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Maroon In A Sky Of Blue Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B08HY37VMT
- Language : English
- File size : 1390 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 266 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #127,686 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The author must have spent a lot of time on this book cover because it felt like the book was meant to have this design. Kudos to the brain and execution behind it. I already had read the first three chapters from the author's website, so I had a fair idea of where this is going. The book follows the life of Onir, a boy just beginning to enjoy his life with his love Palchinn. And it is genius how the name Palchinn means a moment, and their love only lasts a moment. A terrible tragedy breaks apart these young lovers, and what follows is a thrilling saga of how Onir deals with the pain.
I believe good writers do not need complicated sentences to touch their readers' hearts, and maybe that is another reason I love this book. I was totally engrossed and invested in Onir's life. I strongly suggest that you read this book in parts, to truly enjoy the book and the harsh realities of life it portrays. This is not a typical sad love story, and it deserves all the praise and appreciation. Good job!
Now, where do I start- This one is a remarkable debut. This book has ushered in an era where this kind of fiction is in dearth quantity. But the way the author has written it weaving together loss and gain, reality and illusion, he deserves all the credit.
In hindsight, when this book came out on 11th October, the craze could be felt. Intelligently penned, fluent story-line and captivating thought process. From the moment you start reading, you are hooked into it like anything. The plot is engrossing and you never feel like keeping the book down. The literary genius in the author is seen in the way he leaves very little room for what to expect. As you leaf through the pages, you never know what is going to come to light.
In a nutshell, this stunning debut novel is what you should read if you want to indulge in a plot that is engrossing as it is stirring. For those of you who are a sucker for unexpected endings and for one’s who want to experience a mental health journey through a realistic lens of life.
The story revolves around Onir and his dead girlfriend Palchinn. Other than that, Lavin, an amiable fellow and friend to the protagonist and Ziya are the chief characters. While you read through the pages, what really connects you with the characters is how relatable they seem. As a reader, I was able to sympathize with the characters fully. This perhaps explains why when you finish reading the book, you will feel a daunting sense of emotions. The unexpected ending to the book is profound and emotional.
All in all, the book is a gasping, desperate, powerful read that is bigger on the inside than outside. It's a little bit about dying, but more about being alive.
Ziya, enters his life after a while and Onir is in dire need of someone whom he cab open up with. Now, the mystery is, who is Ziya? Is she what Onir thinks of her?
1) The writing style is easy and coherent. The book is written in such a beautiful manner that I felt myself to be in Onir's shoes. The description of grief is splendidly done. I've annotated a lot during reading. The author managed to sketch a motion picture for the readers to savour. I am deeply affected by Onir's situation. The writing is expressive and it makes the reader feel the plight of the protagonist.
2) The book is medium paced. Initially it lagged behind a little but later it managed to run at an appropriate speed.
3) The last 20 or so pages gave me a freakin panic attack. The plot turns upside down completely by the end of the story. The psychological angle in the story is astonishing. I couldn't sleep after reading the book. The protagonist's situation felt personal. I felt sweaty, gut-wrenched, suffocated. I was like, " tf, bro, what?" by the end.
4) The author has constantly talked about many issues which lead to mental health issues. Onir, the protagonist faces a lot of such issues like parental negligence, peer ignorance, inferiority complex, inability to make acquaintances etc. The book also describes how your negligence can char someone's life so deeply as to not allow a moment of recovery. Mental health stigma should be dissolved before it destroys more of us slowly.
5) The book talks about seclusion, negligence, mockery, loneliness, suffocation and mainly illusion.
The book is splendid and trust me if you want a blend of philosophy + psychological twist. I highly recommend it.
Top reviews from other countries
The way characters are developed, the attention to detail around settings and scenery, the focus on what might be really interesting topics from a mental health perspective, rarely explored in Indian literature, built around a solid narrative. Easy to digest with lucid writing, hard to grasp the complete depth and breadth of with a complex narrative. It leaves you with a sense of longing for story. And an attachment towards Onir. This one is hard to put down.