Friday, August 5, 2016

Figmented Reality by Zuko

This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

What is addiction? How does it impact your life? Could you yourself stop your addiction? This and many more questions are not answered in this book. This is fiction and not an academic book. 

        This novel has the author as the protagonist but this is not his autobiography as promised by the blurb. This is the story of Sidharth who starts his story by listing two of his main addictions as per him.With this realization Sid goes to join an addicts anonymous group. He meets with his first love there who happens to be 16 years his senior. This book is about addiction and how it can wreck your life and how you can become dependent and lose sense of yourself and your own reality when stuck in your addiction.

        The author tries best, and most of the chapters start with a speech which the main character gives at the Addiction Group Meetings but they make the book kind of preachy and I honestly don't like self help books and the author tries but the character is a creep and he turns that way at the end of each little story arc.

        The story is not your normal story which is its USP but the small errors and the erratic flow of the story coupled with the above mentioned preachy voice kept me slightly far from the story. The story starts at the beginnings and then moves through the days and then like normal romance and then bizzarre land. 

           The book is nice and since it is short you would even be able to finish it in one go, now it may get better with repeated reading when you can find may be few hidden meaning or understand the characters better but for now once is enough for me. I wish the author all the best.

My Ratings for the book 3/5 i.e. ***/*****

This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


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