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May 4, 2024

My Rating - 4 out of 5 stars

Publisher - NuVoice Press
Genre - Fiction
Publishing year - 2024
Language - English
ISBN - 978-81-966888-3-7
Pages - 227

The Celebrity CEO by Tomson Robert

Book Review - 

The Celebrity CEO stands as the fourth literary creation from the talented quill of Tomson Robert, weaving a narrative against the vibrant backdrops of Dubai and India. 

Within its pages unfolds the odyssey of Ariyan, an Indian entrepreneur whose aspirations in the IT industry mirror those of the legendary Steve Jobs. Drawing inspiration from the theatrics of his idol, Ariyan channels a similar ethos into his own venture, Neo.

Unlike conventional protagonists who often inspire affection or admiration, Ariyan emerges as a complex figure, characterized by his abrasive demeanor, self-serving tendencies, and fiery temperament. From the outset, his toxic traits lay bare the unsettling reality of individuals who traverse our midst, heedless of the consequences of their actions.

Yet, as the narrative unfolds, it becomes evident that the adage "what goes around, comes around" holds true, as Ariyan's life undergoes a seismic transformation. Stripped of his CEO mantle, jilted by his girlfriend Neha, and ensnared in a perilous encounter with a gangster in a Goan hospital, Ariyan finds himself at a crossroads.

The crux of the tale lies not in the depths of Ariyan's descent, but in his journey of redemption. How does one emerge from the abyss of self-inflicted turmoil? How does Ariyan navigate the labyrinthine corridors of adversity, and what pearls of wisdom does he glean from the crucible of his tribulations?

Navigating a narrative characterized by brevity and precision, the author deftly explores themes of resilience, self-discovery, and the indomitable human spirit. Through Ariyan's introspective voyage, readers are compelled to confront their own existential quandaries, as the narrative probes the nuances of life choices, power dynamics, and the perils of toxic behavior.

While the narrative's pace is brisk and its character roster succinct, occasional instances of repetition and minor editorial oversights may detract from an otherwise immersive reading experience. 

Tomson Robert masterfully unveils unexpected twists and turns. The revelation concerning Priyanka serves as a poignant reminder of the narrative's capacity to surprise and intrigue, elevating it beyond the confines of conventionality. 

Moreover, it delves into the realm of philosophical inquiry. Themes of existentialism, the pursuit of meaning, and the toll of mental anguish in high-stakes professional environments resonate deeply, offering solace and solidarity to readers grappling with similar dilemmas.

In summation, I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to those who are looking for a fast-paced, character-driven tale portraying humans' convoluted sentiments. Also, if you're facing a reader's block or a beginner-level reader, this one is for you. 

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