What the book is all about – A summary
(Summary Source : http://www.jangshersingh.com)
“Jangsher Singh, a top junior tennis player, meets with the sweetheart of his youth on one foggy afternoon outside his ancestral village in India. When he is caught in the midst of an intimate moment by her “very old-minded” brothers, the situation turns bloody; he will never again be the same. Several years later, a scarred Jangsher emerges in Melbourne at a Grand Slam, a rookie wildcard at the top of his game.
His tournament record will determine the fate of two bumbling pseudo-geeks from Sydney—Yug and his tobacco-chewing cousin, Aman—who can’t seem to catch a break. The car they borrowed for their weekend getaway, an Audi R8 called Flame, has fallen into the hands of a brutish thief, and now they must do whatever they can to get it back.
Come Monday morning, will Yug be able to return Flame to its owner in Sydney? Will Jangsher be able to withstand the fierce gamesmanship of Hierro, the greatest southpaw ever to have played tennis? Might Aman be able to establish an official website for the Indian rookie in time to save himself from financial ruin?
Can Jangsher be victorious against Hierro? Will he end up facing the great and widely beloved Temujic—what chance might he possibly have of keeping up with the reigning champion? It will take guts of steel. No quarter shall be asked, and none given.”
A very confusing plot. Begins normally, but as the story progresses, the plot slows down, brings together a mix of characters and emotions, all scrambled up that confuses the reader, who loses track of the plot. Very poorly expressed. The author could have emoted each situation better. He ends up dragging the emotion each time, for want of better words.
Few chapters of the book are intriguing. Gripping. Makes one want to continue reading, find out more. But most of the chapters aren’t. The characterisation of each of the characters in the book is soppy and weak, and doesn’t help elevating the interest of the reader towards the story. Specially the main characters around whom the story revolves. There isn’t anything magnetic about them that makes you want to know more about what’s happening to them, in their lives.
I went for the book after reading the summary – believing I would get to read a story of inspiration, an enjoyable account of emotions. I was disappointed. It didn’t make a pleasant/intriguing/enjoyable read for me. So, read it at your own risk.
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