This novel reminds me of Greek tragedies. It is difficult to believe that this the author's first novel. Since not only is the character development good but the pace of the story is also Nice, I never found a dull moment in the novel and this is certainly not the type of novel where one can skip pages. One has to read each and every line. Also the lines "Families and civilisations take centuries to reach their pinnacle, only to be destroyed in a day and become part of our distant memory." Sad but true. Can't wait to read the next part of this series.
The author takes time to describe the characters and the surroundings in the initial chapters, but once that is done the story moves at a fast pace. The story is contemporary, set in the year 1996, and hence it is not difficult to relate to the events and the characters in the story. I enjoyed reading the novel and look forward to reading the second part of this series, and hope that it has a happy ending.
I started reading this last night, read as long as I could stand it, got back up today and finished it. I started reading reviews of this book when it came out, and some of them very good. Unlike most novels where the story moves in a linear fashion, this story moves back and forth in time. The characters are realistic, everyone has its own strong and weak points and this is what makes it believable. The story is so realistic that it looks like a true incident. Thank you Mr. Pradeep for written this awesome book.
Excellent story, Well written by Pradeep Shrivastava. I really enjoyed reading this Novel. It is a story of poor Narayan Keer families and their struggles, something which most of us could relate to. The story has its usual twists and turns but what is unusual is the simple way in which the complex issues that our society faces have been presented.
If you are looking for a real life middle-class man and his family story, this book is definitely for you. You will cry, you will be angry, and you will cheer for the fictional main characters. I have been reading for a long time and I have never seen an author so completely create characters that most of us that live a real life can relate to.