Review of Emancipation by Suddhabrata Deb Roy

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Name         – Emancipation

Author                  -Suddhabrata Deb Roy
Publisher              – Half baked beans
Number of Pages -250
Publishing Year   – 2016
Edition                  -Paperback
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Rating : 3.0


What happens when an
ordinary looking working guy storms into a restaurant to have his lunch while
the owner is busy shouting over his manager? In what direction do the events
turn when the owner is a potential film maker and the engineer has a story to
tell? Well, that’s exactly the situation when a guy named Bankim, small town
bred, middle class, engineer, enters a restaurant owned by Tanmay, pressurized
by parents to enter into the family business and a film school dropout. Bankim
churns out his life’s story in front of Tanmay , a story which encompasses the
struggles and feelings of thousands of teens in the small settlements of India.
A story touching crucial points of a youth’s life in a small distant town , his
love life, the attack of parental and social pressure and the incessant attack
held by the education policies… The book takes you on a raw tour covering the
crude real life aspects of a small town guy in present day India…

My Review

A teenager muddled up between  familial and peer pressure as well as personal desire are passion is a subject which has been used over and again in movies and books. Emancipation is yet another addition to the list. Life of a small town guy is depicted in the book. Author tried to show the world, how different the lives in small town is from the metro-sexual lives. An affair of a teenager being handled as a grave issue might seem as an exaggeration but in reality small towns are yet to accept it. While author tried to put forth a different scenario, sometimes the issues and instances depicted seemed over the top. Being a small town girl myself, it was difficult for me to digest. Author has tried to bring forth several issues in front of the readers.
The book cover gives an impression of a serious and deep read but one pursuit through the chapters, the book cover is way beyond the real story.
Editing and proof reading is the weakest factor in the book. Narration is amateurish. The pace of the story is fluctuating. For a one time read the book is recommended.

Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a
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.

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