Book Name: Key To My Soul
About the Author
Probal Mazumdar works in an IT company. He is an engineer by societal pressure, guitarist by love at first sound, singer by accident, poet by soul, writer by passion, a world class badminton player in childhood dreams, rebel by day, recluse by night, a samosa in a family of laddoos, a Jughead at the dining table, a shameless and congenital dreamer.
Oh! An arsonist too – when his wife is not around, sets his own house on fire with his little son.
He won the FIRST prize in the All India Poetry Competition, 2014, conducted by PSI (Poetry Society of India). Click on www.indianpoetry.org/awardsgeneral14.htm
His other poems have risen too from cold storage into literary journals like Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Wasafiri (U.K.), Acumen (U.K.), Chandrabhaga Literary Journal (Editor Jayanta Mahapatra), Dhauli Review, among others.
He writes short stories too. “Key To My Soul” is his debut novel.
“When Siddharth, a lonely young man with a failed marriage gets a sudden phone-call from a mysterious person about his lost childhood lover, Hazel and learns that she is battling for life, he is shaken to the core. He also learns that she had left certain letters for him fifteen years back that never reached him. It disturbs him so much that he rushes to the hospital in his old hometown. There he discovers an eclipsed past buried in time that is riddled with dangerous surprises, trauma, twists of fate, sacrifices that exemplify true love and the real reasons for the tragic end of their childhood love story. But will Hazel ever open her eyes to see him..”
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Maple Press (16 December 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8193324803
- ISBN-13: 978-8193324806
- Package Dimensions: 20.6 x 14 x 1.6 cm
Writing a review of a book is, a tough job; as we have to give us feedback on this. Sometimes it is quite comfortable and sometimes it’s too tough. But in this book, I am happy to aver that, it’s a single sit read for me. Language and narration are too proficient in this script.
Before I say a few lines about the book, let me tell you something. I remember one old quote i.e. Never ever judge a book by its cover. The same thing happened to me to choose this script, the title seems good, simply when it comes to the cover section I feel a little bit disappointed. Anyway, when I endured through the book, it feels like there was a movie rolling in front of me. The book takes in two lead protagonists Siddharth and Hazel. The book incorporates all phases of human life and in few pages sent me to my childhood times and my teenage love life. As the book contains suspense, it is not appropriate to describe anything about the story. Still, one thing I want to remark here, what will be your reaction, when all of a sudden you got a phone call from your lost childhood love. And you will come to know she is fighting for her life. They met after a vast interval of time i.e. 17 years later and the situation was worsened. The narration and suspense of the book hold you till the end of the volume. I would say, after a long interval a romance genre grabs my attention and in the end, it was a relic. The insignificant oddments of poetry are engaging and mysterious.
Book Cover: 3/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
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