Book: Diary Of An Angry Young Man Author: Rishi Vohra Pages: 174
I received an e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Raghav is an ordinary seven-year-old growing up on the ‘good’ side of Colaba in Bombay. His is a safe, protected world and he is kept well away from the ‘other’, darker side of Colaba, which nevertheless, holds a deep fascination for him with its colorful, busy alleys bustling with activity, people, and mystery – the ‘real’ world as far he is concerned. Set in Bombay in 1992 and Mumbai in 2012, and inspired by true events, Diary of an Angry Young Man is a coming-of-age urban drama that explores the complex layers of humanity. And the city that engenders them.
This book is about the phases/ events of the life of Raghav who lives in Colaba in Bombay. It is a heartbreaking story showing the best and worst moments of life. The author has discussed important topics like sexual harassment and rape. What Raghav goes through, he doesn’t share his trauma. This book definitely creates a voice for those who go through the same trauma. I really liked how the main character’s life came down crashing in the beginning but as we read the story, he tries to cope and figure out his life. There were some scenes where the author shows how the main character is empathetic by doing acts of kindness. Although I felt that the pacing at some point became slow, other than that, I loved this book!
What I Liked:
Handled important topics really well.
How the main character tries to figure out his life.
The simplistic life of Raghav.
Exploring the streets of Colaba.
Creates a voice for people who face the same trauma.
What I Didn’t Like:
The story became slow in the second half of the story.
This book has left an impact on me and I highly recommend this to you all! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Hello pals! Hope everyone is doing well! Our reading life is balanced between the physical copies and kindle. Today I will be discussing more on the positive side of Kindle and how it has changed my experience! I own a Kindle Paperwhite which gives a feeling of a physical copy.
Everyone has their own preferences. I am still habitual to physical copies, but after seeing my reading stats for 2021, I realized that I have read most of the books on my kindle! I love reading at night and when I read on my e-reader, I get a good sleep. Well, that’s weird but I have noticed that multiple times XD! I can take my kindle anywhere and adjust the light accordingly! I love kindle because if I don’t know a meaning of a word or if I need translation of a sentence, it is easier with a tap on the screen!
When I read a book on my kindle, it shows me how much I have read, which makes me want to finish the book. Especially, when it comes to big books, It stops me every time to pick up a big book and read. But reading that giant brick on a kindle is way easier.
When you are a book collector as well as a reader, it is different then. For me, I am in between buying physical copies and e-reading. When I want to read a book that I won’t necessarily buy or if a book is 250 pages or over 600 pages, I will read it on kindle.
Kindle has grown on me over time, but I like to divide the love between my physical copies as well! What are your thoughts on e-readers and physical copies? Let me know in the comments! Happy Reading! Rabhya.
Hello, bookworms! I am FINALLY back! My exams got over and I am so glad to be back! I will be back to my regular posting schedule and today I will be sharing some books that I have read throughout my hiatus. I didn’t have much time during my exams, but I managed to read three books! I will be giving detailed reviews separately in my upcoming posts. I also watched One Of Us Is Lying series during long study holidays. I had studied thoroughly for my exams, but I read the books and watched the series during break time.
Books I Read.
I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Such a cute and wholesome story! I felt like I was exploring Japan with the main character. I loved the grandparents in the story!
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
I absolutely LOVED this book. I was guessing till the end until a huge plot twist shook me. The ending did not disappoint and all the dots connected at the end. I was up at 2 reading this book XD.
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
I watched the series first, then read the book. But, I liked the book better. It is very different from the series. Very addictive read, flew through it.
Series I Watched.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
When I watched the series before reading the book, It was 4/5 stars for me. But, when I read the book, the rating went down by one star because it is a bit different from the book. I don’t mind but, in the mystery itself, the sequence of things happening in the book and the series is different. I loved the casting. The flashbacks were a cool way to narrate the story character-wise considering the book has multiple perspectives.
How are you all doing? Let me know in the comments! I missed you guys and it’s good to be back! I have planned great content to post, so tune in for that! Happy Reading! Rabhya.