Top critical review
an okay-ish read.
4 April 2019
"Our egos are like our shadows. They are always with us, following us. Waiting to become bigger than us. So, we need to be careful that we don't block the light. The light of reason."
Rewind and Play is the story of Raghav and what he goes through when something unexpected happens in his life. How, from being the poster boy of one of the biggest electronics company, he ends up being a lousy person with no job. With nothing to do, no job to look for, he finds himself hopelessly alone until his friends announce an unexpected get-together. Now on any other occasion, a get-together would have been great. But not today, not now when he has no job, no nothing while those guys would probably be at the top of their worlds.
Yet, he relents and here he was, having a gala time and remembering all the fun that they had had in their college.
The first thing that I have to say about Rewind and Play is that the blurb of the book was so much different than what it really was. For example, when you read the blurb, you instantly think that the Raghav is some arrogant person who thinks he is above everyone else. However, when you read the book you understand that he has had a very bad fall. The blurb doesn't cover this, forcing us to have a bad opinion of him before reading the book. Personally, I think the blurb could have been better written.
Moving on to the story. I'd say that instead of being a complete novel, Rewind and Play is just a bunch of stories from people's college lives. All the fun stories, mind you. That is precisely what 80% of the book is about. Moreover, it was in need of massive editing.
However, I think the idea of the book was great. The end wasn't justified but the idea, that one must not lose hope even after everything is gone, was brilliant and I'm personally very glad that I got to read this book. Of course, it has its pros and cons so I guess, for now, I can live with them.