Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A beautiful and fresh concept with maturity and nice narration. Different from panchtantra and other comics related to animals. I would recommend people who wanted to read something different…..
About The Author: "Ratnadip is a well-trained street magician and has demonstrated his skill to many across the country. A NIT Jamshedpur graduate, Ratnadip lives in Mumbai, where he works as an Electrical Engineer. He contributed many inspirational write-ups in different collections of Chicken Soup for the Soul. In December 2012 his first novel, Life is Always Aimless.... Unless You Love, it was published and was received well by the readers across the country. Being deeply interested in life, Nature and its mysteries, this time Ratnadip has come up with a storyline the like of which has hitherto not been told. It is about a little deer growing up in a far-flung deep forest, teeming with its fellow deer, other animals, trees and rocks. Yet we can all find ourselves in this strange and surreal world that Ratnadip has created in this inspirational novel Paradise Lost & Regained. Ratnadip can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook.com/ratnadip.acharya.5 or on Twitter: @RatnadipAcharya "
About The book: "Whispered the forest & its trees, Little deer, tell us your story again. Smiled, I & asked, What will you gain hearing it time & again? Replied the forest at once, It is not just a story of a deer, but of we all forest, earth, sky, trees, wind and river. It is a testimony to trust, love, hope & courage that we will all remember for ages. With a smile, again, I began to narrate my story, which breathed my love, fear, success, failure & glory. It spanned from my birth in the forest to human captivity, from where I escaped to explore life s other possibility. Everywhere and every moment I received help from Nature, & it taught me to experience life from closer. I learnt that the other name of life is a mystery, and that it is beautiful with all its unknown twists and unpredictability. Once I finished my narration, the forest was throbbing with life, there prevailed only peace, silence & joy, and no strife. Name your story, breathed the forest and every living entity it contained. Thought I for a while and replied... Paradise Lost & Regained….
Review: As a reviewer and reader, I have read Ratnadip Acharya’s first book and I must say I found maturity and beautiful writing style in his Second book “Paradise Lost & Regained”. It feels good when Authors improve their Flaws. The first look of the Title and cover creates an urge to read the book. The Blurb clearly indicates that it is written from the point of view of Deer. I loved the concept and the way Author had narrated it beautifully make you smile while reading the book. I was totally involved in the life of the deer. Some of the events in the life of the deer were beautifully described. The best part of the book was it is narrated from the point of view of the Deer which make you totally involved in the story. The story itself teaches you an important lesson of life. One you lead their life happily no matter what circumstances you are facing in your life. As a reader I enjoyed every moment that occurred in Deer’s life. The climax was very beautiful. A nice and appropriate end to the story. I appreciate the Author’s imagination which he had beautifully penned down in his novel. Hopes, dreams, the struggle of life from the point of view of Deer was commendable. Every person should read this book and feel the beautiful nature from the point of view of an Animal. I surely recommend everyone to read this book… All the best Ratnadip…
Drawback: As a reader, I felt some of the chapters were stretched too much and it can be cut it short to make it more enjoyable..