Book Review

Book Review: Life in the Sunshine by T. Sathish


“Sat, Sam, and Trib (a.k.a Triple sundae gang) are teenagers and they love cricket. They spend most of their time watching and playing the sport they love. They dream of making their living in the sport.

When they are not playing the game, they put on their thinking cap and come up with alternate versions of important matches or provide parodic answers to questions that have plagued cricket fans over the years.

However, fate intervenes in their idyllic life. On 18th April 1986, Javed Miandad hits Chetan Sharma for a six in Sharjah and leaves their cricket viewing life in tatters. The after-effects of this fateful event, continue to haunt them for many years.
Their problems don’t end there.
Sat fails to graduate from school level cricket to state-level cricket. He is heartbroken by the loss of his dreams and faces a mini identity crisis.
How do the boys solve their problems?
Will the boys ever recover from that Javed Miandad incident?
Will Sat get his mojo back?
Come, join the heartwarming ride and find out the answers, as Sat takes you through his nostalgic memories of the sport and narrates his coming of age story, which is deeply influenced by the sport!”


Cover: 4/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 4/5
Presentation: 4.5/5
Plot: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is very beautifully designed. It’s an image of some kids playing cricket on a Beach.

The Title “Life in the Sunshine” seems to be a statement. It tells us about the story of many budding young cricketers in our country.

The Blurb suggests that this story is all about Cricket, which is infact true. This is a story of 3 friends, Sat, Sam and Trib.

The plot is based on the friendship of Sat, Sam and Trib and their love for the game of Cricket. The author has narrated the Story of Cricket as a passion in India, which is quite true. We are a nation of billion who consider Cricket as a religion. This story is for everyone. Those who love cricket can feel it. And those who don’t can know the reason why we are passionate about it the way we are.

The story was gripping and interesting. It made me remember those times I used to play cricket.

It reminded me of all those memories I have with Cricket and my Friends.

The Characters were well written. All characters were quite convincing and relatable. The plot was exceptional and I loved the way the story progressed.

Cricket Lovers should definitely pick this novel. Or If someone wish to know about Cricket and feel it, this novel is for you. This Book has that feel good element.

Looking forward to read more works from the author.

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