WINGS OF COURAGE… BY SANJAY KUMAR – BOOK REVIEW


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Title : Wings of courage.
Author : Sanjay Kumar
Pages : 322
Genre : Fiction

Ratings :

Title : 3/5
Cover : 3/5
Story-line : 3/5
Writing Style : 3/5
Dialogues & Philosophy : 3.5/5
Characters : 3/5
Overall : 3/5

Overlook :

Saksham, a young man with dreams to change the world but somehow lacking in the courage to do that, meets totally alien circumstances which helps him to look forward in this world courageously. He met a philosopher, who helps him unravel the complexities of today’s civilized human world, and a young beautiful woman who rekindles his passion for life. Their belief in him empowers Saksham to launch an attack against organized evil.

The journey of Saksham of changing the society takes him to different levels and each level opens up new possibilities but what if, Saksham knows that he is having limited time to act, what if Saksham is aware that he have to act now or he will just have dwell in his own thoughts of pity? This story is about the fight of one man against the society.

‘Wings of Courage’ is a moving tale of passion and courage, for without them, our dreams may never come true.

Beauty :

  • Plot.
  • Characterization.
  • Author’s way to unfold the story.
  • Association with real life events.
  • Author’s way of keeping it simple yet effective.

Beast :

  • Plot getting stretched.
  • Supernatural angel looked unnecessary.

Review :

‘Wings of courage’ is a bit courageous tale by Sanjay Kumar which speaks about the evils in our society like corruption, rape, evil governance, etc and also gives an insight of what common man thinks about that all and what can be done to eradicate it from our society. For showcasing the problems, author linked the storyline with some real life events like Nirbhaya case, hit and run case, etc. As the story unfolds, it keep on changing it’s gears and that’s what I like about it, it never felt that you can assume what’s going to happen next.

Initially, I said that, this book is a courageous attempt by Sanjay because it speaks of the solution of evils around us and that solution is a bit controversial. Many of us will start to have a debate for hours on the topic without even coming an inch near to the conclusion. But personally, I am in the favor of ‘the solution’.

Now talking about the pros. The plot of the book is fantastic, although it is not a unique plot, as we have heard about it a lot, but for the first time it will be presented to you in such thorough detail. Characterization is good. Saksham, being the protagonist, is explained brilliantly, his thought process is a kind of ‘Must Read’. Now talking about the quality of author. He is pretty good in presenting his story. He divided his story in different levels and pretty carefully takes the reader from one level to another, which makes the reader glued with the book. He kept the book simple yet effective and that’s the thing I love when I read.

Now the cons. Firstly, the cover deviates. The book looks like a fantasy fiction but it is not. The blurb also makes you think in the same way. Now coming to the story. The first thing is that the supernatural part where Almighty comes down to survey Earth looked like total non-sense. That gave false hopes to the reader that now the story will move towards supernatural stuff and some fantasy will land up. Now the other thing which I felt as the ‘Beast’ was that the plot, sometimes was getting stretched too much. If the story would have been more crispier, it would have taken over the mind of reader more strongly.

Conclusion :

For the first time, I felt socio-political genre interesting. It speaks no philosophy, just facts and a concrete solution. It will make you think differently and may give you the ‘Wings Of Courage’ to change the world  you live in.

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