This blog is a part of self discovery, a symbol of my passion for writing - my madness, an attempt to be a part of the 'Write-A-Thon'. This is my space - beyond the judgement of others. Here, I dabble mostly in romance, poetry, shayari, book reviews, social issues that bother me and trending topics (venturing out of my comfort zone) with a dash of personal insights about life - an entertaining fiction itself!
Monday, 30 July 2018
Book Review #106 : Sonya
is born and raised under strange circumstances and in a world of
darkness. But she thoroughly enjoys this world and her gloomy
ambience, until one fateful night. That night literally transforms
her whole life and destroys everything she possesses, leaving her
with nothing but complexes, phobias and depression. Despite that,
Sonya wants to lead a normal life like everyone else. A life
comprising of a normal family, a few good friends and a good romantic
relationship, but will her past allow her to have one? Sonya grows up
in various different situations and meets many good people who seem
better than the monsters of her past. But are they? This story is a
coming of age drama that follows Sonya and her life which is coloured
by deception, dilemma, seduction, tears, abuse and bloodshed."
Narayanan is from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. He has been writing for
four years now and has written around 25 short stories before writing
his first novel, Sonya. Gautam has also penned scripts for a few
short films and loves movies, music and photography. He welcomes
feedback and constructive criticism and is active on his twitter
: Gautam Narayanan
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
reading the book I was terrified by its size. There are many books
that are fat and have tons of pages which can make the reader doze
off to sleep, as they pick it to read. But this book is a complete
page turner. Each and every page justified its reason of being a part
of this book. The storyline is very addictive and keeps you glued.
The author has done justice to all the characters and has described
each one perfectly to spin a perfect story.
novel was completely the opposite of what I expected when I saw the
cover page. I am actually surprised by the fact that a male writer
can encapsulate the deepest emotions and feelings of a girl so well!
The way the writer has scripted each and every human emotion and
thought processes in the simplest way possible is just worth
girl i.e Sonya in the book, is not a perfect one, she is flawed, just
like an ordinary girl. She does mistakes too. This is her story where
she isn’t just turning into a woman but becoming a strong one -
enough to face anything daringly that life puts her through.
author has superbly expressed the feelings of a woman. The plot is
likely to touch the heart of every woman. This book made me self
reflect. I felt like I learnt more about myself. Every incident is
relatable. Being a girl and facing certain issues in my life, this
book made me even more stronger. Gautam Narayanan has penned a
masterpiece which changed me as a person and made me questions many
is one of the books which leaves an impact on you. with simple yet
elegant way of explaining emotions that aren't easily understood by
many. This novel made me cry, made me rediscover myself and inspired
me. A must read for all book lovers. Congratulations to Gautam for
his hard work of 3 years! <yes, it took 3 years for him to finish
this fat book>
~ Gautam Narayanan is a gifted writer. I am sure he has
thoroughly enjoyed conceptualizing this book and has lived the
process of writing it. The cover of the book justifies the theme of
the book. Highly recommended!
I received a copy of book from the author in return for
my honest review.