Title: Chameleons
Author: Sanket Ghag
Publisher: LeadStart Publishing
Genre: Fiction

Chameleons by Sanket Ghag is a story of optimism against adversaries, in an edgy sense. As they say, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Sunny, who once was living a normal and happy life is now facing dreadful situations; which are strong enough to push him on the verge of suicidal consideration. Losing his love, struggling in his work and unable to find any closure, of the kind he expects, from his family, he now has to decide whether he will let the river of change drag him away or be the change himself; like a chameleon.

Readers join the protagonist while he recounts his life towards a not-so-predictable climax with perspicuous writing and engrossing characters. When it comes to connectivity, author has really nailed it. To be frank, I wasn’t expecting a lot from a newbie, but the genuineness of characters simply amazed me. Not until I read ‘about the author’ section (which I only do after completing the book), I realized why I felt so connected with Sunny; because this book is coming from the heart. Nowadays, many new Indian authors are coming out of nowhere penning books to get famous, earn money or just to woo some girl. But, I am thankful that this book is different. It’s a simple guy chasing his dream with a story to tell, saying ‘hear me out’.

Talking about the downfall of this book, I believe it is poorly edited. I can’t pinpoint the exact reason why but many-a-times I felt like the author imagined this story more as a screenplay rather than a novel. With choice of simple words, slangs are still punctuating the language. Even being a quick read, you may find some parts repetitive, slowing down the pace of the reader.
Only if the author sharpens his writing tool a bit, I think he got all the qualities of a ‘deserving’ bestseller. Overall it is an impressive work and acts as a real treat for fans of Indian fiction.

Rating: 4/5 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher for reviewing purpose. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Post a Comment



All the books mentioned here have been reviewed free of charge. If you want us to review your book then please contact us at dvnare@gmail.com

Shop for Books

Find me on