August 06, 2015

Book Review: Breaking up the shackles by Gunjesh Bond

Breaking up the shackles
Author: Gunjesh Bond
Publisher: Frog books (Leadstart Publications)
Rating: 3/5

‘If your religion promotes killing non-believers, beating women, punishing rape victims, or selling your daughters as wives at 12… you’re not praying to the God above, you’re praying to the one below.’ ‘Breaking up the shackles’ is a story about four friends who decide to celebrate the arrival of a new car in their group. The fun is spoiled when one of the friends, Verma, is abducted by the family of the girl with whom he was in love with. 

The plot moves forward with the remaining friends trying to search for their missing mate and figuring out a way to get out from the mess.  But this is not all. The author tries to highlight the social issue of ‘honor killing’ and describe its consequences as well.

Overall, a good book!

 My opinion
If it does not involve walking on the fire, it is not love. ‘Breaking up the shackles’ is a story that forces the readers to put on their thinking caps and ponder- is honor killing the only way to restore the lost pride of the parents? Although the book gives no solution for the same, it takes the readers through the journey of people who come under the grip of this social evil and are on the verge of turning into a basket case.

The character sketch has been done right but lacks depth. The cover of the book is catchy and resembles more to a horror genre. However, the title could have been better- something related to the plot. The proofreading is good, font/style/quality is good.
Good effort done by the author.

The title of the book is misleading because what one can predict after reading it is that the plot describes about the strategies to overcome and fight the social evil but there is no such thing.

Buy this book at:
Link: Amazon India 

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