Author: Deepa Agarwal
Publisher: Bluerose Publisher
Hangover of choices by Deepa Agarwal is a journey of Nidhi who met with an accident. On the stretcher at the hospital, she remembers the choices she made. It’s a book that will give you a literary hangover. Yes, with a unique storyline and an intriguing plot, it’s a roller coaster journey of love, loss, friendships and Decisions.
The plots shifts between the past and the present where Nidhi tries to figure out what’s happening around her, what has happened to her. Honestly, I loved the present plot more where she was observing the decisions people around her were making.
With an engaging narration and a pleasant writing style, the author keeps the readers hooked throughout with the surprises.
The characters are well developed by the author. I loved the bond between Nidhi and Ziya. I once hated Kumar for his indecisiveness. The way the author portrayed the emotions is commendable.
What will happen to Nidhi, will she survive? There were many questions on my mind. The sudden shifting of plots made me more curious. I was curious about Nidhi’s present condition.
I loved the way the author took us to her past, her precious memories. The way every event is sequenced is commendable. The conversations between Nidhi and Ziya, the things Nidhi was thinking about, will make you laugh, will make you feel worried at the same time.
Filled with lots of drama and decisions, it’s a deep, dark and different book that you are going to enjoy. It’s a bit heavy read but worth a read. Not to forget an amazing climax.
Definitely recommend if you are looking for a different read.
Nidhi Verma, finds herself having an extraordinary experience, whilst she is on her death bed under unexpected circumstances. As the doctors work furiously to identify the underlying causes that led to her sudden collapse, her mind starts to take a walk down
memory lane, to find its own reasons. With each increasing dosage of medication, she slips deeper and deeper into the storehouse of her memories, many of which she had kept carefully buried. She desperately tries to shut them out, but one unwanted scene continues to play after another. She is forced to now watch the movie of her entire life, only this time, as a viewer and not the actor.
Each vision raises uncomfortable questions and reveals aspects of her personality that she had denied. Forced to now confront issues related to her forgotten sexuality, jealously and the complicated relationships with her best friend, Ziya and husband, Kumar, Nidhi begins to see herself in a new light. As illusions start to fade, she is keen to live a more authentic life and become a better version of herself, while equally embracing her flaws and vulnerabilities, knowing none of these define her. The question remains- Will she make it alive to life differently? The Hangover of Choices is an engaging story, which will surely make the readers ask- If I was on my deathbed, what would I see? “