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10 thoughts on “Marathon Baba

  1. Prashant Prashant says:

    Phewww This was my response when I completed this book Ironically and to say in the manner in which this book is written I kept on jumping from page to page like people were jumping from the deck of the ill fated Titanic, there were many times when I wanted to stop reading completely but the book like an overgrown child asked me to keep going It said pretty please I wanted to run like I had fire up my ass but I have to sat there hanging like the chandelier in a posh bungalow If you u Phewww This was my response when I completed this book Ironically and to say in the manner in which this book is written I kept on jumping from page to page like people were jumping from the deck of the ill fated Titanic, there were many times when I wanted to stop reading completely but the book like an overgrown child asked me to keep going It said pretty please I wanted to run like I had fire up my ass but I have to sat there hanging like the chandelier in a posh bungalow If you understood the above passage then you must have got a fair idea about the fight that i engaged in during the time I read this novel So after all this pain and tribulation why the heck did I complete this book and why am writing this review Well I have 3 reasons for it and they are strong enough to warrant me to write 1 I received this book from Goodreads Giveaway and thus felt the moral responsibility to complete it and write a review 2 Unlike some of the other worse books that I have seen and read in the past few years, I realized that this was a commendable effort from a very young author 3 Third and this is the most important one, when I spend hours in reading a book which I don t like then there is nothing better than to put that frustration into words At least that helps me regain composure.What I hated in this book I can list a number of things here but I am trying not to ramble which is my habit so let me point out some important ones A little about the PLOT This is a story of a guy who starts running and attains a god like stature in his country India He is disappointed with his parents and his job So one fine day he decides to leave everything behind and just run Then starts the journey of a guy who never sleeps, is desperately in love with a girl who ditched him and who runs for no reason That s about it The rest of the story is the run of the mill of love,past,extravaganza and betrayal Back to the HATRED For all the uninitiated let me clear one thing Hollywood has been making films based on books since years This phenomenon is relatively new in India mainly because we never had much of a habit of reading in our country In the developing world providing basic education to children is the bigger concern You See So with the new economic booming we have a new generation of English Speaking People who want to flaunt that they can read english With this started the resurrection of novels in India In the past couple of years film makers finally heeded to this fledgeling industry and started buying stories from authors What was the result Out came many wannabes who all had an interesting story to tell This is not applicable to the many respected authors from our country and we do have some, I know you know them but it by and large applies to all the new authors who are trying to make a career in this field In my country this is called Going Chetan Bhagat s Way Now to the weaknesses of this book 1 A very shallow story where you try to create a superhuman without any base and pray that the readers buy it 2 The mid narratives of the author are not welcomed When you are trying to be done with a story and the author drops some personal comments in between It feels kind of insulting and taunting for the reader 3 The parallels drawn or whatever they are called are hideous As I gave an example in the first para it s downright obnoxious Let me quote something from the book itself The mobile phone sat on the table like a silenced criminal His legs fired like a machine gun He jumped over the prison wall and ran like a character from a action film This book is full with these 4 Trying to sell me a legless villain looking for some magical shoes A cop who never ages and appears out of thin air whenever he wishes to Now you are plainly questioning my intelligence Time for something PROMISING The one thing that I liked about this book is the author s experimentation with a new way of writing There is some novelty in the representation of the story and characters which gives some freshness to the reader amidst the stale story.Sadly, the effort is valiant but lacks maturity


  2. Manu Manu says:

    Girish Kohli hasn t passed out of the IITs or IIMs, does not have a day job and cannot be found on Facebook or Twitter He is also the author of the only book in the world based on a pair of unused running shoes Just as the author has broken the template of the typical Indian author, his book also manages to be completely out of the regular trajectory of Indian fiction There are indeed characters that one might encounter in other works, in fact, the author has pretty much used all the stereoty Girish Kohli hasn t passed out of the IITs or IIMs, does not have a day job and cannot be found on Facebook or Twitter He is also the author of the only book in the world based on a pair of unused running shoes Just as the author has broken the template of the typical Indian author, his book also manages to be completely out of the regular trajectory of Indian fiction There are indeed characters that one might encounter in other works, in fact, the author has pretty much used all the stereotypes that have been abused in Indian popular culture the strict dad, the mother waiting for her son to return home, the first love who remains evergreen in memories, the corrupt cop, the spirituality cult, and so on, but it s the sheer verve and trippy narration that makes this book totally unique It even includes poetry, or at least rhyme The tale puts a twist to the perspective people have towards running away from problems The story is about a man who runs across the country for seven years, turns red no, literally , starts an ashram and gets stuck in a plot literally and figuratively of his own making The author takes routine mundane occurrences and objects and converts them into surreal text or throws them against bizarre yet believable props the shoes, the Naxalite kidnapping The humour that lends sanity and insanity to the proceedings is also not on a single track it moves from wordplay to satire the City of Slums, Suryakant the Mega Star to even campy on a couple of occasions In fact the entire theme of the book seems to be irreverence Just as you begin to wonder if you re going to completely lose it, the author injects a dose of real explanation to the happenings IMO, the best part of the book are the character descriptions Characters include the shoes too My advice would be to read the book at a single go At 255 pages, it s not really a marathon, but you have to keep running to be on the same page as the author There is always a feeling that some subtext is slyly watching you turn the page Not a run of the mill offering, this one will give your brains a run for their money


