False Ceiling By Amit Sharma – Book Review
False Ceiling By Amit Sharma – A Review
Publisher: LiFi Publications Pvt Ltd
Publication Year: 2016
ISBN 10: 9382536892
ISBN 13: 978-9382536895
Rating: 4.0 on 5
False Ceilings is a book that only a handful of writers would choose as their debut novel and Amit Sharma is definitely belongs to such talented bunch of writers. The very first look at the cover gives the reader an inclination that they are going to read something that is interesting and complex. The beautiful compilation of the cover left me mesmerized and wondering as to what the story would be about. And as I stared turning the pages, I knew that it was going to be a winner.
False Ceilings tells the tale of a young girl named Shakuntala, a young girl from Dalhousie, who carries with her a burden of a secret, gifted to her by her uncle on her wedding night. The secret passes through her children and grandchildren, to finally after nearly 130 years, is discovered by her great-grandson, who is baffled by it. So, what is this cancerous secret that had infected Shakuntala decades earlier and left a trail of ruin even though it was hidden under insecurities and jealousies and was a prisoner of its meaninglessness? To know the answer to this question, you will have to read the book.
Amit Sharma, through his very first book, takes the readers on a journey that spans across multiple generations and social eras. The author has done extensive research to recreate the various periods during which the events in the story take place. In addition, the effort put into building every single character is visibly apparent and all praise goes to Amit Sharma for having the ability to bring them to life through his words. Although the plot jumps from the future into the past and back into the future again, Amit has been able to maintain the flow and mystery.
False Ceilings is surely a book worth reading and we wish Amit great success with this novel.