Title : Twice upon a time time.
Author : Anjali Bhatia
Pages : 300
Genre : Fiction
Title : 4/5
Cover : 3.5/5
Story-line : 4/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Dialogues & Philosophy : 3.5/5
Characters : 3/5
Overall : 3.5/5
Is a man’s past set in stone, or can it be changed? Rewritten and reshaped?
Is time a reality, or a construct of the imagination? Fleeting and fragmented?
One man is about to find out . . .
Thios book is about the journey of a man called Arpit who meets Nishimaya and rediscovers his past and try to set things right in hope to find his love, Mannat back. This is a twisted tale about Karma, dreams, memories, destiny and most importantly ‘Time’.
- In depth writing and language.
- Slow build-up.
- Confusing sub-stories.
When comes to science fiction, time travel, is a kind of subject we all loves a lot. Twice upon a time, talks about this concept only but in a far better and different way.
Twice upon a time is the debut work of Anjali Bhatia and it shows her brilliancy in this field. Everyone who will read her book can see a great authoress in her and expect great work in future.
Now, talking about the first look, that is of cover. It is a brilliantly designed cover but don’t know why I felt it a bit dull and doesn’t matches up with the blurb. So in the first look, it doesn’t explains the theme but that is brilliantly covered by the detailed blurb. It’s blurb is pretty interesting and binds the reader to give it a shot.
Coming to the content now. It’s prologue and the first chapter is amazing. It will try to hold your attention and promises to give you the best. But then when you read it further, the only thing which will draw you back form your ‘Readious World’ is it’s pace. The book starts up pretty slowly and will often confuse you with various sub-stories.
After a while when the author feels ready to play up with imagination and starts the ‘dream travel’ thing, it picks up the story again and this time, it will not leave you till the end. The twist and turns are fabulous and pretty unexpected and finally the overall story is a kind of a treat and have the essence of newness in it. So in totality, there’s no chance of disappointment.
The most important thing to mention about the book is it’s writing. It’s fabulous and a true ‘Book Lover’ will never try to skip this one. It’s a brilliant debut.