Book review: Crescendo is a motivational novel about meeting challenges and succeeding
A motivational novel by Amit Raual, Crescendo is an interesting tale of a man with humble origins and how he succeeds in life due to his constant determination.
Indrajit Roychowdhury’s achievements in both his personal and professional life is detailed out for the readers in this highly engrossing read.
Narrated in a third person point of view, in twelve chapters we are treated to a biography of Indrajit through his education, work-life, his relationship with his family and the unfortunate event of his passing.
We get to know about his wife Shira and their son Rishi by fragmented character sketches and flashbacks across these chapters styled in a sort of intricate mind map.
The organisation of each chapter as it plays into the next is particularly commendable.
Also a story about human relationships and how people deal with the reality of loss, the novel describes how Shira is depressed after Indrajit’s death and how their son Rishi helps her overcome the sorrow.
If you are ever in need of a little bit of motivation, Indrajit’s story is a great read to get you into the right mindset.
(Reviewed by Bipasa Basu).