Book Review: A Hundred Lives for You by Abhisar Sharma

EtherealJinxed|Book Review | A Hundred Lives for You by Abhisar Sharma

Genre: Life, Relationships
Book Name: A Hundred Lives for You
Author: Abhisar Sharma
Pages: 251
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

This is “the book” I really felt like reading in a long long time. This was neither recommended by anyone, nor was this a copy for review. Just found this at my parent’s place. And I am so glad that I did since turning the pages was never so easy. Though it helped that I was on a solitary train journey and this book kept me awake and engaging at a stretch. I am not embarrassed to admit this made me cry at times whenever the story turned emotional.

A comparatively slow paced at the start, the book picks up speed and makes you correlates many experiences with your own. The frightened kid growing into someone one aims to, the first crush, the conflicts during riot, the ever growing complications, the unending care for someone not exactly related by any relationship, the misunderstandings and yes, the happy ending. And I liked that for a change. Just a perfect mingling of relationships that can be put in a book!

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
I wish we had the courage to have a second child.
Abhimanyu Sharma, 13, is on the threshold of a new beginning when his father’s remark scars him and his relationships forever.

Why did you not say it that day?
He is in love but does not fathom the depth of his love till it is too late.

And mark my words, you are the best!
He adores his Daddu, the old man whose faith in him keeps him going.

You saved me, and in time, I shall rescue you back.
And then, there is Simran, the little girl who gives him hope and love.
For whom he can give a hundred lives.

Join Abhimanyu as he proves every perception against him wrong – even his own – as he lives through tumultuous relationships, a broken friendship, lost love and merciless carnage in the very heart of Delhi.

A Hundred Lives For You is a melting pot of emotions that moves with the anger and pace of a thriller.

About the author:
Abhisar Sharma is a veteran in the News TV industry with nearly 19 years of experience working in organisations like the BBC World Service London, NDTV, AAJTAK, and now ABP News. When he is not tackling politicians on
prime time, he is working on field from the most hostile places in the world. This is his third novel, following two thrillers. He can be reached at or you can follow him on twitter @abhisar_sharma.

Rating: 9/10

About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

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