Author: Mehul Kaku
Cover Design: Hemen Patel
Cover : 3.5/5
Title : 3/5
Blurb : 3/5
Story : 2/5
Theme : 2/5
Characters : 3/5
Overall : 2.5/5
- Prabhakar / Prabh- The narrator
- Mohan, Robin, Ali- Prabh’s friends
- Reena- Prabh’s wife
It’s delightful journey of friendship. Friends play, tease, fight and love but importantly live life joyfully. The story is likely to connect with all who have ever been in friendship.
In today’s stressful life, we get busy in our own life, everyone has their own priorities and dreams to follow. We might have a successful career but a corner of our heart misses the time spent with our friends during school days.
One day, when we sit back and think about some of the best moments with friends, it will surely take away all the stress and bring broad smile on our face. The book will surely make readers relive some of the best moments spent with friends.
String of Friendship by Mehul Kaku is the story of four friends – Prabh, Mohan, Robin and Ali, narrated by Prabh. The plot begins with Prabh and his wife, Reena, discussing about their 1st business anniversary party. Prabh was annoyed with the fact that Reena had invited her parents to the party because Prabh was looking at it as an opportunity to re-unite with his friends and party hard. That was his motive behind all this celebration. However, as a loving husband, Prabh came to the terms with the present and appreciated Reena’s thoughts. He went down memory lane, to their vacation after 10th std board examinations. All four friends would all play the same games for a month and a half at a stretch until they finally decided that it is time for some adventure. They sneak into one of the famous mango gardens and try stealing some mangoes. They even get thrashings from the guards.
Prabh then goes on to narrate his encounter with Reena at one of Ali’s dance classes and how they become friends. Thereafter, he narrates about each of his friends lives and how they landed up where they are now. Ali and Robin cancel their plan of attending Prabh’s business anniversary party. Prabh is dejected as he was expecting even Mohan to cancel the plan but strangely he hadn’t heard from him. The end will leave you smiling, reminiscing the good old times you had with your best friends.
The prologue indicated that something drastic must have happened in the lives of four friends which turned their lives away from each other. But unfortunately there was nothing mentioned so. No twist. A really simple and smooth flowing plot dejected me a bit.
Congrats to Mehul on writing and successfully self-publishing his debut novel. Perfect grammar and a simple story. Each character has been taken care of very well, describing each of Prabh’s friends’ passions and their respective career journeys.
A light read on the importance of friendship (2.5/5)
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