birthday, talking to his best friends on phone, partying with his colleagues, etc due to depression.
He could have messaged or wished his mother when he was busy sending motivational quotes to his colleagues yet we can’t blame him because he has stress-related problems. So thank goodness Kim came like an angel. At first, he is a bit hesitant, eventually he confides in her, she then encourages him and strengthens him to find his true purpose in life. They have same wavelength, by which I mean both have lost someone who played an important role in their life-for Kim, both her parents died when she was young while Viktor has lost his father at the age of 16.Kim likes receiving quotes, and he likes creating them.
In short,we can find answers to these questions.If you are a know it all, get inspired by a different point of view.
Should we give up our dreams to pursue the dream that our parents have for us?
Did his relationship with Kimberly is a success or failure?
Who can be called best friends?
Who is a true preacher?
How can we turn our failures into success?
Did Viktor publish his second novel?
How did he find true happiness and who helped him?
The most important thing is, the author has given a brilliant answer to the bugging question, “Why does God give chronic diseases like cancer to young children and what did they do wrong?”
I conclude by saying we all have heard this famous proverb, “Too much of anything is good for nothing” and how many of us actually know what it truly means? If you read the book, you might know it just like I learned. Seriously speaking, Viktor has so many talents that is why he was not able to find peace of mind and happiness. He can pursue any job he wants at any time.He is good at writing poems and creating songs, he is good at playing guitar, he is talented in writing motivational quotes, etc.He has so much to offer to the world.He don't know where to start.May be if you read the book, you may have different views and opinions. The first two poems and the rose song he wrote to Kimberly touched by heart. Hindi was a compulsory subject until my fifth grade, so i could understand the hindi songs a little.
This is a OK book. The narration is laced with some good quotes and author's writing style is also good. But, the story is predictable.
The story begins with Viktor and Kim , Who work in the same office, meet to each other awkwardly in the beginning and end up liking each other and finally they are in love. Viktor , though he earns enough,is not happy with his life and Kim helps him to find out that missing piece and fits that into his life.
The beginning and end of the book is good but it drags a bit in the middle. And sometimes I felt that the middle part was unnecessary.
The book could have captured the chemistry between Viktor and Kim a bit better.
It could have been a better book had the middle part of the book were tightened a bit.
Still it's a good read and rate it 3/5.