Book Review: Keeping up with Kaneda by Gaurav Kumar

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When you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.

Author: Gaurav Kumar
Publishers: Srishti Publishers
Rating: 3.5/5


Canada – the land of beautiful lakes, opportunities and umm… scores of desis (aren’t we just everywhere?). What happens when a young man gets a one-way ticket to the hallowed country? When you’re saat samundar paar, even a modest course at a community college becomes a gateway for merriment and learning… of a totally different kind. And so it did, with Gaurav. An Australian flatmate, fellow students from Nigeria and Bangladesh and an employer from Kazakhstan lead him on a journey of epic escapades and much self-discovery. And when you’re looking to earn some pocket money, odd jobs just have to do. From a curious DJing gig that turns out slightly different than expected to becoming a walking salesman clad in a sandwich board, there’s no dearth of drama. Jump right in, for Keeping Up With Kaneda is an adventure in itself.


I loved the cover of the book, it’s full of life. The story is about all those who go abroad for studies. It’s about their life, about Gaurav who studies in Canada and do a parttime job too. With every chapter, we discover a new job that he does for his survival, how he makes new friends and have many adventures during this journey.The characters described by the author are so connecting. The narration is simple and it easily makes you visualize the whole story. Life of Gaurav in Canada. What happens after he returns India. I loved the ending of the book.The plot that author has set is light and wonderful. You can connect with book instantly. The pace of the book is also good and makes the reader laugh at various point. The tempo of the book is also good as the author didn’t fail to add suspense as well as a fun element in the book.  Use of simple language made this story more connecting. The elements like no one can pronounce my name properly and various others moments gives laughter. Overall It’s a sweet, light read full of fun.

You can get your copy here.

***I received this copy from publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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