Book Review: Abhimanyu Jha

Abhimanyu Jha is back with a novel,, in which the story unfolds through the eyes of the protagonist, the worn-out, fraught, youthful and sensual golden-haired spirit Maahi, who has gone astray and remembers nothing apart from dying next to sea waves and now wanders like a ghost, emerging from a parallel life in disbelief at the sight of the absurdity of existence, stunned and helpless in a world that does not recognize hardly any, with her feelings and her initial impressions that, as usual, are then changed by the course of events.

Veeru is a youthful, nonchalant entrepreneur who creates and gets heaved into an escapade when Maahi registers as the first ghost and with all the anger he has inside and, facing it, regains his youthful determination. Similarly, through almost a physical need for uncontrollable impulse rediscovers his love but his self-centeredness which, like many, cannot escape.

Dazzled by the charge of the girl, Veeru finds himself fantasizing about her, imagine the absurd dialogues full of allusions and transposes this fictitious vitality, with ephemeral joy in this novel to return to the scene, breathe the hustle and bustle of life, and come out again, definitely. Not only that, but Maahi awakens in him a paradoxical feeling of love, a strong gravitational pull on the ghost of his desire.

Asmita Burman is an old, half-blind professor, having been hidden in a house in the woods who finds Maahi inexplicably, can take notice of and perceive ghosts and knows way too much about them. And then there's D'Mello, a five hundred year-old phantom of a Portuguese nobleman, also looking for for Maahi, oddly come out and vanish with the hoary skirmish between good and evil with a chase between periods, freedom and adore that will in due course put the whole planet at risk.

The construction of the sentences and, Abhimanyu’s masterful design, is perfect with the plot is like a swirling crescendo and the characters exciting who live by the reflection of the genius of their creator; without neglecting the small elegies and politically incorrect love stuffing pages pregnant with meaning.

The author is able to reverse the tacit agreement between the reader and the writer, capable of subverting the canons of literary creation, and able to surprise us once again because of its beauty consists first of all in one of those ingenious changes in perspective that literature offers with respect to the common life and the world.

The writing grew more intense and exciting as the life flowed before the eyes of the characters and the reader through the point of view of death, darkness, surprised abandonment to love from afar, to the scorching sun, the light darting from one sea always in motion, all smell of salty water, the whole world caught on as a geographical map of the internet with the planet Earth for a billion, a trillion, a quadrillion carats.

The particular perspective allows the reader to look at the world with the nostalgia of those who have left, but with the surprise exhilaration to be still inside with the dazzle of a new present, but with the knowledge that we no longer get to the bottom of it can no longer enjoy or cry really.

The dialogues between Veeru and Maahi are revived and transformed out of phase in a theatrical dialogue in which a fictitious she and him courting and giving himself a farewell among the most original promise of the madness that follows with the crossing of the shadow line, youth, maturity, old age, coffee-coloured bathing in the bayous where one thing is certain reading this book that you are not in front of the typical and stereotypical ghost that terrorizes the people.

The word theatre becomes the alternative form that of dream, imagination, poetry to the language of everyday life, of life, real and symbolic impotence. This game of perspectives cross-references and double meanings makes the text more complicated and fascinating at the same time, in the mix of comedy and gloom that comes with the reader.

A usually wonderful novel with excellent idea and magnetic dialogues in the final pages that seemed to diminish in pale tones, the final short dash of style was satisfying with the beautiful book, intense and very real, especially in the emotions felt by the writer. This is an exceptional book in the sense that it is an exception, with phenomenal writing and the sum of obsessions at their best clearly fluctuating but its peaks touch the vertigo.

The writing is nice and simple with great, ironic humour and the imagination of the author make them captive and fascinating suitable aimed at a young audience as well as adult and cheers and amaze any type of user with the story which was an enjoyable read, since the varied themes touches with simplicity of religion and faith, humility, malice, good and evil, forgiveness, love and death with a tale that is simple but sharp and with the due moral ending.

The author plays with light and dark reflections of humans, sketching with true master strokes the vicissitudes of every individual, revealing the miseries and limitations and making us laugh, because, alas, we are not completely good, but not completely evil and that is light weight or interest that we can reach the crime or deception that captures, with its immense class, the eternal struggle between rationality and imagination, the endless yearning for the loss of the romantic world, the hassle for the everyday with all in an ever-green novel.

Once again the author gives us a work bright and full of hilarious anecdotes that keeps the reader glued to the novel until the last line and then you can see a sequel in the making.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 252 ♥ Published: August 2014 ♥ Publisher: Srishti ♥ ISBN13: 9789382665199 ♥ Language: English