Book Review of Hold My Hand by Durjoy Dutta

Topics: Blindness, India, Hong Kong Pages: 2 (447 words) Published: February 4, 2014

Hold My Hand is the 8th novel of DURJOY DUTTA. Deep eighteen years old and an obsessive bookworm living in India. Who gets a chance to spend a week in the bustling and fascinating Hong Kong as an intern in a technology firm. He is tall, gangly and awkward. He is not every girl’s dream boy. He was all nervous while leaving for Hong Kong and lost his boarding pass on airport but a lady helped him to board his flight for Hong Kong. And things get changed when he start his work at Hong Kong as he met a girl in the lift of the hotel in which he is staying and finds that girl so charming that he haven’t seen anything more beautiful than her before and bumps quite literally into with that blind girl, Ahana, who reminds him of promises and forever’s and cute puppies and double rainbows. They started discovering the city together. Ahana is Deep’s blind guide in the city as they discover it through each other’s senses and Deep explains everything to her as things seems to be alive while Ahana’s ex-boyfriend, Aveek, the talented and almost mutant like golden boy of all blind people looms dangerously over them, pulling her deeper into the infrequent yet destructive mood swings. “Hold My Hand” is a warm, comic and fuzzy story about books, blindness and the joy of travel.


DURJOY DATTA is a bestselling Indian novelist. He is born in Delhi. He also writes for Indian television and movies. He has a youth show, SADDA HAQ, on channel V and Ek Veer Ki Ardaas…Veera on Star Plus to his credit. He graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and then went on to do PGDBM in marketing from Management Development Institute and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He has co-founded grapevine India Publishers. He is the bestselling author of nine books. In 2009, he was recognised as a young achiever by the Times of India. He was also chosen as one of the two young achievers in the field of Media and Communications by Whistling Woods International in 2011....
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