  3. Gaurav Kohli Gaurav Kohli says:

    Just like Karna Marathon Baba, the imagination of Girish Kohli, the author of Marathon Baba runs on a track of storytelling that breathes life into a realm of characters with quirky descriptions I d like to have some of them on my Facebook friend list a plot that flows always thick along a plateau of perpetual highsmuch like the nearly divine river Gathaji in the story The knack of making us confront our own past through incidents in the bookthereby uniting all the readers of this Just like Karna Marathon Baba, the imagination of Girish Kohli, the author of Marathon Baba runs on a track of storytelling that breathes life into a realm of characters with quirky descriptions I d like to have some of them on my Facebook friend list a plot that flows always thick along a plateau of perpetual highsmuch like the nearly divine river Gathaji in the story The knack of making us confront our own past through incidents in the bookthereby uniting all the readers of this bookand its satirical humour are just a couple of memorable points of this book.It s a page turner to say the least And I keep sayingIf you ever felt like flipping a finger at the concept of blending into the crowd just because it s the done thing this book is calling out to you


  4. Socrates Chinniah Socrates Chinniah says:

    SPOOF OF LIFE Marathon baba is not for serious readers, marathon baba is not for someone who tries to achieve enlightenment through reading,Marathon baba is not for people who want to achieve world peace, Marathon baba is not for a person who searches review to see whether the book is worth reading Marathon baba is for someone who would enjoy a spoof thoroughly and would not ponder over seriously on the message that is conveyed indirectly What to expect If you have enjoyed the movies such SPOOF OF LIFE Marathon baba is not for serious readers, marathon baba is not for someone who tries to achieve enlightenment through reading,Marathon baba is not for people who want to achieve world peace, Marathon baba is not for a person who searches review to see whether the book is worth reading Marathon baba is for someone who would enjoy a spoof thoroughly and would not ponder over seriously on the message that is conveyed indirectly What to expect If you have enjoyed the movies such as Rango and Quick gun murugan, the book would not disappoint you I would not dare to suggest others the book simply because the humor in the book may not be appreciated by everyone The storyline does not hold any great value and could be a lead for a Bollywood masala movie It is the author s representation of various scenarios as metaphors that would impress the readers Occasional poems and punch lines are quite catchy and impressive First half of the book keeps one engaged as the reader would get accustomed to the writing style of the author , The story considerably slows down in the pace by half way through and is beaten around the bush , The story again picks up its pace by the end and closes itself Likes Writing style that is fresh not many would dare , Punch lines, Poems, metaphors Readability Readability of the book is a Breeze , The book is a quick read ,the reader can consume the book in 4 hours straight, but remember Reading is not about pace it s about peaceBottomline Funny, comical, Philosophical yet not serious Pick baba only if you can run with him not too slow not too fast


  5. Ketan Nadar Ketan Nadar says:

    Awesomeis the only word which comes to my mind. Its not about the pace but peace words will linger in my mind for long time Some words and lines you can truly refer to your real life situations which you face everyday I wish the book never ends.


