I love to read books written by new authors, because somewhere in my heart I also want to get published one day. So, whenever I get any offer for reviewing books by new authors, for ‘not-making-the-headlines-in-the-PR-world’ books, I always say yes. That is why I signed up for the book giveaway on Goodreads.
The visual appeal of the cover of the book An Audience with Lama by Abhilash acts as a great motivator for a person to pick up the book and start reading. The title of the book might mislead people into believing that this book is a spiritual discourse on Buddhism or Nirvana. It is not. And that is why the appeal of the book increases manifold.
An Audience With Lama is a fictional account of a group of adventurers who are stranded in the Leh cloudburst. This is their story of survival against all odds through perilous weather and surprises that life throws at you. This book is an expression of the travails of life, the challenges one faces, the fears and insecurities of the human mind.
When faced with a situation alone, we might often break down or succumb to the weights of the worldly demons. But when ten people come together, share their thoughts and introspect on their life decisions together, a fresh, new perspective is born.
Apart from a few digressions and unnecessary subplots, the book fares well in retaining the reader’s interest throughout. The message imparted by the author, without being preachy, is well taken.
My only suggestion to the author would be to focus more time on proofreading the next time.
My Rating: 3/5 stars
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