Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Book Review: Life in the Sunshine by T.Sathish


Today the book review is of “Life in The Sunshine” novel debut by T.Sathish for all the cricket lovers and the friendships that bonded in the cricket matches.

Book Title:
Life In The Sunshine - Autobiography Of An Unknown Cricketer

Book Cover:
The book cover gels very well with the title track, which is about the Cricket favorite sport of most Indians. A young lad playing cricket by the beach is very beautiful and tempted to kick start the book.

Life in Sunshine Book Review - AuraOfThoughts


About The Author: T Sathish is an IIM Calcutta alumnus and works in Cognizant Technology Solutions. He is an avid sports fan and a writer. He also writes columns in the cricket section of worldinsport.com and has published a short story named "Hang In There" on Juggernaut's publishing digital writing platform.


Plot:

The Book takes us back to the year 1983 when India won the prestigious world cup, an era when color TV were very rare and the enthusiasm for the sport was tremendous. The story revolves around the three teenagers Sam, Sat and Trib who are die hard fan of cricket and want to peruse their career as a cricketer. The trio called themselves, 'Triple Sundae' dreamt of playing for Indian cricket team some day. From school days to college life, each of them struggles with many different factors but their determination lives strong. Sam being the best among the three gets selected in the state team but Sat and Trib have something else in their fortune. Trib wanted to become a commentator where as Sat tries his hand on batting, bowling and what not to attain his dream. He always wanted to read the copybook, an imaginary book, which could have helped him with various tricks during the play.

There are many other characters in the story, which adds up the humor, emotions, love and friendship. 

How does Sat and Trib manage to go ahead in life? Did they attain what they wanted or the end up with something else? will be a great read.

It is the autobiography of Sathish(Sat) who has narrated the complete journey in an innovative way and believes that to love something is more important than to achieve it.

Hat trick:
·      The book is definitely for the cricket fans that would enjoy the writer’s style of narrating cricket matches wherever possible.
·      The flow of events is well connected with the explanations of different matches played by Indian Cricket team. 
·      The added advantage is that the book includes the minute details of all the matches including the names of the team members and the scoreboard as well.
·      Very creative and imaginative elements are added just at the right time.

Missed the bat:
·      The book becomes a bit draggy, as the story progresses a few elements seems repetitive. The author could have wrapped up things early.
·      The sub-titles could have been more catchy and innovative.

The Final Score Board:
The book definitely is for those who love cricket and have the knowledge of the game. It is a sweet and innocent narrative from childhood to adulthood with a beautiful message that life is too short and is very unpredictable, there may be ups and downs but take them with the right attitude.

Book Details
Book : Life In The Sunshine - Autobiography Of An Unknown Cricketer
Author: T Sathish
Publisher: Notion Press
Genre: Fiction
eISBN :978-1-68466-85-0
No. of pages: 212
My Rating: 4.5/5

This book review is a part of my Write Tribe ReadingChallenge 2019 where 12 book are to be reviewed in one month of a year. I have picked the prompt number 20 - Book released in year 2019. This review is of month June, you can find all reviews in the linky here

@Meenal

51 comments:

  1. The message seems pretty straight up, very well relative for a book for sports enthusiasts. After reading the plot, I am curious to read the whole book now, wanting to get my hands on this book.

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    1. Plot is very catchy and appealing, I am sure Prakhar, you will like the book.

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  2. Being an avid cricket lover, I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

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    1. Ah! Then you will surely enjoy reading this book Rahul.

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  3. A book for all the sports lover seems interesting definitely with suggest this post for my bro i am sure he will love it.

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    1. This will be a good recommendation, hope he likes it.

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  4. The book seems so interesting for all sports lovers. Will share with my friends

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    1. Many places where the author describes the situations, any sports person can relate to it.

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  5. Amazing and insightful post. The book is best for the sports enthusiasts. The story is so innovative and imaginative. Definitely includes in my reading list.
    Great thoughts.

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  6. The books an amazing message and I would like to recommended to all my friends who are fond of cricket. Thanks for sharing this book review!
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    1. We are glad that this post is helpful to you Purnima.

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  7. The book has such an amazing thought behind it..I would love to read it too...Thanks for sharing this one.

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    1. Welcome Madhu, yes the thought behind the book made us pick up the book.

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  8. I love sports themed books. Definitely going to read this one!

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  9. Book on sports theme sounds really fun and intresting to read ... I will sure check this out

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    1. There are few books in this genre and this one is quite interesting one.

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  10. My sister is a huge cricket fan! I think this would be the next interesting read for her!

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    1. That's good to know Snehal, yes she will enjoy the book.

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  11. A good sport related book without any star featuring is hard to find. This seems a good on for Cricket fans

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    1. Correctly said Pragnya, this book narrates story of real situations with fiction angle.

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  12. I will suggest this book to my brother, he is a big cricket fan. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Book sounds interesting.seems like more of cricket player dream

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    1. I think this is the dream of every child next door.

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  14. I'm definitely recommending this to my cousin, the story seems interesting, she's gonna love this one..

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    1. The Book has Very nice characterization and the story line.

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  15. I'm not much of a cricket fan and this book sounds passable to me. Will however recommend this to my friends.

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  16. Sports is a great subject for a book.My uncle is a cricketing fan and will love this books plot.A good social message

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  17. Thanks for the honest review.. if its cricket my husband will love this book.

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    1. The author has done complete justice for all the cricket fans.

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  18. Sounds like a fun book. Reminds me of three mistakes by Chetan bhagat somehow.

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    1. I have not read Chetan Bhagat's book...but yes it is a great read.

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  19. This book looks interesting with real life situations. Though they dragged the things inbetween but it is fine.

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  20. This book really Looks like a good read for all people who loves to know more about their sport.

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  21. Sport related books are fun, but i have mostly read the biographies of sport icons. This will be something new.

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  22. Though i dont know much about crocket but the philosophy of life is same here too. Life is short and unpredictable so do whatever you want to do.

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  23. It sounds like a perfect gift to give it to my hubby who is a sports enthusiast.

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  24. This looks like a very intresting read. I am a cricket buff and would love to recapture the historic moments

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  25. My husband is a sports lover and cricket is definitely his first love. He might like reading this book. Would gift this one to him.

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  26. Very nice review, loved the subheadings, the book seems interesting one.

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