Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Helpline by Uday Mane Book Review

The Helpline by Uday Mane Book Review

Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 978-93-83562-88-6
Year of Publication: 2014
No. Of Pages: 252
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Type: Fiction
Price: 145
Rating: 2.5/5                       
First of all I am not a sadist.  I am a jolly person, would like to read hilarious, adventurous or something where your mind refreshes after reading the book.  I am not criticizing this new concept of suicidal, but I think peoples are not much interested to read something of suicide, even though the end is affirmative in this book.  I didn’t like the concept of suicide.

Samir Masand is the protagonist of the story. Neha one of the friends of Samir helps to overcome from depression, despite her best effort Samir doesn’t draw out of his shell. Neha’s gives suggestion to call helpline to overcome the suicidal thoughts. Samir get’s the number of helpline through newspaper and where Rachel works to save life of depressed peoples. Samir narrates his incidents to Rachael that he fell in love with Riya, and then there are many twists and turns in Samir’s life. Rachel helps Samir to overcome from the suicidal by understanding the situation. The best part is the self-journey where Samir knows the mystery behind helpline and true identity of Rachael.

Also there are many other characters like Siddhartha who is brother of Riya and he is suffering from Down's syndrome, also the character of nana Samir’s grandfather is very inspiring. Read this book to know the true identity of Rachael.        
What I liked the most:

There are two short stories one of a “Joker” and other is “The Prince of Aramadia” both this are truly awesome. Also the writing style is simple easy to read, the content and flow is good. One more thing that struck me as a special is an episode of Samir and Ria who explores the lake early in the morning, the surrounding and scenery of lake, and the bridge is very well described.  

And a very heartily thank you to for providing this book to read and review it.


Samir is suicidal. Racheal works for a suicide helpline. Fate connects them through a phone call. And so begins Samir’s story of love, errors, regret and a girl who changed his life.

As his story reaches its conclusion, Rachael will know the true reason behind his suicidal tendencies. But this suicide helpline is not any ordinary service. There is more to the mysterious and yet so convincing voice of Rachael. As this new mystery begins to unfold, Samir is going to discover three things:

What is The Helpline?
Who is Rachael?
What is Samir’s own identity?

Every year, several teenagers in India attempt suicide because of failing relationships, dwindling careers, parent pressure or the competitive world.

This story is about one such teenager, his early problems and the hurdles to cope with them. This story is about finding hope in the early struggle. This story is about fighting for what you believe in and discovering your true identity. This is not a story about fallinjg in love. This is a story of rising from a failed love story.

"Proceedings of Rs. 5 per book will be used for child welfare through The Rotary Foundation"

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