  6. Rohit Dadi Rohit Dadi says:

    It s not about the pace, it s about the peace this single quote inspired me to run and experiment with recreational marijuana Made me a fitter human and a lucid dreamer It s nothing about running marathons, it s about winning the marathon of life What s a truth without some accompanying lies


  7. Srikanth Srikanth says:

    So people, here i am, back with another review and this time i am really happy writing this Marathon baba, a book with roller coster narration, has everything in it Love, Romance, Suspense, Drama, Corruption, Drugs, Cops and finally The Happy Ending which was missing in the last two books i read, name it and you have it Before digging into the review i will give a sample of what you are getting into After reading the below paragraph, decide yourself whether you want to continue or not Alr So people, here i am, back with another review and this time i am really happy writing this Marathon baba, a book with roller coster narration, has everything in it Love, Romance, Suspense, Drama, Corruption, Drugs, Cops and finally The Happy Ending which was missing in the last two books i read, name it and you have it Before digging into the review i will give a sample of what you are getting into After reading the below paragraph, decide yourself whether you want to continue or not Alright let s get started.My marathon starts from the finish line, said Marathon Baba He runs through his country for seven long years until he miraculously turns red and builds Marathon Ashram Hundreds of runaways descend on the Ashram and become its residents It s not about the pace, it s about the peace, said Marathon Baba Thirty three Deadly Disciples find their peace in the freedom of the Ashram and devote themselves to their Red Guru For the Ashram to live, Marathon Baba must die, say the Deadly Disciples He was warned Running is injurious to health.Witty, wacky and weedy, Marathon Baba is a wondrous tale about the cult of a man who couldn t stop running.Cast An on the run, depressed, failed in love, harassed by cops and a drug peddling protagonist.An ever challenging, deeply questioning and sadly depressing antagonist The World and people living in it.Plot People say child s future depends on the way his her surrounding is and how his her s upbringing is, but Karna was different His house, the place he thought was his whole world when he was in his kinder age, turned out to be a battleground for him with his parents confronting each other every day Karna used to shield himself under the couch, treating the couch as his savior, the bunker One fine day in the battlefield, or i should state it as one eye opening day for Karna, his shield, the bunker, his only friend in his house, could not take it any, gave up and broke down, making karna open to the battlefield Unarmed Karna came to a conclusion that his one and only way out from the battlefield is Running He started running and running and running and he ran till he reached the outskirts of the city Just when he thought he reached a secured place, far away from the battle fled, his baby eyes saw a horror, an horror which had cigarette in its mouth and was carrying a stick in its hands, the horror was none other than Inspector saab, very important character of the story which would unfold totally as the story progresses.The rest of the story covers Karna s Life, his running urge, Inspector saab and his brothers , Karna s parents, Honey Karna s love , Ma, Java and the rest of deadly disciples and the very important Marathon Ashram and its establishment using drugs money.According to me, people who try to spread philosophy, either by books or movies are promoting non sense and i still stick by it even now Yes, inspiring or getting inspired by books movies is sham That belief concreted after trying to read books like yes you can, Monk who sold his ferrari and manyI actually tried reading them, came to a conclusion that the philosophy they were trying to preach wasn t for me I believe in self inspiration, so get inspired yourself and excel in your life yourself This books sticks to the same philosophy of getting self inspiration and writing your own destiny.Some people would go on and say Marathon Baba is a master piece and some would write it off saying the protagonist was actually an escapist, who ran away from life after being threatened by it You may see varied reviews about Marathon baba and i can say one thing about Marathon baba, i loved it Marathon Baba would make you laugh, make you feel sad about the protagonist, give you goosebumps and in the end give you your Money and time s worth Following Girish s narrative style i would like to say, follow your instincts, if you like what you see in the short description i gave about the story and feel you may like it, go buy the book and get on the Marathon s ride and if you don t feel it s for you, i would say you are missing out something unusual which is totally unique, not following the usual narrative template, yet being totally gripping So go for it is what i say for people who like the review.I rate it a 5 5.Note After completing the book i went on and emailed Girish Kohli, author of this Master piece and expressed how happy i felt after completing the book and requested him to send me an author signed copy of the same and he kindly obliged We had a chat on his next venture and i was blown away by his promp and polite replies He is a real rockstar Kudos Girish Kohli on your successful debut Girish Kohli was born on the day when a dog in the US was put on Trial and executed for barking too much Girish hasn t passed out of The IITs or the IIMs He doesn t have a day job either If you wish to speak to him, you will not find him on either facebook or Twitter, you need his personal email id which i have somehow He drives a space tyre and is the author of Two Unpublished novels Marathon Baba, his third book which has been published first, is the only book in the world based on a pair of unused running shoes.Karna Marathon Baba The Red God Age Seven Real Name Karna Singh Religion Running Height of Self Belief Weight His name is heavy enough Medical History Split Personalities Birthmark Thirty three Deadly disciples Famous Quotes My marathon starts from the finish line Education Life Job History He worked for his instincts Eye color Multi colored Hobbies Writing Status Absconding


