Love, Life, and Logic by Uday Mukerji


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The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Love, Life, and Logic captures the individual struggle of a young man against the seemingly unnamed, unknown, anonymous power of the universe. In a shocking revelation of his innermost thoughts, the book depicts a painful account of his emotional turmoil arising out of his own confusions and dilemmas, and his personal developments through all that.

Rohan grows up in a middle class family in a small town in Goa, India. He asks himself many life questions like we all do every day. Is our life and death an end in itself, or do they have a much deeper implication in a gigantic universal process? Is each human life also someway connected to the chain of events unfolding every day in front of our eyes? We all have different thumbprints; but why? Are we all a part of big numbers game, or does each one of us really matter?

Chased by these and many such questions, Rohan leaves his lucrative job and his family in search of the truth. The journey gets complicated when he meets Adeline, a 23-year old vivacious girl in Vienna. Love, again? That brings him back to question his failed marriage. Is marriage an end of the road for love? Do all marriages come with an expiration date?

It’s the search and the road leading to his final realization that makes this book insightful and thought-provoking.

Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction
Series: n.a.
Length: 158 pages
Release date: 2016-11-29

 

Teaser


Possibly initially as revenge, Mimi started coming home late, and sometimes, very late. The qualities we used to admire in each other soon became unbearable. Mimi had always loved my carefree attitude toward life; but after a couple of years together, she began equating that with irresponsibility. I used to love Mimi’s style of fashion, but years later I looked at that as an obsession. I guess we were deliberately trying to hurt each other.


My Opinion

This book introduces you to Rohan, 36, freshly divorced. To get a grip on what was and could have been, he goes on a journey in search of the truth.

With Love, Life, and Logic, Uday Mukerji has created a remarkable story of a man who needs to understand who he has become. It is a very captivating read, keeping you glued to Rohan’s story. Rohan is believable and complex; his perception of his past and present, as well as his search for answers make him a highly interesting character – someone you would like to meet and discuss with in reality. Uday Mukerji’s story comes on little cat feet, drawing you closer to Rohan and his mindset while the story evolves. I was drawn close to Rohan and his search for truth. Rohan is authentic, his story is thought-provoking and has a wonderful flow.

This is a book for you if you like well-told, and thoughtful stories. If you like ruminating on important matters, you will find food for thought. Love, Life, and Logic is among my favourite five of 2016.

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Thoughtful
Pace Steady
POV First person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:

 

About the author

Uday Mukerji left his creative director’s job in advertising to pursue a writing career in 2009. After writing, re-writing, and deleting a few versions, and secretly burying two laptops, six years later, he is now ready to share his first literary fiction with you.

He was born in India, and had worked in Singapore for nearly twenty years. He loves to travel, and interact with people, not so much on FB or Twitter, though, but face to face, maybe with a cup of coffee. He is a nature lover and his concern for environmental protection also made him the editor of Singapore Environmental Technology Yearbook for ten consecutive years.

Connect with the author:

Goodreads:  Uday Mukerji
Pre-order links:  books2read.com/u/47kOQa

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Love, Life, and Logic?  Or – if you did not yet read Love, Life, and Logic – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

 

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