Sunday, 8 November 2015

Book Review: 1000 Kilograms of Goa by Rohan Govenkar

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Book Name- 1000 Kilograms of Goa

Author- Rohan Govenkar

Publisher- Pirates

Price- Rs. 149



Blurb-

What do you at a college reunion in Goa?
Clubbing? Sunbathing? Water Sports?
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Treasure Hunt?
Escaping from police and drug mafia?
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Falling in love?
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No one has ever got enough of Goa, and 1000 Kilograms of Goa isn’t worth missing at all!



My Take-

This story has been set in the most beautiful state of goa. The protagonist, Ashwin is a resident of Goa. Pratik, Bhavesh, Iftikar and Priya, his friends, visit Goa during Christmas time. Fun on beaches, casinos, alcoholic drinks and parties is something which attracts lots of toursits. But Pratik and Priya is on a mission. They are attracted towards the hidden treasure on the Diwar Island.

Do they find the spot where the treasure is hidden? Do they get the gold? Do they face any problems?

Story and the characters:

The story is well knit without a slightest loophole. The flow of the events in the story is apt and the progress of the story is neither too fast nor too slow. The detailing of the places makes the reader draw a picture of the place in his mind. This is probably the first novel I have read that describes the scenic beauty of Goa so beautifully. The story keeps you hooked until the very end.
The characters too are well developed. The friendship bond that Ashwin shares with Iftikar, Bhavesh and Pratik is strong and I envy their friendship. Priya plays the role of girl-next-door. She is sweet, naughty and intelligent. She will surely create a place in the hearts of many readers.

Narration:

The narration style is simple but engrossing. There haven’t been any occurrences of words being stuffed up in order to make the language sound heavy.

I liked everything about 1000 Kilograms of Goa.

1000 Kilograms of Goa is a tale worth reading. It is an adventurous tale of treasure hunt. Apart from this, it gives you an insight of the problems that people from Goa face, the luring casinos where drug and flesh trade take place, the innocent behaviour and simple life of Goan people and many more things. It tells the reader that life in Goa is not as smooth as it is shown in movies.

I am sure that you will enjoy this exciting hunt as much as I did.


I rate:

Cover- 3.5/5
Story- 4/5
Characters- 4/5



My overall rating for 1000 Kilograms of Goa is 4/5.




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4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Divya, for making time to read the book, and also writing such a thoughtful review based on a fair assessment.

    Rohan Govenkar

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  2. Thank you, Divya, for making time to read the book, and also writing such a thoughtful review based on a fair assessment.

    Rohan Govenkar

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  3. Here's the trailer for the book

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9-jC7Lm-Kg

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