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A Tug of War – Fails To Engage

December 5, 2014 | By

‘A Tug of War’ offers too much of ‘gyaan’ that can get repetitive.

A Tug of War

‘A Tug of War’ is a debut book by Yashika Nayyar!

There are some books that enthrall you completely. There are some books that keep you hooked with their funny one-liners and sense of humor. A Tug of War is neither.

A Tug of War’ is the debut book by a young author – Yashika Nayyar. It is a collection of five short stories that represent the conflicts teenagers of today face. The short stories are written in a haphazard way. There is no proper storyline and characters are not well-etched out. In the story ‘I am the Youth of the Contemporaries’ the key incidents tumble out  right at the outset and then the story hits a lull. 

The book offers too much of ‘gyaan’ that you may or may not agree with. It’s more of a self-help book rather than a fiction or an anthology. Besides, poor editing slows down the pace of reading further.

But despite all these flaws, I would still appreciate the efforts of Yashika – she is a young writer who is still studying but has taken the initiative to write and publish a book. But to come out with a successful book that engages readers, one needs to equip oneself better. There is lot of scope for Yashika to grow as a writer and we wish her all the best.

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A day dreamer, chocoholic, golgappe lover, loves reading & day dreaming of traveling throughout India. Khaled Hosseini and Elizabeth Gilbert are favorite authors.
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