A Knotty Affair’ is a story about a thirty-year-old software engineer, Viraj Sargaokar. Born into a middle class family that lives in the suburbs, he joins a south Bombay college, where he encounters a culture divide between him and his rich classmates, who ridicule him in various ways, making his college life a hell. With a father that is a disciplinarian and a professor in the same college, Viraj’s only consolation is his mother. His mother thinks the world of her son and stands by him through all his struggles. Viraj is fascinated by a classmate Ruhi, a beautiful good-natured girl, who be-friends him and treats him well, unlike the rest of his classmates. Life changes drastically for Viraj, when his honest professor father is accused of bribery and arrested.
Its a very fast paced book, and by the time premise of the book is handled, book is already halfway through. The fast pace was a good thing as not only did the story move quickly and not requiring you to invest so much emotions and pain into it, but the book also started and took the readers through a whole lot of events and scenarios of life and not hovering on it too much. The author takes you through the entire life journey of the central character so quick that at some point you wish that there was little more depth but I personally loved the pace because you can see the events happening and concluding quickly and not having to wait for things to roll out. As a refreshing view the book doesn’t not just a boy meets girl story line and has another track that has been catered too parallel and with equal importance so I would say that makes it for one of its good point. The book is really light and quick. In fact you wouldn’t even realize that you have completed the book in mere short period, when you start reading it and I am not sure which should shoulder its credit, the fast paced narration or the to-the point story line.
This Post is written for Day#20 of NaBloPoMo which challenges you to a blog post every single day in November. This is a great opportunity to publish posts daily, meet other bloggers, and try something new.
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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