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- Figmented Reality
It takes a lot effort into making a story out of hard facts and emotions. It is an art to craft a story with layers of plot and multitude of characters and their journey through the various situations.
One slip in timeline leads to chaos within the story.
Want to see chaos? maybe you should take a look at this:
Name: Figmented Reality
Author: ZUKO (aka Sidharth)
Publishers: Frog Publishers
Description of Figmented Reality:
The protagonist of the story is an addict. You name it and he may as well have it. Alcohol, smoking and sex.
Also, he is a slave to the worst form of addiction…
So how did he fall in this vicious trap of addiction?
Is there no way to come back?
Is it true about what he is perceiving? Or is it just a fragment of his imagination?
Is his reality stained with the stories woven by his mind?
Find out in this book.
My take on Figmented Reality:
The story is a chaos. That is what I felt throughout the book.
The story is divided into a psychological lesson and a story.
The psychological part has no connection to the story and at times seem boring. Maybe the thoughts are correct and relatable, however, it is just not needed at that point.
It might have been better if preaching came after the story. Something like “Moral of this chapter”.
The next part the story.
That is once again divided into three parts.
- The actual story that is happening.
- The hallucination
- The text chat.
The actual story and the hallucination are very confusing. Just like in the mind of the protagonist.
The text chat is just antagonizing the reader.
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What I liked about the book was the courage of the author to write about some of “untouchable” topics.
It was good till a point. However, after a certain limit, it felt like pure perversion.
I don’t have the right to comment here as I do not know what is the state of mind of a person who is abused sexually. However, I think a book with a central theme of abuse should focus on that.
Coming to the theme.
There is no theme for the book. Confusion seeps in at every point. I felt lost at many places while reading this book. Maybe if everything was chronological rather than shift between reality, hallucination, flashback and current events, it would have been easier to digest.
Overall I didn’t like the book much as it felt very confusing.
Though if there are going to be other editions, a lot of room is available for improvement.
With a little bit of modification with the story telling and lesser preaching, the story may become really good. It has all the elements that are essential to a good story. However, rearranging it is required.
I thank the author and Nishant Joshi for giving me this book, in exchange of an honest review. Thank you and apologies for any harsh word.