Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri: a review

The tagline of the book "not all love stories are perfect, but then., neither are people's" is the most striking feature of the whole book. The Homing pigeons- the title itself gives out a very soothing effect on the reader.

As per the back cover- In the middle of the catastrophic 2008 recession, Aditya, a jobless, penniless man meets an attractive stranger in a bar, little does he know that his life will change forever…..
When Radhika, a young, rich widow, marries off her stepdaughter, little does she know that the freedom that she has yearned for is not exactly how she had envisioned it…..
They say Homing Pigeons always come back to their mate, no matter where you leave them on the face of this earth. Homing Pigeons is the story of love between these two unsuspecting characters as it is of lust, greed, separations, prejudices and crumbling spines.

The book is written in a narrative style from two voices. one of Aditya (the male protagonist) and the other of Radhika (the female lead). the problems faced in your life, jobs, marriage, children, society, family, friends are very expressively narrated in the book.

The way a city, needs, failure, anger, lust etc can make a person turn tables and do what they never thought of doing and the consequences faces couldn't have been described in a better way. this book is also an example of how destiny played a very strong role in bringing two people close again.
the simple language of the book has also been a point. wishing luck to the author for more, I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.

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