Friday, 20 May 2016

Book Review: Beyond by Honey Tripathi

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Title: Beyond
Author: Honey Tripathi
Publisher: Power Publishers
Pages: 37
Price: Rs. 90
My Rating: 2.5/5

Blurb:
This is a story of a young lady in her early 30s, who one day out of inquisitiveness enrolled herself into one stress management course and experienced altogether different world. This book is based on her personal experience. The book starts with some funny incidents that took place during the five days journey and ends up on some thinking notes. Hope u enjoy reading...

Review:
When I was offered to review this book I was intrigued. I have been reading books forever and never have I seen a book of only 37 pages. Yes, you read it right, the book is simply 37 pages. 
As stated in blurb it revolves around a girl who enrolls in a meditation class and the story is about her experience. What I liked about the book is the ultimate message, that 'through meditation and being yourself you can get closer to almighty' and if you are an amateur in the field, instead of taking it on yourself or using Google, start meditating with an expert. He/She will guide you properly.

The story is a rather simple one but it is definitely thought provoking. After reading it, the first thing that came to my mind was, Yoga and meditation once were  the golden crown of India, however, now we have to pay and motivate people to indulge in same. It is a shame how this wonderful practice has been lost with years. 

Overall it is simple read and I really liked the pictorial representation. And given it is only 37 pages (actually only 25 pages of novel to be precise) you finish it like in 10-15 minutes tops.

On the flip side, there are a few drawbacks in the book which forced me for the rating on a little lower side. To start with, grammar. Yes, the language is simple but there are a few spelling mistakes.
The narration is on the down side. While reading the book like this, you would expect to learn something of your own, however, the book doesn't say what the girl learnt. There are some brief narration of her experiences but that's all - which I found very disappointing.
The story felt a little torn at places i.e. the continuation was flawed. Also, it would have been great if author would have indulged a bit more in the story which would have helped readers to connect.

And not to mention the price, Rs. 90 (paperback price) for 25 pages book feels a little too much. Ebook still feels better prices, Rs. 49.

Well, with above opinions, my rating is 2.5/5 but you can have total different opinions. Basis the overall message, the book can be considered a good read. You can grab your copy at:



The book was sent to me by Anuj Kumar, Kalamos Literary Services..

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4 comments:

  1. Anand Mishra5/21/2016 10:41 pm

    Sounds interesting... however you are right 90Rs for 20pages is a little too much

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    1. I agree...
      Thanks for reading :)
      Love and Cheers

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  2. Wow, I have never read a 37 page book! But brevity too looks good only when the narrative is powerful.

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    1. I agree...
      Thanks for reading :)
      Love and Cheers

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