Saturday, May 4, 2013

Book Review: Amreekandesi- Masters Of America

The first impression of the book, on seeing the cover is vibrant and something out of an 80's Bollywood Movie. But as they say, "don't judge a book by its cover".

While vibrant and fresh surely the book is, it definitely isn't anything like an 80's flick. Starting with the description of the lives of two north indian "gabru jawans", Akhil, the narrator, and "Jazz" ride with us through a rollercoaster of emotions and experiences.
Emphasising on the emotional impact of decisions, the importance of knowing what you want and why you want it, Atulya Mahajan (through Akhil Arora) shows how people and ideals can change. He shows us how all that glitters may be gold, but it is just better to check and be certain before you buy it. He lets us believe that no matter how hard the battle may be, dreams do come true and love surely conquers all.
Covering friendship, parental issues, love, sex, dhoka and even annoying neighbors, there are many more things to read between the brilliantly written lines by Atulya Mahajan. The common thread through the book is the fact that if you are certain of the destination you wish to reach, no matter how different, hard or seemingly stupid your route, you will reach it.
Like all books that I enjoy, I wouldnt want to give out much of the story to you in a review. But one thing is for certain, have a cup of comforting coffee in hand, and some leisure time before you delve into the intricate and interesting lives of these Amreekandesi's.
My final verdict: The book is worth its price and then some. Infact, it would be a great story to turn into a high budget, NRI type, Karan Johar movie!