arrived in this world, he was like a lost butterfly in a sea of white. A baby
who is born and thrust into the huge sea of humanity called India, rides and
steers his destiny ship, as he constantly grapples with the Clown inside him,
who meanwhile brings out his own set of funny oars in these troubled waters.
The Clown’s journey continues on from a Karma-Guru to a trader of special water
from Europe (thanks to his Made-in-China friend!), and from a music director
(the Bad-Boy theme!) to the founder of a school, and a dirty sock to a
sex-crazed, horny bunch of young fellas. The colors of the Clown’s comedy are
different but he always plays to the circus of life. As Kiriti encounters a
wide array of characters from the length and breadth of India, a land as rich
as its flavours, the carefree years full of joy and young hopes come to an end,
with the sweet smell of Ganja still lingering under the starry nights. The
philosophy of Meaning is preached, after a session of holy smokes, on the sides
of a dusty highway which sees blood and grime daily.
And finally with the Mystical Game which casts a shadow on Kiriti’s life having
been won, everything is laid to rest under a blanket of white, only to be
stumbled upon by a Sherpa on the peaks of the mighty Himalayas that wakes up
something inside of his adorable son!
Is it a Thief, his Dream or the Clown?
And there is a 2000 year old Surprise Gift with the Novel! (Any Guesses?)
Clown is Kiriti’s second personality. Clown is the soul or conscience. Author has adapted a fresh narration with good and apt vocabulary. India at its realistic best can be the apt sub title for the book. Different stages of Kiritis’s life is portrayed in the utmost veristic manner.
Somewhere down the line, the story takes us to a different level of narration. More in this, you need to read the book.
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complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write
a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.