The Storm by Arif Anwar review

Pages: 348

Publishers: Aleph book company

Genre: Fiction

The Storm is an aptly named book because the events in the book are a whirlwind of emotions.

We follow our protagonist, Shahryar Chaudhury, who is being deported in the US because his work visa is about to expire. He has to make a decision to leave his daughter behind. A family tragedy makes him travel to Dhaka and here we witness the beautiful peeling of the story.

The story also comprises of a British field physician, a Japanese pilot and a privileged couple who make the move from Calcutta to the then East Pakistan now Bangladesh.

We follow family sagas and historical events. I loved how they were merged together. The book is divided in three parts, Gathering, Eye and Surging. The book moves back and forth in time without being confusing.

If you love family sagas, pick this up. It’s a beautiful read. Family secrets and bonding form an essential part of the story.

This book intricately records sixty years of history with an epic story of three generations.

What I liked:

• Effortless style of story telling.

• Themes handled beautifully.

• Intensely readable, captures your attention from the first page.

What I didn’t like:

The one thing I didn’t like was that there are too many characters in the book.

Thank you Aleph book company for the review copy. Picture and opinions are my own.

You can get a copy for yourself here.

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