Book Review: Flowers of Sapphire by Anubhav Srivastava

Product details

Paperback

Publisher: HALF BAKED BEANS (1 March 2018)

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What is this book all about?

Three years have passed and Kafka has not forgotten the love that was, Mira. He comes to an island with a hope to find some belonging. Burdened with nostalgia and his encounter with Vivah gradually transcends into a belonging that could captivate his heart. Vivah has a convalescing heart too. And as much as she grows to feel Kafka as her companion, she knows that one day she will have to leave the island and go back to a life she wants for herself. Poised between the real and the surreal, the island holds the story of a witch, waiting to rejoin her lover in the depths of the sea. Kafka must make a choice to complete a tale of love of an age long gone by, or retreat into the safety of his old life.

Review

The language is simple and the choice of words which has been used is amazing. I loved the way the author has written this book.  The concept of struggle, love, pain and the need for relationships had kept me hooked till the end. Past makes its impressions on the present and it leaves you with lot of memories. The nature was described so well and I felt I was reading the short poems by different people and not a book by an author. The only thing which I disliked about this book was I felt a little boring in the middle and the first chapter on the book i.e. Kafka on the shore made me remind of Harukami Murakami’s book.

When the rains will weep for nights and days and black clouds will flood the ocean with sorrow.

When a soul turns into flowers and the waves come to claim them all: flowers as blue as sapphire.

Verdict

If you are looking for a short and quirky read then this is the apt book which I would recommend to everyone.

Rating: 4*/5

PS: Thank you Half Baked Beans for this review copy.

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