Book: The Homing Pigeons
Author: Sid Bahri
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Price: Rs 150 (excluding discounts)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Review: ‘The Homing Pigeons’ by Sid Bahri is a surprisingly good book. To come straight to the point, here are the 4 reasons why you must pick this book:
Reason 1- Storyline
The storyline of ‘The Homing Pigeons’ is fresh and unique. This is the greatest achievement by the author. Without sidelining romance, he has been able to weave a story which revolves around a jobless, penniless Aditya who finds himself turning into a gigolo for earning his bread and butter (all hail recession for that)!
Reason 2- Narration
The narration is very powerful and is a testimonial of the author’s command over storytelling. He easily shuffles between the past and present of both its protagonists Aditya and Radhika. Though this style of narration must have been very challenging for the author, it never becomes confusing for the reader. So, dear author, that’s a job well done!
Reason 3- Hilarity
The book is really hilarious though that was perhaps never the intent of the author. Simply said, it is hilarious without trying to be hilarious. The plot is satirical as well as a grave one where a hapless young man’s jobless state has been exploited in many colors. The reader will sympathize with the character, but also laugh at his dilemmas. Most of the times, he is in a catch-22 situation. He accepts offers because they are too tempting to refuse, yet he doesn’t wish to be offered those offers in the first place.
Reason 4- Bold without being profane
There is a lot of sex in the story, but this is one instance where you cannot accuse the author of trying to titillate his audience. The subject is bold, the sex is purposeful and despite the abundance of sex, there is no hint of vulgarity. There is an underlying message in the sex, one which won’t be hard to miss out even if you are a blind reader.