Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Book Review- Pinto has an Idea by Rajeev Saxena

Book Details-
Book Name- Pinto has an Idea
Author- Rajeev Saxena
Genre- Fiction
Publisher- Bloomsbury India
Pages- 280

Blurb- Young Pinto has from his childhood been an out-of-the box thinker, finding solutions in his everyday surroundings to a myriad ancient global problems. A certain machine he invents in his childhood makes him a hero in his village but it's not sufficient to change the mindset of naysayers for Pinto to pursue his career in hardcore science.

Pinto Has an Idea is the tale of Dr Pinto, a small-town boy, an IITian and a scientist working in MIT, who suddenly experiences a life-changing revelation in the early days of his research, throwing away his work on theoretical physics and setting out to solve the practical everyday problems of the world he lives in.

Returning to his native India, he finds his noble quest beset by unexpected adversaries, obstacles and trials, but emerges triumphant from each battle.

Pinto does not like to appear a romantic person, and keeps women at bay. But when Lavanya returns to haunt his life, and eventually shoe-horns him into marriage, he obligingly falls in love. Because Lavanya is not just a pretty face, she's his partner in research. And Pinto, a newbie in romance, discovers a whole new craze. 
But life takes directions never aimed for. Pinto is on the road to becoming rich and famous. He invents a mechanism to eradicate corruption in the land, and in that process moves towards politics. That impinges on the couple's relationship so severely that Lavanya disappears suddenly without telling Pinto. Why does she leave their child with Pinto? Will he lose his greatest 'idea', Lavanya, and thereby, himself? Sure, Pinto's ideas bring dramatic changes to society. But how much romance can a scientist handle as well?

Rajeev Saxena, in his debut novel, shows you just how much.

Review- There are books you start with different expectations and that turns out to be the most different one. Pinto has an Idea is one such book and it turned out pretty interesting book.

Book Cover and Title- From the cover, book seems to be Sci-fi or fantasy but this is purely modern age book. Book is beautiful and it creates curiosity about the book. Title is appropriate.

Language and Narration- Language of the book is lucid and easy to comprehend. Writing style of author is simple and easy to follow.  Book is given in third person narrative. 
Though there are few grammatical errors but except that, book is well edited.

Characterization- As the story takes place in different places, there are many characters which support the main story. The one thing I liked about this book is  all the characters are justified properly with their own story and set of emotions.

Storyline and Plot- Story revolves around Pinto, our main protagonist and his journey from childhood to adulthood, from brilliant student to successful scientist and his equation with Love. Author has beautifully placed scenes in various places to bind characters with main story.

Likes- 1. Pinto and Lavanya's Bond 
2. Pinto's love for People and Invention.
3. The way Lavanya adores Pinto.

Dislikes- 1. Story seems monotonous and boring in the middle.

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

Final Rating- 3.5/5

All in all, Pinto has an Idea delivers us contemporary, relatable, fresh  yet equally interesting storyline which will surely entertain you.

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