Book Review

Book Review : The 365 Days By Nikhil Ramteke

 Book Review : The 365 Days

Author :  Nikhil Ramteke

Publication House : Write India Publishers

ISBN-10 Code : 8193298845

ISBN-13 Code : 978-8193298848

Buy The Book “The 365 Days” Here

Number Of Pages : 192 Pages

Blurb :

This is a story that falls through the crevices of pitiless anonymity, yet miraculously waits to be told.
Shijukutty, a Malayali fisherman, leaves his tiny hamlet of abject poverty in the coastal village of Vizhinjam on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, that picturesque vignette of searing beauty on the southwestern coast of India. Shiju, like millions of other Malayalis, seeks his destiny in Dubai, that gleaming global hub of fortune on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. What unfolds is a stirring story of distilled hardship, exploitation, identity, and friendship, and the heartbreaking choices Shiju is often forced to make. So what he sees is not what he experiences when he lands in a world of glimmering towers, fast-paced life, and unabashed opulence. For what he was not prepared for was the dark underbelly of Dubai beyond the shimmering mirage.
Shiju’s life is no more the same. But he holds his ground, drawing on ancient instincts of his seafaring ancestry. As things settle down around him, he is inexorably pulled into the canyon of recession… Will Shiju be able to hold on to his dreams? Will he able to pull out himself from the whirlpool? Will he survive against all odds? Will he redeem himself? Nikhil Ramteke unfolds an extraordinary saga about Indian expatriates, their struggles, their alienation, and their dreams. The 365 Days is more than a story of a year in Shijukutty’s life.

About The Author :

Nikhil Ramteke is an M-Tech in Chemical Technology .He is currently working as a Production Manager in a leading multinational FMCG giant -IFFCO, since 8 years. Born & brought up in Nagpur Maharashtra, he currently stays in Sharjah, UAE. Apart from his passion of writing, he is a qualified painter, nominated photographer & an avid traveller. Intrigued by Indian labor’s situation in gulf, he narrates a heartbreaking story & his experience in UAE. The 365 days is his debut novel.

Review :

I still can’t believe that This Novel was written by a First Timer. Nikhil Ramteke did a marvellous job writing this Novel, He gave it his 100% , You will concur with me while reading his Novel. The Plot and various sub-plots are totally Unique in itself. The Story is written in such a way that engages the reader throughout the Novel and Being a reader, I didn’t find a single moment to lose the interest in the Novel, it was that much engaging. This Novel is written about how the Dreams and Struggles go hand in hand. The Main Character of the Novel is Shiju who is a Strong Character and the Novel is written with the Idea that “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”
The Story at times was emotional and made such an impact on me.

My Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall I would like to rate this Novel as one of the Best Novels, I have read in the Past. The Novel was original, emotions were very well utilised, and The title, cover and the illustrations were perfect.

I would love to read Nikhil Ramteke’s work in Future. Looking forward to his Next Novel. And I hope He publish it soon.

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