Equinox Book Review
Now that we finally have a Pakistani author who writes her way through romance cum fantasy fiction, we can have something to cherish about and break free from the anti-Pakistan clutter which brands the country as a terrorist nation! Terrorists! Ohhhh … help! Terrorists! Well, Equinox says, ‘Hell no! There are better things to talk about from an emerging author’s point of view that all the negative trash … here you go, fantasy fiction is here with a bang, written by a published Pakistani author.’ It is the first time a Pakistani author has written under this genre so it’s something to be proud of.
To be honest, there is always a first time to do something worthwhile, especially for drawing a positive image of your country and Hina has done just the right job in Equinox, not to mention her somewhat personal affair with her own book character, Richard Chase. :P However, the way she has given importance to minute details through a descriptive story writing for each and every character is simply amazing. Her attempt at this debut novel is worth commending and brings the reading at a point where he/she thinks that she has been writing since ages, that too into perfection.
As I read through the book, I realised how Hina’s writing has been a reflection of her own splendid schooling and life in different parts of the world. Though the concept of charity seemed somewhat overstated into exponential philanthropy but then again it’s fantasy fiction. Sometimes you would feel overwhelmed by the extra details of April and Richard’s love affair and might want to opt for a coffee break but there is no way you would want to quit the book at all.
What’s interesting is the shadow being talked about which April doesn’t know of until the end and the entire mystery revolves around this mischievous cum notorious thing. On the other hand, the life of the main character in a convent setup acquaints the reader with the mannerism of orthodox schooling which is something of great value, eventually; it’s an amalgamation of orthodox cum modern school setup … tech savvy aren’t we?
Equinox is available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Equinox-H-M-Jadav/dp/8192818721
And it’s also available locally at Liberty Books where you can also order it online from: http://libertybooks.com/bookdetail.aspx?pid=19774