  8. Vivek Vivek says:

    Exceptional imagination Climax could be better Worthy reading


  9. VaultOfBooks VaultOfBooks says:

    Girish Kohli, an author of two unpublished books, is neither an IIT nor an IIM passout but a self acclaimed six feet one inches of guts Kohli might not have a job but he can articulate thoughts that have freshness to them.The Marathon Baba instantly captures you with its witty, wacky, weedy language Girish Kohli s perspectives transform ordinary ordeals of common life into wars and battlefields while the surreal humour smacks a smile on your lips The psychedelic language fits the motif of b Girish Kohli, an author of two unpublished books, is neither an IIT nor an IIM passout but a self acclaimed six feet one inches of guts Kohli might not have a job but he can articulate thoughts that have freshness to them.The Marathon Baba instantly captures you with its witty, wacky, weedy language Girish Kohli s perspectives transform ordinary ordeals of common life into wars and battlefields while the surreal humour smacks a smile on your lips The psychedelic language fits the motif of book well and the illusions run in your head as the words give you a high.My marathon starts from the finish line, said Marathon Baba.He runs through his country for seven long years until he miraculously turns red and builds Marathon Ashram.Hundreds of runaways descend on the Ashram and become its residents It s not about the pace, it s about the peace, said Marathon Baba.Thirty three Deadly Disciples find their peace in the freedom of the Ashram and devote themselves to their Red Guru For the Ashram to live, Marathon Baba must die, say the Deadly Disciples.He was warned Running is injurious to health.Witty, wacky and weedy, Marathon Baba is a wondrous tale about the cult of a man who couldn t stop running.The book is the story of an individual, Karna who runs like Forest Gump for seven years, turns red, and attains a divine status in the eyes of many self admitted followers Running releases his negativity, frustrations, angst and leads him to eventually find peace This search for peace results in the Marathon Ashram, a haven for anyone who has a reason to run Laid on the foundation of drug peddling, the Ashram perhaps represents that the good and the bad can co exist but an extra ounce of goodness decides your substance.The brilliant witty humour is injected with fluid of a serious order The corrupt Inspector Saab, the naxalites, the binding suffocation of an employee, the disrupted family, the thumping urge to run away from everything, present the hopelessness that grips each one of us in varying degrees This intertwining of both elements makes the narrative quite rich The most interesting element of the book is that it has threads of many genres weaved into one There are spurts of poetry, romance angles, thriller, and mystery mingled with witty digressions The book cleverly caters to the taste of many INSPECTOR SAAB The Corrupt Cop Age Doesn t ageReal Name Doesn t matterReligion Will tell you if you give me hundred rupeesHeight Of corruptionWeight 0 kilos without his uniformMedical History Gangrene of greedBirthmark MoustacheFamous Quote I can get away with my own murder Marathon Baba distorts the notion that running away from the reality of life is an escapist tactic of the cowardly The Baba convincingly propagates that it is quite the opposite Running becomes the driving force towards liberation People run away from unwanted expectations of others, from a monotonous life, from a love less marriage, from love, some run away together as lovers, running brings peace It s not about the pace, it s about peace An interesting read where the past constantly runs into the present, the present wants to run away and the reader is compelled to run with the author throughout the book.Reviewed at


  10. Vivek Vivek says:

    Like most of the movies nowadays, the first half was quite good..but the second one it even has an interval page was quite a junk littered with stupid metaphors and forced jokes, it is a pain to read i was attracted by the audacity and the nature of the characters and the plot and some of the quotes are quite worthy of revisiting anyway for 255 pages, this one is quite an entertainer..for seasoned reader I guess this is one crazy book as it doesn t follow the usual norms in books w.r.t Like most of the movies nowadays, the first half was quite good..but the second one it even has an interval page was quite a junk littered with stupid metaphors and forced jokes, it is a pain to read i was attracted by the audacity and the nature of the characters and the plot and some of the quotes are quite worthy of revisiting anyway for 255 pages, this one is quite an entertainer..for seasoned reader I guess this is one crazy book as it doesn t follow the usual norms in books w.r.t grammar, language and mode of conversations..just like the book promises by its rugged texture of covers, military front cover and the powerful author introduction in the covers. a crazy story for all you crazy people out there.


