Book Review – Story of Tublu – By Jahid Akhtar

Publisher: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Language: English

ISBN-13: 9789382536758

The book was received as part of Reviewers Programme on The Tales Pensieve.

Blurb: Devastated by floods, Bipin and his little boy Tublu move to a faraway land, where they meet the Sharmas. This marks the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between Bipin and the Sharmas, and the growing friendship of their children Tublu and Maina. The book captures the journey of this friendship through childhood to adolescence and into adulthood. From some interesting school and college humour, the story progresses on and develops into a mature narrative. As years pass, Tublu’s plain and silent crush on Maina develops into deep love and longing, which bears the potential to conquer all of life’s challenges. The story has its share of drama that entertains; humour that makes one reminisce; love, friendship and emotions that define the amazing journey that is, life.

About the Author: Jahid Akhtar is a software developer by profession. He was born and brought up in Assam and resides in Bangalore with his wife Anjali and their little daughter, Jia. Jahid enjoys writing about some unforgettable moments, in his blog titled Flashbacks.

Positive points:

It’s a wonderful journey crafted in with different characters, they grow through youth, and adolescence, attaining scholastic growth start their own lives, separations and congregations and finishing so many things while growing persistently.

Characterization is done wonderfully. I would like to appreciate author for effective inputs given for the same.

Plot of the story is easy going, childhood, youth and working experiences is been inscribed by the author and I must say, author has done a brilliant job in narrating the tale.

Negative Points:

The characters & events were crafted well, but the only thing that disappointed me was the end of the story. The end was much predictable.


I finished reading Story of Tublu in one go. Language used by the author is noticeable. Minor editing errors were found in the book.

If you are looking forward for a kind of book, which can prove to be a light read in these summer vacations or If you are a kind of person who likes to have happy endings to every story you read, this book is definitely for you! Go for it.

Rating: 3 out of 5


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