Thursday, November 14, 2013

#BookReview: Millionaire by Dayal Madan

On the jacket:

Billions of people, with zillions of dreams. Dreams that say I want to be rich, I want to see my favorite car in the garage of my beach-house, I want to have everything I want. It’s true that money can’t buy happiness, ‘cause it is happiness. But do dreams really turn into reality? Can an ordinary life be deciphered to extra-ordinary?
Bank balance of hundreds of millions, colossal apartment, resplendent black car, and retirement in the early twenties; he had everything. But it all appeared void to him. He was incomplete without his first and very last vish. The happiness couldn't buy him his vish. Can love be ever so strong that it can overshadow all the luxuries? Is the love he lost ever coming back? What about the promises he made? When he had nothing, he wanted everything. When he had everything, he felt nothing. He was Dev Arora, a multi-millionaire.


One thing special about this book, is that it has been authored by someone who broke barriers and founded his own publishing company. The book has attractive fonts and the pages are number in a different manner - they are in Roman numerals and on the outer, bottom corner of the page, placed vertically.

A college romance, where they are dating, she breaks and later he wins her over. A bit unrealistic and dream-like. The tale is inspiring but kind of falls flat before it sizzles. Dev Arora, the protagonist is a multi-millionaire. He is invited to a college to speak on Valentine's Day. Here he speaks about his own love life and the love of his life. In this he talks about his journey from being a college student to where he is now.

Editing was disappointing and extremely novice. Good editing could have given the story the lift it needed. However, keeping in mind this is the first publication by the publishing house, the path ahead is only upwards and towards the better.

Rating: **.5/5

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

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