Well, when I first got to know that Chetan Bhagat’s has a brother named Ketan and he is also coming out with his book, I was like #Facepalm. I had no clue what the book is going to be all about and I was certain that it will be a full on masaledaar stuff like what Chetan writes and I was least interested in reading his book. The other day, I was at Srishti Publication’s office and that’s when I got to know that they have published Ketan’s book and Mr. Arup Bose handed over a copy to me saying that it is completely different from what Chetan writes and that’s when I decided to give this book a shot.
And before I start writing about this book, let me tell you that I am not going to compare it with any of the Chetan Bhagat’s works.
To begin with, the only negative thing about Ketan Bhagat’s debut book Complete/Convenient is its length. It is just too long. I am sure there must be some reason’s behind it but I personally found some portions of the book totally unnecessary. Too much detailing is what I feel wasn’t required. Anyways, coming to the goods now
1. Thank God, the book was not an out and out masala stuff. It managed to touch the emotional side of me successfully.
2. The writing is simple and relatable. No high-funda stuff. Simple story and well crafted. You may loathe the length of the book but you will definitely not keep it down till you finish it.
3. Characters have been sketched and used evenly in the entire book. You get to see their various shades and can connect them with people you know in real life. That shows, how good the author is at observing people. Human relationships are the soul of the story and they touch your heart somewhere down the line.
4. The transitions in the story are smooth. From Mumbai to Delhi to Sydney and then the story moves back and forth in the book but you will not lose the track. That’s a good thing.
I will not talk about the plot of the book here because the blurb is self-explanatory. Aptly priced and smartly written, thumbs up to Ketan Bhagat’s debut book and I hope people read it without any pre-conceived notions. Thumbs up from my side.
Book Source : Publisher
Publisher : Srishti Publishers
Genre : Fiction
ISBN : 978-93-80349-92-3