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The protagonist is a god gifted child. He is not a regular 9 to 5 type of human being.
Reviewed in India on 31 May 2021
Title:- "The One From The Stars" easily arouses imaginations in one's mind that the protagonist is a god gifted child. He is not a regular 9 to 5 type of human being.
Cover:- Much notable. The colors used in the cover design along with the imposture of twinkling stars and the "from the bestselling author of..." subtitle only boosts the need to purchase it.
Content:- Story starts with the narrator telling his just adulthood hit daughter about the story of his friend Vishesh, the protagonist of the story. The narrator along with Vishesh and some other chaps of their friend circle had finished graduation and are about to meet the ruthless blood-sucking world outside which is only meant to take the creativity out of you and spit in the garbage. Well, that's what Vishesh thoughts and possesses an inner rebel attitude. He had won accolades in college for creative writing and wanted to pursue his dream to achieve big in the writing industry, to see his name printed on at least a book of every reader's almirah. However, as a typical middle-class mindset, he only receives a big "NO" for his desire from his family. His Mom and Dad are clearly a barrier in front of his path as they know he can't make it because he doesn't have a background in IIT like the well-known players from the Indian literary industry.
After a lot of failed efforts to plead in front of parents to get a year for proving himself, he is found to work in an Insurance selling firm where the work of making money out of fooling innocent people scratches his head.
All this while he is having an inner struggle with himself to prove to this parents, to prove to the world that they are wrong and he can conquer his desire.
Will Vishesh make up to achieve his dream? If yes what are the costs he has to bear to achieve it binds another set of the interesting part of the story.
Writing Style:- The writing style of Keshav is very easy to understand and even I can recommend this book for a beginner reader who had just decided to start his literary journey.
What I didn't like:- There are instances shown in the book where Visheh's parents scold him and the words used by them are so ruthless that any parent can use them for their own child. I think this went away too far than reality.
My ratings:- 3.5 stars 😉.