Saturday, 30 July 2016

Book Review: Dancing with Demons by Nidhie Sharma

Nidhie Sharma


Karan Pratap Singh is on the brink of winning the Amateur Boxing Championship, when in a moment, he loses it all. His fall from glory seems fuelled by ruthless arrogance and an out-of-control anger management problem. That, however is just symptomatic of a deeper issue. Buried under layers of his fractured subconscious lies a childhood secret he cannot come to terms with.

Sonia Kapoor is a beautiful, volatile young woman with a secret that torments her at night but a secret that she feels no guilt for.

When fate throws Karan and Sonia together in Mumbai, their personal demons and pasts collide and stir up trouble in their fragile and uncertain present. But, is redemption possible without forgiveness?

Dancing with Demons is a fast-paced action drama of love, loss and resurrection.

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My Book Review: Dancing with demons by Nidhie Sharma

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Dancing with demons is really awesome book and a different read, I have never read anything related to boxing, so this was totally different genre when I picked this book. I got this book when famous Bollywood star Salman khan’s movie Sultan being released and the movie’s theme is also on Boxing.
My feeling was mixed when I got this book as boxing is not popular sport in our country also I didn’t know how there points being calculated and how players being qualified for further round, but after reading this book I got the information easily. I think we Indian got some interest in Boxing when Vijendra Singh and Mary Kom played in Olympics otherwise it is totally alien game for India.

Now about this book, it starts when Karan Pratap Singh is going to win in boxing ring to qualify for Olympics, but his demon surfaces while boxing with his opponent and Karan severally beats his opponent which makes him disqualify for 4 years. Jerry the coach of Karan is totally disappointed because of his behavior. On the other hand Sonia who is also fighting her own demon by running away on parole. Fate connects Karan and Sonia, where she resides in Karan’s house as a PG. Read further to know how both of them face their demons and how they overcome from their past.

I liked both the lead characters especially the story of Sonia, which is presented bit by bit which makes readers to know further about her. Also author has mentioned in her acknowledgement that from where she got the inspiration to write on boxing, and also about boxing rules. Because of her research on boxing the novel is perfectly articulated and represented by the author. The boxing matches are so engaging that it keeps you turning the page. It is so well written that many times it feels like you are watching a movie.

I give 4* for the book, and loved to read this novel, also waiting to watch this on screen.

I liked this sentence it’s on a page no 215 “Doctor’s didn’t decide destinies. God did”.

I received a free paperback copy from the author via The Book Club in return for my honest review.