#BOOKREVIEW: CABBING ALL THE WAY

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TITLE: Cabbing All The Way
AUTHOR: Jatin Kuberkar
PUBLISHER: Readomania

THE BOOK

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BLURB

Twelve people agree to an idea of running a shared transport service from a common residential locality to their out-of-civilisation office campus. Twelve different minds with equally diverse personalities gel with each other to fulfil a common need. At first, the members collide on mutual interests, timings, priorities and personal discipline, but in the course of their journey, they become best friends, make long-lasting relationships, mentor and help each other on various mundane matters. The journey goes on fine until one day some members try to dictate terms over the group, the rift widens and with each passing day, the tension surmounts and finally hell breaks loose…..Will the journey continue?
Fasten your seatbelts for the journey is about to begin.

ME FEELS

STORY-LINE: Interesting. Drawn from the author’s personal experience, the book a memoir of sorts, literally takes us on a ride through the busy streets of Hyderabad in rain and sunshine with 12 human beings poles apart by nature yet, bonded together just with the aim to make a cumbersome routine easy and relaxing. During the course of the journey we see them in their true colours. Strangers at first they over a period of time, gel together and then starts the hilarious part of the book. Their fights, their jokes, their anger, their laughter make one feel that one is also a part of the shared cab journey. Though in general the group enjoys pulling each others leg and having a good time, tempers run high when one or two of them try to have their own way for selfish motives.

A simple yet relatable story, ‘Cabbing all the Way’ had me gritting my teeth at times, at the insensitive behaviour of Saina. But at the same time there are instances where I couldn’t help laughing out aloud. The book is hilarious, witty and truly enjoyable. Without making it seem so, the author has cleverly delved into human psychology and brought out the best and the worst in human nature.

CHARACTERIZATION: The author has succeeded in bringing live all the characters in the book. They are well developed with all their imperfections and thus one can easily relate to them, their moods, actions and reactions.

Yes, if you would ask me if I felt if there was something wanting in the story, I’d say I’d like to have seen the author make the aggrieved characters take Saina to task. I felt they were way too lenient with her. I’d have also liked the author spend a little more time with his characters making them work more hard to find out solutions to the problems they faced.

LANGUAGE: Simple and witty, something that comes naturally when you have lived the life of the character/s.

PACE: Slow at first but picks up after the first quarter portion of the book. From there on there is no looking back.

EDITING: I’ve always been a great fan of Readomania’s editing team. Except for two-three minor typos there is nothing that does not do justice to their proficiency in the field.

VERDICT

A simple yet wonderful read, the book scores a 3 on 5 from me.

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JATIN KUBERKAR

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A software engineer by day and a passionate writer by night, Jatin Kuberkar likes to express his inspirations in the form of poetry, short stories, novels and essays.

An ardent lover of Hyderabadi biryani and a worshipper of chaai, Jatin lives in Hyderabad and is the author of two other books—Rainbow Dreams, a collection of poetry and While I Was Waiting, a collection of short stories. Cabbing all the Way is Jatin’s third book.

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BUYING LINKS


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