Book Review: Colorful Notions by Mohit Goyal

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Genre: Travel, Fiction
Book Name: Colorful Notions: The Roadtrippers 1.0
Author:  Mohit Goyal
Pages: 194
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Few weeks back I had seen the web-series by TVFTripling about a road trip with siblings and I was hooked, but the first season had only 5 episodes and I eagerly looked forward to watching the next season.

And then this book turned up about a road trip by 3 friends, encompassing 25 places, 10,650 kms and 72 days (falling just short of “Around the world in 80 days“). Being an easy to read book, a page turner, anyone can get hold of it and have real enjoyment in finding out the interesting adventures on the way. The few places I had already visited  few years back seemed like still the same and filled me with nostalgia.

Friendship, romance and local food was written all over this book and about finding oneself in the journey, but less about the places visited on the road trip. The places were like a mere mention in the book, a real short abridged version. The friends did visit the places properly, but the readers were left wanting for more information. In the end, a good attempt by the author at featuring so many cities/villages across the length and breadth of the country.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand kilometres across India? Just for fun!

Three twenty-somethings dare to do just that! While the two boys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handy cam.

Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories while narrating their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It’s nothing less than crazy.

I doubted if I’d ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing – I penned a book about them, and their road trip.

Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life.

About the author:
Mohit Goyal holds his Master’s degree from Cranfield University, England. A successful entrepreneur for past 11-years, he is currently heading an international logistics conglomerate with presence in several Asian countries. He resides in New Delhi. Been acknowledged and awarded for many of his short stories in past, he conceived this idea of ‘The RoadTrippers Series’ to combine his love for travel, food and philosophy.

Website: theroadtrippers.in

Rating: 8/10
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Posted on November 23, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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