Monday, April 20, 2015

Internationally Acclaimed Tall Man Small Shadow

Tall man small shadow

By Vipin Behari Goyal

It is my debut English novel based on existentialism. Salil loves a shadow which into many characters reveals 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. Anupam is the protagonist, who coins philosophies for day to day events and his wife Sulekha is the second protagonist only in one chapter who confess how she makes coincidences happen with her artful manipulations.
Aalya is a research scholar who is doing her Ph.D. in English literature on the topic "uneven marital relationship". She has lesbian relationship with her guide Seema. At the same time she loves her neighbor Salil who is a software engineer. Salil had a breakup with her college friend Nasrin who was Muslim. He thinks the shadow of Aalya is Nasrin and falls in love with shadow of Aalya. Seema has no children ,Aalya donates egg and Salil donates sperms and fertilized egg is planted in the uterus by IVF.
Anupam, father of Aalya is protagonist who aspires for self-realization through wisdom.
Existentialism is the mainstream used symbolically.

Reader reviews

  1. Another great read!

    Reviewed by on 16th September 2014 is an amazing story..its not actually a series of events..instead feelings of 5 different human beings mentioned..the way the author has mentioned their emotions..actually creates a beautiful love story of 3 different persons..whose lives are entwined in a very beautiful way!!..yes..full of coincidences..being a software engineer..i really loved the character of Salil and his ambitious attitude..and of course who can forget Anupam!!this story will make you pause for a moment and make you wonder that life is indeed very beautiful..yes because through this story the author has taught us that life is very precious and it can be lead in a very beautiful manner by respecting the value of life!! the story is told in a very impressive manner..full of beautiful phrases!!..and the ease and clarity with which the author explains difficult situations and issues of life is really very very impressive!..
    Finally recommended to all my friends!!
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  2. Classic Reacher with a twist

    Reviewed by Richard Green on 28th August 2014
    Currently reading Myth = Mithya
    To begin with, I need to confess that I cannot read a book without thinking that I am actually witnessing the events and that the characters are real. Of course, with some books it is impossible to get that feeling. I wouldn't bother to rate such books anyway. With good books it is always like that and in the process it is quite natural to fall in love with one of the characters. Though Salil is supposed to be the hero (tall, handsome and all), it was Anupam I fell for. He's wise and innocent at the same time. Of course, the love blooming between Aalya and Salil, Salil's past and the final irony of "planned coincidences" are all intriguing enough. But, it is Anupam's musings which make the book one of its kind. Not every author has the ability to blend philosophy and romance so perfectly, and that too without using the kind of language that would compel the reader to keep a dictionary and a thesaurus at hand. It's the kind of book that can entertain me during a long journey and at the same time the kind that can be used as a primary text for research. Existentialism is not so depressing after all.
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