Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review of "Tall man small shadow" By Himani Goyal

Name: Tall Man Small Shadow

Verdict: ☆☆☆☆ A very beautiful concept based on relationship. A must read book.

About The Author: Vipin Behari Goyal is a Financial Advisor in Government of Rajasthan by profession. His love for books is unparalleled making him an avid reader as well as a prolific writer. This novel is his first work of fiction.

About The Book: It is my debut English novel based on existentialism. Salil loves a shadow which transforms into many characters to reveal the secrets of life. Aalya, his neighbor, is doing research in English literature. Her guide Seema is a childless lesbian. Paul, husband of Seema, is a drama director. I am the protagonist, who coins philosophies for day to day events and my wife Sulekha is the second protagonist who makes coincidences happen with her artful manipulations. Read on to learn what happens when....

Review: First of all I congratulate the author for writing such a philosophical and beautiful concept for the debut fiction. I really like the title and the cover of the book which suits the story. It’s something different, Salil loves the shadow of Alya. The author had covered all the relationship beautifully whether daughter’s relation with her parents, whether daughter’s relation with his father or with her professor or with the neighbor was very nicely drafted. The story has a flow which continues till the end. I enjoyed reading each and every part of the story. Each and every character of the story narrating their point of view and in the end mother sum up the whole story with a different perspective was the highlight of the story. “I really liked her approach. There is no coincidence, It is always planned”

There are no mistakes as such only thing was the story was a bit slow. One cannot easily enjoy until one reads the first few chapters. After Aalya’s entry the story holds its grip and it becomes interesting. Those who really want to know the approach of a human being towards his life and want to closely examine the relationship can read this book for sure. It is not a pure love story but contains all the elements which makes the book interesting to read. All the best Vipin for a lovely concept.


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