Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A nice book with a very unique concept. A journey of a boy with full emotions that will make you laugh, sad and cry also. A book that will hooked you till the end.
About The Author: At 24, Amrit is a writer-thinker-blogger-engineer. Working as an analytics professional, he never divorced ideas which is why despite being a published short storywriter,he wanted his ideas to percolate to a larger novel-reading crowd. Hence, this debut novel. Hopefully, it jovially puts across a message without shaking the ground…
About The book: A 'normal' boy with a curious childhood, tormenting fits, incomprehensible visions, an adolescence of action, friendship, demanding relationships that crumble on the basis of religion, fast forward to an aspirational army life and rewind!
Vishal finds himself caught up amidst myth, reality and religion, between Epiphany and nightmares and the Bildungsroman unfolds the ambiguity of life and decisions.
'Beginning with a Comma' is a story of metamorphosis. It is a 'boy to man journey'. It is about a constant struggle and constantly changing ideologies. It is an epiphany. It is a personal journey. The journey isn't a physical one alone, but one coupled with widened mental horizons.
Review: The cover and the title complement each other. It will give you urge to read the book. The Blurb is simple dealing with a unique concept about the journey of a young boy and his sudden transformation from a carefree person to a responsible man. I just loved the way Author had narrated his journey. The SSB life of Vishal, the main Pratogonist where he turned into a responsible person was interesting. His friendship with Nishant (Pk) as well as Niyati was beautifully narrated by the Author. It will make you happy as well as had lot’s of emotions. The father and son relationship was also something you will enjoy as a reader. A sweet love story in the background gives you entertaining element. As a debutent Author, Amrit had done a good job. I am impressed with his research on Army, India Pakistan and Kashmir Issue. However it was stretched too much which appeared to me boring at some stage. But overall it was nice read. The Author had beautifully described love and friendship in this book with some knowledge on life and dreams. All those who want to read something new can go and grab this copy.
Drawback: The Kashmir issue was stretched a bit which was boring for me at certain point of time.