Monday, February 11, 2013

An Adolescent Mind by I.R.Shankar



Title: An Adolescent Mind 
Author:  I.R.Shankar
Date:  2012
Publisher: Swati Malhotra
Price: Rs. 500
Genre : Fiction, Semi-autobiography

This is the story of the author in his own words from his childhood to adolescence. It is different from the plethora of stories we read about successful people and their journey, this is the journey of a common young man till he reaches adolescence. A common man who does exist and is remembered only till he lasts….sadly. This is a common mans uncommon attempt to immortalize his life's journey amongst the pages of this book.
The book begins with the author claiming he remembers a lot, even about his childhood. That seems claiming a lot however, as the incidents depicted are what any child would feel I gave him benefit of doubt and started reading ahead. His childhood lonely as had no parents and grew up with grandfather, a retired army officer, who did just one thing faithfully – drink liquor. His life, were his teachers. He grows up goes to college, makes good friends, starts fantasizing about women, meets some good &some mean ones, etc. The important character of the author emerging from this part is of a good learner from life.  He describes the crests and troughs of experiences to learn each lesson about human beviour, the big bad world and his own desires. 
For more read the book.

Positives: Good language.

Negatives: Editing, almost good, some parts still could be avoided.  

The Verdict!!! The story is something one can relate to and that keeps one turning the pages. A good light read to get a glimpse of your own life. At 500 INR however a little overpriced.

About The AuthorI.R.Shankar, born and raised in India, came to the United States. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer by training and a Software Consultant by profession. He has a passion for writing novels. He is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel titled ‘An Adolescent Mind’. True Colors of Love is his second book, a psychological novella for the lover of fiction.I.R.Shankar, born and raised in India, came to the United States. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer by training and a Software Consultant by profession. He has a passion for writing novels. He is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel titled ‘An Adolescent Mind’. True Colors of Love is his second book, a psychological novella for the lover of fiction.

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