- Author: Santhosh Sivaraj
- Genre: Fiction
- Publisher: Invincible Publishers (4 June 2018)
- ISBN-10: 9387328767
- ISBN-13: 978-9387328761
Things were never the same for five ordinary individuals who got stuck at crossroads and there was no way they can run back. They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fear and leave the rest to destiny. Their characters were tested out of their comfort zone and it witnessed abstruse results; a Ph.D. scholar fights to win a pizza making contest and a tennis prodigy running for his life in a war-torn, bloodied Island.
Extreme circumstances and their consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary. Was the test imposed on them by someone? Or did they invite it on themselves? The Blue Moon Day is that Once in a Blue Moon day story which questions an individual’s priorities, ridicules the worldly routines and finally redefines happiness.
Your mind knows you better than anybody else does.
Once in a blue moon, we bump into books we can’t appreciate enough for their simplicity and the delight of reading them gives our soul. The Blue Moon Day encompasses the stories of five men who are en route to discover their purpose in life. Each story strikes a different chord of heart and you would be actually transported into the land where the whole thing is taking place.
The whole book revolves religiously around one central theme – the blue moon day, a rare event that takes place in our life due to the sheer serendipity. That one day is the one where we learn about ourselves, where we realize that we hold the power to mold our life, where we come to know that it is we who are the creators as well as destroyers of our destiny. In all its true essence, the mind possesses an immense power to influence our actions. If we could direct it the way we want, if we become its masters then the life would simply pan out to be the way we desire.
The youth will relate easily to The Pizza Engineer Abi who is crazily chasing his academic excellence and awaits success but is clueless about his true passion. A mysterious man shows him the way to it. The letter was truly touching. Not Today highlights the reckless pursuit of money we indulge in that we fail to take notice of little pleasures surrounding our lives. It is only difficulties that break our trance and we attain the much-needed clarity in our lives. The Storyteller finds his protagonist recounting his past, trying to level up with his present when he meets the face which brings a new ray of hope in his life. It brought back the freshness of handwritten letters which were used to be prime mode of communication before we got digital. The Heaven makes us look at the agony of a person who is despaired to find about his fatal illness and the terrifying sight of a war-torn island. The description of the end when the protagonist is taken to the heaven is amazing! I didn’t like The Messenger though.
The stories have been intricately woven with the right combination of words and emotions. The characters will feel real and you’ll find yourself in their place. I especially liked the concept of Zero Hour that has been mentioned in the book. It is really effective and easy to practice yet difficult to master. The lucidity of expressions coupled with sound narration is enough to engage the readers. Not to forget, the cover is very good. It’s a pleasure to behold such ethereal book covers. Overall, the book is a good treat!
If you are in search of a fictional book which could keep you engaged for a few hours, you can go for this one. For the newbies out there, it is a wonderful work to start with. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
Book Cover: 4/5
Book Title: 4/5
Writing Style: 3.5/5
Language and Vocabulary: 4/5
Grammar and Punctuation: 4/5
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