The Bluest Marble
is it always about loving your friends & family
EDITED by Sandipan Deb
Published by BecomeShakespeare.com
Pages - 264
Genre - Fiction:Urban life
JOT(from the jacket) : Aditya is know as Ram kumar 125 - a name given to amnesiac patients in a 'Mental hospital'. He doesn't have amnesia; he just doesn't want to go back to the world he knew before . His inmates include : UT- The brilliant former CEO, Rajesh- software engineer and Jacky - Doctor in Theoretical phisics.among these 'crazies' Ram Kumar 125 discovers happiness himself,the true Aditya ,and the secret of happiness.He has been unconsiously looking for all his life.
MY REFLECTION: 'Mumbai', the city filled with people full of dreams.Here lives one such person from the huge city, working in a Business firm leads an ordinary life. He is Adithya. Every thing about him goes well untill his Boss Ousted him.
The depiction of the life of beachelors who stay away from their parents and come to the city to have a living, in the midst of masses is done very well. The life at night pubs,Parties etc. The emotional bridges between people in the city too are showcased in a realistic way.
Aditya's frequent hallucinations about his ex-girlfriend pooja are a highlight to the book. these really hit the slightest chord. and finally the story takes a U turn when he decides to end his life.
After that the story has rushed to the climax not narrating much about 'the bluest marble'. I felt it could be written better .The plot is ok but the climax wasn't satisfactory.