Title : Colourful Notions: The Roadtrippers 1.0
Author : Mohit Goyal
Pages : 200
Publisher : Srishti
Genre : Travelogue
Cover : 3.5/5
Writing Style : 3.5/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 3.5/5
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand kilometres across India? Just for fun!Three twenty-something’s dare to do just that! While the two boys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handy cam.Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories while narrating their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It’s nothing less than crazy.
I doubted if I’d ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing – I penned a book about them and their road trip.
Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life.
This book starts on an unusual path and takes you on a journey, literally. While reading the book, you actually feel the 10,000 kms you have traveled with the characters. This is my second attempt of reading a travelogue and this was much more fun than the first one because this is not just a travelogue but a story entangled with the traveling experience.
occasional twists and turns, like crossing over the border, tiger attach, punctures, robbery makes it a fun ride. i would have easily given this one a five star rating if there was not a love triangle involved. Second half got little boring but overall, the writing style of Mohit Goyal keeps the thing alive and somehow, before realizing, the book ends on a sweet note.
This book is a must read for those who wants to read something unusually beautiful.