Like a gush of fresh wind, Debprasad’s debut novel BOLTU is an interesting as well as intriguing tale of friendship, relationships, struggle to survive, all combined in one single book, among all those stories, which are nothing but repetitive versions of each other.
ABOUT THE BOOK :
‘Boltu’ is the name of the main character itself, in the book. Hence, the entire story revolves around this character.
It is a story about a boy named Boltu, who survives through different stages and emotions , while growing up to a young man. Due to family negligence , gets addicted to the darker side of life.
Above everything, the boy still, is a dreamer, yet confused about his goals.
Because of his strong will-power and stick-to-it-till-the-end mentality led him to his new life.
He, finally transforms himself ,from a rogue to a responsible citizen, with the care , support and love, he gets from his beloved.
BOOK TITLE AND COVER :
The title is simple and predictable.
Excellent presentation on the cover, which is simple, yet very much fitting with the book title.
Author’s hold on the language is indeed, worth a praise.
Narration skills are polished, and are very well shown in the story as well.
° Character of Fotu-babu is not very impressive.
° End could’ve been molded in a better way.
° Character of Boltu.
° A new conceptual tale, other than the spicy or boring love-stories.
Book Title and Cover : 4.5/5
Plot : 5/5
Narration : 4.5/5
Overall-rate : 5/5