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Marathon Baba ❮Read❯ ➲ Marathon Baba Author Girish Kohli – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk My marathon starts from the finish line, said Marathon Baba He runs through his country for seven long years until he miraculously turns red and builds Marathon Ashram Hundreds of runaways descend on My marathon starts from the finish line, said Marathon Baba He runs through his country for seven long years until he miraculously turns red and builds Marathon Ashram Hundreds of runaways descend on the Ashram and become its residents It s not about the pace, it s about the peace, said Marathon Baba Thirty three Deadly Disciples find their peace in the freedom of the Ashram and devote themselves to their Red Guru For the Ashram to live, Marathon Baba must die, say the Deadly Disciples He was warned Running is injurious to health Witty, wacky and weedy, Marathon Baba is a wondrous tale about the cult of a man who couldn t stop running.

10 thoughts on “Marathon Baba

  1. Prashant Prashant says:

    Phewww This was my response when I completed this book Ironically and to say in the manner in which this book is written I kept on jumping from page to page like people were jumping from the deck of the ill fated Titanic, there were many times when I wanted to stop reading completely but the book like an overgrown child asked me to keep going It said pretty please I wanted to run like I had fire up my ass but I have to sat there hanging like the chandelier in a posh bungalow If you u Phewww This was my response when I completed this book Ironically and to say in the manner in which this book is written I kept on jumping from page to page like people were jumping from the deck of the ill fated Titanic, there were many times when I wanted to stop reading completely but the book like an overgrown child asked me to keep going It said pretty please I wanted to run like I had fire up my ass but I have to sat there hanging like the chandelier in a posh bungalow If you understood the above passage then you must have got a fair idea about the fight that i engaged in during the time I read this novel So after all this pain and tribulation why the heck did I complete this book and why am writing this review Well I have 3 reasons for it and they are strong enough to warrant me to write 1 I received this book from Goodreads Giveaway and thus felt the moral responsibility to complete it and write a review 2 Unlike some of the other worse books that I have seen and read in the past few years, I realized that this was a commendable effort from a very young author 3 Third and this is the most important one, when I spend hours in reading a book which I don t like then there is nothing better than to put that frustration into words At least that helps me regain composure.What I hated in this book I can list a number of things here but I am trying not to ramble which is my habit so let me point out some important ones A little about the PLOT This is a story of a guy who starts running and attains a god like stature in his country India He is disappointed with his parents and his job So one fine day he decides to leave everything behind and just run Then starts the journey of a guy who never sleeps, is desperately in love with a girl who ditched him and who runs for no reason That s about it The rest of the story is the run of the mill of love,past,extravaganza and betrayal Back to the HATRED For all the uninitiated let me clear one thing Hollywood has been making films based on books since years This phenomenon is relatively new in India mainly because we never had much of a habit of reading in our country In the developing world providing basic education to children is the bigger concern You See So with the new economic booming we have a new generation of English Speaking People who want to flaunt that they can read english With this started the resurrection of novels in India In the past couple of years film makers finally heeded to this fledgeling industry and started buying stories from authors What was the result Out came many wannabes who all had an interesting story to tell This is not applicable to the many respected authors from our country and we do have some, I know you know them but it by and large applies to all the new authors who are trying to make a career in this field In my country this is called Going Chetan Bhagat s Way Now to the weaknesses of this book 1 A very shallow story where you try to create a superhuman without any base and pray that the readers buy it 2 The mid narratives of the author are not welcomed When you are trying to be done with a story and the author drops some personal comments in between It feels kind of insulting and taunting for the reader 3 The parallels drawn or whatever they are called are hideous As I gave an example in the first para it s downright obnoxious Let me quote something from the book itself The mobile phone sat on the table like a silenced criminal His legs fired like a machine gun He jumped over the prison wall and ran like a character from a action film This book is full with these 4 Trying to sell me a legless villain looking for some magical shoes A cop who never ages and appears out of thin air whenever he wishes to Now you are plainly questioning my intelligence Time for something PROMISING The one thing that I liked about this book is the author s experimentation with a new way of writing There is some novelty in the representation of the story and characters which gives some freshness to the reader amidst the stale story.Sadly, the effort is valiant but lacks maturity

