Thursday, 19 February 2015
Book Review: Hey Dad! Meet My Mom!!!
Author: Sandeep Sharma & Leepi Agrawal
Genre: Fiction – Comedy/Romance
Cost: 150 INR
Right since childhood, the world in which we live teaches us to bury our bad past somewhere deep inside us and just move on. So deep, that even we can't possibly dig it back out. What happens when a 10 year old child, who claims to be your future son, comes to you to help you find his mother, who's your perfect match? What happens when you eventually start doubting his intentions? What happens when a girl starts turning your dreams into nightmares? What happens when your future son starts haunting you? What happens when your future starts bleeding into your present through your PAST? Hey Dad! Meet My Mom!!! is nothing less than a roller coaster ride of mystery, love, comedy, fear and suspense. So make sure you don't forget to expect the unexpected!!
This book is extraordinary. Right from the title and the cover, mystery surrounds this book. Thank you, Sandeep for sending over the author signed copy! Reading it was like time travel!
The story is of Puneet, a bank employee who has loads of banking experience but when it comes to love, he needs to be guided. Enter his saviour Rishi, who turns his life upside down with a pinch of humor. Soon he meets Myra and falls in love. But whenever he gets close to her, a dream of another faceless woman haunts him.
These nightmares bring havoc in Puneet's life and he slowly starts losing sleep. This troubles his mother and upsets Myra.
But who's Rishi and how is he connected to Puneet?
Why can't anyone except Puneet see him?
What is the meaning of his nightmares, who is the woman in his dreams?
The book unveils the answers to these questions - it is a page turner!
He slowly starts liking Rishi and they bond like ‘father-son’ as Rishi 'helps' Puneet find a good wife.
The book in all is a roller coaster - fun filled and humorous. It isn't a regular romance novel, there's more to it - call it paranormal/drama! It slowly sinks in as you turn pages to believe what really is happening and trust me - it is completely unexpected!
A well written book with unique imagination, suspense and creativity of the authors. The climax was a bit rushed, I felt.
The inclusion of verses at the beginning of some chapters at the start was something new. The story has a lot of jumps between dreams and reality. But it keeps you hooked till the end. The language of the authors is very simple to understand. The detailing of the nightmares and their effects on Puneet is well done.
It is surely a page turner as you want to know what exactly is about to get unfolded in the consecutive pages. Though editing could have been better, kudos to Sandeep and Leepi for this unique concept! An out of the box attempt! :) A book that guarantees surprises - the authors have poured into it effortlessly!
My Ratings ~ 4.5/5
Sandeep Sharma (21), a dreamer from Agra, the city of love and the Taj Mahal, is currently in his final year pursuing B.Tech (Civil Engineering) from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. He is very passionate about writing and has been writing short stories for a personal blog since 5 years. He has also co-founded ‘The Author's Blog’ which is a kind of a platform which tries to bridge the gap between authors and readers. He is an avid reader and loves to review books on his blog. He has been previously associated with many anthologies as a contributing author. Sandeep Sharma loves to spend most of his time with his parents. According to him, “Parents always have so much to teach, it’s just a matter of your learning desire and time.”
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It is said that books are a person’s best friend, so Leepi Agrawal started spending her time with this special friend who then led her to write stories and poems at an early age. The Times of India gave wing to her writing by publishing her works in their esteemed newspaper. Leepi is an “Ahmadavadi Chokri” filled with zest and always strives to mark her work with perfection. She is a final year student and a gold medalist for her academic excellence in Masters of Computer Applications at Indus University, Ahmedabad. She has won the TechFest in April 2014 at college and state level. As writing is her passion, she loves to roam in the “gallis of Ahmedabad” so that she can explore more about her birthplace through writings. Apart from the previous successes of her short-stories, now even one of her poems has been acclaimed on an international platform. She is quite obsessed with writing, wires and machines and subsequently her obsession has turned into her passion and profession.