The protagonist of Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa, Shekhar Kapoor is a successful businessman who has never done a decent thing in his entire life. For him it is all about what he can get and how fast he can get it. He goes through life cheating and insulting people, even after he receives a mysterious telephone call from what is called the City of Justice.
Ignoring the cryptic warnings, Shekhar continues to live his life as he pleases, until one day, shortly after insulting a beggar in the street, Shekhar crashes his car and is killed.
And it is only when he is standing before the Bookkeeper, and being shown where his life had gone wrong, that Shekhar finally understands what life is all about.
But is it too late for him? Can he be given another chance, to undo all the wrongs he has done? Or is there a chance that Shekhar Kapoor can find redemption where there had previously been no hope?
When Steve Jobs said that you can’t connect the dots looking forward and that you can only connect them looking backwards, he was talking about Karma and how it balances out every act in our life.
I do believe that our actions of today impact our tomorrows and what you sow today, the fruits for it you shall reap tomorrow, maybe even today, but reap you will for sure.
Life is just about being successful, for Shekhar Kapoor who will do whatever it takes for achieving what he has set his eyes on, whether that means insulting people or even hoodwinking them. When he gets a mysterious phone call from what is known as The City of Justice, he ignores the warnings of the caller and continues to live life his own way.
This book though might be fiction, could also be classified as self-help owing to the moral approach of the author. Like Shekhar Kapoor standing in front of the BookKeeper who tries to tally the balance sheet of life that Shekhar has lived, the reader too unknowingly takes a moment to evaluate his own actions and his life so far. The in-detail description of hell successfully scares the reader and seems to have been adapted from Hindu mythology.
However, I did feel that in some places, the descriptions were longer than necessary and could have been skipped a little.
There are a few grammatical errors which could have been corrected at the time of editing, but they certainly do not take away from the reading experience.
Whether Shekhar realizes his mistakes and whether he does get a second chance and an escape from hell is what you need to find out by reading the book Second Chance by Dr. Sandeep Jatwa.
Having attained an M.B.B.S. from MGM Medical College, Indore, Sandeep went on to secure a job in medicine and now works at the Government Hospital Sarangpur District Rajgarh. He has an amazing imagination and spends much of his free time dreaming up stories. He has been writing since 2006 and has completed two novels. The first has yet to be published, but his second one, entitled Second Chance, is an exciting and moralistic tale of how one man comes to realise the error of his greed.
In his free time, Sandeep likes to relax and spend time with his family and friends. He is also a food lover and enjoys trying new and exciting dishes.
Sandeep’s most urgent wish is to be able to educate children who work in the street and have little opportunity to make something good from their lives. He believes that everyone’s childhood should be awesome, and not a struggle.
The book is available on Amazon, if you do wish to buy it and it is also available on Kindle Unlimited.
PS: I received the book from the author in exchange of an honest feedback.
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