So I am back after a long break from blogging and back with another book review, the book is More Things in Heaven and Earth by Kiran Manral.This book deals with life,death and everything in between.Also with love,hate and everything in between.
The story is split between the current timeline and a flashback to the protagonist, Kamla’s, childhood. Kamla is a widower trying to get on with her life but her husband’s memories almost engulf her life making it impossible to live.There starts her journey to different cities before finally ending up in Goa where her ailing maternal aunt decides to leave her a fortune however with a condition. The story also talks about her chemistry with Victor who is her aunt’s step son.
The story is gripping, the climax is good (i bet i never predicted that) .I did feel the storyline was slightly dragging in the middle but it gained momentum towards the end. I particularly love the writer’s penchant for describing the surroundings and streets of the cities in great detail. Especially her description of Goa and the palatial villa which Kamla inherits is beautiful.
There is a constant hint of the unknown, afterlife and hallucinations throughout the story which all starts to make sense towards the end.The ending is sinister and left to each to decipher.The dash of noir added in the story is good and just enough.
To summarise,this is a good read to someone who is curious of life,death and the grey matter associated to them.
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