Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Book Review- The Withering Banyan by Hyma Goparaju

Book Name- The Withering Banyan
Author Name- Hyma Goparaju
Publisher- Frog Books
Pages- 357
Price- ₹295/$12

A well-to-do business family, whose members are torn apart by a turbulent father-son relationship shrouded in mistrust, suspicion, and contempt for one another- a result of the vagaries of the son's mind and its maladies - suffers silently. Well-wishers fear that Badri is suffering from a mental derangement, and is on the brink of wiping away his father, Siveswara's hard-earned fame and fortune. Unaware of the boundless periphery of its affliction, descendants of the five-generation lineage are confounded with an enigmatic and stigmatizing battle of their lifetime which they have to decode and overcome in order to ensure the well-being of the ensuing generations

Then title and book cover matches with the theme and content of the book.
Language and Literature of the book is greatest strength of the book. Book shows us the Hyma ma'am love towards literature.
The Withering Banyan is narrated in two parts, present and past which emerges at the end making the end perfect.
First chapter is written so well that it increase enthusiasm of the reader to read  the next chapters.
Narration is simple and attractive.
The negative thing of the book is additional description of certain events.
Use of adjectives and adverbs in the dialogues. More description about the Schizophrenia would have avoided confusion.

Book Cover/Title- 4.5/5
Language Justification- 4/5
Character Justification- 3.5/5

Final Rating- 4/5

So The Withering Banyan is new story with new concept with amazing literature.
You can grab your copy from Amazon Flipkart or nearby book store.

Review by- Ravi Gurunani

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