  2. Manu Manu says:

    Girish Kohli hasn t passed out of the IITs or IIMs, does not have a day job and cannot be found on Facebook or Twitter He is also the author of the only book in the world based on a pair of unused running shoes Just as the author has broken the template of the typical Indian author, his book also manages to be completely out of the regular trajectory of Indian fiction There are indeed characters that one might encounter in other works, in fact, the author has pretty much used all the stereoty Girish Kohli hasn t passed out of the IITs or IIMs, does not have a day job and cannot be found on Facebook or Twitter He is also the author of the only book in the world based on a pair of unused running shoes Just as the author has broken the template of the typical Indian author, his book also manages to be completely out of the regular trajectory of Indian fiction There are indeed characters that one might encounter in other works, in fact, the author has pretty much used all the stereotypes that have been abused in Indian popular culture the strict dad, the mother waiting for her son to return home, the first love who remains evergreen in memories, the corrupt cop, the spirituality cult, and so on, but it s the sheer verve and trippy narration that makes this book totally unique It even includes poetry, or at least rhyme The tale puts a twist to the perspective people have towards running away from problems The story is about a man who runs across the country for seven years, turns red no, literally , starts an ashram and gets stuck in a plot literally and figuratively of his own making The author takes routine mundane occurrences and objects and converts them into surreal text or throws them against bizarre yet believable props the shoes, the Naxalite kidnapping The humour that lends sanity and insanity to the proceedings is also not on a single track it moves from wordplay to satire the City of Slums, Suryakant the Mega Star to even campy on a couple of occasions In fact the entire theme of the book seems to be irreverence Just as you begin to wonder if you re going to completely lose it, the author injects a dose of real explanation to the happenings IMO, the best part of the book are the character descriptions Characters include the shoes too My advice would be to read the book at a single go At 255 pages, it s not really a marathon, but you have to keep running to be on the same page as the author There is always a feeling that some subtext is slyly watching you turn the page Not a run of the mill offering, this one will give your brains a run for their money

  3. Gaurav Kohli Gaurav Kohli says:

    Just like Karna Marathon Baba, the imagination of Girish Kohli, the author of Marathon Baba runs on a track of storytelling that breathes life into a realm of characters with quirky descriptions I d like to have some of them on my Facebook friend list a plot that flows always thick along a plateau of perpetual highsmuch like the nearly divine river Gathaji in the story The knack of making us confront our own past through incidents in the bookthereby uniting all the readers of this Just like Karna Marathon Baba, the imagination of Girish Kohli, the author of Marathon Baba runs on a track of storytelling that breathes life into a realm of characters with quirky descriptions I d like to have some of them on my Facebook friend list a plot that flows always thick along a plateau of perpetual highsmuch like the nearly divine river Gathaji in the story The knack of making us confront our own past through incidents in the bookthereby uniting all the readers of this bookand its satirical humour are just a couple of memorable points of this book.It s a page turner to say the least And I keep sayingIf you ever felt like flipping a finger at the concept of blending into the crowd just because it s the done thing this book is calling out to you

  4. Socrates Chinniah Socrates Chinniah says:

    SPOOF OF LIFE Marathon baba is not for serious readers, marathon baba is not for someone who tries to achieve enlightenment through reading,Marathon baba is not for people who want to achieve world peace, Marathon baba is not for a person who searches review to see whether the book is worth reading Marathon baba is for someone who would enjoy a spoof thoroughly and would not ponder over seriously on the message that is conveyed indirectly What to expect If you have enjoyed the movies such SPOOF OF LIFE Marathon baba is not for serious readers, marathon baba is not for someone who tries to achieve enlightenment through reading,Marathon baba is not for people who want to achieve world peace, Marathon baba is not for a person who searches review to see whether the book is worth reading Marathon baba is for someone who would enjoy a spoof thoroughly and would not ponder over seriously on the message that is conveyed indirectly What to expect If you have enjoyed the movies such as Rango and Quick gun murugan, the book would not disappoint you I would not dare to suggest others the book simply because the humor in the book may not be appreciated by everyone The storyline does not hold any great value and could be a lead for a Bollywood masala movie It is the author s representation of various scenarios as metaphors that would impress the readers Occasional poems and punch lines are quite catchy and impressive First half of the book keeps one engaged as the reader would get accustomed to the writing style of the author , The story considerably slows down in the pace by half way through and is beaten around the bush , The story again picks up its pace by the end and closes itself Likes Writing style that is fresh not many would dare , Punch lines, Poems, metaphors Readability Readability of the book is a Breeze , The book is a quick read ,the reader can consume the book in 4 hours straight, but remember Reading is not about pace it s about peaceBottomline Funny, comical, Philosophical yet not serious Pick baba only if you can run with him not too slow not too fast

  5. Ketan Nadar Ketan Nadar says:

    Awesomeis the only word which comes to my mind. Its not about the pace but peace words will linger in my mind for long time Some words and lines you can truly refer to your real life situations which you face everyday I wish the book never ends.

