Author : Roy
Genre : Spiritual Fiction
Publisher : Notion Press
The author had tried to write an epic in itself. He tried to touch too much of various religious topics that made the whole story lengthy. The book seems more an explanation than a story line. Why the writer unnecessary described the story of Mahabharata actually puzzles, which was not required. Somewhere it looks that author tried to modify the story of Mahabharata by defining it in a new way, which seems bit odd as people are aware of this great epic very well. The way, the mother of ‘Gopal’ reacted is very awkward, she has been shown a very calm and understanding mother, who only gives her son a space all the time in spite of knowing that he is going through some mental trauma and not even tried to talk to him at all and that too for one and half long year. This is practically impossible, especially for a women. Few things are explained too much that those were actually not required, for instance when author is travelling in Mumbai local to meet with Mr. G K Das, during the way what all he sees and feels described so many times that to too elaborative way diverts the reading rhythm and bore the reader. There are many events in the book that can be avoided to explain or could have been written a short and crisp way. The initial storyline is good but write has made it an explanation. Why history is being discussed at multiple times is totally irrelevant and the reader sees no connection of it with the story. I would admit that the book could have been better if the writer would have focused much on the storyline and the consequences that he tried to weave but at times the story seems to lose its beauty and the reader had to take multiple pauses to revive the zeal to continue reading the novel.
From the title it looks that with the end of the story a new or modern Buddha will born with full of knowledge but the character chose to live an ordinary life. What happened to his continuous efforts and his spiritual achievements, the story took a very sharp drop at the end and it made the initial storyline a full waste. ‘Gopal’ was full of multiple divine experiences and he could have found a suitable solution but why he left the search was fully unanswered and left the reader in a dilemma. What happened of his quest of a Hindu and all that he accomplished during this journey is fully gone waste.