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Saturday, April 13, 2013

When The Signal Turns Red by Jayanand Ukey

When The Signal Turns Red by Jayanand Ukey

Rating: 1.5 out of 5

ISBN (edition I've read): 9788180460852

Read between: 10-04-2013 to 13-04-2013

Reviewed on the personal request by the author, himself.
It was start of the days when I started getting many mails regarding my review policy. This is the first book which was personally shipped by the author for reviewing.

About the author:
Jayanand Ukey works for an IT company and is also a freelance journalist and blogger. He has a computer engineering degree from VESIT, Mumbai University. In a career spanning a decade, he has kept his hobby alive by writing three books. This book is his first published work. Jayanand lives in Mumbai with his family. To know more about the author, visit him at www.whenthesignalturnsred.com or email him at email@jayanandukey.com.

A global ordeal 
A couple in distress 
The struggle to keep afloat 
Prudent thinking in tumultuous times 

Girish and Prajakta are in love. Very soon Girish will be joining the numero uno IT company of the country. He prepares himself by buying expensive clothes and other accessories he had always dreamed of. He and Prajakta have together planned to build on a good bank balance and then meet each others families to talk about marriage, probably after a year or two. Unexpectedly, the families get involved before Girish can join the IT company. Against all odds, the couple manages to convince their family and an engagement date is fixed. But destiny has other things in mind. A global catastrophe mars their plan which leads to the engagement getting annulled. 

Will Girish find a way out of his predicament? Will he ultimately win Prajaktas hand or will he move on in life, learning to live without her?

My take on the book:
The start of the book was pretty boring. The amateurishness of the author was crystal clear in his writing. A few pages past, the writing improved. Of course, there were occasional glimpses of the same amateurishness, the use of few high-lighting words made up to the use of ill-sounding sentences.

There are no chapter in this book. The whole book is divided into three parts. The first two parts of almost equal size and a tiny final part. The first part starts with Girish receiving his appointment letter from DCL and extends till when the disaster strikes. The most likable thing about the whole story is that there is more white in the book than black. I mean in the sense that though the story has no chapters, every scene is different with a symbol and the spacing and the font size is bigger compared to various other books. The large spacing and bigger font size makes it bearable to read the book. The pages just fly by. The major second part of the book deals with the details of the disaster and its consequences. The tiny third and the final part contains the tremendous twist in the story, which would result to the happily ever after kinda ending.

The writing was one of the easiest. I can't tell that there weren't any spelling mistakes, but for a first-timer the editing was very well. The spelling and grammatical mistakes were very few.

Wondering why with so many positive sorts, I rated the book so low? Well, even though the secondary aspects were very well taken care of, the primary aspect of a book - the story, itself - was pretty disappointing. There was a lot of boring bits in the whole story. The detailing got into my nerves. Maybe finding a easy way to skip the boring details would have helped. But then, the story was pretty slow. It is not that the author didn't try to make it sound interesting, but in the process, he messed the whole story. Especially the third part of the story - the climax - was pretty damn far from reality. I have learnt somewhere that the ending is what the spectator takes back home. And the author messed the very same ending.

The language was easy. Narration was boring but easy. Story was slow and boring, but readable. Overall, the book was total turn down.

Though the book is bad, I am sure there are some people who might like this book. I would especially recommend this book to those first time readers, who are just into reading and didn't read much of non-desi blockbusters.

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