When I first read the blurb of this book, I got curious about the story. It seemed interesting and something new. But was the book as gripping as the blurb was ? Let’s find out.
Author: Dr. Sandeep Jatwa
Pages: 198 pages
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Thriller/ Philosophical Fiction
Shekhar Kapoor is a successful businessman who has never done a decent thing in his entire life. For him it is all about what he can get and how fast he can get it. He goes through life cheating and insulting people, even after he receives a mysterious telephone call from what is called the City of Justice. Ignoring the cryptic warnings, Shekhar continues to live his life as he pleases, until one day, shortly after insulting a beggar in the street, Shekhar crashes his car and is killed. And it is only when he is standing before the Bookkeeper, and being shown where his life had gone wrong, that Shekhar finally understands what life is all about. But is it too late for him? Can he be given another chance, to undo all the wrongs he has done? Or is there a chance that Shekhar Kapoor can find redemption where there had previously been no hope?
What is it about?
Second chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa is a story of a successful but arrogant, cruel, and selfish businessman named Shekhar Kapoor. For him his money and business is everything. He doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings, nor their well being. But world turns upside down for him when an accident leads to his death! He is made to face his wrong deeds. What his life doesn’t teach him, his death does. But how can he change his wrong deeds if he’s already dead? Is it too late? Will he be punished for his deeds? This is a story of his transformation from being the most self centered person to a kind of person he himself had never thought he would become.
No money can give you contentment and happiness. Do what your heart wants and what you will get would be priceless. – Dr. Sandeep Jatwa
LazyScoop Book Review:
Honestly, I don’t really enjoy reading philosophical books much, because they have always seemed quite monotonous to me. But this book has changed my perception completely. It has everything- Philosophy, Emotions, Thrills, Fantasy elements, all coated with a beautiful message.
The narrative style of the author is smooth, language is lucid. As far as story is concerned, it captured me right from the first chapter. And gradually I was immersed in the narration completely.
Each chapter is condensed with engaging story. Writing fantasy imagination is a difficult task because you have to construct it in such a way that it feels believable to the reader. And yes, Dr. Sandeep Jatwa successfully does that. You feel the protagonists experience in the City of Justice as if your own.
The reaction of Shekhar Kapoor after the accident when some strange things happen to him (Don’t want to spoil it for you guys) are described so practically, without going overboard. I wouldn’t reveal much but the Golden Chair, miniature Solar Systems, etc all was narrated so fantastically that I was amazed.
I would’ve liked if Unnati’s character had been given more depth. The relationship of Protagonist and his father was beautifully written. I enjoyed reading Shekhar and Kailash’s story and the angle to which it leads.
This book reminds us how our every small actions impact others. How our ego, ill behaviour, selfishness can destroy someone’s feelings, or even sometimes life.
The LazyScoop Verdict:
This book has a lot to learn from, and for everyone. And yes, it’s much better than any love story, or thrillers which came recently. The message which this story brings is beautiful. The best thing about this book is that you get emotionally connected to it. It’s gripping and there’s not even one dull moment in the book! There is a selfish shekhar kapoor in each one of us, which has to change into a loving and caring one. This book deserves to be a bestseller!
Plot: 4.5/ 5 Stars
Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars
Narration: 4/ 5 Stars
Cover: 3/ 5 Stars
Entertainment: 4.5/ 5 Stars
The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟
Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa, absolutely recommended by The LazyScoop!