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Book Review: Moonlight in a Desert by R. Sethumadhavi

Moonlight in a Desert
Author: R. Sethumadhavi
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Rating: 2.5/5

Moonlight in a Desert is a short autobiography that narrates the experiences of the author and aims to inspire all those who dare to dream and have the courage to take a stand for themselves. This story has been divided into 4 parts, each part signifying the stage of life during which a twist/ turning point was there.

The journey from school to becoming a successful banker was tumultuous for Ms. Sethumadhavi. Yet she turned the tide in her favour by remaining persistent and determined to snatch success even from the jaws of death. Whether it is the demise of her mother at an early age or the personal problems that prevented her from chasing her dream, the author describes the dynamics of the society that promise a view as seen through the rose-tinted glasses but the reality is always bleak and blurred. The system is flawed and so are the mindsets of people around us. Roadblocks are common but to be able to cross them and emerge victorious gives the life a purpose completely different.

Moonlight in a Desert is a great attempt at bringing forth a story that has the calibre of inspiring others yet the execution of the plot failed to impress me. The flat narrative, lack of variety in the language and the errors in the language irked me. I also didn’t quite understand the symbolism behind the title. Overall, the story suffered at the hands of poor execution and a drearily dull narrative.

Best wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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