Karma’s Ukulele by Lekshmi Gopinathan


She is NOT your regular hero!

One bad-ass nomad, ten cities, ten strangers in an epic travelogue.

What do you do when life splits you open, cracks your soul and leaves you beyond repair?

Twenty six, she travels armed with her ukulele and dagger. This is her escapade.

A tale of pain, hope, strength and resilience spanning three years and weaving through Pokhara, Jaffna, Srinagar, Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi, Gorkha, Varanasi and Mcleodganj. A medley of relationships, memories and heartening music.

A legendary nomad, an Aghori, a young boatman, a war refugee, a poet, a yogini, a Rastafarian, a camel rider, an actor and an entrepreneur come together in a heart wrenching adventure.

This is not your regular story!

The LazyScoop Review:

The cover of the book is quite attractive and the Title quite interesting! Karma’s Ukelele is an adventurous story of a 26 years old girl who decides to travel! It isn’t easy as there are lot of hurdles she has to face, but that’s what makes the journey fascinating. But why does she decide to begin this journey? Read the book to find out. The description of Protagonist’s journey to Interesting places like Pokhara, Jaffna, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Varanasi, New Delhi, Bangalore, Gokhara and Mcleodganj is wonderful to read. I liked how the author has described the scenes making us actually visit those places through imagination.
The narration is fast in some chapters, and dragged at some places. Language is nice and easy. The characterization is amazingly well. Each character in the book had a purpose and seemed to have lot of depth.
One of the strongest point about this book is it’s ability to invest the reader through their emotions. I got emotionally connected to the protagonist. The climax was suspenseful yet quitr predictable. But in the end I felt satisfied, positive and the story taught me a lot of things. It taught me the importance of making relations and travelling!

My Ratings:

Cover: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 3.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Ratings: ⭐⭐⭐🌠

You can buy this book by clicking on this link!


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