My Father Is A Hero took its own sweet time in coming to me – more than a month after I received the email that the book has been shipped. But, no complaints as the book more than made up for the delay.
I love my parents. It doesn’t matter that we fight, and argue and all the other differences, I still love my mother and father. And perhaps, I am just a bit more of a daddy’s girl. And perhaps, that is why I wanted to read My Father Is A Hero; the blurb helps as well.
Vaibhav Kulkarni is a simple middle-class man. He grew up giving up his dreams to make a living. A failed marriage, failed business ventures and other obstacles in his path shape him to who he now is. A single father, stuck in a thankless job, making ends meet somehow.
Nisha Kulkarni is Vaibhav’s daughter. She is ten years old and the star student amongst her batch mates. She is as outgoing as her father is introverted. Her teachers and friends dote on her and her father tries to make all her dreams come true – as most fathers are. Both Vaibhav and Nisha get under the reader’s skin.
My Father Is A Hero is the story of a father and a daughter – their relationship, the good times and the bad times; their trials and their happiness. It is a well-written book. A quick read, but not fast paced. There are some inconsistencies but nothing that can’t be ignored. My Father Is A Hero has no mystery, no romance, no thrill or any such. It is just the story of a man and his daughter. And yet, it touches your heart in an endearing way.
The one thing that could have been improved My Father Is A Hero is the cover. While the father-daughter thing works well, the background could have been something more than just plain.
I would recommend My Father Is A Hero for anyone looking for no nonsense, quick read.
I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Vaibhav Kulkarni has had few accomplishments worth boasting about in his modest life and career. Yet, his happy universe lies intact in the love and pride his ten-year-old daughter inspires in him.
Nisha Kulkarni justifies every reason to be the favourite child of Pune’s premier school-be it her academic brilliance, her exceptional facility with music, or simply her unassuming charm. With his daughter showing promising signs of a stellar success story, Vaibhav has made peace with own unrequited dreams of the past.
But when the girl mysteriously starts losing mojo and spirals into despair and seclusion, Vaibhav faces the toughest test of his life as single father – to reclaim his child’s trust and happiness. What distance will a middle-class man with limited means go to show his daughter the merit in believing in a dream? Read this gripping tale of love, courage, and of the emergence of an ordinary man as an extraordinary hero.