  6. Rohit Dadi Rohit Dadi says:

    It s not about the pace, it s about the peace this single quote inspired me to run and experiment with recreational marijuana Made me a fitter human and a lucid dreamer It s nothing about running marathons, it s about winning the marathon of life What s a truth without some accompanying lies

  7. Srikanth Srikanth says:

    So people, here i am, back with another review and this time i am really happy writing this Marathon baba, a book with roller coster narration, has everything in it Love, Romance, Suspense, Drama, Corruption, Drugs, Cops and finally The Happy Ending which was missing in the last two books i read, name it and you have it Before digging into the review i will give a sample of what you are getting into After reading the below paragraph, decide yourself whether you want to continue or not Alr So people, here i am, back with another review and this time i am really happy writing this Marathon baba, a book with roller coster narration, has everything in it Love, Romance, Suspense, Drama, Corruption, Drugs, Cops and finally The Happy Ending which was missing in the last two books i read, name it and you have it Before digging into the review i will give a sample of what you are getting into After reading the below paragraph, decide yourself whether you want to continue or not Alright let s get started.My marathon starts from the finish line, said Marathon Baba He runs through his country for seven long years until he miraculously turns red and builds Marathon Ashram Hundreds of runaways descend on the Ashram and become its residents It s not about the pace, it s about the peace, said Marathon Baba Thirty three Deadly Disciples find their peace in the freedom of the Ashram and devote themselves to their Red Guru For the Ashram to live, Marathon Baba must die, say the Deadly Disciples He was warned Running is injurious to health.Witty, wacky and weedy, Marathon Baba is a wondrous tale about the cult of a man who couldn t stop running.Cast An on the run, depressed, failed in love, harassed by cops and a drug peddling protagonist.An ever challenging, deeply questioning and sadly depressing antagonist The World and people living in it.Plot People say child s future depends on the way his her surrounding is and how his her s upbringing is, but Karna was different His house, the place he thought was his whole world when he was in his kinder age, turned out to be a battleground for him with his parents confronting each other every day Karna used to shield himself under the couch, treating the couch as his savior, the bunker One fine day in the battlefield, or i should state it as one eye opening day for Karna, his shield, the bunker, his only friend in his house, could not take it any, gave up and broke down, making karna open to the battlefield Unarmed Karna came to a conclusion that his one and only way out from the battlefield is Running He started running and running and running and he ran till he reached the outskirts of the city Just when he thought he reached a secured place, far away from the battle fled, his baby eyes saw a horror, an horror which had cigarette in its mouth and was carrying a stick in its hands, the horror was none other than Inspector saab, very important character of the story which would unfold totally as the story progresses.The rest of the story covers Karna s Life, his running urge, Inspector saab and his brothers , Karna s parents, Honey Karna s love , Ma, Java and the rest of deadly disciples and the very important Marathon Ashram and its establishment using drugs money.According to me, people who try to spread philosophy, either by books or movies are promoting non sense and i still stick by it even now Yes, inspiring or getting inspired by books movies is sham That belief concreted after trying to read books like yes you can, Monk who sold his ferrari and manyI actually tried reading them, came to a conclusion that the philosophy they were trying to preach wasn t for me I believe in self inspiration, so get inspired yourself and excel in your life yourself This books sticks to the same philosophy of getting self inspiration and writing your own destiny.Some people would go on and say Marathon Baba is a master piece and some would write it off saying the protagonist was actually an escapist, who ran away from life after being threatened by it You may see varied reviews about Marathon baba and i can say one thing about Marathon baba, i loved it Marathon Baba would make you laugh, make you feel sad about the protagonist, give you goosebumps and in the end give you your Money and time s worth Following Girish s narrative style i would like to say, follow your instincts, if you like what you see in the short description i gave about the story and feel you may like it, go buy the book and get on the Marathon s ride and if you don t feel it s for you, i would say you are missing out something unusual which is totally unique, not following the usual narrative template, yet being totally gripping So go for it is what i say for people who like the review.I rate it a 5 5.Note After completing the book i went on and emailed Girish Kohli, author of this Master piece and expressed how happy i felt after completing the book and requested him to send me an author signed copy of the same and he kindly obliged We had a chat on his next venture and i was blown away by his promp and polite replies He is a real rockstar Kudos Girish Kohli on your successful debut Girish Kohli was born on the day when a dog in the US was put on Trial and executed for barking too much Girish hasn t passed out of The IITs or the IIMs He doesn t have a day job either If you wish to speak to him, you will not find him on either facebook or Twitter, you need his personal email id which i have somehow He drives a space tyre and is the author of Two Unpublished novels Marathon Baba, his third book which has been published first, is the only book in the world based on a pair of unused running shoes.Karna Marathon Baba The Red God Age Seven Real Name Karna Singh Religion Running Height of Self Belief Weight His name is heavy enough Medical History Split Personalities Birthmark Thirty three Deadly disciples Famous Quotes My marathon starts from the finish line Education Life Job History He worked for his instincts Eye color Multi colored Hobbies Writing Status Absconding

