Child/God - Ketan Bhagat. My review
"God comes in every house in the form of a child."
Naked, helpless and ignorant, newborns arrive happy. Full of smiles and love, every child in unique and perfect. Their well-dressed, independent and educated parents are frustrated and bitter. All adults are the same. Imperfect. Yet, grown-ups teach children. The stressed mentor the stress-free. The unhappy correct the happy. The confused guide the wise. Welcome the world of Raghav Malhotra - a typical MNC drone. Haunted by a guilty past, our common man struggles to serve a thankless spouse, a condescending family and a ruthless boss. Inevitably, Raghav's life collapses like a house of cards. Violence, whores, alcohol and drugs follow. Till God arrives himself. You've read many stories about motherhood transforming a woman. Now, follow Raghav on his self-enlightenment journey through the joys of fatherhood. Child/God is a riveting story of thirty-five-year-old disciple learning the meaning of life from his six-month-old-guru. Discover how Raghav's living God transforms his life - and yours.
Out of sheer curiosity, I picked up the book and I feel good that I wasn’t wrong I picking this. It’s a great tale and maybe for the first time has parenthood been discussed from a fathers point of view. It’s refreshing to know how much and whom all can a child influence.
Child always is known to have a drastic change in a mother’s life. We all know that. This book tells about how a father feels about a child. Interesting precept to see the world through child’s eyes.
Very fluent narration and even for once you won’t feel bored or not connected to the story. Somewhere I even felt it as a story of the author and his brother too.
Thanks to their sharing the same passion for writing. It sounds like his family story. No I’m not saying in a negative way.Loved the way the author has spoken about fatherhood and weaved this story.From being a carefree person to a responsible father the transition is amazing and anyone can connect to it.
I would recommend all to read this .I’m sure you all would connect to the story and the drama that is a part of our life too.
I would rate this book 4/5 for the plot and writing. Hats off to the author for attempting this.