Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Leap in a Blue Moon - by Ishwar Vedam

It is just a great feeling to see so many new Indian authors coming up with great ideas and stories - the recent ones including Immortals of Meluha series, Chanakya's Chant, and other good books like Fate, Fraud and a Friday Evening. Different stories, variety of characters and unsuspected endings.

When Krishnaveni posted about 'A Leap in a Blue Moon' in EveningHour's facebook page, we bought the book immediately and got to reading. And, it is really an idea that would happen "Once in a Blue Moon" :)

The author, Ishwar Vedam, took inspiration from Idioms. The key to this story is what happens if a person (a little girl in this case) is trapped in an idiomatic world, where the literal meanings of idioms become real.

So, in this story, when a person is angry, he hits the roof - i.e. the person actually goes up and hits the roof, literally. And, when a person is lazy, he becomes a couch potato. Well, if I say more, I will be taking away the fun parts.

Wonderful read for teenagers with good world lessons in built. Adults would be able to enjoy the fable-like ride.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks EveningHour for the nice review!
    Thanks to Krishnaveni for posting about the book on the fb page.

    -- Ishwar

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  2. Hi, Thanks for the information on the book. It will really help the youngsters to keep calm during the hours of stress in their life and understand the importance of patience.

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