• Sushma Ramesh

Book Review- Alumni of the Year by Tomson Robert

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Hi All, how are you all doing? I hope you are liking my posts on book reviews. I’ve picked up an interesting novel to review today. read on to know more about which book i am talking about and my thoughts on the same 🙂

  1. Book name: Alumni of the Year

  2. Author: Tomson Robert

  3. Publishers: Notion Press

  4. Price: 180 INR

  5. Available on: Amazon and Flipkart

Blurb of the Book:

Dave is ambitious, has a demanding boss, and is struggling to balance work and life, especially the relationship with his five-year-old daughter. Dave cherishes the memories of his school days. However, due to an incident from the past, he hardly keeps in touch with his best friends.

When Dave learns that his arch-rival from school is nominated for the prestigious Alumni of the Year Competition, he buys his way into the nomination by donating to the school library.

Travel on a life-changing journey with Dave-from Dubai, to Goa, to Kochi-as he goes for the School Reunion function. See how he confronts his past, his ambitions, his fears, and discovers about what truly matters in life.

About the Author:

Tomson is a storyteller. Whether it’s PowerPoint slides at work, a presentation for his beautiful wife on her birthday, or even writing a book such as the one you hold, he does it with passion and an innate desire to entertain. Tomson lives in Dubai and works as a Director at a top-tier Management Consulting firm. He has completed his MBA from Loyola College, Chennai and is a professional Management Accountant. Tomson is married to Cini, and they have an adorable daughter, Lea. This is his second book. The first one is a collection of short stories titled Stories of Work, Life and the Balance in Between.

He can be reached at authortomson@gmail.com, tweet to @tomsonrobert or visit his blog https://medium.com/@Nosmot

My take on the Book:

To start, I applaud the author for the great beginning of the book with – ‘in another universe’ chapter! I was literally blown out with this new way of starting a novel. ‘Alumni of the Year’ novel is a nostalgic read and takes us through the memory lane of our childhood and school days in a beautiful way! I was surprised how accurately, the author has narrated the rat race journey of us human beings be it professional or in our personal lives. Writing is very simple and the narration is witty-headed and fast-paced. building of Characters is well-plotted and I liked how the story beautifully narrates the protagonist and his struggles- in getting his promotion and the troubled relationship he has with his wife and daughter.

Also adding to this, his journey from being an atheist to a believer makes it an amazing read! I can relate to him and the story 100% as I also have a tedious work-life balance. some books not only give a great story but also gives great life lessons and ‘Alumni of the year’ is one such book. Overall this book is a light , evocative and refreshing read that can be finished in just one sitting 🙂 and I am so glad I picked it up!

Overall ratings: * * * *

Will i recommend this book?

Yes! Please take time for yourself and read this book. it’s an eye-opener that makes us realize important values of our life in a very simple way.. 🙂

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