Akash, a.k.a. The Love Guru, has had the best of his days in his undergrad years as the heartthrob of college, popular for his skill in acting, directing and romance making, known for his poems and for his loyal friendships. Despite being a little lazy and mediocre in studies, he was the centre of everyone’s attention. However, everything changes when he joins the masters program in the same college. No longer Mr. Popular, Akash feels like an outcast amongst his new batchmates. Having broken off with his college sweetheart, his own confidence has taken a blow. He misses his old days, old friends and old life. Inspite of being at the same campus, he feels lost and lonely. Every now and then, his mind and soul drift back to his undergrad days. Then one day, Simran walks into his life and it changed forever. Did she change his life? Did they become good friends? Did Akash correct his ways after meeting Simran? Did he start taking his life and his studies seriously? The book captures the journey and transformation of an ignorant teen into a mature man through a rollercoaster of emotions of love, friendship, responsibility, maturity, dignity, pride and above all self belief. Flip through the pages of this book to enjoy the story of an ordinary guy Akash, who found himself in extraordinary situations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anand was born on August 16, 1980, in Patna. He now lives in Mumbai, with his wife. Post Graduated from Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Manipal University) in 2007, he got married in 2013. He is a marketing professional and has worked for various Pharmaceutical companies like Macleod’s Pharmaceuticals, Pharmed Limited, Aurobindo Pharma etc. Currently he is working as Therapy Manager with Innovcare Life Sciences. Despite being a hardcore marketing professional for the last ten years, he invests his lone time reading (literature, history and motivational books) and writing (poetry and novels). He is a die hard fan of cricket and seldom misses a live match on TV. “A Twisted Tale” is the first fiction novel by Anand Kumar, who has captured the essence of a student’s college life in his book. The protagonist, after completing his undergrad education, decides to pursue a post-grad degree from the same college. However, the transition is not as easy as he had assumed. The place which he enjoyed tothe core during his undergrad years, becomes agonising for him later. He is no longer the same person, neither is his approach. Things change again when he finds someone special. No, not a girlfriend. Flip through the pages of ‘A Twisted tale’ to unravel the twists and secrets behind the topsy-turvy life of this college go-er.
MY REVIEW :
A twisted tale by Anand Kumar is a good one time read. The people who have left college years ago or even those who just left their college and entered to the world of job will love this book the most. It will be like a refreshing treat to them.Good old time memories will be for them. And the people who are in college nowadays will relate to everything. I felt like I am one among those characters present in the book. And the last category of people who are enjoying their school days even you will love the book and get more excited about entering college life.
The cover of the book is beautifully designed. The title is apt according to the story. What I liked the most in the book that the story did not end in the way every reader would imagine. The book shows how a good friend can change a person, his/her mindset. Like the main protagonist of the book there are many people around us who are good in studies but don’t work hard to get good marks. But those same people excel quite well in other fields. I got nostalgic while reading the friendship of Akash and his friend of graduation days. Overall,the book was a wonderful read.. I bet everyone will love this book. The narrative style of the author is good. The language used by the author in the book is simple and easy to understand. It was a short and delightful read.
RATING : 4/5
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