Book Review: God’s Table: The Last Supper by Santosh Avvannavar, Jyothi Byahatti, Sandeep Huilgol

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Book: God’s Table: The Last Supper

Author: Santosh Avvannavar, Jyothi Byahatti, Sandeep Huilgol

Plot: A noble couple. In noble professions. He’s a doctor and she’s a teacher. What do they discuss over meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner? They are perturbed by the social, moral, economical and anthropological issues plaguing our country these days. Meet Amrita and Robert, a couple who will speak on behalf of you. Witness their daily discussions on problems you think are worth talking about. Education, Medication, Elections, Corruptions, Honour Killing, Child Marriage, Social Media – you name it and the disease has already made deep wounds in our country’s body and soul. God comes to rescue along with Amrita and Robert. Delve into the gospels and teachings of God to find a solution to each malady, if you wish to accept it. Authors Santosh Avvanavar, Jyothi Ghirwari and Dr. Sandeep Huilgo present a unique fiction in conversations to remind you how God would have faced and erased a few of our society’s key problems.

Ratings: 4/5

Review:

Some really good dishes were served on this table

A huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book

As with the rest of the author’s work, this too is a collection of short stories and fortunately I do not have to pick chapter after chapter to discuss the book as each story comes with a consistency that I have till now not seen In the author’s work

I would not say that the book is the best but this book has a very strong layout and format to it which makes it a smoother ride.

The author does not treat this as a mere collection of short stories and because of which he has cunningly picked up the meat of the matter and rolling with it. In earlier books where the author would construct a little story to put forward his views, this time he has majorly used the setting of a couple having conversation over a breakfast as the basic theme to express his views and which has helped the author in a lot many ways as he did not had to worry about a proper start and end to convey his view point and focus rather than on the things that he wanted to say

Each chapter brings up a good point for discussion and does successfully brings out the two sides of the coin convincingly in respect to the theme and scene setting and does give a proper execution making it a very smooth ride

I had basically problem with the conclusion of each stories which has nothing to do with the layout or flow but the content because I felt that the conclusion to each chapter were just generic or diplomatic but not actual answers to the question that was raised by the books but that is completely a perspective matter as some might say that was the best answers

The book has a consistency and a well followed theme raising some pretty good questions and voicing it in a very constructive way. The book maintains a good flow and is well executed plus it’s a quick read and quite harmless with its content and on your time

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