Book Review Of Rafflesia By Gautam
Book Review Of Rafflesia– The Banished Princess
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Private Limited
Publication Year: 2017
Rating: 4.5 on 5
The first thing that evoked my interest in Rafflesia- The Banished Princess by debutant author Gautam, was its front cover, which reflected a sense of mystery and magic. I was also impressed by the fact that the story of the novel revolved around a fairy tale as claimed by its blurb. However, nothing had prepared me for the amazing experience of reading this book, which despite belonging to the mainstream genre had a literary touch.
Apurva is a boy who does not have any big dreams but his world is filled by a fairy tale about a beautiful princess and the magical creatures in her kingdom. As Appu comes of age, his destiny takes him to different location in India and across the world and at each destination he makes important bonds and meets people who influence his life deeply. As Appu struggles to find his place in the world, he faces the various aspects of life including love and loss and friendship and betrayal. However, even as he tries to embrace all the pain and keep the people around him happy, he struggles to find that one thing that will make his life complete. Whether he succeeds in his search is what remains to be seen!
Despite being the first novel of writer Gautam, Rafflesia provides the experience of evolved writing, The writer manages to capture the imagination of the readers from the word go with his engaging narrative and realistic character buildup. The book seems more like a celebration of the different aspects of life including the various relationships, its colors and even love and music. By the time, the readers are through with reading the book they feel a sense of déjà-vu. Overall I found the book to be extremely interesting and a great addition to my collection. I wish Gautam all the very best for its success.