Review: Of Dreams
Three friends in an urban set up caught in a web of desires. Sounds familiar? Sure. Of Dreams has an all-too-familiar trapping of contemporary story of urban youth.books Updated: Jan 14, 2012 05:56 IST
Author: Aditi Talwar Sodhi
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
Three friends in an urban set up caught in a web of desires. Sounds familiar? Sure. Of Dreams has an all-too-familiar trapping of contemporary story of urban youth. But, the book scores better than others in two aspects one, the story takes an in-depth and layered look at the three women protagonists; and two, the story structure is slick and keeps things engaging without going over-dramatic. The flow of the book is smooth, though some grammatical errors are jarring and should have been done away with.
The book deals with intertwining stories of three friends Payal, Amrita and Aarti who have different aspirations in life, but get thrust into a societal quagmire. The pace, though, slackens in the second half. The story also weaves contemporary societal issues like gender discrimination and recession into the narrative which makes the book highly relatable.
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