the mother i never knew

The Mother I Never Knew by Sudha Murthy Book Review

Heyya fellow readers,
I picked up The mother I never knew by Sudha Murthy to get out of my reading slump and it turned out to be a simple yet engaging read. I completed it in one go, so yeah I did come out of my reading slump, hehe!

The mother I never knew by Sudha Murthy is a collection of two novellas, which is basically about human relationships. The plot of both the stories is different, however, the basic concept is pretty much the same. The protagonists in both the stories are in the quest of their biological mothers. I liked the second story more than the first one, I guess this is because I was in the mood for some drama.

The storyline of The Mother I Never Knew

The first story is about a man named Venkatesh, who lived in Bangalore. He had an ambitious and money-minded wife. He wasn’t really happy in his family. Venkatesh got transferred to Hubli where people mistook him for a man who looked exactly like him. From here begins the unravelling of the part. He comes at par with the secrets lurking in his family. He tries to compensate for his father’s mistakes. But would he get any support from his own family?

The second story is about a man named Mukesh who lived in London. He comes to Bangalore and discovers that the mother who raised him isn’t his biological mother. This is how he begins his journey from Bangalore to the lanes of Amritsar in search of his mother. Mukesh had not one, but several mother figures in his life. He starts to question his identity and where he belongs.

Both the stories have been captured beautifully. Some side plots did seem a bit unnecessary but the suspense will keep you hinged. The best part is that the vocabulary used is super easy and beginner-friendly. The simplicity will make you turn pages real quick. The storyline was a bit predictable for me. This might be the case because it was like one of the Bollywood movies.

Though the stories were short, they would touch the strings of your heart. I finished the book in one sitting as I liked how the plots were built. Complex human relationships have been portrayed in a very subtle way.

I don’t want to judge the author by just one book. I would love to read more books written by Sudha Murthy. I have heard a lot about Three Thousand Stitches. Most probably that would be my next read. If you have read The mother I never knew by Sudha Murthy then do let me know about your views as well.
Happy reading!
See you guys soon!

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