A story is where a life is created, a journey is made and a world is destroyed. One cannot live a story without living the drama, the sadness, the joy and the rollercoaster ride.
I had delayed all the book reviews in the wait for an epic drama called semester exams and to my surprise, the first book of the new year is the story of another engineering student. I have started getting this notion that we engineers are pretty great at story telling and we all have some sort of story to tell.
Before I digress, let me introduce Kashmir 90!
Name: Kashmir 90 (Click on the link to buy)
Author: Vineet Mishra
Publisher: Frog books (www.leadstartcorp.com)
Description of Kashmir 90:
The story of a silent valley thrown into chaos narrated in a unique way.
The story to inspire people about life and how to keep changing along with its waves.
The story of Shiv and Maya along with that of Vineet and Mallika as they try to bring back the joy in their monotonous life.
In 1990 Kashmir fell prey to the communal riots, orphaned many Kashmiri Pandits and made them nomads. In this processes lies the story of a guy named Shiv Pandit who is estranged from his home and the only girl he has ever loved: Maya.
Life takes him across the length and breadth of the country just to find his lost love and to find a home away from home.
Join him in his journey where lessons of life are learned in a different way.
My take on Kashmir 90:
I personally don’t like love stories. I am not a fan of that genre. I do like to read really cry-worthy love stories though. I know I’m a sadist. However, I read this book. That tells a lot about the love story on its own.
The story overall is a good read though if you are looking for action of the riots, then you will be disappointed. Also the protagonist is just likable. Not the kind of guy I would trust or recommend anyone to trust.
The story could have been written and portrayed in a better as it was kind of influenced with Bollywood. I was not satisfied with that. However, I was happy about one thing.
I am in the book!!
I mean, my name is Vibha and there is a character named Vibha in the book. Since she portrayed to be an okay-to-like character I’m little happy about it.
This does not affect my opinion though.
I like the concept of the plot. I like the way the flow of the story is carried out. What I didn’t like was the grammatical errors across every few pages. It really makes reading difficult and hard to get involved with the story.
If that is rectified then the book is a pretty decent read.
So out of 5, I rate the book 3 stars!
Thank you, Author and Nishant for sending me this book and I’m really sorry for the delay in reviewing.