Publisher: Ficus India Books
Interesting and intriguing, ‘The Clockmaker’ is a fine example of Author Paromita Goswami’s growth as an author. She has come a long way from ‘Shamsuddin’s Grave’ which she authored way back in 2015, in terms of creativity, style and language. The book, which is a part of The Jungle Series that the author is bringing out, is a mix of the paranormal and psychological.
With power comes great responsibility. However if that responsibility is pitched against your family, which would you choose? Given what human nature is, the general tendency would be to secure the self and loved ones first. Ashish the clock-maker, from an illustrious family of clock-makers chances upon an antique timepiece passed down as a family heirloom, a timepiece long forgotten and buried by in a side table. The chance find which holds immense powers, turns out to be the turning point in his life. An insight into the future tempts Ashish the father to tamper with the timepiece, and thereby time. The cascading effect of this action of his impacts many lives. A man out to control time and destiny finally falls victim to his own actions both physically and mentally. Will Ashish be able to undo his actions, will he see light at the end of the tunnel, or is all this just a mere figment of his imagination?…..Only time and a reading of this book, will reveal.
Replete with various emotions like greed, possessiveness, jealousy,fear, horror and subtle romance, the book brings out the best and the worst in each character, with its evocative language. While the prelude sets up a riveting background to the story, the first quarter of the actual story pales in comparison to the same. Thereafter the pace picks up and the actual story starts to bind the reader. From there on there is no looking back.
A wonderful read that’s sure to hook you till the end.
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