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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Book Review

The Bounce - A Story of Love, Loss and the Life of a Global Indian

Author - Mohan

Four Stars - Added to and Goodreads

The Bounce wasn't quite what I expected. It is a book that basically follows the life of a young man from India from the time he gets his green card in Colorado and for the next few years. It tells of his job where he is an IT consultant, his life where he is torn between being a traditional Indian to being a globe trotting man of the world, to being a family man.

When I first started reading The Bounce I was prepared to read a rather boring book about Raj's life, but it didn't take me very long to find that the book was well written and at times very touching. When trouble hit his family I could feel the grief and anger through the writing.

Having spent two months travelling in India, I have learned a little of the culture. We were in Calcutta and traveled South to the Karela region and then over to Goa plus a northern route that took in Agra and Varanasi. We wandered through the temple towns some of which Mohan tells about in his book as well as seeing the Taj Mahal and other tourist locations. I think our experience in India helped me enjoy reading about some of the Indian culture and life that Mohan very richly described.

I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in India and its culture, but also to anyone interested in a good book about overcoming the adversities of life.

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