The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri #bookreview

Hello all beautiful readers!!

We meet here again with another book review. For the month of April, I picked up this one from a local library near my place and really enjoyed it. Also, one of the best parts of this book is that the writer of this novel belongs to my hometown. So let’s get started.


Key highlights of the book:

The book cover-
The beauty of the cover could be deeply appreciated once the title and its relate-ability with the story is understood. The book cover, without a doubt, is impactful and does what it needs to do- hold the interest of the reader until the reader makes up his mind to finally grab a copy! The cover design is by by Anubhav Som.

Book cover

The Plot-
The story revolves around Aditya Sharma, a sharp boy with middle class upbringing, and Radhika, an abandoned girl, both from biological and foster parents in childhood. Both the leads are lost in the cobwebs of worldly affairs, emotionally detached with the people they have settled with eventually, but still in search for lost-love and purpose in life.

The story becomes predictable as the chapters progress, but the beauty is in the story and the mature subject, it covers, that details the predictability. The story covers the period of peak recession in India and how it affected families and lives going forward. The attachment, divorces, independent survival, hope and love between the leads of the story, even when they are miles apart, is beautifully portrayed.

There are other characters as well in the story that play catalyst in the story line at peak times. But while writing this review, I could only and only stress upon the story, the title and the leads of the story.

Best characteristic:

  • The title of the book- One of the best attention seeker aspect of this book is its title. It is, indeed, very well thought of and very well worded title, and it is the first thing which I really appreciated once I finished the book.
  • Alternate chapters- I am not sure what this style of writing is called in literary world, but the chapters are alternatively worded by a Aditya(male lead) and Radhika(female lead) describing their part of stories connecting them together gradually.

The consequent chapters in between the story seem a little disconnected at first. Slowly they make sense, which, in my opinion, is justified for a first time novel writer to build up the story and connect the loose ends of the story, as if while proof reading! Also, there are some open ends to the story which need a closure, but obviously it is totally author’s choice to leave it for reader’s imagination.


Book in a line: A page turner with reality of life and a very well worded ending!

That’s all for this one. Let me know in comments below about your reviews of this book.


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