Title- THE BIG SWITCH: Its never too late
Author- John Thomas
Rating- 4 stars!!!!
About the book:
(taken from Goodreads)
What does a 24-year-old man want in life?
A decent job?
Keith has both. He is a software engineer at a reputable company and has a girlfriend whom he loves a lot.
Yet, there is something missing in his life. He is not even close to being happy.
Only after losing his girlfriend, he realizes what the reason for his unhappiness is.
He realizes that he is caught up in the wrong career.
With time running out, he knows that he must switch to a new career — one that makes him happy.
But, is 24 too late to do that? Is he making a mistake?
Find out as Keith follows his heart in pursuit of an impossible-looking dream.
What attracted me to pick up this book was its essential core theme- career. Our careers are a very important decision in our lives. Not only does our choice helps us stand in the society and earn a living, it sets the tone for the rest of our lives. I am a recent post graduate myself. And I have made the decision to slightly deviate from my initial course to another career. But even my dreams exist, which I am trying to balance side by side, Considering how I had felt when I wanted to change my career, this book somewhat called out to me.
Keith, our protagonist, is shown as a struggling IT guy who doesn’t like his job, is not happy and stays mostly dissatisfied. His love life is tremendously going off track and his mean girlfriend breaks up with him when Keith cancels their plans for a day. Now Keith who is very confused as to whether stick to his boring job or follow his heart out. This dilemma has been shown in the novel at depth. Youngsters in similar situations will feel the same after reading the book. Although there a quite a few characters, only Keith kept me grounded. Oh, and also Ramesh, his manager who kind of comes off as his guru at times.
WHat I really appreciated about The Big Switch is the simple yet poignant writing style. Use of less describing is a plus for me as well. In all, the motive, the real message behind the novel stayed true till the end. It didnt waver off from Keith and delve into some other character’s life drama. The book gets predictable sometimes, which is expected of such books, with its nature and core concept. But other than that a very enjoyable read indeed.
If you are feeling down and want a quick read to put you back on track, this is the book for you. I bet you will get inspired as well!
My favorite quote from the book:
“Anyone who has made it big didn’t know how they were going to doing it. They just knew one thing – they had to do it.”
I love this quote as it sums up any struggler’s life. You don’t have a choice of not doing it. Not following your dreams will make you a coward in your own eyes. Follow your heart and just do it!
This book is provided by Vinfluencers in exchange for an honest review.