Sunday, 12 July 2015

Book Review: The Last Surge by Pramit Sarkar

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Title: The Last Surge
Author: Pramit Sarkar
Publisher: Gargi Publishers
Pages: 192
Price: Rs. 165
My Rating: 2.75/5

“…the day we face each other, she will be sorry; sorry for rendering me emotionally impotent. And that will be my victory.” Their blazing courtship was nearing marriage, before fate played its vicious card. Rimi dumped Gabriel and married the choice of her family but Gabriel decided to remain single. Why did Rimi take such a drastic decision? How did Gabriel keep up his single hood? Did they meet again or did fate succeed in keeping them apart? How does Sneha fit into the picture? Crafted with the characteristic flavors of Bengal, THE LAST SURGE brings you the tale of an ace football player turned relationship counselor and what made this protagonist a great brother, a greater father and an even greater romantic.

My Review:
So far I have been fortunate enough to read books which are nice and interesting. The Last Surge is one of them... I picked it up for its title and cover... both look different and seem interesting...

The story revolves around Gabriel and Rimi who fall in love but are separated due to family issues, well Rimi leaves Gabriel at the altar and marries someone else, not very nice!
The heartbreak leave Gabriel emotionally impotent, he was a football player before but broken heart breaks that passion as well. He leaves football and because a relationship counsellor (proves the theory that most counsellors are scarred themselves, no offence). Gabriel who stays single adopts a fine daughter, Sneha, who after learning about her father's broken heart makes her mission to get her father some closure.

The story overall is nice and engrossing, you can feel the pain of Gabriel as he suffers through his heartbreak. It nicely unfolds throughout and author has done a good job in writing all moments.

The characters are well-written and gel together nicely. You can find your own self in one of the characters. I like the bonding of Gabriel with his sister and adopted daughter. 

The narrations are good and although I have never been to Kolkata I can relate a bit to it now... The use of metaphors with perfect language and grammar is worth appreciating. However, at some places it has been overdone but overall  considering story and everything we can ignore that

My rating 2.75/5... why less because I wanted more. I didn't like the ending... It could have been much-much better. I feel unsatisfied after finishing it... However apart from that it is pretty fine read...

Give it a try

Till then
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