The Last Surge… by Pramit Sarkar – Book Review


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Title : The Last Surge
Author : Pramit Sarkar
Pages : 201
Publisher : Gargi Publication
Genre : Fiction

Rating :

Cover : 4/5
Blurb : 4/5
Plot : 3/5
Story-line : 3/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Presentation : 3.5/5
Overall : 3.5/5

OVERVIEW:

“…the day we face each other, she will be sorry; sorry for rendering me emotionally impotent. And that will be my victory.” Their blazing courtship was nearing marriage, before fate played its vicious card. Rimi dumped Gabriel and married the choice of her family but Gabriel decided to remain single. Why did Rimi take such a drastic decision? How did Gabriel keep up his single hood? Did they meet again or did fate succeed in keeping them apart? How does Sneha fit into the picture? Crafted with the characteristic flavors of Bengal, THE LAST SURGE brings you the tale of an ace football player turned relationship counselor and what made this protagonist a great brother, a greater father and an even greater romantic.

BEAUTY:

  • Writing Style of Author.
  • Setting of the Story.
  • In depth knowledge of author regarding relationships.

BEAST:

  • Extra usage of metaphors.
  • Climax.

REVIEW:

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” This actually summarizes the relationship factor. The Last Surge is a brilliant tale by Pramit Sarkar which actually travels around different relations and make you feel the true sense of being a human.

The story is about Gabriel Hopkins and Rimi Chakraborty. They fall in love with each other in very strange circumstances. Gabriel was at first was reluctant but soon realized his love for Rimi. Soon the story takes up a U-Turn with the death of Rimi’s only guardian, his uncle. She was forced to marry according to her family and that made Gabriel and Rimi part away.

Gabriel falls in love once again, this time with his daughter Sneha. His life started to shape around her only. Sneha was not his own daughter but he never made her realize the same. After years, Sneha got to know about her father’s story. She decided to make them meet again. The beauty and beast, both lies in the climax of the story. Something unexpected awaits the reader at the end.

The writing style of the author is brilliant. He knows how to play with words and is having great command on expressions and relationships. The book is surely a great read.

Now the drawbacks of the book. The climax was abrupt; could have been better. Another thing is sometimes, the author gets lost in detailing and the usage of metaphors makes it a bit difficult to relate for a normal reader.

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