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A Pleasant Escape by Piyush Rohankar : Book Review

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Author: Piyush Rohankar
Publisher: Srishti Publishers

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The well-developed characters keep the reader engaged throughout. I liked how each character created an impact on the readers. The engaging writing style and easy language make this book a delightful read.

3.5

Review

A Pleasant Escape by Piyush Rohankar is a light and simple read that you can pick up over a cup of coffee. It’s a story of Alok who decided to prepare for UPSC civil exam. Will Alok crack this exam or will he be one of many soon forgotten aspirants? It’s a story of Love, friendship, regret and shattered dreams that takes him through Kashmir and Turkey.

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I liked the plot of the story, filled with twists and turns. The way the author expressed, would bring back many college memories. Alok moved to a different place to study where he met a few friends who changed his life. The crisp and intriguing narration keeps the reader invested in. The best part of the story is when Alok visited Guwahati. I loved that part of the book.

From facing failures to not giving up, Alok was chosen to write an amazing story. Whose story? This book has an unpredictable climax. The well-developed characters keep the reader engaged throughout. I liked how each character created an impact on the readers. The engaging writing style and easy language make this book a delightful read.

Overall, it’s a simple, smooth-paced, interesting story that will be liked by teens. 

Summary:

When Alok Shirke decided to prepare for the mother-of-all-exams – UPSC Civil Service – little did he know that the journey would turn out to be much more than just books and classes.
He moves from the comfort of his home to the crowded lanes of Old Rajinder Nagar. A chance encounter with Sarah seems like destiny’s compensation for all his hard work. He also meets buddies for a lifetime. Their life-stories of love, regret, friendship and shattered dreams take him through Kashmir and Turkey; from brothels to hospitals; and from dingy quarters to the hallowed halls of UPSC.
When life finally seems to be coming back on track, he stumbles upon a truth that is bound to change him and the rest of his life.
Will Alok crack the exam, or will he be just one of the many soon-forgotten aspirants? Will a strange revelation make him see his life as A Pleasant Escape? 

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