The Death Wish — by Sourabh Mukherjee
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Price: Rs. 9 INR(Kindle Edition)
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“Detailed observations of human behaviour and the complexity of human relationships…” — The Hindu
As a man decides to end his life by jumping off the roof of one of the tallest skyscrapers in the city.
Should he; should he not?
Is there something to change his mind at the last minute?
About the author
Sourabh Muherjee is the author of the psychological thriller *In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller* and *Romance Shorts*, a collection of dark-romance short stories. His books have been highly appreciated by readers, bloggers and the mainstream national media. Sourabh received the Golden Pen Award in the Monsoon Romance Contest 2014 organised by Sulekha.com and judged by an eminent panel of literary luminaries.
Sourabh speaks in several events on a variety of topics. His points of view in a panel discussion on serial killings, occult crimes and ritual killings in the Supernatural Literary Festival, Kolkata (2017) with the legendary Ipsita Ray Chakraverty was highly appreciated. He was also an invited panelist in a debate organised by Rotary Club, Kolkata on International Women’s Day, 2017.
Sourabh writes a column for *Sportskeeda*, India’s largest all-sport website. His articles have been featured in *Yahoo Sports* too.
An Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer from Jadavpur University, Kolkata with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from School of Management Studies, New Delhi, in his day-job, Sourabh works in a senior leadership position in a technology consulting multi-national. Author of several publications on emerging trends in business and technology, Sourabh speaks regularly in various national and global conferences and technology summits.
A keen observer of human behaviour and cultural diversities, Sourabh loves travelling and has traveled across USA and various countries in Europe and Asia. An avid reader of fiction, Sourabh is equally passionate about photography, movies and music.
My take on the book
Abani is a moment away from ending his life when he reminisces his life from his happier days from childhood to losing his father in a freak mishap to his growing up years, how his mother toiled hard to make ends meet. With pure hardwork and commitment, Abani rises above his poverty and misfortune. But what pushed a self made man like Abani resort to the extreme act of planning to kill himself and what happens next forms rest of the story.
Though told in a quick but simple way, Abani’s story through the years is interesting and heart touching. The challenges he faces and how he rises above them are inspiring. But as life can take sudden and unexpected turns, a person like Abani breaks down emotionally, when his own family forget the value of relationships.
With a mix of emotions and drama, the story is sure to tug at the reader’s heart. The story also has a brilliant message given out in a subtle way, on how one incident can break a person while another can help them realize the worth of what they possess. How decisions taken emotionally can always go wrong, while a little thought can save the day.
Pick this one to be taken on the journey of a simple but strong man Abani, and how inspiration can be drawn from simple gestures of common people around us.