August 05, 2015

Book Review: From where I see by Ajay Yadav

From where I see

Author: Ajay Yadav
Publisher: Lifi Publications
Rating: 4/5

‘From where I see’ is an enthralling compilation of opinions, facts and perspectives. The book revolves around Ajay, the protagonist, whose close friend ‘Shruti’ commits suicide. There are many possible causes but does the police succeed in finding the real/ root cause? The plot of this novella not only deals with the emotional turmoil faced by the victim of circumstances but also throws light on the fact that logical thinking and reasoning has become dead as a dodo. The author has tried to unveil the underlying truth about religion and its role in our life.

The book unravels the path to the Utopian world, where people have the power to think rationally and to decide what is right and what is wrong. This book is subversive and can lead to a conflict of perceptions. It depends on what opinion you hold about the topics being touched upon and how do you see/ accept change.

Grab a copy of ‘From where I see’ if you have the audacity to accept the truth and embrace change!

My opinion
Not everything can be blamed on the society because society is ‘us’. ‘From where I see’ evokes the rational thinking in the reader and forces the reader to think out of the box and analyse the real reason behind a lot many things. The cover of the book is appropriate and it clearly explains that the plot of the novella has something to do with different perceptions. The blurb is catchy. The language is lucid and the dialogs are expressive.

The author has done a commendable job in sketching the characters. However, the book contains drawn-out monologues which are boring. The author has presented strong and confident viewpoints which can, at times, change the perception of the reader too.

Overall, this is a great book that cannot be finished in just one go. It calls for patience and wit to understand and ponder on each and every issue that has been taken into account.

The major drawback in this book is the use of drawn-out monologues that distract the reader.

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(First published in IWW)

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