The book cover, in yellow and red shows three boys doing stunts on their bicycles. It looks bright, young and refreshing. And it screams ‘adventure’! The ‘Amigos’, which means ‘friends’ in Spanish, is the story of three friends — Rahul, Ritesh and Rehan, who are leading dull lives after college. They reunite after six years and revisit fond memories of their college days.
A saga of friendship, bonding, revolution and growing-up, The Amigos will woo those who cherish the bond of friendship and love to take a walk down memory lane. The book and its references to rat race, college fraternity and ‘bromance’ will also remind you of the popular movie 3 Idiots.
The book, which is a light read, is apt for those between the age bracket of 20-35. It is not meant for serious bibliophiles. Given that the authors — Tanmay Dubey and Rahul Tiwari —have tried to include several elements — friendship, career woes, patriotism, parent-child relationship, entrepreneurship and so on. At times it becomes too chaotic and can be quite distracting. The story has been written lucidly and simply. But too much of profanity and liberal use of ‘f@3% can be very off-putting.
It’s a good read on those days when you don’t have much to do. On second thoughts, take a cue from the book, and spend some good time with your best buddies!
Name: The Amigos
AuthorS: Tanmay Dubey & Rahul Tiwari
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Price: Rs 148
Here are three books that readers can expect to read in June:
A HUNDRED JOURNEYS BY OMAR ZAFARULLAH (RUPA)
Addressed to Hyder, his son, Omar Zafarullah’s A Hundred Journeys is part memoir and part manual for living. With the help of his family’s personal history, the author attempts to explain Pakistan to Hyder, a narrative which is intensely personal but deeply political too.
SITA — Warrior of Mithila by Amish (Westland)
Let’s face it: Amish has a large fan following and, as is generally the case with books in series, this second installment from the Ram Chandra Series by the bestselling author is among the most anticipated books of this month. Readers will follow Lady Sita’s journey from an adopted child to Prime Minister to finding her true calling.
LONE FOX DANCING:
My Autobiography by Ruskin Bond (Speaking Tiger)
For over 60 years, Ruskin Bond has been the best kind of companion for many readers. He has entertained, charmed and occasionally spooked us with his books and stories, and opened our eyes to the beauty of the everyday and the natural world. Now, in this brilliantly readable autobiography, Bond shows us the roots of everything he has written. Full of anecdotes, warmth and gentle wit and containing over 50 photographs, Lone Fox Dancing is a book of understated, enduring magic, like Ruskin Bond himself.
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