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Friday, 13 November 2015

TitleGuru with Guitar 
Author: Vikrmn
PublisherSrishti Publishers & Distributors
ISBN978-93-82665-53-3
Number of Pages252
Price: 250 [INR]
GenreFiction


The Blurb:

“Life is like a guitar. Tune. Play. Repeat,” says Viktor, a US based financial professional of Indian origin. He was rich, smart, intelligent, witty and emotional too, but still was lost in finding the purpose of his life. In spite of his great job and hefty pay package, he didn't feel the sense of contentment. 

Then he met Kim, his lady luck. She helped him realize his dream life, sparking a love story. Despite his failure in pursuit of his dream, Kim stood by him…till she decided to move on. Viktor is heart-broken, lost again, and struggles to balance his aspirations and office life. 

This story is his journey through life-changing experiences in India and USA – ranging from writing his first book to becoming a coach for cancer fighters, and then a motivational speaker, to finally becoming the Guru with Guitar.

My Review:

       We are always running after something or the other in our lives. First it is good grades, then it is good job and then it is a good lifestyle where you get a comfortable salary. But only once you reach this stage will you realize that life is not as easy as you expected it to be. The hectic schedule takes out all the fun from life and what you are left with is disappointment.

       It is in this stage, we meet Viktor. He has achieved that good position job and money wise but when it comes to his personal satisfaction, he realizes that he is far off from the mark. Confused and frustrated, he tries to find the purpose of his life, to balance between work and his dreams. Then he meets Kim, his lady luck, who stands by his side through thick and thin and gently guides him in finding his true calling. From Viktor's confused state to the time where he finds happiness, from finding inspiration to inspiring others to achieve their dreams, from rejections to gaining world wide popularity and from budding love to heart breaks, it is a story worth reading. 

Things I Liked:


  • There are many things one can learn from Viktor's story.
  • More than anything, I loved the quotes in the book. The way Viktor and Kim conversed using quotes was something I enjoyed reading.
  • The poems too (some in English and some in Hindi) were good.
  • Viktor's confusion with life, his desire to do something great, his pursuing of dreams, Kim's never ending support, Amber's sweet nature are all blended perfectly to make the story appealing.
  • I loved the sweet love brewing between Victor and Kim. It was all good till the point where the story takes a drastic turn.
  • The way the chapters were named and how the same was incorporated in the story was interesting.
  • The narration was good. The language in which this story is written is simple and easy to understand. The pace was neither fast nor slow making it a balanced read.


Things I Disliked:

  • The ending seemed like it was written in a hurry. It didn't have the appeal as the previous chapters had.
  • Editing: The last two chapters seemed to be swapped. I was really confused when I came to the last chapter and found Kim still in hospital when I had read something different in the previous chapter.


Verdict:

       A book with good beginning which makes you evaluate what you have achieve so far in life and how happy are you with it. The story flows smoothly till it reaches the end where everything happens so abruptly. All in all, this book is worth reading for there are many lessons you can learn from it.

My Rating:



Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Love,
Starry Eyed Reader :)

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