Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Colorful Notions The RoadTrippers 1.0

After reading "Monkeys, Motorcycles, and Misadventures" I started linking adventure & travelling books. "Colorful Notion: The RoadTrippers 1.0" was able to create similar impact on my. The moment I got my hands on the book I went through first few pages of the book and author Mohit Goyal has done splendid job by placing road-trip plan on 3rd page itself, which has increased my interest even further. 


Blurb of the book (which I found little bit boring)
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand km across India? Just for fun! Three twenty-somethings dare to do just that! While the two guys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handycam.
Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey all the more. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories, as they narrate their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It's nothing less than crazy.
I doubted if I'd ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing - I penned a book about them, and their roadtrip.
Story started with Abhay. A guy suffered emotionally because of his parents divorce. His best friend Shashank was the only person whom he considered family. Shashank a foodie fat guy who is settled in his family business was bored of his monotonous life. Only color in Shashank's life was his girlfriend Unnati. Abhay made a plan of road trip. A crazy road trip, starting from Delhi to North - West - South - East India, covering more than 25 locations & more than 10000 thousands KM. Abhay convinced both Shashank as well as Unnati's family for the trip. Their concept kicked off and got finance from main-stream media house production. Through out their trip their bonds deepen and became each other support. They even had self-realisation experience. 
Following would be the high light point of the book:
  • Book was written in Bollywood style (someone can make movie out of it)
  • As I said Bollywood style, I found it lacking in trip detailing due to over-concentration on drama
  • At place story was witty and can make you laugh
  • Best parts of book were : Bhangarh fort, Wagah Border, Hyderabad, Sundarbuns, Bodhigaya, Agra-Delhi Highway
Talking about ratings:
  1. Cover - 4 / 5 (0.5 less for boring blurb)
  2. Language - 3.5 / 5 (Smooth for given genre)
  3. Story Line - 3 / 5 (Marks deducted specially for less detailing of trip)
  4. Concept - 4.5 / 5
  5. Characters - 4 / 5
  6. Overall - 4 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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3 comments:

  1. guilty as charged... 2.0 is Himalayan Adventure and through its never-ending secrets... it will have more detailing on locations.. thanks for reading and reviewing it so nicely :)

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  2. PS: could you also post a few lines on amazon? it will be great for other readers.. thanks.

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    1. Review is posted Goodreads & Amazon both.. All the best...

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