If you are going to ask me ” Dude. Tell me about this book in a single line. I have got work to do.”
This will be my answer – ” There are a few books out there that put a smile on your face every now and then, taking you back to your childhood days, making you remember the pranks that you did at school, your own cool gang and basically everything about yourself.” ( Pretty long line isn’t it – If you have time read on )
There are a lot of books that come out that has romance @ work, romance @ college, fiction @ work. Very rarely we find books that take us atleast 10 – 15 years back in our life where we had the greatest time of our lives as a child. This book is a well deserved addition to that genre.
Don’t get carried away by the title. Seriously. No assumptions about the word ” Jiluk ” or fondly called Jiluku. The author has clearly explained the what part at the start of the book.
For my friends who have no idea about this word – you can know more about it here
There is still one part of ours that craves to go back to good old days where the biggest problem was to copy the homework before the teacher enters the class and the greatest happiness was when the bell rang for our PT period. This book wakes that part of ours up, asks the part to concentrate and go back to childhood.
What I loved about the book
- Every incident or chapter in this book will make you look at the ceiling and think and smile to yourself. There is a great attention to detail when it comes to reproducing the main character’s childhood.
- It is a quick read. I finished the book in a little more than 3 hours owing to the breezy story ( cold breeze – you need to read the book to get this ) and the interest levels maintained in chapter after chapter. The last time I read a book this way was with ” How i braved Anu Aunty and cofounded a Million dollar company ” ( That’s a big title to type it out Varun)
- The choice of words lifts the book to a whole new level
- Sometimes when you read through this book, you know what is gonna happen next not because the book is predictable but only because it is your story. ( No plagiarism cases please. The court is busy with existing ones )
There are a lot of products that are made from the Amazon rain forests that are sold in India. But this book that was made in India is sold in Amazon – here
To give you a glimpse of what you can expect, here is something about the author that the book carries
The author neither has a big brand of IIM or IIT backing him nor is he a well-known personality with credible achievements in film, theatre, music, sports, culture, and bureaucracy or in corporate India. He never has visited a foreign land nor does he have an overseas work experience of any kind. His blog has never been ranked among the top 100 blogs in the country owing to the simple fact that he doesn’t blog. And one important thing, his earlier novels were not blockbuster hits or runaway bestsellers as this one happens to be his debut novel. His work has never been published in the past by any leading publisher (including the imprints) or has been represented by any agent before. He doesn’t work with a national newspaper or a leading national magazine or lifestyle magazine as a full-time employee or as a regular features contributor one or the other. He neither has won any literary award nor holds some kind of Ph.D in creative writing either. He is just a small town boy with a very big dream of becoming a storyteller someday.
You can also choose to follow the author when he walks before you or do the thing on facebook – here
Conclusion / Verdict / Results / Bottomline
This is your time travel ticket to your school days, your first crush, your first winning moments and many other firsts. The best thing about this book is that you will remember your Jiluk as you read through the book.