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Friday, 8 December 2017

The Ficticious Dream - Book Review

The Fictitious Dream by Ravish T. Ram is the story of Rakvendra aka Rak. Rak is a BA graduate who suddenly finds himself in a desert. His journey lands him up in a sanatorium and then into the King’s army. He meets strange people in his even stranger destinations. Be it the old man whom he encounters first in his quest or the once famous doctor who now is mentally ill or the guard who once was an honest police man trapped in the corrupt system or Rak’s friend with a weird name called Shapat - the characters make the story even intriguing. Then there is the beautiful and rude princess who steals Rak’s heart. Will Rak reach his destination? Is his journey worth it? In order to find answers to this question you will have to read the book the Fictitious Dream by Ravish T. Ram.

This novel opens up an interesting premise for the readers. You are fascinated to know where this journey is going to lead. The author succeds with a terrific opening. The blurb has already raised your expectations. But unfortunately the novel falters and doesn’t deliver what is promised in the blurb. Lines like The next morning I woke up because of the noises made by those mad people. But when I treated them politely, they said I was sitting there just for masturbating to criminals. Criminals were assaulting the society. Why should are you interested in it? demonstrate the crying need for an editor’s job. A good editor would have certainly shaped this fictitious dream into a good fiction. Yet I congratulate the author for trying something new and not falling into the trap of formula.

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