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S.O.A.R - The book review
May 07, 2016 10:54 AM 2411 Views



This book is a perfect example of what I call a paradox. Every character is contradictory to their own beliefs and ideology at one or other point. Adi, loves his wife Shristi more than anything in the world and wants to give all the happiness to her? In this process of doing so, he hurts her most and not able to fulfill her basic needs. Shristi, a loving, logical and caring wife.

One way she wants her husband to be all hers, on the other way she pushes her husband to support his friend when he needs. In the process of doing so, somewhere she lost her. Uday, who wants to prove himself to his family whom he actually hates the most. Raja, a normal guy from a conservative Tamil family and somehow a follower of the same, falls for an ultra-modern Bengali girl, Sneha, knowing his family can never accept her and takes a step which is completely opposite to his character. Sneha, who turns into someone any parents will never love, to get back her parents love.

This is how all of us are right?

When all these five characters are being portrayed so perfectly, the novel is about three friends Uday, Adi and Raja, who quits their jobs to start a business with a unique idea. Through the pages of S.O.A.R, Abir Mukherjee has successful in taking us to a wonderful journey of their ups and downs, rise and falls. There will not be a single place where one wouldn't be able to relate to the place. There are some moments which made me cry, some moments which made me burst into joy and some I just felt the author has stolen from my life. It is a book I will cherish forever and will definitely be one of the most precious pearls in my small ocean.

Thumbs Up:

Characterization is the best thing in this book. Normally in any novel, the authors draw a dimension to their character and continue the same until the end. But Abir Mukherjee has been successful in making his characters multi-dimensional and which seems to be more like a real person from a real world than just a fictional character from any fictional book.

Storytelling is very smooth, for once it didn't happen to me that I am reading a novel and need to remember. All the incident(ingredients) are described just to its perfect quantity, not a bit more, not a bit less.

The pace of the novel has been just perfect as its ingredients.

A very unique yet a very common story which kept me hooked to the book all the time.

Last but not the least, you got me head over heels the way you took me through all the places in Bangalore and of course misti doi.(You earn an extra star here)

Thumbs Down:

Storywise there is none.(Might be a very biased opinion as Abir Mukherjee has done a great job in making me fall in love with S.O.A.R). But I didn't like the cover of the book(And you lost the extra star you earned)(:|)

Verdict: This book is a must read. Take a day for yourself and spend it in this book, I can assure you, this book will make you a completely different person, a better one.

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