Passport Is My Favorite Book – Book Review

  • Author: Rishabh Jhol
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1053 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BF8XL1G

 

The walls of my body yearn to be set free because I carry a wanderer’s spirit.

Zehen is a nomad, a person deeply in love with traveling, cashing on his time in fulfilling the desire that fuels his living. He has his priorities well set to match his cravings for new expeditions. In his pursuit of new places, cultures and people, a few women leave their imprints on his heart. He keeps on chasing his dreams and love seamlessly enters his life. He feels that this might be something serious but the other moment, he is shattered to find nothing substantial. Towards the end, the realization dawns upon him, in silence, in the remnants of the past.

Review:

The title Passport Is My Favorite Book is completely in tune with the wandering heart of its protagonist Zehen. He pines to explore the world and rest of the world around him is envious of it. He is able to quench his thirst. The fulfillment of his passionate desires makes him full. It fills the void in his heart. The story takes you to the lands of Moscow, Lisbon and St.Petersburg. The author expressed the longing of Zehen’s soul to move about in search of absolute happiness nicely that keeps the reader engaged. Although, at the onset, the book appeared to me soporific and dull But by the middle of it, as the life of Zehen picks up the momentum, it piqued my interest as well. I could totally relate to Zehen’s character as he wants to be free. He represents a free spirit who does what he desires. He is the symbol of passion as well as pure love. The sequence of Kavya and Zehen may not impress you a lot but the one involving Zehen and Inayat will definitely move you. The distance does matters in love. And the opposites couldn’t stay together. They can satisfy each other, complement each other but they can never make each other one and whole.

The book has been written very well. I found the narration intriguing as well as interesting. As soon as you strike a chord with Zehen’s heart, you seem to wander along with him. You will feel all that he goes through – the satisfaction, the happiness, the love, the fiery passion and the heartbreak. The language is very good and some beautiful lines sprinkled here or there in the book make you to contemplate over the life and its reality. The story has been crafted well but at some points, coherence was missing. I felt that some of the characters were brought into the narrative without proper deliberation. Moreover, the narration seemed to stretch itself in certain instances.

If you are the who loves your passport more than anything else, if it is your favorite book, if love interests you and you are willing to lay your hands on an amazing book, go for this novel.

RATINGS:

Book Cover: 3/5

Book Title: 4/5

Plotline: 4/5

Writing Style: 3.5/5

Narration: 4/5

Language and Vocabulary: 4/5

Grammar and Punctuation: 3.5/5

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