Book Review: Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa

Mid week stress is my best friend and all I want right now is a bubble bath and a glass of wine. Oh! and a book.

But here I am! Writing reviews. Not that I hate it, but a bubble bath is obviously tempting 😛

Second Chance

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

Genre: Fiction

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Blurb (as on Goodreads):

Shekhar Kapoor is a successful businessman who has never done a decent thing in his entire life. For him, it is all about what he can get and how fast he can get it. He goes through life cheating and insulting people, even after he receives a mysterious telephone call from what is called the City of Justice. 
Ignoring the cryptic warnings, Shekhar continues to live his life as he pleases, until one day, shortly after insulting a beggar in the street, Shekhar crashes his car and is killed. 
And it is only when he is standing before the Bookkeeper, and being shown where his life had gone wrong, that Shekhar finally understands what life is all about. 
But is it too late for him? Can he be given another chance, undo all the wrongs he has done? Or is there a chance that Shekhar Kapoor can find redemption where there had previously been no hope? 

My Take:

Second Chance….. How many of us actually get a second chance to undo all the wrong that we have (intentionally/unintentionally) done to people.

If you were given a second chance, how would you change things?

Shekhar Kapoor, the owner of Aerowalk shoes is known for his pride, arrogance and short-tempered nature. He is also a male chauvinist. He gets what he wants and right now he wants his photo on the front page of a leading business journal. In this process, he destroys the lives of a lot of people.

And then Karma happens. He meets with an accident and goes to The City of Justice. This is quite similar to what certain people believe as the Day of Judgement or the moment after death when God decides whether a person goes to heaven or hell based on his deeds on earth. The author has an amazing imagination and the journey through the chapters dealing with the City Of Justice is compelling. Reminds me a little of Aparichit- the Movie. There is also a sense of satisfaction when Shekhar is being punished for his deeds.

The writing style is simple and the book manages to hold on to your curiosity. Though there are places where the plot gets predictable and ill-logical, it has been executed quite well. There are also poorly edited paragraphs which I overlooked in light of the fact that the plot was entertaining.

Karma and punishment for one’s deeds are something we have been hearing since ages. The author has taken that idea from our religious books and weaved a beautiful story out of it. The reading is smooth as it is so relatable to what we imagine hell to be, or how we want an evil person to be punished. The message is loud and clear.

Another relaxing and satisfying read, this novel is your mum telling you stories while teaching you to be nice to others.

Ratings:

Goodreads: 4.57/5.0

My Rating: 3.5/5.0

 

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Get your copy here.

Until next time

xoxo

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