The One From The Stars by Keshav Aneel | Book Review
“The cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had.”
Vishesh is a dreamer, who is driven by his passion for writing and words. But like most Indian middle class families, his parents are impatient to see him settled in a government job. Despite all obstacles, making no complaints, he continues to follow the hard path, holding up the promise he had made to himself, trying to fulfil his father's wishes and failing over and over.
Almost everyone – his parents, friends and the love of his life – leaves his side in the middle of his journey. To worsen things, he is diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the seriousness of which nobody could decipher before it was too late.
Will a dreamer be sacrificed for social standing? Will a heart be crushed to uphold a hollow image?
Left alone and misunderstood by everyone he knew, this is Vishesh's intense story of repeatedly falling down and trying to get up on his own, to prove that everyone who dares to follow their heart is not a commoner; he is 'The One From the Stars'.
Publisher:Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Release date:July 5th 2017
No. of Pages:Paperback, 168 Pages
The characters seem real and relatable and so does the plot. One of the best things is how every character, big or small, has their point of view in the story. The author's ability to take you into the world of his realistic characters is mesmerising. I got teary eyed through it and had personal emotional reactions to many of it’s parts. There are so many lines you would want to remember and quote because the writing style is amazing.
I could barely put the book down and loved it from the first page to the last. This was such an incredible story that I won’t be forgetting for a very long time. It is the one that will stick with you no matter what.