Previous Works– Debut Novel
Publishers– Notionpress Publishers
Number of Pages– 238
This is the story of a guy who started life in an ordinary way … but adversity and hardships prepared him for an extraordinary destiny. A fickle-minded youth, without really meaning to, becomes a graphic designer. Despite having passion to execute something incredible, he loses his path and becomes confused about the next day. But if he has to make it large, he should start making meaningful choices that would instill dedication in him. He starts his journey laced with deep, heart-felt emotions, obstacles, enthusiasm and motivation.
Join him on an enthralling, entrancing and inspiring journey, encrypted with the meaning of life.
Scent of an undiscovered writer by Callre, is a story of a guy next door, who leaves the cocoon to make a career. He gets a job that doesn’t satisfy his definitions of a satisfactory work place. He finds other people in the same place, with the same dilemma. He realizes the need to be some place better and that drives him to another place where he shares an apartment with a few other guys. All of them, grown and brought up in different surrounding, tend to have different thoughts about the people they find at the work place.
Opinions clash when one of them, turns out to be a creep who has a very unhealthy notion for women, one lies about his marital status and the narrator cannot put up with all that.
Some mistakes, some friends and a few realization that he is not made to deal with the world that way, the narrator decides to be a writer, a long lost wish that had been buried under the pursuit of a career.
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Cover- 1 stars
Title- 1 stars
Blurb- 1 stars
Plott- 1 stars
Writing and Presentation- 1 star
Overall- 1 stars out of 5
The book, Scent of an Undiscovered writer, is a book that has been probably rushed for publication. There is the need of a lot of work, to be done on this book. The book needs a good editor and a brief amount of time to be spent on the editing.
The reason for picking this book for review, was the cover and the title that has the capacity to intrigue people and make them pick the book, but, alas, the book is a disappointed in various terms.
The cover shows a pot of ink, a fountain pen with fumes that gets converted to bubbles that give an idea that the character in the book probably travels a lot. Well, it doesn’t. The only travelling done in the book, is when the protagonist visits his home town.
The title makes it look like it’s a story of self-discovery, so does the blurb, but the book disappoints in that as well. The plot of the book is something that was perceived as a different topic while writing the manuscript but eventually it wanders off into the wilderness and all that’s left are just some random happenings in a guy’s life and the way he copes up. No part of the story talks about protagonist’s passion to write something, no part of the story discusses the mess that a writer’s brain is. No part of the story makes the protagonist perceive the situations in a manner a writer does. Nowhere could I see the man getting inspired from things. This is a book that no writer would relate to.
The book doesn’t follow any particular format of presentation, one time its paragraphs, the other time its dialogues and some other time its texts, which makes the reading a bad experience.
The plot has nothing that would interest someone or at least keep turning the pages. I had high hopes from this book and the hopes were clearly shattered.
The things that can be done with the book, in order to make something out of it are, massive developmental editing and introduction of some plot that suits the title and the cover as despite not being plot appropriate, they do give a great idea for a story.
The author Callre, could try indulging some of his thoughts into the story, instead of making it something that is written, it can be something that dives into a writer’s brain so that they could relate.
The only reason I have spared a star for this book is because I have seen books that are worse than this and it’s clear that someone has written this book because they wanted to do so and would give more effort in trying to improve themselves.
Reviewed by- Banaja Prakashini
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Callre A.K.A Abhishek Mohta, aged twenty-three, is a simple Delhi-based guy who had dreamt of becoming a storyteller for the past seven years.
Apart from writing, Callre loves painting and exploring new places. He aims to motivate, inspire and change people’s life with his writings.
His favorite genres are inspirational and romance fiction. He believes in living life in a moment.