Blurb: Plundered by humans of their habitats, animals take a drastic step when they decide to send a team to an invisible island. The island becomes visible only for a short time on the night of the full moon. Legend has it that the island is inhabited by the demons. Animals wanted to negotiate a deal with the demons, convincing them to allow the animals inhabit the island. Majority of the animal community believe that tinkering with the other world could bring their wrath to the animals. The team is sent to the island nevertheless. But can a deal with the dead be materialized? Are there really demons on the island? Is there any conspiracy involved? Will animals be able to negotiate, or will survival remain their only question in the deadly island?
About the author: Deepak Kripal, 29 years, was born in the God country, Uttarakhand. He is a doctor by profession and a writer by passion. He completed his MBBS and internship from Kanpur in 2009 and currently lives in New Delhi. He believes in dreams and tries to live one day at a time. A known name in the blogosphere, he loves to blog, and to interact with people with varied interests.
Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review from the author. The Devil’s Gate: An Impossible Journey by debutant writer Deepak Kripal, is a doctor by occupation and a writer by option. His story is of two animal variety- Katy (cat) and Dug (dog) who meet at Pantheon (beautiful forest town located on the tropical margins of the equator).
Pro’s of the book/story
1. I liked the way it is slowly revealed to the readers that Katy and Dug are animals.
2. All the characters are well adorable and structured.
3. By giving human touch to the conversations of animals, I did not feel I was reading story of non-humans.
4. Hitches with every page made the story dissimilar.
5. The story line, narration, personification of animals, theme all apt and appreciative.
Con’s of the book/story
1. The cover should have been designed in a better way.
2. A few chapters were very boring, but I could not skip as the connection of the story would get misplaced.
3. The quality of the paper used was not up to the grade.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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