The Reverse Journey
This is a story about a young man faced with a decision - to follow his heart or brain. The heart wants happiness in India, among his family, friends and people who are like him. His brain wants money - without it what security does he have? All his friends are relocating to the USA. He feels isolated. And so he decides to follow 'the rat race'. He travels to America. Will the journey to a foreign land bring happiness? Will money be the answer to his prayers? Or will he finally realise that true joy is the sense of belonging?
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this book is all about dream,biography and own experience
Longer and Final : Oct 21 around 8 pm:
I had been struggling to find the right words for The Reverse Journey for last 3 weeks .. I absolutely loved it, and there was absolutely no other book that came close to the delight that I got while reading it . Yet, I didn't know why I liked it so much .. I could relate to it from my personal experiences, feel most of the experiences, author goes through, but it wasn't just that. It was good novel, where character and people around him evolve and mature. Physically as well as mentally .. But it wasn't just that .. It had quite a humor and easy language and never let your attention divert but it wasn't just that .. It told story of struggle of thousand of student's and migrants, the cultural differences that we have and provided a really good and accurate explanation but it wasn't just that also.. Finally, I learned what makes it a great story and novel at same time, when read this QUOTE From Short Stories book on Spanish by John R. King and one line read "Novels are result of hard work and evolve few characters, stories are work of Inspiration". (mistakes mine in quoting).
The Reverse Journey is a novel which evolves through a series of seamless short stories and each story by itself is an inspiration in itself. And the whole novel by itself is a lot of hard work .. Packed in 120 pages with no extension and masala. The Author of Novel takes the normal path traveled by thousands and lakhs of people in India, observes his the society and people around him as they evolve and presents the compelling story and most of us can relate to .. The blend of evolution, realism and inspiration is what makes The Reverse Journey so compelling.