Book Review: S.O.A.R Success over Adversity Reigns by Abir Mukherjee

Title:   S.O.A.R Success over Adversity Reigns

Author: Abir Mukherjee

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Frog Books

Blurb of the book:

“Frustrated with their current jobs, Uday, Adhyayan, and Rajasekaran team up to start an innovative business, non-existent in India until then. Ignoring all pragmatic aspects of life, they chase their dreams with immense pleasure. However, their journey is no cakewalk, as they confront financial crisis and rejections soon. Uday plays a business trick to triumph over that uninfluenced market; it works initially, but soon boomerangs, blowing the team apart. The police arrests Uday accusing him of illegal activity by his organization.

Were there any blemishes in their plan or was it just a typical Indian market, reluctant to accept an un-experimented concept? Will they be successful in implementing their innovation, staking their hard earned money, stable jobs, relationships, and life

‘S.O.A.R is the story of chasing a dream, quandary between desire and responsibility, friendship and love.

Join the gutsy journey of three young entrepreneurs. ”

About the author:

He was born and brought up in Bardhaman, a small town of West Bengal. He is currently living in U.S.A and have completed more than 8 years as an IT Professional. He completed my B.E. in computer science and engineering in 2005 and started working in different software MNCs. ‘S.O.A.R-Success Over Adversity Reigns’ is his second novel, published by Leadstart Publishing. Blackbuck Publication has published his first novel, ‘As Life Has No Undo’.

He love to sketch and write in spare time. He write to entertain people, not to teach them how to live life, how to be successful in life or any other philosophical lessons. 

My Review:

The title at once captures one’s attention while cover of the book failed to attract me.

The characterization is brilliant; the pace of events is just perfect. It has all the elements of soul stirring story, it makes you smile, it gives you hope, and more than all, and it somehow makes you realize how fragile life can be.

There are several plot points within each chapter, which hold quite well, but the central plot line involves a hard times of their life when the 3 young men Uday, Adhyayan amd Rajasekaran decide to follow the path full of uncertainties.

Every person has a Right to become what ever they want to be, which both society and its people are ignoring, added his own imagination and made the truth acceptable. That’s what I liked most about this book, the brilliant way of telling a story and making it acceptable in a practical world.

The climax will make you smile, for two reasons. One, it’s a happy ending like you expected it to be and second you just realize that you have completed reading one of the best books recently.

Positive Points:

It has a kind of the language I most admire. The use of simple words by author is just awesome. Though the language was simple, the author littered just exact amount of complicated words to the prose which is more knowledgeable than hitches. The metaphors used were just brilliant.

Abir’s writing is elegant, real, with an emotional power that compels you to connect deeply with the characters and their situations.

Most I liked about this book is that it even paced. Neither fast nor slow, the book just flows in a smooth manner. Author beautifully balanced their personal life about Srishti, wife of Adhayan, mother of Uday, and Sneha, committed to Rajasekaran is described. Save for the editorial errors, which were infrequent, I guess, every average Indian reader will enjoy this book.

Negative Points:

Cover of the book could have been better than this. I personally didn’t like the cover of SOAR.

Blurb at the back worked as a spoiler. Well, I would suggest author to make it short and sweet before bringing out the next edition.


The book is worth reading if you want to take a break from life as it is a fascinating tale of bubbling youth, ready to come across fortune and misfortune with equal probability.

In a character-driven book, the author’s biggest strength is his writing. Abir masterfully brings scenes to life. Small, trivial things become interesting in his hands as he crafts a delightful crochet of ideas. Indulge by all means! This 161-pages book is a gift to all those dream and who want to do big in life.

It is a story that has been spun in a beautiful web which makes you stick throughout the story. With each of the chapter describing about different characters and the way life has turned them while they walked and worked to accomplish their aspirations, it is an interesting tale.

It will make you go ‘aw’ at times, ‘what the hell’ at other times and ‘oh! my god’ at most of the times. Most importantly the book is too captivating and will surely leave you spellbound for hours after you complete reading it. No doubt the book is a best seller!

I hope his next book comes soon with another terrific page-turner.

Rating: 4 out of 5


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