Review of 'The Bluest Marble'
Vipin Kumar is a multi-talented personality. Writing many stories and poems which remained unpublished and after these unpublished works, He published his debut novel. ‘The Bluest Marble’.
The plot revolves around Aditya and Ram Kumar 125. There is a connection between this two personalities and this connection introduces many characters like Jitu, Rakesh, UT, Jackey and Rajesh. This connection takes us on a ride of life of a person who is engineer but joins finance sector, to see many ups and downs in his life, which takes him to a ride which starts from Bombay, Delhi and ends to Goa.
Aditya Saxena: An engineer by education and financial employee by profession. His perfect and well settled life takes ups and turns which brings reader to a question that can life be like this?
Rakesh and Jitu: Rakesh and Jitu are friends and roommates of Aditya. These two represent the bitter reality of life and relations.
Pooja: Ex-girlfriend of Aditya, whom he loved truly but she had cheated on him.
Aditya’s parents: Typical representation of Indian parents.
Rajesh, UT and Jackey: These three psychic patients are prodigy but misfit in society. Their story brings tears to reader’s eyes and raises a question that how God can be so cruel?
There are also minor characters like Ramesh, Bade Bhaiyaa, and Dr. Banerjee who play minor but important roles in life of our hero.
Writing Style: 4/5
‘The Bluest Marble’ is debut novel of Vipin Kumar. Emotions are presented wonderfully. Novel has little bit abrupt start. Apart from it, novel goes wonderfully smooth and in track. Events of Aditya’s life are much seen in real life. A scholar student and much praised son of house where elder brother is totally failure, gets his first job in his role model’s office. It seems a perfect life at once but as time passes Aditya’s life takes shocking turns and it makes reader understand the realities of life. Anything about this ‘shocking turns’ will ruin reader’s enjoyment of reading novel. Loved the novel fully, just one problem is there. It ends abruptly. Details for many characters as well as hero remains unknown to reader, which left me unsatisfied. Hope for more similar great works from Vipin Kumar.
My overall rating for this work is 4/5.