When people undertake a journey in their lives, the experience becomes richer and much more diverse.
Life at large is a journey, as it is said, which is a plethora of experiences for the ones who have lived it and for those who look up to their elders for learning. When people undertake a journey in their lives, the experience becomes richer and much more diverse in terms of learning or understanding the different sides of the world. Aditya Raj Kapoor, in his book “Quest” Published by Evincepub Publishing creates this fascinating universe for the readers when he goes on the exploration of a distant land and writes all that he had seen during the course of his travel. What makes the book more interesting is the manner in which he undertakes the journey when, as the book says, people thought him to be joking. The honesty with which he narrates his journey and experience makes the readers connect with his work in no time and they are glued to the book.
From the cover of the book, the readers understand the subject that the book explores and how close it is going to be to the author’s life. They are ready to read all that he experienced and tries to put it in words. In his from-the-heart response to the journey he undertakes, Kapoor comes across as a person who wants to share all he could understand from his trip. At the same time, he shares ample pictures and pictorial details to concretize all that he narrates. This helps the readers to understand and visualize the lands they might not have seen otherwise. The pictures also show how the author has tried to capture every moment he could and also the fact that “Quest” was a work in the making since long. Among other things, the readers appreciate Kapoor for pouring his heart and sharing every single detail he could have recorded or recalled while writing “Quest.”
“Quest” at once shows the readers how passionate a person can be for his dream ventures and at the same time also gives a message to have faith in themselves if they want to make their dreams come true. Alongside, the readers forget that they are reading a book by a celebrity child who has grown up surrounded with the glamour and luxuries unimaginable for an ordinary person. They rather see a person who is humble, grounded and having the upbringing of any ordinary family. These qualities of Kapoor help the readers connect with him strongly and closely. They remain interested in reading all that he writes till the end. The introductions and foreword from eminent personalities serve the purpose of introducing Kapoor in a better light through different eyes and observations.
Altogether, “Quest” would also be a book to inspire youngsters and all those who dream of undertaking a journey like Kapoor at some point in time in their lives. Since travel these days is trendy and prevalent, many readers would find this book inspirational and also helpful if they have Kapoor’s route on their bucket list. Likewise, the readers who want to read the first-hand experience of traveling on an unknown land would also find this book capturing their interests from the beginning. The honesty with which the author writes and does not think even for once before writing the details of his experiences makes the book seem to be an autobiographical account to quite an extent. Apart from this, it also helps the readers get familiar with the various challenges life and can throw at anyone and the role mental strength and determination plays in shaping a person’s experiences.
At the same time, “Quest” also appears to be a journey of self-discovery. When the readers examine it on a metaphorical level, they notice the growth of Kapoor as a person. He tells the readers how his habits changed and how he became self-dependent and organized. This may for once also suggest the book to be a bildungsroman of the non-fictional world. These factors make the work multi-dimensional. It also gives the hidden message about how being a solo trip can help a person become a better version of what they were earlier. In light of this, the quest of finding self can be more fruitful and, at the same time, be an inspiration to the readers to step out of their comfort zones and explore the unknown realms of life. Therefore, the readers should try reading “Quest” not just for the account of a journey a person takes into strange lands where he doesn’t even know the language, but also to understand how he was influenced by it and how his life changed for the better. They would also appreciate how even though the author was from a privileged family, yet he chose to step out of the comfort zone to achieve what he had been dreaming for a long time.