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A Story Between the Lines by Santhosh Sivaraj – Book Review

  • Author: Santhosh Sivaraj
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Invincible Publishers (31 May 2019)
  • Language: English

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Adi, a soft rebel with a strong mind, challenged the world with his smile. Nila, an innocent girl with a beautiful heart, loved the world with all she had. Love sparkled in the mountains when Adi’s adrenaline lost to Nila’s serenity.

Life struck them hard when Adi woke up to a rude shock. His Nila had disappeared and his memories were lost in an accident that Adi cannot recollect. With memories betraying him, he trusts his love to lead him to Nila.

Running against time, he felt truth closing in from all directions. The more answers he got, the further his destination became. Adi dared the distance, which was a war-torn land, engraved with scars. Can Adi’s journey lead to his destination? Or was the journey a destination by itself?

Book Review (1)

Everything we experience in this world goes through one filter- that’s our mind.

A Story Between the Lines by Santhosh Sivaraj is an innocent love story of Adi and Nila that manages to deliver a powerful message awakening our sleeping conscience. Have we ever pondered over the differences existing around us? Have we ever shed thought to the gravity of the bloodshed that prevails in our surroundings? Are we even remotely interested in knowing what havoc we humans are wreaking on humanity?

Right from the cover to the end, the book echoes the message it intends to reach us. From a story to a bomb explosion, how lives are changing, this has been lucidly depicted in the book. Amidst this, the essence of the beautiful love between Adi and Nila stays intact. Isn’t this heartwarming?

Adi lost his memory of some time after an accident and he’s on his journey to find his wife Nila. In this journey, he comes across different facets of life that would move something inside us too. Would he be able to reach Nila? You’ll need to read the book for that. The story was essentially focused on Adi and Nila and the sequence of the events did contribute significantly in making it interesting. However, the end seemed a little vague to me. The title piqued my curiosity and I really didn’t get what I expected. Perhaps, I needed the book to explore the depths of the central theme. The characters were good and Nila’s was the best of all. The narration was quite impressive and I liked the writing of the author. It intersperses the philosophy with a normal story to create an effect. The way the book reaches Syria was surprising and I appreciate the author for bringing out the truth we so willingly choose to ignore always.  In all, the book turned out to be a good read for me.

This was my second book by the author and I must say, it didn’t disappoint me. Recommended to the ones who want to start out at reading. This can actually prove to a good one for them. They will get a few amazing takeaways to think over as well.


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