Sometimes covers do call my attention, and that’s what happened when I saw the cover of this book. It immediately got me interested in reading the synopsis. I do hope that by the end of this post, you are just as curious as I was.
“The Winter Song“, written by Saurav Dutt, is a romance novel, published on 15th December 2020.
I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, Saurav Dutt for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
From the acclaimed Author of ‘The Butterfly Room’ comes a powerful afterlife drama conveying how great gifts can be hidden in death and how they can bear fruit in our lives if we have the faith to let them unfold.
Somewhere between the mountains and the mist in Simla, India a widower must reconcile himself to the loss and grief that haunts him after the recent death of his wife.
Unhinged by grief, anger, and guilt, John Perera has set off on a journey, a journey to honour the love of his life and to fulfil the promise he made to her to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of their son. It is a journey of extraordinary self-discovery that will take him to the extremities of his soul and question all he believes about life, death, and faith.
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About the Author
Saurav Dutt is an Author, Political Columnist and Human Rights Campaigner. A journalist in three continents, his acclaimed debut novel ‘The Butterfly Room’ explored issues of domestic violence and homophobia within South Asian communities and has been showcased alongside leading political figures and human rights campaigners. His work for human rights and charity campaign work has taken Dutt to speaking engagements at the WEF, IKWRO, IWN, Houses of Parliament and TEDx.
After exploring the issue of psychological abuse and domestic violence in ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ Dutt was commissioned by a major Hollywood production house to pen the official novelization of the major motion picture ‘Tiger’ (starring Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actor Mickey Rourke) and he commemorated the centenary of the infamous Amritsar Massacre in India with ‘Garden of Bullets: Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh’ which was featured in TIME magazine. TIGER is the biographical account of Parminder Singh Nagra, a trailblazing Sikh boxer who fought successfully for the right to compete in the ring with his beard, an essential part of his faith.
A syndicated political columnist, Dutt writes for the International Business Times, The Times of Israel, Human Events, and American Herald Tribune. He has featured on CNN, GQ, Huffington Post, Business Insider, BBC television and radio, RT (Russia Today), Press TV, Sky News, and more. He has been shortlisted several times for the Asian Achievers Awards and Asian Media Awards. He resides in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, and India.
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From the title to the cover, I was curious way before reading the synopsis or the book. Yet, the story was so emotional, more that I thought at first.
As we follow John Perera, we end up in a journey of self-discovery, of grief, loss, honor, promises, memories, faith, love, life and death. A thought provoking story that grabbed my heart and made me think about afterlife, family and the journey we all take through the various moments we have to deal during our life.
I could connect with the characters, although I didn’t went through this kind of loss, I have lost loved ones, and those event made me think about life and mortality. This book made me connect with the characters in that way, as humans beings dealing with the self-discovery and reflection. They felt real to me because of that.
Overall, I enjoyed it. I liked the melody it had. I liked the way it made me think and stop for a moment. I liked that it grabbed my attention and that fascinated me. I liked that it had a slow pace and yet it felt as emotional as a fast action novel. I liked that it was one of those books I need to reread in the future, to experience it in a different way.
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