Book Review: Marathon Baba - Girish Kohli

Marathon Baba by Girish Kohli right away incarcerates you with its humorous off the wall perception altering run of the mill tribulations of ordinary verve, into an astounding escapade and flight, while the unreal absurdity cuff a beam on your orifice, one that you can recount with jiffies from your own verve.

The narrative tenders an intriguing foretaste into the lives of stanch noxious adherents who are the basis and the means to the ride through this tale, who find their tranquility in the liberty of the ashram and find themselves in the charisma of godly Karna, who after a thrilling and mystifying sprint through the realm for seven long years inexplicably turns red and put up Marathon Ashram, where hundreds of self-confessed cohorts descend and become its residents.

Set on the underpinning of drug peddling, the ashram explores the dynamics of the fine and the ghastly, which can co-exist but a superfluous degree of decency fixes on your gist. The gleaming humorous absurdity is infused with a runny staid order and appends to the profundity of the exertion, with the depiction of the shady Inspector, the naxalites, the strap asphyxiate of a worker, the disordered folks, with a whipping urge to run away from all. These entwine of both rudiments makes the storyline quite loaded.

It is tepid, vivacious, and at times, tongue in cheek and is not only the chic lingo that invigorates this volume, but the compassion with which the people in Baba’s ashram are rendered. They are not tear-eye ogres neither are they lazy clowns content to sit on their rear.

Told from alternating viewpoints, the authors light and ironic touches gives readers just enough to keep the story moving, uncovering small angles of the story with each chapter, where we learn about different disciples and the Marathon Baba. In isolation, their chronicles are an intriguing look at various facets of life and how they drew closer to the ashram of the Baba.

It is told with a desiccated wit; very sardonic and earthy, where the author employs incongruity and candor in alike smidgens, as he charily build up his characters, each section with the characters depicted so well that each one came to life right from the commencement. The minutiae given were so explicit that the reader will feel as though they know them face-to-face and you can in fact see them as existent populace in front of you.

The reader will easily be caught up in the descriptive lucid imagery that the author uses throughout the books pages. There was very little long-windedness and it was graceful to hear the say-so of the characters with twirls and spins around every corner, where you receive a packed poignant ride of trepidation, stratagem, melancholy and bliss, while zilch is eternally how it gives the impression.

This tale is filled with both of a yen for suppleness and a granular pink solidity of veracity. At times it is quite explicit, but it never felt lurid but was bona fide. The tome is beset with incisive avowal from the characters who display a convinced sense of wit that is inimitably theirs and the events in the novel were fascinating with a magic in them and the yarn.

A well written out of the ordinary charming read where the times of yore continually run into the present, the present wishes to run away and the reader is obligated to run with the author right through the reserve. Amusing, crazy and scrawny, Marathon Baba is a delightful pleasurable astounding saga about the cult of a man who couldn't impede running.

Marathon Baba twists the perception that running away from the veracity of verve is an escapist scheme of the pusillanimous, but he credibly proliferates that it is quite the reverse where running turn into the lashing oblige towards emancipation.

In Baba’s words running frees his constructiveness, aggravation, anguish and escorts him to ultimately hit upon harmony even though he has been presaged that running is deleterious to wellbeing.

The book intended to portray what could be the different mirrors of threads of many genres weaved into one. There are squirts of verse, anecdote slants, thriller and obscurity blended with droll detours. Though it’s entertaining and humorous, it is at the same time stimulating and ingeniously gratifies to the savor of many.

What starts out as a reverie soon turns out to be a wrestle for endurance. There are many coverts in this book, just like a lot of us have in our lives and it is sometimes only by letting the secret out that we attain true emancipation.

Right from the first line this book will grab your attention with its totally new and path breaking comical and smug writing. There is something amusing, insightful or spellbinding in each line of this reserve with the psychedelic witty, derisive lingo fitting the theme of the tome well and the chimeras run in your head as the lexis give you a high.


Title: Marathon Baba | Author: Girish Kohli | ISBN: 9788172343910 | Binding: Paperback | Published: 2012 | Publisher: Fingerprint | Pages: 256 | Language: English