  8. Vivek Vivek says:

    Exceptional imagination Climax could be better Worthy reading

  9. VaultOfBooks VaultOfBooks says:

    Girish Kohli, an author of two unpublished books, is neither an IIT nor an IIM passout but a self acclaimed six feet one inches of guts Kohli might not have a job but he can articulate thoughts that have freshness to them.The Marathon Baba instantly captures you with its witty, wacky, weedy language Girish Kohli s perspectives transform ordinary ordeals of common life into wars and battlefields while the surreal humour smacks a smile on your lips The psychedelic language fits the motif of b Girish Kohli, an author of two unpublished books, is neither an IIT nor an IIM passout but a self acclaimed six feet one inches of guts Kohli might not have a job but he can articulate thoughts that have freshness to them.The Marathon Baba instantly captures you with its witty, wacky, weedy language Girish Kohli s perspectives transform ordinary ordeals of common life into wars and battlefields while the surreal humour smacks a smile on your lips The psychedelic language fits the motif of book well and the illusions run in your head as the words give you a high.My marathon starts from the finish line, said Marathon Baba.He runs through his country for seven long years until he miraculously turns red and builds Marathon Ashram.Hundreds of runaways descend on the Ashram and become its residents It s not about the pace, it s about the peace, said Marathon Baba.Thirty three Deadly Disciples find their peace in the freedom of the Ashram and devote themselves to their Red Guru For the Ashram to live, Marathon Baba must die, say the Deadly Disciples.He was warned Running is injurious to health.Witty, wacky and weedy, Marathon Baba is a wondrous tale about the cult of a man who couldn t stop running.The book is the story of an individual, Karna who runs like Forest Gump for seven years, turns red, and attains a divine status in the eyes of many self admitted followers Running releases his negativity, frustrations, angst and leads him to eventually find peace This search for peace results in the Marathon Ashram, a haven for anyone who has a reason to run Laid on the foundation of drug peddling, the Ashram perhaps represents that the good and the bad can co exist but an extra ounce of goodness decides your substance.The brilliant witty humour is injected with fluid of a serious order The corrupt Inspector Saab, the naxalites, the binding suffocation of an employee, the disrupted family, the thumping urge to run away from everything, present the hopelessness that grips each one of us in varying degrees This intertwining of both elements makes the narrative quite rich The most interesting element of the book is that it has threads of many genres weaved into one There are spurts of poetry, romance angles, thriller, and mystery mingled with witty digressions The book cleverly caters to the taste of many INSPECTOR SAAB The Corrupt Cop Age Doesn t ageReal Name Doesn t matterReligion Will tell you if you give me hundred rupeesHeight Of corruptionWeight 0 kilos without his uniformMedical History Gangrene of greedBirthmark MoustacheFamous Quote I can get away with my own murder Marathon Baba distorts the notion that running away from the reality of life is an escapist tactic of the cowardly The Baba convincingly propagates that it is quite the opposite Running becomes the driving force towards liberation People run away from unwanted expectations of others, from a monotonous life, from a love less marriage, from love, some run away together as lovers, running brings peace It s not about the pace, it s about peace An interesting read where the past constantly runs into the present, the present wants to run away and the reader is compelled to run with the author throughout the book.Reviewed at

  10. Vivek Vivek says:

    Like most of the movies nowadays, the first half was quite good..but the second one it even has an interval page was quite a junk littered with stupid metaphors and forced jokes, it is a pain to read i was attracted by the audacity and the nature of the characters and the plot and some of the quotes are quite worthy of revisiting anyway for 255 pages, this one is quite an entertainer..for seasoned reader I guess this is one crazy book as it doesn t follow the usual norms in books w.r.t Like most of the movies nowadays, the first half was quite good..but the second one it even has an interval page was quite a junk littered with stupid metaphors and forced jokes, it is a pain to read i was attracted by the audacity and the nature of the characters and the plot and some of the quotes are quite worthy of revisiting anyway for 255 pages, this one is quite an entertainer..for seasoned reader I guess this is one crazy book as it doesn t follow the usual norms in books w.r.t grammar, language and mode of conversations..just like the book promises by its rugged texture of covers, military front cover and the powerful author introduction in the covers. a crazy story for all you crazy people out there.

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