Title: When Life Turns Turtle
Author: Raj Supe
About the Author:
Raj Supe is a poet, storyteller, novelist, seeker and a bhakta. After qualifying his Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), he had a career in advertising, research and creative consulting and has worked on advertising for several international and national clients before he turned to literature and spirituality. Raj is one of the founding members of FCN and is currently compiling and editing an anthology titled ‘Contemplation of Nature’. His works include novels such as ‘Three No Trumps’, ‘Big Bappa’; poetry collection ‘Sagarika Anusagarika’ – Echoes for Nine Rivers; ‘Pilgrim of the Sky’- spiritual memoir and translations of religious texts such as ‘Cloudburst of Thousand Suns’ and ‘Rainbow at Noon’, long listed on Crossword Vodafone Awards. His writings convey the passionate intensity of a seeker, the sincerity of one who hopes to bring about an ideal mix of traditional mythic imagery and the urgencies of post-modern life.
As the seasons pass, as pass they will… Indraneel gradually opens his mind to what he finds around him, delving step by step into the truth about spirituality and human existence. A measure of peace finally descends on his tormented mind.
But the world beckons yet again and Indraneel stands at a crossroads once more. He is asked to make a difficult choice. Will he submit to the strong current of spirituality now flowing within him? Does a spiritual life mean giving up everything else? Can he ever go back to the world? Will he find the happiness he so desperately seeks?
The Reviewer’s Heart:
Indraneel is a successful Bollywood director. He is well settled and has all the good fortune. At the zenith point of his life and career, the car of his life takes a reverse gear landing him into an abyss. Anguish, Pain and hopelessness bury themselves deep in his heart as he tries to see through pain. Searching for hope, he lands in Rishikesh, the land of answers. The holy waters of Ganges changes his perspective of seeing life.
It is a fantastic book for anyone who wants to make a change in their lives. It is a trove of treasure that will lure the reader to reflect on their opinions. It describes toughest concepts of life in a soothing way and captures everything vividly creating interest to the reader. The book in a scintillating manner shows that everything has a purpose and that nothing happens by chance. It deeply hides a great potential to inspire a differential change in our lives.
The descriptions are evocative bringing the scenes to mind with clarity. The language of the book is good, though not unblemished. The cover which is in soothing brown shades support the theme of the story. The accent of the book is not on the plot but on the message it wants to convey. If the reader is interested in descriptive and reflective perspectives of life, this book would definitely add in to my “TO BE READ AGAIN PILE”.
Blurb: 4 /5
Writing Style: 3 /5
Book Cover: 4 /5
Overall Rating: 4/5
This book was given to me by author in exchange for an honest review. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a four-star rating on Goodreads and FlipKart as I nothing less than that would be fair.