Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Review: Here Sat a Key Maker...: Of Friendship, Love, Hate and Men by Makarand Lohire

On the jacket:

Can a poor boy dream of a life with his love? Does the lure of money drive one to betray ones own? Here Sat a Key Maker... is the story of Javed, Shashank, Preity, their simple lives complicated by poverty, love and ambition. Set in the backdrop of sprawling metropolis of Mumbai, will fate be kind enough to fulfill their wishes?

Review:

A very fresh story-line, an interesting read. I chose to read and review this book based more on it's title than it's small blurb and I was not disappointed. 

The story begins with a doctor, dead tired after his shift, trying to get back to him room to sleep, having to go look for a key maker. Here is where the read story begins, when the tired doctor, listens to the key maker's story, wide-eyed, not sleepy any more. A story about friendship, love and hatred. A story about Javed, Shashank, Preity, Dinesh, Adesh and their friends. 

Characters have been defined well, the plot is tight and doesn't lose it's focus, the author shows a lot of promise. Emotions are very well-depicted, with some lesson about love, friendship and hatred, at every step. Editing leaves a lot to be desired.

Rating: ***/5

[This is a reader request review. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.] 

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