Sunday, 20 November 2016

Book Review: The Kissing Circles by Nitin Tewari

The Kissing Circles - Book Cover

Book Name: The Kissing Circles 

Author: Nitin Tewari 

Publisher: Invincible Publishers 

Price: Rs.195 


"A boat race. Sounds fun" "Not for me. Oh, but I can be a cheerleader." No doubt a Toddy effect. "Yeah dude. So Pandey is going to design the next aircraft carrier ship." "And Bansal, you're going to brand this into the first Water Olympics." "And I shall win the race and marry Kala in the most lavish wedding Mevalloor has ever seen" Yeah, welcome to the world of Ordinaries! Extraordinary In 2007, at the height of the Global IT boom, Manoj Bansal and Rajesh Pandey, two newly-releasedprisoners of Engineering with mediocre grades and a looming IT future, set out for Trivandrum for their Corporate Learning Programme (CLP). Torn between their past miscues and topical aspirations, they hope to find their true calling.Whilst in a confused, depression ridden transitory phase, they soon run into their fellow trainee, Adish Matthew - a Malayali Computer engineer, and a village simpleton Mutthur Sankunni - the no-hope skipper of MaruthiVallam, gearing up for the annual Vallamkali. Bound by a common thread of mediocrity, they shun the modern world's great expectations and take off on a spree to discover the tranquility of the God's own country. Until one day...when a Tsunami of mishaps rocks their life, impelling them to join hands and transfigure into the four kissing circles, fighting the most irrelevant battle of our times: To be or not to be, extraordinary. 


'The Kissing Circles' can be termed awesome for it has all the qualities that make a novel an extraordinarily good read - attractive cover, interesting blurb, engaging plot and a few morals. The story catches your attention right from the first page. It has been narrated in multiple points of views. This adds a unique flavour to this sumptuous dish. The naming of the chapters too have been done interestingly. The chapter names make you more inquisitive about the story. One cannot term the narration to be completely informal. There are certain elements which make it appear a little formal. The book is rich in vocabulary. The flow of the events too have been thoughtfully done. These perfectly timed events might seem confusing at the first impression but trust me! Its worth it. The story is set up in the beautiful land of Kerala. The story gives you the feel of the state. It will transport you to the place. By the end of your reading session, you are sure to feel like you have visited the place. The story seems realistic. 

'The Kissing Circles' is a perfect treat for all book lovers. An awesome read it is! 

I rate: 

Cover: 3.5/5 
Characters: 4/5 
Story: 4.5/5 

I rate 'The Kissing Circles' with 4.5/5 stars.

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