REVIEW OF ‘MY LETTERS TO FEATHER’ BY  DIWAKAR SHRIVASTAVA

First things first.

Is it a love story? Yes!

Is it a love story only? No! it is much more than that.

Embarking on an introspective journey, the reader is invited into the captivating inner world of an unnamed narrator in “My Letters to Feather.” Through a collection of heartfelt letters addressed to his childhood sweetheart, “Feather,” the narrator reveals his life’s most intimate moments, spanning from the innocent days of adolescence to the contemplative years of midlife. Within these pages, we will witness the profound impact of the logos designs and its effect in shaping his destiny.

From the very beginning, it becomes evident that the narrator is an imperfect individual, but completely aware of his limitations. And since he is conscious, doubt has little place in his mind. Instead, he demonstrates unwavering perseverance and a remarkable sense of purpose. As he navigates the twists and turns of life, he attributes much of his success to the companions he encounters along the way and the invaluable gift of the logos. Be it “Feather”, “Night”, “Lyssa”, or his own mother, their influence is beautifully portrayed, reminding readers of the significance of human connection and the role of external forces & self-awareness in shaping one’s destiny.

The true strength of this narrative lies in its ability to offer universal insights into the human experience. Although the narrator may be anonymous, his journey represents the collective experiences of ordinary individuals, making it incredibly relatable to readers from all walks of life. In the depths of his letters, we find echoes of our own struggles, triumphs, and contemplations. It is this emotional resonance that keeps the reader engrossed and invested in the narrator’s voyage.

Through the letters to “Feather,” the narrator not only unveils his personal story but also imparts profound wisdom and life lessons. These invaluable insights resonate deeply and invite readers to reflect on their own lives. Whether it is embracing destiny, accepting the interconnectedness of our experiences, or finding solace in the journey, the book encapsulates the profound truths of the human existence. One of the lines from the novel says-

No man enters the ocean of life without consequences, and no one leaves it without having to confront some unresolved questions”

Although the book captivates with its introspection, some readers might yearn for a more linear plot or a more defined structure. The episodic nature of the letters, while symbolic, occasionally leaves the narrative feeling fragmented. However, this unconventional approach can also be seen as a strength, as it mirrors the scattered yet interconnected nature of our own lives.

“My Letters to Feather” is a thought-provoking read that delves deep into the human psyche, offering a glimpse into the complex tapestry of existence. With its lyrical prose and heartfelt introspection, it serves as a reminder that our paths are shaped not only by our own choices but also by the people we encounter and the circumstances we find ourselves in. By embracing vulnerability and sharing life’s triumphs and tribulations, the narrator invites readers to embark on their own journeys of reflection. Another beautiful line from the novel says-

We are always travelling in a sea of repercussions. And a lot of things, both good and evil don’t happen of their own volition. Things that have been submerged in the ocean for a while, will occasionally resurface to tell us the reason for it all, after another cause for the boat’s sinking has been established.”

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