REVIEW  OF THE BOOK WINDOW SEAT BY YASHLUV VIRWANI

THE TITLE-

The title beautifully amalgamates silence, emotions and feelings together keeping the window seat in the backdrop. Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the calmness just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully. The book will definitely cover you with a quiet atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. Peace is the number one beautiful ornament you can wear, I really believe that. They say you should always wear a smile, but I don’t believe that you should “always” wear a smile, seriously, you’re going to look stupid! But peace, you should always carry peace within you, its the most beautifying thing you could ever have or do. Peace makes your heart beautiful and it makes you look beautiful, too. You want to have perfect physical posture when you stand, sit, and walk, and peace is the perfect posture of the soul, really. Try perfect posture outside as well as inside. Peace creates grace and grace gives peace.

REVIEW OF THE BOOK-

Have you ever sat on a window seat, in the train of your memories while it’s raining heavily? Rain has this ridiculous power of waking up all the angels and demons inside us at once, doesn’t it? All of a sudden there is a war inside us, between both the sides. We can do nothing but clench our fists and watch our train derail and take a path we have never come across before. All we know at that point of time is that we are going to crash somewhere. Either our demons win or the angels, we are going to get wounded somewhere.

 The characterization of Rumi is very beautifully crafted. Nothing was inevitable. She had not chosen this way. It was her fate. It had been decided since before time began. It had been decided before she began. Nothing could be done. There was no point in trying. It was way too late. The inevitability of nothing was totally supreme, overriding everything. No way out. No way through. She could only accept the unacceptable. She could only endure the unendurable. Nothing was wrong! Nothing was wrong and the wrongness of this awesome nothing seeped from her. Some people, only a few, saw it. Some people, only a few felt it. Some people, only a few, recognised it and in recognising it for what it was, raged against it. Through the nothingness, these few reached out for her. She could not reach back. Through the nothingness, these few fought for her. She could not fight back for herself. Through the nothingness, these few cared for her. She could not care back for herself. Through the nothingness, these few spoke out for her, shattering the frozen silence over and over again. She could not speak out for herself.

A  very beautiful book to read. I literally felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there. Without the distraction of constant conversation, the words on the page began to speak directly to my inner self. They were no long expressing ideas that were simply interesting intellectually, but were talking directly to my own yearning and perplexity.

 

 

RATINGS-

Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.

5 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 YASHLUV- It was really a beautiful plot.

 

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