My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Travelogue, Fiction
About this Book:
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal life to drive ten thousand kilometers across India? Just for fun!
Three twenty-somethings dare to do just that! While the two guys take turns to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handycam.
Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey all the more. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those memories, as they narrate their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals, near-death experiences and highway robbers! It’s nothing less than crazy.
I doubted if I’d ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the next best thing – I penned a book about them, and their roadtrip.
Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships, love and life
Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable life to drive ten thousand kilometers across India? Just for fun!
The heart says YES, the mind says NO.
I like books about roadtrips and travelling, throw in a bunch of interesting characters and you’ve got a book I’ll definitely enjoy. Colorful notions: The RoadTrippers 1.0 is a travelogue that takes us across twenty-five different places starting from New Delhi covering Manali, Jaipur,Goa, Kanyakumari and much more with our three-musketeers Ab(Abhay), Shasha (Shashank) and Unns (Unnati).
The book focuses more on the lives of of these characters and their relations with each other as well as their individual story rather than the places they visit.
The places are still described beautifully and road trip is the main theme along with the movie they are making, but it is more character-oriented.
There are laughs, fights and fair-share of drama (Because no good book is complete without at least some obstacles making it difficult for the characters to be happy).
I would say that these characters went for a life-changing trip and it literally was life changing for them.
The book had a steady-pace and was delight to read. Reading books like these makes me want to pack up my bags and go on a trip with my friends too. It gives you that taste of wanderlust which is pretty hard to resist.