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About the Book

Marathon Baba: (The book you want)

Author: Six feet one inches of guts

Genre: Kick-ass Fiction

Number of pages: You'll wish there were more
 
Theme: Gods..Drugs..Peace and all that bullshit!
 
Price: Costlier than pirated, cheaper than original
 
Language: Uncensored!
 
"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.
 
About The Author
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. He drives a jeep without a spare tyre and is the author of two unpublished novels.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.
 
 
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9788172343910
Publisher: Fingerprint
Binding: PAPERBACK
Height: 7.75 mm
No of Pages: 256
ISBN-10: 8172343914
Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2012
Edition: 1st
Language: ENGLISH
Width: 5 mm
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Urjita Kulkarni(66 Days Ago)Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarGray Star

(Its not about pace its about peace..!)

Sometimes you just grab an unknown companion and it turns out to be fascinating in all of its extremes ! This is how the book gives you a feel. Very addictive book which unwinds itself in its own mysterious way ,and keeps the reader engaged and turns on all the channels within leaving one with the only choice to match up with the author’s thoughts. You don’t actually understand when you start running with Marathon Baba from the city of slums to the city of lakes and finally to Kathapur! I found it strange , how 3 persons can co-exist at the same time as the main character in the book , The Legendary Marathon Baba, The reader’s mind(writings in italics) and the author Girish Kohli himself! This book is for those who can bare and read and handle some intellectual and freakingly insane stuff. Please do not even try to eye on it if you believe only in goody goody literature. Also one who has found atleast once in the lifetime the uncontrollable need to run from everything can very well relate with the thoughts. I found this book as helping as any book in the list of self-help(its up to you how do you want to help yourself..!), same time very realistic fiction, directly flowing from the heart, and totally real and not fake.
Author has successfully achieved the shock and awe technique throughout , especially when Kiri re-enters and you have to go back to chapter one! some of the chapters and contents are predictive enough to reveal the next plot, which can be acceptable for the rest of the content.
I am not sure about how this book and Story ends (or may be called as a beginning) gives the feel to a reader. For all the pages with such a strong words and concept, it gives you some unquenchable need to be kind of different and totally out of the box ,may be larger than life end. Its up to the reader really to decide whether Marathon Baba really runs away for Karna to give him his peaceful life.!

Nagaraj(1116 Days Ago)Red StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray Star

(What a horrible book!)

Right from the first page, right from the first word, I knew I had made a huge mistake in trusting the above reviews and by buying this joke of a book. Really, I would like to know how did this even get published in the first place. I felt like Amitabh Bachan.. and I turned on my Sherlock Holmes glasses or hats or whatever? Really? Kohli, you should have just kept on running, mate. And it is a blessed thing that you do not have a Facebook account, so we are only able to share our hatred on this comments section. Shoes were meant to run and heart was meant to fly? Really? Go Britney Spears?

If you are trying to sound deep, then you've either failed miserably or you're trying to measure & test the depth of a kid's swimming pool. Are you really trying to imitate Ruskin Bond's "Sensualist" when you put in those sex-tales? Kindly put on your shoes and run away before I sue you for putting me through this financial and mental stress/trauma.

And Oh you publishers, really?

Amit Walia(1160 Days Ago)Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarGray Star

(Awesome Book)

this is the only book that made me read it and complete it in one go bcoz i couldn't help put this book down. Fast Pace and plain lucid language made reading a breeze. The plot is great and the protaganist aka Marathon Baba is a character that one would definitely remember for a long time. I wish Girish Kohli could comeup with more of such writings in future.

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