Book Review No. 12 : “Men And Dreams In Dhauladhar”

BOOK : Men And Dreams In Dhauladhar

AUTHOR : Kochrey C Shibu

PUBLISHER : Self Published

GENRE : Contemporary Fiction

LENGTH : 284 Pages

FORMAT : Kindle Edition

Storyline & A Brief Review :

“Men And Dreams In Dhauladhar” is a contemporary fiction novel which is encircled by the lives of three protagonists, Nanda, Khusru & Rekha. These 3 people completely belong from a different background & are facing their own crisis of life. The story is set at a place called Dhauladhar in the wide range of Himalayan Region. The storyline engages some beautiful yet utterly disturbing facts which reciprocates with our day-to-day life. This novel portrays some mainstream topics like love, pain, poverty, societal problems, patriotism, terrorism, dreams etc. Each character is seen to be determined to achieve their dreams while hiding a part of their lives’ secrets.

The 1st protagonist ,Nanda, an engineer from Kerala is seen to come along all his way to Dhauladhar for a project of dam construction & has his own scary stories of life.

The 2nd protagonist, Khusru, a kashmiri boy, fetched by a pakistani terrorist group at a young age is in mission to blow up the dam. He takes help of disguise to secretly join the construction work.

And, the 3rd protagonist, Rekha , a doctor & a classical dancer by profession comes out in search of her perfect match. Accidentally with the progress of the story, we come to know that these 3 meet at a certain point of Dhauladhar & gets involved with each other’s life & the story goes on showcasing other issues.

Though the story slowly progresses & has various plots involved in it, I found the book very much gripping & interesting to read.

Considering the first novel of the author, I would like to say that the storyline is interesting, the plot was gripping, narration was good, language was lucid, grammar & vocabulary were easy to comprehend, book cover is highly eye-catching, title was perfectly relatable with the story & adds some mystery to engage a reader’s mind towards the book. I had a very good read.

My Ratings :

Title : ⅘

Book Cover : ⅘

Plot, Narration & Storyline : 4.5/5

Overall Rating : ⅘ (Highly Recommendable)

Final Verdict :

Author Kochrey C Shibu has a very skilled hand to give a beautiful look to a story. He has done an amazing job in his first novel with proper narration & gripping storyline. He has depicted some real issues in the wrapper of a fiction. I would love to recommend this book to all the fiction lover as well as bookworms out there. Have a happy reading !

Available On:

Amazon Paperback :

Men and Dreams: In the Dhauladhar

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Author: storytellersuchismita

Hailing from a small city Malda, West Bengal, Suchismita dreams high to touch the sky. She is an avid reader, writer, poet, muser, scribbler, storyteller, published author, blogger, nature lover, social worker & a freelance model. She will soon complete her graduation in Zoology. She has also completed her advanced diploma in Computer Application. Her debut book titled "Fields of Sonnet" will soon be launched.She aspires to become a great author & book reviewer in the future. She is available on her instagram account @storytellersuchismita & her email id -

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