Back with another review. Now this one is special. Why? Well ’cause of many reasons.
**A new author got wings to his dream of publishing his book.
**A very supportive team of the publishing house.
**A different story.
**I was one of the few to receive the ARC! 😄😁
So, here is the review of the book titled A Thousand Dreams Within Me Softly Burn by Sahil Sood.
Here is the cover:
(Totally love the hues on it! 😍😍)
Siddharth, a middle aged school teacher, struggling with an unfinished manuscript leads a solitary existence in a remote village in Shimla.
Gautam, a twenty two year old writer, burning with a desperate longing for romance, finds solace in Siddharth’s old essay on Thumri and spends years in search of him.
Phil, a young Jewish traveler from Missouri, beset by a difficult alliance with his Christian girlfriend in the face of orthodoxy, travels around the world and meets Siddharth at a cafe in Manali.
The answer to their longings resides in Siddharth’s letters and manuscript – the silent witnesses of the fate of two men and their love for each other.
A Thousand Dreams Within Me Softly Burn explores the depth of love and the power of writing that helps the human soul triumph over loneliness, alienation and shame.
The story revolves around the protagonist Siddharth and the events of his life – the present and the past. The way his life has moved, the highs and lows he faces, all the incidents decide the course of his life.
The letters in the story provide us the inside view of the character and an insight to the society and the cultural aspect of the country and the people around. The different people Siddharth meets play various roles to mould him into the kind of person he becomes.
Gautam and Phil add the present and future angle to the story. Their coming into Siddharth’s life helps him get rid of his anxieties and worries and clears his opinion about what he will do in the future. They come to show him the way he needs to travel. Knowingly or unknowingly, they are able to give direction to his aimless, goalless life.
Why is Siddharth always alone?
Why does love seem to elude him?
Why are people so apprehensive and things regarded as a curse or a taboo?
Do know these things do read it!
The language is lucid and clear. The story moves smoothly, increasing the curiosity and providing the answers to the questions. The characters are well created. The story starts unraveling itself as you keep reading and that’s what keeps the reader intrigued.
A well crafted story embedded with the richness and essence of the classics. Revealing to the reader the metamorphosis of the character and his journey till he is at peace with himself and the world around him. Indeed an amazing work by Sahil Sood. Hope the writer keeps writing!
Best wishes for him and the team behind it!
Preorders available on Amazon. The book will be released on 24th January 2017.
Lots of best wishes to the author and the publishing house.
Stay blessed and happy! Keep writing and reading!