Title : Guru with Guitar
Author : Vikrmn
Blurb : Guru with Guitar
“Life is like a guitar. Tune. Play. Repeat,” says Viktor, a US based financial professional of Indian origin. He was rich, smart, intelligent, witty and emotional too, but still was lost in finding the purpose of his life. In spite of his great job and hefty pay package, he didn’t feel the sense of contentment.
Then he met Kim, his lady luck. She helped him realize his dream life, sparking a love story. Despite his failure in pursuit of his dream, Kim stood by him … till she decided to move on. Viktor is heart-broken, lost again, and struggles to balance his aspirations and office life.
This story is his journey through life-changing experiences in India and USA – ranging from writing his first book to becoming a coach for cancer fighters, and then a motivational speaker, to finally becoming the Guru with Guitar.
There are 11 heart touching songs, 8 lovely poems and 111 life-changing quotes scripted by the author.
My View : It’s a signboard directing you towards your passion, and live your life at its best amidst all the boredom you feel in your life, this story suggests to listen to your heart. Dump the high salary you get in the way of your passion. There’s not much to seek in the story, but there’s author’s writing style to cherish and a life of writer that would carry you to discover his earnings after he met the love of his life. It’s a s story of a CA cum writer cum a lover.
What the beginning would serve you is more of a conversational write-up than a story. This nature of the novel keeps on occurring for a good moment that I felt like author wants to tell the story only in the form of conversation exchanged between protagonist and his mates. And then starts the story of a CA, how he met with the love of his life, but the excitement to encounter his love-life also vanishes into thin air, when he doesn’t give enough space and time to readers to feel the moments.
Throughout the journey, the hindrance that occurred is exaggerated content at many places.At many places, such scenes are focused which doesn’t play an important role to create an impact on reader’s mind. And as they take most of the space, the much-wanted information that reader seeks for to flow with the story misses in the journey.
The often visit of songs and poem may irk reader, as at places it felt like they are not a part of the story, but forcefully made a part of the novel. I loved the quotes incorporated in the book. All the quotes participated in the story being a part of conversation plays their role very-well. His writing style is very-well furnished. When the story fails to come up to my expectation, it was his writing style that was keeping me alive to complete the journey.
Rating : 3.3/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari