The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 has been a blast so far, and I’ve made a host of new friends! I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Today, for O, I give you a romantic novel: Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai by Rishi Vohra.
Elevator Pitch: The novel shows us the world through 24-year-old ‘autistic’, ‘psychotic’ Babloo’s eyes. Vandana is the only one who sees him differently, and inspires his journey through a series of twists and turns that change his life forever.
Excerpt: I awoke again to a metallic sound. It was broad daylight. The bed next to me was empty. I got out of bed and looked out the window, searching for the familiarity of the railway tracks. But it had been replaced by a manicured green lawn. I looked around the room and saw that the old, peeling walls of my room had been replaced by neatly painted, light green walls. The dusty, brown tiles has been replaced by smooth, clean, white ones.
Very interesting. I guess recco is strong enough to pick the book and waltz with Babloo.
Thanks for stopping by! Babloo would love to waltz with you! 🙂
The excerpt, as usual, made it sounds very interesting. And, my friends’ comments recommending the book convinced me to try and get it!
Would love to hear your feedback on the book! I can be contacted through my website – http://www.rishivohra.com. Looking forward!
What a wonderful theme you have! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I can only imagine how much time you devote to the challenge.
Sounds interesting…I must get my hands on it for a review too.
Hi Corinne! Look forward to your reading the book!
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Thank you! Please check out http://www.rishivohra.com for more information on the book!
This is the second review of the book I am reading today and I am really excited to read more 🙂
Would love to read this.
Thanks! Please check out the website – http://www.rishivohra.com.
I’ve read this book. If you are a Bombayite, you will love it. If you are not, you will know the finer things that make the city what it is. And for the record the author is such a down to earth person. Read it for his honest attempt. I quite liked it and reviewed it too.
Hi Blogwati! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! Once again, I do appreciate you taking the time out to read and review the book! Thanks again!
Would love to see the world through Babloo’s eyes.
Please do! And please do let me know what you think! Look forward to hearing from you through the FB page/website (www.rishivohra.com). Thanks for stopping by!
Love the elevator pitch thingy, great idea!
I agree! Kudos to Damyanti!
The novel shows us the world through 24-year-old ‘autistic’, ‘psychotic’ Babloo’s eyes.
That caught my attention.
Hi Sheena! The book is mostly a first person narrative so that the reader sees the world from Babloo’s point of view.
This looks like an interesting read…adding to by wishlist 🙂
Thank you! Looking forward. 🙂
Please do let me know what you think – website or FB page.
The plot of this book sounds very intriguing indeed. It is extremely difficult to write about subjects such as schizophrenia. The research that must have gone into this book is commendable.
Yes, writing on such a subject was challenging. I did immense primary and secondary research on the same. At the time, I was in San Francisco studying an MBA. My University’s Psychology department was very helpful and, among other things, put me in touch with students with similar disabilities. But I have tried not to overly highlight these disabilities in the book. Would love to know what you think once you read the book. Thanks for stopping by!
Sounds very interesting. have read some rave reviews about this book.
Thanks Shilpa! I hope you manage to pick up a copy. Would love to know your feedback once you read the book. Please send a message through http://www.rishivohra.com or the Facebook Page (Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai).
Read more about this book here: http://anucreations.blogspot.in/2012/12/once-upon-tracks-of-mumbai-book-review.html
Hi Anupama! Thanks for stopping by!
A very offbeat subject I must say and your reviews, as always, makes one long to read the book 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. The subject is slightly offbeat, but have tried to give it a commercial flavour. Look forward to your feedback. Please email me through my website http://www.rishivohra.com. The website is down now for some reason, but am having it looked into.
The author Rishi Vohra is a vry nice person 🙂 Got a book from him and liked reading it as well as reviewing ! feels good to read this
Thank you for your kind words, Afshan.
The excerpt is interesting!
Hi Shail, I hope you get a chance to read the book!
For further insights into the book, please take a look at the website – http://www.rishivohra.com.
You write great reviews. I appreciate them. You must be a reading machine!