Just A Few Lies (Book Review)

​“If it could help, it is not a sin to tell just a few lies.” – Sandeep Sharma 

Sandeep Sharma is the best-selling author of Hey Dad Meet My Mom and Let The Game Begin. He is also very famous among new author this year because of his writing. “Just A Few Lies” is his fourth book. 

Book At A Glance:
Understanding Writer’s mind is a complicated thing. He imagines, presumes and sometimes anticipates the reality and tries to blend with fiction. He is someone who stays in stories much more than in reality. His mind is full of giant maze but what happens when maze starts to peep out of imagination and enter the reality?
Anant, a bestselling ‘Superstar’ author is feeling that words have started to betray him and that’s why he starts to search for the ‘next Anant’ and be involved in the making of the next superstar.
Mystically, one day he reads Sagarika’s blog and gets amazed to know that all her blog posts are inspired from real life incidents of Anant himself. On the other hand, Anant’s problem of having hallucinations about random things is coming back in his life. Earlier those hallucinations were totally strange but now even those hallucinations make sense.
What exactly is happening with Anant?Who this Sagarika really is?

What lies are being spoken in the veil of finding next ‘Superstar Bestselling Author’?

Answer lies behind ‘Just A Few Lies’.

About The Story:
Anant used to be a quick author, finishing a new manuscript every five months but now something was distracting him. He had several plots to pursue but it was as if words were betraying him. After writing many bestseller books now he is unable to complete even a single book and has thirty six unfinished manuscripts and this thing was very irritating for him.
Anant loved writing love letters in school, inspired by girls he nonchalantly called lovers, and Raman sold them to other boys who were themselves incapable of matching Anant’s way with words. Raman was good with business and Anant with words. Anant chose to pursue his career in writing and Raman took upon himself, rather happily, the responsibility of being his publisher. Within three years of their partnership, they created a never-before-seen hype in the industry. As each of his books sold more than fifty lakh copies, Anant became a bestselling author and Raman made a bank balance of crores.
Actually Anant is also suffering from hallucinations since childhood. And because of this he is a writer as he thinks. Doctor has suggested him write as much as he can. During this tensed period he goes through Sagarika blog. Sagarika is a die heart fan of his. Anant relates himself from her writing. He tells his publisher friend, Raman to contact her as he finds the next Anant in her. Sagarika comes and meets Anant and soon both started to work on a novel which is a romantic story of a spy. when he meets Sagarika he realises that both are interrelated in some ways but how? What Sagarika writes to somehow related to Anant. He is very confused after all this. Alka Thakur, a mysterious character is not dead to others but Anant used to talk with her. Alka Thakur suggested him that the problem he is going through is created by him and only he can solve this. She told her to finish her incomplete manuscripts. After sometimes Anant realized everything. The email, the blog, the cheating wife, theauthor’s failure,everything… every damn thing that was happening to him was written down in one of the thirty six manuscripts. But how could all this be possible? How could fiction turn into reality? And most importantly, how could he just forget what he had written? 

“What is reality? Reality is nothing but an illusion on which we all have agreed. There’s nothing real, nothing imaginary, it’s all in our head. This crazy little head of our  that controls us leaves us in such a stage where you are now if we start questioning it.”

Review:

The title is very catchy but it seems that Sandeep Sharma was so busy in writing that he forgotten to work on cover. But one can ignore the cover as it is an ebook. From the beginning this book is so interesting that I could not stop myself and finished it in one sitting. From this you can guess how engaging an interesting this book is.
Just a few line is a psychological journey of a bestselling author and it is full of thrill, romance and suspense.

There are only few characters Anant, the author; Raman, Anant’s best friend and his publisher; Kavya, Anant’s wife;  Sagarika, Anant’s fan and Alka Thakur.

Description and word selection is perfect. There are many beautiful and inspiration lines Engaging narration keep the reader hooked to the book from the beginning till the end. Author has wisely touched many things and written them very well. Some chapters are motivational and very useful for aspiring writers and readers as well. Relationship, friendship, love and romance is also a very important things in this story. Overall it is a heart touching story and one the best that I’ve read in this genre.

So, My Rating For This Book is 4.5/5

Some lines from the novel:

“Love is not the affection that we feel for a person, love is a kind of attraction where you forget yourself and start caring about the person you love. Love is a blissful feeling of dedicating yourselfto the person you love. Love is not a thing to feel ashamed of…. Love is a thing to cherish.”

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