Book Review of “Horn OK Please-HOPping To Conclusions” By Kartik Iyengar

Horn OK Please – HOPping To Conclusions

By Kartik Iyengar

Now this is what I call a fun-tastic read.

Kartik Iyengar chronicles his “journey” all the way to Ladakh – Chief Redbull, Goose Goldsmith and Derek Demonia in an SUV called ‘Motormouth’ jot their passion in overcoming problems during their adventure; write about subjects that need delicate handling wrapped with humor; share their experience of meeting new people and exploring new places; capture the essence of their “journey” to finally bringing meaning to life – a remarkable achievement in my eyes!

Every chapter beings with a sarcastic poetic snippet, goes on to set the context, present his points of view and culminates in a warped moralistic end from a virtual community. (Taken from the description – sorry this was the most apt sketch about the book and I definitely couldn’t ace it.)

The book is hilarious. It has anecdotes from the journey; snippets of randomness that end up instigating brain waves to ponder on the reality around us; and the foreword by The Dalai Lama himself.

The writing is lucid, raw and pertinent. Ample of humor, wit, nutty takes whilst on the journey, but great insight about things we turn a blind eye to. Describing the difficulties in proceeding with the journey, yet not deterred to stop mid-way shows great persistence and will power. Covering the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Guarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Punjab, J&K and Himachal Pradesh and the memories binding the adventure make for a great read.

The blurb on the book said, “50% of this the proceeds from this book has been dedicated to the Mahesh Memorial Trust, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and the Tibetan SOS Village in Leh (Ladakh) by the author. This copy was printed at an orphanage.”

Talk about urban Indians and their sense of responsibility. I bought 2 copies and gifted one to a f(r)iend. I hope he writes the review soon.

I urge you to go ahead, pick this up and release your mind of the mundane chores. And yeah, do your bit of charity, beginning right here.

A MUST READ FOR ALL!!! *smack*

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8 responses to “Book Review of “Horn OK Please-HOPping To Conclusions” By Kartik Iyengar

  1. Thank you for the awesome ‘Blook’ review, am grateful and very happy that you liked it. Thank you for helping me promote the charity cause, which most of us have seemed to a warped sense about

    Best regards

    Kartik Iyengar~

  2. Rohit

    Thanks for the review Sonia.
    ABove all feels great to be a part of this eventful journey of HOP

  3. nutan

    It was a great read. Real value for money. I was reminded of P.G.Wodehouse style of writing.
    Each sentence is wrapped with so much punch, satire and sarcasm that it takes quite a while to finish the book.

  4. Thanks for the review sonia ! I just bought the book…

    ‘The blurb on the book said, “50% of this the proceeds from this book has been dedicated to the Mahesh Memorial Trust, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and the Tibetan SOS Village in Leh (Ladakh) by the author. This copy was printed at an orphanage.”’

    — what you said above is what really made me buy the book and going by the review I am glad it is going to be a great read…. and also happy to be a part of the charity Karthik has embarked on !!!!

  5. @Sonia: Thank you, once again, you’re helping me spread smiles and a lot of cheer in this otherwise dull place.
    @Nutan: Thank you and I’m really happy that you liked the book
    @Prashanth: Grateful. Just for the record, because of this book and http://www.facebook.com/hopfans, the community has managed to raise Rs. 7.5 lakhs to charity. The means are bohemian, the cause is what matters.
    Your smile is what matters to make the world a better place.

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