Book Review: The Homing Pigeons

Details of the Book 

PublisherSrishti Publisher
No. Of Pages328
Date of Publication2013
ISBN 139789380349916
ISBN 109380349912
Year Of Publication2013

About the Book: 

In the middle of the catastrophic 2008 recession, Aditya, a jobless, penniless man meets an attractive stranger in a bar. Little does he know that his life will change forever.

When Radhika, a young, rich widow, marries off her stepdaughter, little does she know that the freedom she has yearned for is not exactly how she had envisioned it.

They say homing pigeons always come back to their mate, no matter where you leave them on the face of this earth. The Homing Pigeons is the story of love between these two unsuspecting characters as it is of lust, greed, separations, prejudices and crumbling spines.

About the Author: 

A hotelier by education, an ex-banker and a senior executive in the outsourcing industry, Sid gave up a plush career in the outsourcing industry to follow his passions. Based out of Ranikhet, he is now a struggling entrepreneur and a happy writer. A self- proclaimed eccentric, he is an avid blogger who loves to read and cook. Cooking stories, however, is his passion. The Homing Pigeons is his debut novel. He can be reached

The Review: 

When I was first asked to review The Homing Pigeons by the Readers Cosmos, I didn't really know if I wanted to read the book. Firstly, my University classes were taking up a lot of my time and secondly, because I was getting involved in all sorts of work.... But I am glad that I decided to read and review this book.

The story is told through the alternating points of views of Aditya and Radhika. While I found it really entertaining to see how these two very strong characters dipped in and out of each others lives, I found it difficult to sometimes to keep track of the year we were reading about. I wish the chapter heads had come with the years, so that it was easier for the reader to find their ways back to where the author wanted to lead them.

The Homing Pigeons is a heartfelt tale about two star crossed lovers, who just have to be with each other despite every single problem that they are faced with. The book has the capacity to draw the readers in and make them live in a world where Radhika and Aditya are fighting all odds to be with one another.

What I found especially admirable was the profession Aditya takes up when he gets laid off his job. Even though readers can guess the quite predictable ending...I was very taken with the fact, Sid Bahri didn't leave us with the cliched happily ever after. You've have to read the story to find out what he left us with!

I greatly appreciated the fact that the book was devoid of any typos or grammatical errors...a rare find during these days.

I recommend this book to anyone who needs to restore their faith in happy endings and the concept of soul mates. Happy Reading, people!

Many congratulations to Sid Bahri for his wonderful debut novel. I wish him all the best and hope to review his future books as well...

Thank you, Readers Cosmos, for giving me such a pleasant read that entertained me for quite sometime now. I have to part with this book and go on to the next one on my pile now.

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  1. Okay, so u already read it.....I also got it from TRC but i am yet to start....thanks for the i know what i am up against....and that font style is good....which one is it can u tell me


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