Most of the techies in the IT field nurse some common dreams – one is starting something on their own, and another is finding the perfect match. In this book Exotic Engineer Entrepreneur, the author Jayanth Gurijala dreams the same, and the book is about his journey to achieve those goals and buying a Honda Civic. The way the author describes his feelings for the car, I feel Honda Corp would start selling this book as a fan’s opinion on the car 🙂 Almost every IT professional would shades of himself in the protagonist.
The book’s protagonist is Vikram, a bored IT professional working in Bangalore itching to quit his job, and not getting the kick to do so. He has many ideas that he wants to try out, but the oft-criticized, and yet the preferred companion of every techie – laziness disallows him to do so. In parallel, the hunt for Ms. Perfect is on, and the protagonist has a few misadventures in that avenue too.
It is a feel good book, you know from the start what is going to happen, and yet it is a fun read. The character of Vikram has been fleshed out properly, while the rest of characters haven’t got that treatment. The plot development could have been better – this book seems to be aimed solely at people who have studied engineering, a better plot development could have opened up other target audiences too for the author. As for the flow of the story, it was very good – there were no abrupt jumps in the story. The book tells a simple story, in an enjoyable way.
The language of the book could have been lot better – and I am not talking in terms of vocabulary. There were basic English mistakes – grammatical, and punctuation errors, but nothing a good editor or a proper proof-reading could not have weeded out. Thankfully the mistakes are not glaringly obvious so that they deter you from reading the book.
The book is a short interesting read – a love story sometimes donning the cloak on entrepreneurship.
Addendum: This is a author requested review. I was contacted by Jayanth Gurijala to review his book.