Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Review of THE BLUE MOON DAY


Book Spotlight~ The Bluemoon Day by Santosh Sivaraj
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Blurb

Things were never the same for five ordinary individuals who got struck at cross roads and there was no way they can run back. They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fear and leave the rest to destiny. Their characters was tested out of their comfort zone and it witnessed abstruse results; a PhD scholar fights to win a pizza making contest and a tennis prodigy running for his life in a war torn , bloodied Island. 

Extreme circumstances and their consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary . Was the test imposed on them by someone? Or did they invite it on themselves. The Blue Moon Day is that Once in a Blue Moon day story which questions an individual’s priorities, ridicules the worldly routines and finally redefines happiness.

About Author


Santhosh Sivaraj , a banker based out of Chennai ,started his career as a sailor and eventually ended up wearing many hats in life including that of a teacher, entrepreneur and a trainer. He considers the journey of life to be the destination in itself and that pushes him to seek newer avenues in life every now and then. Absurd Economics interests him and he loves doing standup comedy. He laughs at his own mistakes and loves life unconditionally.

He believes in seeing with the mind , writing with the heart and living through others. This way he says one can live more life per life.




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The Blue Moon Day: Five Men's Magical Discovery enroute Life






Self help book comes in several forms..Telling stories to motivate and boost your inner strength is also a way of writing book on this genre.The tales are woven in such a manner to give advices and inspiring nuggets of wisdom. The reading of such books serves the double purpose of enlightenment as well as entertainment leading to empowerment.

Santhosh Sivaraj has crafted THE BLUE MOON DAY with powerful stroies of hope amidst of doubt and dismay peace and happiness inspite of strained relationship and forgiveness with heartening twists and turns.


There are totally 5 stories captioned in the following order.

THE PIZZA ENGINEER
THE MESSENGER
NOT TODAY
THE STORYTELLER
THE HEAVEN.

The last chapter THE BLUE MOON DAY carries the revelation of suspense that gives all the surprise as well as the latetst position of the main characters.


The Pizza Engeineer , Abhinav Sharma learns his lessons through Mr.Pillai who has to select him for a job. This story is told in a ludicrous manner I laugh a lot when I read this . 


The Messenger tells the story of Deepak and his love for Priya. This story starts with a humourous note and turns in to a social drama involving the strained relationship between the couple and how they manage to come out of the web forms the rest of the story.


Like this other stories also involve so much melodrama and struggles of Mcs are given in a nice way to make the reading a seamless and sober experience.The down to earth charectors are ethced so well we can easily relate to them. I like the language which is simple, fresh and direct. The beutiful narrative prose and the story teller in the author make the book a pageturner.


The most important philosphical and wise pearls which I want to jot down are as follows.


Study you before you study anything



Nature has his own way of conveying messages.



You can find your real individulaity only when you come out of this comfort zone.



If you decide to be happy , life identifis all the hidden happiness around you.


The pace is even and at no point of time it is dragged and there are suffienct twists and turns to engage yourself .


This book holds the stories  of ambition, willpower generation gap , happiness and sadness.This is a book for youngsters and elders who want to identfy the conteperory problems faced by them in their ordrinry course of life,

My favorite is the story of Sankaran an aged person physically weak but mentally strong who finds a new life.This would definitely  move your heart giving all the insights about old age challenges. 


  Both the title and coverdesign are fantastic. The strong blurb is also a fitting one.


I recommend this book to all who want to study self help messages through stories in the contemporary scenario.

A must read by the youth belong  to the present generation  .

My score:5/5 

Disclamer ;"I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset"

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