BOOK REVIEW OF- PARROT UNDER THE PINE TREE
By- SURENDRA PRATAP SINGH
• Paperback: 252 pages
• Publisher: Invincible Publishers; 1 edition (1 May 2017)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 9386148552
• ISBN-13: 978-9386148551
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
Parrot under the Pine Tree is the powerful expression of love. In the
girl’s heart; it’s subtle, sublime and eternal. But in the boy’s
heart; it’s earthy, insecure and restless. The anxiety brings the two
young hearts close. In the clean and tranquil environs of Kausani,
Vedanta inadvertently meets Saranga under bizarre circumstances and
both fall in love with each other. But Alas! Their happiness doesn’t
last long. On one fateful night of temptation, the storm that blows up
not only consumes his heart and soul, but also shreds that of Saranga
into pieces. On insistence of her grandma Saranga agrees to give a
second chance to a repentant Vedanta. But misgivings remain in her
heart. Will Kausani rework the magic again between the estranged
The title itself provides us with the glimpse of love as an expression
of a major emotion. The title also symbolizes that sometimes it’s only
in the ecstasy of unrepressed movement that we may enter the stillness
of our authentic selves. In such sacred moments, the world seems to be
in step. This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor
endures — symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart,
we know the other. The sad part is that we will probably end up loving
someone without them for much longer than we loved someone when we
Some people might find that strange.
But the truth of it is that the amount of love we feel for someone and
the impact they have on us as a person, is in no way relative to the
amount of time we have known them. You can’t live in your mind and
expect those dreams to become real, without the work. Reality requires
actions that might feel scary, but that is what is required if you
want to find true love. Don’t expect it to come and rescue you. You
have to rescue yourself. I felt Parrot under the pine tree was an apt
and a perfect title for the plot.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
The plot revolves around a very romantic theme keeping a beautiful
environment at its backdrop. Some people get what they want, but then
they act like they don’t want what they’re given. I think its because
sometimes the form it takes isn’t quite the form they wanted. That the
person giving it & the manor in which it’s given isn’t what they
wanted. Or maybe the timing is simply off. Or maybe, it’s just that
when you don’t know what you want nothing is ever enough.
And I think that’s the real tragedy. That life gives us exactly what
we’ve been wanting but we fail to embrace it. Simply letting those
moments & people pass us by.
The characters of both Vedanta and saranga were beautifully plotted.
They prove that Life is like candies.
You have your favourite candy, you have tasted it hundred times, you
have got used to that, you know the taste, it is a perfect match for
you. But there are plenty of the other ones, not tested yet, some of
the them look so delicious that you wish to try them out, that feeling
is so strong and instantaneous, but stop and think about it for a
second, as soon as you will try it out, your favourite candy will
never taste the same. The plot also features heart break and partings.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living
alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its
yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are
here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be
swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or
left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple
tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting
their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
The plot also describes the beautiful environment of Kausani
metaphorically also means Life has its rhythm ad we have ours. They’re
designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do
and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity.
I loved the very beautiful message of ties from the plot and the
characterization. There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family
is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce
papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The
only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut.
If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make
those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties,
those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will
always be with you.
YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE-
1. THE BEAUTIFUL AMALGAMATION OF TRANQUILLITY WITH LOVE.
2. THE EMOTIONS DESCRIBED THROUGHOUT THE PLOT.
3. THE FEELING OF-“For you are you, and I am I, and once we were we…
but as long as I exist and so do you – know that I will always love
And lastly the novel will force you to say ‘i won’t ever leave you,
even though you’re always leaving me.’
Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
1. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
2. Net emotions in the story- 9/10
3. Usage of words and phrases-8/10
4. The title, cover and the illustration-10/10
5. The net impact on the readers- 9/10
KUDOS TO SP SINGH sir- It was really a beautiful plot.