Anon book review: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Plot Summary: Urbish, son of a fisherman who lives poor goes to Calcutta (Present Kolkatta) to pursue his career. Urbish meets Debottom son of a wealthy zamindar. Though their life differs, they have one thing in common, writing. Urbish is ready to sacrifice himself for writing, whereas Debottom is ready to kill anyone to reach fame. Who wins? Forms the 308 pages of dream.
Author: Bhavani Iyer
Published by: Fingerprint
Pages: 312 (Paperback)
Price: Rs. 279/- Buy now
Goosebumps review: A must read for those who value emotional stories. Characterization, culture rich flow, simple language are the high points. Climax might surprise few. Goosebumps guaranteed.
Rating: (4.3 / 5)
Anon book review:
It’s a golden era for the Indian literature, especially debutants are steering Indian literature to the next level. Bhavani Iyer is the new find in the drive. Anon, her first work has justified the effort taken by her.
Right from the name Anon is different and thoughtful. Anon, the short form of Anonymous (Off course author herself has given a tag line After all what’s in a name?). Anon is one of the finest example of literature at its best.
The characterization is the top-notch. One can relate at least one situation or character to their life. Bhavani Iyer has sketched both the protagonists with at most care. The emotional bond a reader gets while reading the story is exceptional. The words that capture the emotions stand out.
The author has brought the visuals of the 60s and 70s Calcutta through words, one can understand the art and culture of it. Anon is a fine example of art with fiction.
The flow of the story doesn’t deviate anywhere. Anon take some time to plant the characters and their background in the reader’s mind. Once the story moves to Santiniketan, there is no turning back. It’s unpredictable and deep, especially the end was a surprise. Few readers might find it realistic, other few might find it unacceptable.
Anon scores high in being realistic and being emotional. I enjoyed the flow of the story and the emotional journey. Despite a surprise end, Anon is a must read for literature lovers, those who values emotion.
- The flow of the story
- Simple language
- Emotions and wits
- The end of the story