Monday, June 5, 2017

Book Review of Second Chance by Sandeep Jatwa

People rarely get a chance to correct their wrong-doing. And even if they get a chance whether they correct it properly or not it is up to the realization of their wrong deeds. Partly self-help and partly fiction looking cover of "Second Chance" forced me to read the blurb of the book. And the book came out to be a fictional work with underlining importance on benevolence and humanity.

Book Blurb
Shekhar Kapoor is a successful businessman who has never done a decent thing in his entire life. For him it is all about what he can get and how fast he can get it. He goes through life cheating and insulting people, even after he receives a mysterious telephone call from what is called the City of Justice.
Ignoring the cryptic warnings, Shekhar continues to live his life as he pleases, until one day, shortly after insulting a beggar in the street, Shekhar crashes his car and is killed.
And it is only when he is standing before the Bookkeeper, and being shown where his life had gone wrong, that Shekhar finally understands what life is all about.
But is it too late for him? Can he be given another chance, to undo all the wrongs he has done? Or is there a chance that Shekhar Kapoor can find redemption where there had previously been no hope? 

"Second Chance" is a story of successful businessman Shekhar Kapoor. Shekhar Kapoor has inherited Aerowalk company from his dad after his dad got paralysis attack. Being a single child from a rich family, he was spoilt from a core. He breathed the air of arrogance and selfishness. Though his parents tried their best to nurture him with proper values, he ended up being sadistic. He became more negative after the loss of his mother. He considered his father as the culprit for his loss. The only thing he cared about was his ego and needs. He considered people working in his company as slaves and didn't give proper respect to them. He did not respect others' concerns or value system.

Unlike other human beings, his case was different. Someone was watching all his moves. The person started giving Shekhar warning about repercussions of his actions. Shekhar found those warnings as imagination or threats from rivals. But things didn't go as Shekhar planned. He met an accident and went to the City of Justice. Things became more interesting from that point onwards.

Things I liked about the book
  • Nicely interlinked relationship of Shekhar with different characters in the story. 
  • The description of the City of Justice. It is written with dark humourous tone.
  • Though each character has their own story, which is adding meaning towards the climax, I liked the character of Unnati and Kailash.
  • Description of various hell. It made me Google to check various types of hell exist according to Hindu belief.
  • Simplicity and straightforwardness of the story line.
The author has given proper justice to the title "Second Chance" by giving proper emphasis on both the scenario of Shekhar's life.
Book Type - Light Read, Travel Read

Talking about rating:
  1. Cover Page : 3 / 5
  2. Concept : 3.5 / 5
  3. Characters : 3.5 / 5
  4. Storyline : 3.5 / 5
  5. Overall : 4 / 5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Reviews from other readers can be found at Goodreads


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