Book Review | THE WOMAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE by Amit Sharma
Sapna Vaid has lived with a unique power for a decade; a power that turned her from a timid,
wide-eyed, college-going girl into the most influential and powerful Goddess on Earth. Sapna can see the future and saves thousands of people around the world every year through her record-breaking, popular show ‘Lucky People’. The show had given Sapna’s life a meaning and gives her the courage to sleep every night, where death and blood await her in her dreams.
Even though the world is at her feet, the power costs Sapna her personal life. Thousands of prayers that come her way every year are her only solace, her only reason to live.
When a blinding hatred leads to a desperate act of revenge, a single misuse of her great power triggers a reversal of her fortunes. Now she must decide the path she has to take to preserve her unique gift and her fame, even if it turns her into a murderer on the brink of insanity.
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Book Review | THE WOMAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE
The Woman Who Saw the Future, as the title suggests, is the story of a woman who saw the future or it would be better to say that she dreamt of the future. Sapna, like her name is who she is because of her dreams. From a frail teenager from a middle class home, this book tells the story of how Sapna became the more powerful woman in history.
The narration is taut and the plot is interesting. The characterization is kept very real. I dislike when people have the habit of repeating a phrase over and over in their communication – like how people fill the spaces in their sentences with ‘like’ or ‘you know’ or even ‘Lord knows’. The fact that the characters have a flaw is what keeps them real and the dialogues do seem to work.
This story deals with a different topic and comes as a breath of fresh air in the midst of the various romances and thrillers we normally come across. It talks about what happens to people when they are bestowed with immense power and a heavy sense of responsibility – how their lives change and how these changes impact the lives of those surrounding the protagonist.
The narrative begins where Sapna’s son coaxes his grandmother to talk about her once famous, but now dead daughter Sapna. Each chapter is narrated by a different character and the voices as well as the point of views change as the reader ploughs through. Layer by layer, Sapna’s story is dissevered and her personality analyzed.
Over all, this book is an interesting and quick read where you can lose yourself in the imagination of the author as well as stand in awe of the amount of research he has done to perfectly time the story.
About the author
Amit Sharma’s first fiction book titled False Ceilings has been published by Lifi Publications in 2016.
His second novel titled ‘The Woman Who Saw The Future‘ was published by Readomania in Nov 2017.
Amit has been working in a Software Firm for the last twelve years. His hobbies include reading (but of course), watching world cinema, traveling, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping.
Read my review of False Ceilings here.
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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.