Book Title: Natal Fault
Author: Dr. Manisha Saxena
The title of the ‘Natal Fault‘ is very different and mysterious.
The cover image of the book Natal Fault is abstract art of a city seen from far woods and an overlayed image of two people, one precisely a doctor. Nothing much can be inferred from the image of the story, but there might be some connection between the word Natal in the title and the doctor’s image of the cover.
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The story is about a young doctor, a geriatrician, and a loving person whose aim is to establish a hospital dedicated to Geriatrics.
The protagonist after knowing the sad state of affairs of our country in treating the elder people feels saddened. At this juncture, she comes across a 90+ old person. From the day she has interacted with him, he keeps on telling her a tale that is buried in his past.
Interestingly, that story dates back to the 1940s, the times, not World War and the then India. As said by someone, everyone has a past, and that past an untold take or tale.
What does the buried story of this nonagenarian from the land of dragons, Singapore, reveal?
Read this wonderful story, Natal Fault by Manisha where she very cleverly has weaved many topics into a beautiful garland-type story.
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What I like:
1. A very unique plot that talks about the setting of rustic olden times of India, the 1940s.
2. A very perfectly carved tale with human emotions and feelings.
3. The hard truths of today’s system failures especially in the field of education and social-economic statuses are explained very well.
4. The editing of the book needs a definite mention. It’s absolutely flawless.
5. The smooth transition from present to past with a perfect blend of love, war, and peace is to be appreciated.
6. The passion with which doctors often deal with patients with various types of dysfunctionalities is mentioned very nicely.
What I didn’t like:
1. Somewhere in the story I felt that too much usage of medical terms actually shifts the interest of a reader from the story towards knowing the meanings of those terms.
2. In the era of the romantic genre making rounds, the book may not impress young people.
However the book has a great story, it is the face of the characters that bring beauty to it. Here, in this book, the author has excelled in weaving a great story with beautiful characters in it. The fascinating past of the characters creates a good impact on the story.
The narration of the story is worth applauding.
Language & Vocabulary:
A very grammatically rich language with beautiful vocabulary is found. Though some words needed help to know the meaning, the etymology is surprising.
My Final Verdict:
A fascinating tale with a tinge of past.
Book Title: 4/5
Book Cover: 2/5
Grammar & Vocabulary: 5/5
Final Rating: 3.8/5