Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book review: The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore

Book: The Guardian Angels

Author: Rohit Gore

ISBN: 9789381841280

Publisher: Grapevine India

No. of pages: 328

Cover Design: Saurav Das

I’m sure that even if Mr.Rohit Gore had not asked me to review this book, I would have done it in no time. When he said that he has placed an order of his book for me I made sure that I make enough time to spend with the book. I was waiting for this book to hit my door steps and then to my hands for getting explored. After reading it twice I finally landed up reviewing it. The blurb was what attracted me when Mr.Rohit shared the cover page for the first time and it read

The Guardian Angels is the epic and tumultuous story of two star-crossed lovers who weren’t just soul-mates but were also each other’s protectors.
The fates of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar are deeply entwined when within days of their first rendezvous they save each other’s lives. Despite their vast sociopolitical differences, they are drawn to an uncertain future fraught with contrasting ambitions, personas and ideologies.
. . . he is the son of a billionaire, she is the daughter of a socialist.
. . . he is quiet and unassuming, she is a firebrand and spirited.
However, the unexplained phenomena ties them forever – whenever they are in peril, they are each other’s only saviors.
Over the following two decades Adi and Radha live through hope and despair, joy and sadness, and try to decipher their relationship. As the truth of their bond is revealed, they must confront the true nature of love, and ultimately, their destinies.

The review:

I should admit that Mr.Rohit Gore has done magic with the back blurb and cover design of this book. The blurb is amazingly written which gives you enough hints for a yet another different love story. The title and the cover design go hand in hand which caught my eyes at the very first sight. The paper quality of Grapevine India has not been very convincing in recent times but this book has got a better paper quality and the best of all is its price, a 328 pages novel for just Rs.125/-

It’s time to talk something about the novel. The story revolves around Adi and Radha and their journey of life which the author has clearly divided into four age groups. The narration changes along the characters perspective and the flow of the story throughout is spectacular without any flaw. Adi and Radha are destined to meet during their childhood days and a special bond brings them close as day’s passes. Their first meet remains unforgettable for both and they never forget to cherish the anniversary of that day every year. Adi comes from a rich background where as radha from a middle class family whose father had unseen dreams. They live in parallel universe with different thought process. Radha being inspired by her father finds herself very interested in socialism. Adi sees himself in the future of Indian cricket until that tragic incident. After that incident his life changes once forever. Radha who believes in density involves in socialist acts which Adi finds useless. The relation they both share is so real and is addressed so well. Both the characters contribute and stand for each other in every phases of life. With so many unexpected twist and turns, the author has made the book very interesting. The climax is what still I am thinking about and stands next to my heart.  

This is not a story which travels on a single plot. It has many dimensions and colors. I liked the concept of Radha’s diary and the secret relation that she shares with it. The other few characters in the story move well along with the story. The socialistic activity for which Radha fights for is new and thought provoking. The depth of the story which the author has reached is appreciable. I was able to visualize each scene so well. The maturity of Adi and Radha in each phase was well realized by the writing.

To conclude my review, I would say that Mr.Rohit Gore has given a new dimension for a beautiful relation and has succeeded in giving life to the book. The language he has used is simple and neat which make it easier to live the character. It is surely an unusual love story of two different individuals which I strongly recommend to read. This book is clean throughout hence people in any age group can read. I would give 4.5/5 for this book and it will surely be one among the few novels which I consider to be the best. All the best Mr. Rohit and I wish to read your next novel soon.

About the author:

Rohit Gore grew up in a number of towns in India. At various times in his childhood, he wanted to be a theater actor, an architect and a bookshop owner. After completing his engineering degree, he based himself in Mumbai. An MBA from S P Jain Institute followed ans since then he has been working in the IT industry. He loves sports, specifically the discussing and watching part of it, since the playing days are long gone. He has travelled a lot – a consequence of living in Mumbai and London. His greatest passion is reading and it inspired him to write. He is a frequent contributor to many online writing forums and wishes there were more writing groups. He currently lives in Pune, a wonderfully vibrant city with his wife, Pranita. He has a keen interest in history, especially the history of music and the arts. One of the things he would like to get better at is photography.

You can reach him at: rohitgore.author@gmail.com

You can order The Guardian Angels from  Flipkart, Homeshop18 or from Amazon. 

Happy Reading :-) 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review!!!
    You tempt me to buy the book.
    Thanks for sharing.