Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Book Review- My Blind Father by Anuj

Book Name- My Blind Father
Author- Anuj
Genre- Child Psychology/Fiction
Publisher- Kalamos Literary Services
Pages- 149
Price- ₹175

BLURB- “My Blind Father…” it is a story of Om, who is thanking god for the blindness of his father. It is story which if left untold then every child will wish their fathers could be blind. Om is writing this story when his father is on death bed. He is telling his life story and how his father helped him to live completely, live to the fullest of life, how to drink every drop from the glass of life.

Children were suppressed from the beginning of the civilizations. Women were suppressed by men. And they both together suppressed the child. Osho said ‘there will be liberation of child after the liberation of woman.’ Now this is the time. ‘My Blind Father’ is the beginning of child liberation in India.

This story will take you into the depths of child psychology to understand the child, to help the child, to provide them an environment where then can grow to their best potentials. From the beginning of civilization we are growing by ignoring child. Because it is very easy to ignore a child, you can tell them to shut up. You can force them to sit silently, so we forget how to understand a child. Your world is perfectly well without understanding a child. But now you can see the results. Ignoring a child, disrespecting the freedom of a child is producing criminals in the society. Now we need to understand a child to make our society crimeless. This book is to help everyone to understand the child. To make our civilization more civilized.

REVIEW- 'My Blind Father' is Child Psychological book  where we meet OM, main protagonist of the book and his blind father. This book tells us about OM's Childhood, School life and Adulthood and how his father supported him lead a successful life.

Book Title and Cover- Book Title is surely interesting and creates curiosity about the book. Cover is eye pleasing and suitable with the content. Blurb is short and up to the mark. Overall First Impression of the book draws attention of readers.

Language and Narration- Language of the book is simple and easy to comprehend. Narration is lucid and is done in first person.
Author has done commendable job to make this book interactive.

Characterization- OM is the main protagonist of this book. He's nine years old and quite mature for his age. He has some great views about life which are strongly shaped and supported by his father, who is blind.
I loved the father-son duo relationships. Author breaks stereotypes while writing this beautiful father-son relation.

1. The Father-Son Relationship.

2. This story asks you to think about various topics

3. Important lessons and Messages in the story

1. Few editing errors and misspelled words.

Book Title and Cover- 3/5
Language and Narration- 4/5
Characterization- 3.5/5
Storyline- 3/5

Final Rating- 3.5/5

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