Currently Reading: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss Cover
Published by Random House 3/26/2019

I am currently reading “Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss” written by Rajeev Balasubramanyam.

This novel centers on Professor Chandra, a world renowned economist who narrowly misses out on winning the nobel prize at the beginning of the story. His life has been focused on his work, and as a result he is a divorced father of three who spends his days as a professor at Cambridge with little regard for things other than economics. When his world is turned upside down by a bicycle accident, he is forced to take a vacation which ultimately becomes a life altering journey.

When I read the synopsis of this book and saw the word “curmudgeon” describing the main character, I instantly knew I had to read this novel! Admittedly, I am hoping that the main character is somewhat like Ove from the book by Fredrik Backman entitled “A Man Called Ove.” I enjoy the complexity of layered stories that allow the reader to see why the grumpy characters are so pessimistic while simultaneously developing those same characters through humorous interactions with other more benevolent people.

Upon starting the story, it is clear that Chandra has a lot of room for personal growth and his relationships with his children are sad and in desperate need of repair. So I’m diving into this book with high expectations but also the hope that it will quickly become a favorite… only time will tell. Once this book is completed, I’ll post a full review under the review tab!

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