Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Book Review : A Road Not Traveled by J Alchem

Book Name: A Road Not Traveled

Author: J Alchem

Publisher: Story Mirror

Price: Rs. 175


Niorgast Stinvins, a motivational speaker by profession, wakes up one day to a strange phone call from an unknown person asking him to attend a meeting. There he is introduced to two more strangers, Doilin Flenk(Political advisor) and Bakintin Lenit (Journalist) and to a mission : "Can the world be a single country?" Thus begins a journey on a road not traveled, learning new lessons, unlearning a few and finally realizing that life is much more than what you think it is. Accompanying him on this journey are his personal demons, some ghosts of the past and few random memories of the near future with his loved ones. One day he reaches a stage where he doesn't know if he will be able to live or not. Can the world be a single country? Will they be able to take this mission from a closed room to a goal post? What circumstances are they going to face? How will their journey be?


A Road Not Traveled - The book is as intriguing as its name.
The moment you open up the book, the acknowledgement steals your heart. It is beautifully written. Inspite of it being long, the reader won't feel bored to read it. A wide smile was glued on to my face until I finished reading the acknowledgement.

The story began with an unusual telephone call to the protagonist. From then onwards, the story takes you series of ups and downs. It makes you feel love and friendship. 'Can the world be a single country?' is the question. I won't dig deeper into the story (I don't want to present a spoiler.) The narration is in 1st person narrative. The simple and engaging language makes you read more and more.

The plot. It was an area that was never traveled before.
The motivational quotes from the book - they make you think.
The fluent flow of events in the story.

A Road Not Traveled is a cocktail of friendship, love, hope, dedication and disappointment. It ia certainly worth a travel.

Overall, I rate 'A Road Not Traveled' with 4/5 stars.

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