Authors: Vaibhav Mukin
Publisher: Frog Books Publishers
Writing Style: 4.2/5
It’s been awhile since I picked up one sci-fi book. While I am not a great fan of Sci-Fi, I realised no harm in getting in the blurb. Since it is the Author’s b’day what better way to wish him all success and good luck than reading his work and starting to like this genre.
With this in mind I picked it up and started ahead. Now for those of you who aren’t aware of the Author, you will know that he is prolific writer right and kind of keeps to himself (I may be totally wrong).
Starting with the cover, very subtle yet imprinting cover and trust me in no way would this title ever give away any hint of what is inside. Its commendable and a very intriguing idea that compels the reader to turn to read the blurb. Again the blurb is an even fascinating dictum of what is in store. Lets explore!
The tale begins and dwells in three duration and three parallel world. We say the parallels never meet but here, the protagonist Siddharth is the root to the three. It begins with the protagonist’s thirst to explore, explore a duct that leads to a different world just like in Narnia but way way way different! Siddharth finds himself in some impossible, world-altering fantasy that whisk him off to an adventure in a parallel world.
The pace is swift and story engaging although at times it does feel a little derivative and predictable. It’s a book of three parts, the first exploring the backstory and developing the character, the second dealing with the present distance world and the third closely depicting the end of life. While you could say this about many books, with Vaibhav it’s so obvious that you can actually see the switch, very rare quality when it comes to debut Authors. It’s a coming of age novel, one that should appeal equally to younger and older.
What I liked about it?
The author’s narrative flair helps here too, it feels personable, relaxed and ever so friendly. The cling to read didn’t settle even for a non-Sci-Fi person like me. It was engaging. Author’s calibre of intertwining three parallel plots is amazing as it, despite so much switch maintained its exclusivity.
What could have been better?
The chapterization seems too stretchy and kind of hold like a loop of never ending pages. Given that the theme demanded such bifurcation I believe the Author should have rather sorted for another way to reflect the same.
All in all: This book ranged from short sharp shocks to a written well plotted tale.
Overall Rating: 4/5
Where can you buy it: http://www.amazon.in/Lines-Vaibhav-Mukimv