Book Review: ‘The Bolt of Lightning’ by Satyen Nabarby Ashesha Mehrotra on Jan 27, 2013 • 10:34 PM No Comments
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Literati please turn away now- this one’s for the masses not the classes. ‘The Bolt of Lightning‘ by Satyen Nabar delves into the intricacies of “Mid-Life Crisis” and pertinent issues surrounding it. The author takes off with a run-off-the-mill plot only to give a spine-tingling twist to the story.
Shiva gets to that time of his life, when his six-figure salary, swanky apartment and the corporate race repel him like never before. So much so, he turns into an ungrateful debauchee without any regard for his wife Anita’s feelings. In the blink of an eye, he blows up his marriage, career and most importantly, his purpose to live. As life would have it, Shiva loses his best friend Siddartha in a case of cardiac arrest which completely devastates him. On a quest to re-discover love for life, Shiva surrenders himself to the beach capital of India: Goa. He sets out on an indefinite journey to find
the true meaning of life.
Mother Nature takes its own sweet time to send out signals to the unemployed, divorced and clueless 35 year old man. Slowly and steadily, he picks up the signs.
Give if you want, Take if you have to.
Food for thought, isn’t it? Shiva revives his ability to appreciate life as it comes. One fine day, Shiva is struck by a Bolt of Lightning. Literally so. The lightning turns his world upside down, for the better, of course.
With a heavy dose of philosophy, strained humour and an overly imaginative insight, the book is sure to have its readers at sixes and sevens. To mirror the words inked on the pages of this book in real life is rather hard. Though, it is an appreciable attempt to bring in the cobwebs of Corporate World to limelight. I’d suggest our avid readers to take their chances to see if The Bolt of Lightning strikes a chord with them or not.
Overall Rating: 5.5/10
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