Book Review: Infected With Life by A.J. Job Xavier

Infected With Life
 
Author: A.J. Job Xavier
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing
Summary
In the world of real estate, Deepak is king, building on the legacy left behind by his farsighted father. He has with him, a bright youngster Arjun, whose ambition to grow big at any cost lands him in trouble with a lot of people. Luckose, Deepak’s advisor and close friend is his pillar of strength. Deepak is also in constant touch with Annie, his classmate from the US college, who though happily married to Pedro a budding politician in Mexico, still finds time to involve herself in everything that her ‘best friend for life’, takes up.
A young girl Aisha, hailing from riot ridden Ahmedabad, gets intimate with Gautam a dashing young builder. Together they plan and implement innovative housing schemes for the youth. Aisha however has to take on roles she had never even imagined, all for her love for Gautam. Life has many surprises for her, from becoming a ‘Lady Killer’ to turning a new leaf as the promoter of Aisha schools, a new way of life for the rural poor. Arjun is the originator of RealtyEx, a unique commodity exchange for the real estate which finds phenomenal support in Dubai and Almaty in Central Asia though he is shunned in his own country.
Deepak and Pedro are forced to maintain their own protective armies, while backing Aisha to the full and even encourage her to go ahead with her revenge mission. Set among the exotic Mexico cities, the upcoming Central Asian countries, there is intrigue, lots of action, tender family moments as well as love that blossoms among the innocent ones.
My Opinion
‘In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity’. ‘Infected with life’ is one such tale about four individuals who are in continuous struggle with life. In the race of proving their worth, they decide to stride on paths that can change the course of their lives forever. This is a heart wrenching novella, with a twisted plot and a good climax. The cover of the book is subtle but not catchy; the blend of pastel golden with black adds to the overall impact of the title. The title of the book is fine and it matches perfectly with the central theme of the book. The typesetting and editing is fine.
The plot is gripping and the lucid narration acts like a cherry on the cake. The setting of the scenes is relatable and gives the readers ample opportunity to experience every moment. However, the lengthy monologues and extensive descriptions about things, sceneries and other situations are monotonous. The use of vocabulary is splendid. The author has successfully justified the inclusion of every chapter though.
Another turn off that I could find was the introduction to so many characters, all at once. The readers might be forced to flip the pages backwards and re- read the introductions. So many characters make the content baffling.
The suitability of the title can be felt as we move further in the story because all the characters are, indeed, infected with life. There are many printing errors and some grammatical mistakes too. These can act like the speed breakers and interrupt the flow of reading.
Overall, this story is strong and emotional. A good read.
Best wishes to the author!
Source :- http://aliveshadow.blogspot.in/2016/06/book-review-infected-with-life-by-aj.html?m=1

INFECTED WITH LIFE: BOOK REVIEW

Author: A J Job Xavier

Infected with Life

Book Blurb:

In the world of real estate, Deepak is king, building on the legacy left behind by his farsighted father. He has with him, a bright youngster Arjun, whose ambition to grow big at any cost lands him in trouble with a lot of people. Luckose, Deepak’s advisor and close friend is his pillar of strength. Deepak is also in constant touch with Annie, his classmate from the US college, who though happily married to Pedro a budding politician in Mexico, still finds time to involve herself in everything that her ‘best friend for life’, takes up. A young girl Aisha, hailing from riot ridden Ahmedabad, gets intimate with Gautam a dashing young builder. Together they plan and implement innovative housing schemes for the youth. Aisha however has to take on roles she had never even imagined, all for her love for Gautam. Life has many surprises for her, from becoming a ‘Lady Killer’ to turning a new leaf as the promoter of Aisha schools, a new way of life for the rural poor. Arjun is the originator of RealtyEx, a unique commodity exchange for the real estate which finds phenomenal support in Dubai and Almaty in Central Asia though he is shunned in his own country. Deepak and Pedro are forced to maintain their own protective armies, while backing Aisha to the full and even encourage her to go ahead with her revenge mission. Set among the exotic Mexico cities, the upcoming Central Asian countries, there is intrigue, lots of action, tender family moments as well as love that blossoms among the innocent ones.

My Review:

The book started on an extremely different note. While I was expecting it to be on real estate, the book starts on a flight with a person talking about secret weapons. This, I feel, was what attracted me to the storyline.

The book has been criticised by many saying that too many characters have been introduced, which causes confusion. But, for me, it enhanced the complexity and the book became all the more realistic.

Although the language is quite simple, the author has managed to weave a difficult and interesting storyline. The characterizations were amazing, I was able to visualize each and every character.

My only issue with this book was that there were quite a few grammatical and editing errors. Some random words and spacing were strewn across the book, which hampered the reading process.

Source :- https://thereandtheir.com/2016/07/06/infected-with-life-book-review/

Book Review – Infected with Life by A.J Job Xavier

Synopsis-
In the world of real estate, Deepak is king, building on the legacy left behind by his farsighted father. He has with him, a bright youngster Arjun, whose ambition to grow bit at any cost lands him in trouble with a lot of people. Luckose, Deepak’s advisor and close friend is his pillar of strength. Deepak is also in constant touch with Annie, his classmate from the US college, who though happily married to Pedro a budding politician in Mexico, still finds time to involve herself in everything that her ‘best friend for life’, takes up.
A young girl Aisha, hailing from riot ridden Ahmedabad, gets intimate with Gautam a dashing young builder. Together they plan and implement innovative housing schemes for the youth. Aisha however has to take on roles she had never even imagined, all for her love for Gautam. Life has many surprises for her, from becoming a ‘Lady Killer’ to turning a new leaf as the promoter of Aisha schools, a new way of life for the rural people.
Arjun is the originator of RealtyEx, a unique commodity exchange for the real estate which finds phenomenal support in Dubal and Almaty in Central Asia though he is shunned in his own country.
Deepak and Pedro are forced to maintain their own protective armies, while backing Aisha to the full and even encourage her to go ahead with her revenge mission.
Set among the exotic Mexico cities, the upcoming Central Asian countries, there is intrigue, lots of action, tender family moments as well as love that blossoms among the innocent ones.
About the story-
The story revolves around Deepak, Arjun, Gautam, Aisha, Annie, and Pedro. They all are in estate business and other things including, Politics. The story tells how these people co – relate with each other and face all the challenges and odds that come in their way. The story has ambitions, success, failures, revenge, and love to offer.
Writing and Narration-
Although the language is simple and easy, there is a bucket full of mistakes. At some places, there are unnecessary alphabets and at some places, there are printing mistakes. The story is full of grammatical errors as well and the narration style is not very pleasing as well.
Title and Cover-
The title of the story is appropriate as throughout the story it’s been evident that how the characters are infected with life and do every possible thing to breath in the world. Whether it is about murdering someone, or taking revenge from someone – the characters have done all the possible things. Although, the cover of the book is not much catchy and appealing,.
My verdict-
The story is easy going and interesting at some places. But, with the existence of so many characters, it becomes confusing. Readers may have a tough time in actually anticipating where the story is heading. The grammatical and printing mistakes reduce the charm of the story. But, the ideas that have been presented in the book are very appreciative. Author’s pen is very creative for all the ideas that he has poured in the story.
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