Book Review: Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod

EtherealJinxed|Book Review | Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod

Genre: Drama, Fiction
Book Name: Destiny of Shattered Dreams
Author: Nilesh Rathod
Pages: 244
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Rupa Publishing

Now that’s when you think you are reading raw books from debut authors (something like a draft copy and unedited versions) and wondering why you picked these books in the first place, there comes a fresh one with the right mix of everything. An example of how one can build a story around the stories that grapple India and put news articles in a context of a gripping storyline. Reminded me of those days when I used to wait for Ravi Subramaniam’s books. The plot not only explored the corporate world and political interaction (nexus), but also the psyche of relationships. Do we really love the people that we think we love? The poems written by Nilesh Rathod was an icing on the cake. Only if the dialogues and philosophy could have been cut a little, I would have given this a perfect 10 on 10 rating.

A couplet that I loved:
Shola sa bhadak utha, socha ab to mujhe sama legaa,
Aag hi aag hai, magar qazaa se pehle wo bhi kahaan khaakh dega

Definitely a good read with all the highs of power, lust, death, heartbreaks, and ambition.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
‘Itne unche ude ke laut ke na aa sakey, aasmaan chune ke aaibh mein wapas na ja sakey…’ (Soared so high that there was no coming back, chose the highs of the skies so there is no going back…)

An insider’s view into what goes on behind the glittering facade of corporate stardom, DESTINY OF SHATTERED DREAMS is a fast-paced
 tale of a brilliant young man’s meteoric rise at business. It is also a moving portrayal of love and its fallibility.

Ambition, passion
and raw courage are Atul Malhotra’s key aides to realizing his dreams as he learns the art of gambling for high stakes. What follows is a game of treachery, infidelity and murder.

The book lays bare the sordid corporate-politico nexus that compels this once middle-class boy to deftly learn the ropes and negotiate a world where dirty deals and power plays can make or break lives, where one wrong choice could prove fatal.

A tale of yachts and hidden Swiss accounts, sordid affairs of lust, intrigue and exhilarating highs, Nilesh Rathod’s Destiny of Shattered Dreams is also the story of innocence forever lost.

About the author:
Nilesh Rathod is a businessperson, writer and poet. Co-founder of Ensemble Infrastructure India Limited, Nilesh’s company currently employs over 2000 people and has successfully delivered thousands of contracts including offices, hotels, hospitals and retail spaces for top corporates. Destiny of Shattered Dreams is his debut novel. Nilesh is currently working on his second novel ‘The Emissary’. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Preeti and sons Shloak and Parv.

Twitter: @authornilesh

Rating: 9/10

About Alka

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

Posted on May 30, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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