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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Serving You by Jaydeep Banerjee

Blurb (from the jacket):

Johnny has paradoxical views on life, has a mysterious persona, and often wears eccentric masks. How do these views influence an ordinary boy towards an extraordinary business A restaurant serving human meat? 

And yet this book is not about business. But about a boy's journey from adolescence to maturity. A tale of breaking shackles and living it up. 

Serving You is a poignant reminder of the simplicity of life and the freedom from self doubts. It is a tale of true love, true conviction and an extraordinary tale of triumph. A boy's journey into manhood, love, business and maturity. A journey from foolishness to eternal wisdom.

My take on the book:
A mere glimpse at the blurb filled me with a dozen doubts. The most prominent of them being, whether what I read was actually real? Seriously, a restaurant serving human meat!? Though disgusting it might sound, it did the trick to catch my attention right away. Until it is not another petty college romance, I could be good with restaurant serving human flesh, too! Hence, the cover design!

Frog Books, an imprint of Leadstart publishers, though published a few unworthy books during the start, it had developed great deal lately. Most of its book started to appeal and seriously fanciful. I just take a moment to thank Leadstart publishers for the great work they are doing.

From epigraph itself I knew that author had it in him. I don't know whether it is legit, but I just can't help sharing the epigraph,

The story starts in a far-off town, which I believed to be authentic and which obviously turned out to be otherwise. I anticipated it the least. I mean, it is not so easy to fabricate a town of your own right from its scratch, right as you imagine it. It is amazing that the author even fabricated fictitious folklores and myths relating to the fictitious town! A hats-off for that.

The language of the novel was not something I am used to with the regular novels. It had sometime since I read such a complex prose. The prose was against all the norms of narrative that suggest against the use of complicate descriptions, combined with far-off rare words. But, mind you, that was only the start. Later, I am not sure whether I got adapted or the narration actually become easier, but it was a breeze. Actually, the narrative style of the author is one striking aspect, which keeps a dedicated reader spell-bound.

If I try and brag anymore about the book, I am afraid, I might giveaway too much of it away. Overall, it is a great read. A refreshing one. A pleasant read with a fresh outlook.



Title: Serving You

Author: Jaydeep Banerjee

ISBN (edition I've read): 9789383562626


Read between: 23-04-2014 to 24-04-2014

Reviewed for: Parag Mayekar

Publishers: Leadstart Publishers

Pages: 220

MRP: ₹ 225   |   $ 7

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