Review of Tall Man Small Shadow



About the Book:

Title: Tall Man Small Shadow
Author: Vipin Behari Goyal
ISBN: 9788182534124
Publisher: Cyberwit.net
Language: English
No of Pages: 152
Year of Publication: 2013

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The Author says: It is my debut English novel based on existentialism. Salil loves a shadow which transforms into many characters to reveal the secrets of life. Aalya, his neighbor, is doing research in English literature. Her guide Seema is a childless lesbian. Paul, husband of Seema, is a drama director. I am the protagonist, who coins philosophies for day to day events and my wife Sulekha is the second protagonist who makes coincidences happen with her artful manipulations. Read on to learn what happens when....


About the Author:

Advisor in Government of Rajasthan by profession. His love for books is unparalleled making him an avid reader as well as a prolific writer.
His debut English novel "Tall man small shadow" based on existentialism was published in July 2013. His prior writings include a travel handbook on “TirthRaj Pushkar” and a collection of Hindi poems titled “Tej Dhoop Ka Safar”.
His second novel "Maya in search of Tantric father" has been published by Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. and upcoming novel "The old man and the nymph" is published by Blackbuck Publication.
He has also dabbled in documentary film making and is the maker of award-winning short film “Mines are Mine”.
He is indie publisher of his ebook "Burn me naked".


My views:

May be it was because of my expectations after reading the "about author" part, I found it really uncomfortable, initially, reading the first few chapters of the book, unable to ignore the sentence formation and grammar mistakes in the chapters. I received the book from the Author who is advisor in Government of Rajasthan, hence my expectation level automatically increased.

However, considering that it is his debut Novel in English, I decided to give a second chance to the book. I kept the book aside for a few days and started reading fresh.
The story starts as the author, himself, being a protagonist and then progresses involving other characters in this tale with a philosophical touch. The story deals with various topics like relations, marriage, life, youth,society, suicide, depression, husband-wife relations etc.

Overall, this book might not appeal to the mass as it is not an easy read but if you are a person who likes to read deep philosophical topics, you might like it. I was glad I gave a second chance to the book. The author has the potential to do better.


Review of the book by Privy Trifles


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