Book Title: S.O.A.R (Success Over Adversity Reigns)
Author: Abir Mukherjee
Publisher: Frog Books (Leadstart)
Price: Rs. 125/-
“Frustrated with their current jobs, Uday, Adhyayan, and Rajasekaran team up to start an innovative business, non-existent in India until then. Ignoring all pragmatic aspects of life, they chase their dreams with immense pleasure. However, their journey is no cakewalk, as they confront financial crisis and rejections soon. Uday plays a business trick to triumph over that uninfluenced market; it works initially, but soon boomerangs, blowing the team apart. The police arrests Uday accusing him of illegal activity by his organization. Were there any blemishes in their plan or was it just a typical Indian market, reluctant to accept an un-experimented concept? Will they be successful in implementing their innovation, staking their hard earned money, stable jobs, relationships, and life ‘S.O.A.R is the story of chasing a dream, quandary between desire and responsibility, friendship and love. Join the gutsy journey of three young entrepreneurs.”
Verdict: Storyline is good, thematic presentation of ideas is done with precision. Teaches one a lesson to never give up when in adversity.
My Review: The cover of the book is not that attractive; it doesn’t click your mind to think of anything. The title of the book is ambiguous but what comes to the rescue of all this is the storyline. The author has nevertheless shown his expertise in developing characters and displaying the varied situations that the characters face. The themes like friendship, and adversities are very relevant to the time. The author also makes use of SMS language more so (I guess) to entertain the youth who are bombarded with SMS culture. But sometimes to a lover of literature it may look like a murder of one’s language and its beauty. The author highlights most importantly two great virtues that helps one climb the ladder of success, atleast I believe i.e. Strong Will and Determination.
This book is a sure treat for all those who want a smooth ride without many bumpers. The language is down to earth though a bit of punctuation errors spoil the show. Overall it is an interesting read.
Kudos to the author for bringing a different story onto the fore with a lesson to be learnt.
About The Author
Abir Mukherjee was born and brought up in Bardhaman, a small town of West Bengal. He is currently based in U.S.A having completed more than 8 years as an IT Professional. He has completed his B.E. in computer science and engineering in 2005 and started working in different software MNCs. ‘S.O.A.R’ is his second novel. Blackbuck Publication has published his first novel, ‘As Life Has No Undo’. He loves to sketch and write in his spare time. He writes to entertain people, not to teach them how to live life, how to be successful in life or any other philosophical lessons.