RATING – 4/5
AUTHOR: Jahid Akhtar
PUBLISHER: Lifi Publications
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jahid Akhtar is a software developer by profession. He was born and brought up in Assam and resides in Bangalore with his wife Anjali and their little daughter, Jai. Jahid enjoys writing about some unforgettable moments, in his blog titled Flashbacks.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Devastated by floods, Bipin and his little boy Tublu move to a faraway land, where they meet the Sharmas. This marks the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between Bipin and the Sharmas, and the growing friendship of their children Tublu and Maina. The book captures the journey of this friendship through childhood to adolescence and into adulthood. From some interesting school and college humour, the story progresses on and develops into a mature narrative. As the year's pass, Tublu’s plain and silent crush on Maina develops into deep love and longing which bears the potential to conquer all of the life’s challenges. The story has its share of drama, that entertains; humour that makes one reminisce; love, friendship, and emotions that define the amazing journey that is, life.
REVIEW: STORY OF TUBLU is a cute emotional tale of a love story. The plot of the story is very predictable but the events which took place from the beginning until the end will keep you hooked to the books very last page. The story moves very fast and every event is described very well without boring the reader. Jahid Akhtar has described all the characters beautifully and the use of the words is worth appreciation. There are some twists and turns in the story which will entertain you for sure. The cover of the book is also simple and beautiful.
According to me the name of the book should be “Story of Tublu & Maina” as the life of both the characters is in the spotlight from the very beginning. Also, some more twists and turns could have increased the excitement of the reader. Overall Jahid Akhtar’s book STORY OF TUBLU is very entertaining, lovely and simple. It is different from other love stories and you will surely love reading it.