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The Clockwork Man: Book Review

Hello everybody,
I know I haven’t reviewed a book for a while now….well to put in a simple manner…I did not come across any book that caught my attention.
So finally after going through Flipkart like a zillion times I finally zeroed on William Jablonsky’s The Clockwork Man… a book that had a very simple yet interesting summary on the website.
The book is the story of Ernst- the clock work man who was created by the greatest clock maker of all times, Karl Gruber in Germany in the late 19th century. Though Ernst is completely made of clock work, he is no ordinary automated machine and is never treated as one by his master Gruber or by the master’s daughter and son and is educated by Gruber to become the perfect gentleman with a kind and caring soul. The story proceeds to show the reader how Ernst earns the fame of being the marvel of the century in no time while he is slowly developing a strong relationship with the family member’s of the household. Just as Ernst is learning to embrace the relationship he is developing, tragedy strikes and the family falls apart. Having lost the people he loved and being abandoned by his family, he winds himself down which can be compared to a kind of suicide.
Ernst wakes up to a whole new world and it is the discovery of this new world that is so heart warming and interesting that I can assure you once you reach this portion of the book you wouldn’t be able to stop reading.
One of the best things about the book was the presentation of the story. The whole story is in form of entries in the journal of the clock work man. I absolutely loved this style of presentation as this meant that the whole story would be from Ernst’s perspective. I am highlighting this point because the issue I face with most books from this genre is that they have too many contradicting perspective which after a point of time become difficult to follow. Here on the other hand, the entries of the journal actually help you to understand the story and relate to the characters in a much better manner.
Apart from the presentation, narration is another strong factor about the book. The narration is not too crafty neither too simple. It has just the perfect balance of emotions and details that help you imagine every situation that has been described by Ernst. 
I am a little dissatisfied with the ending, I was definitely hoping that it would end on a different note but the whole book was such an amazing read that I think I can overlook the simple end.
So if you ask me, i would definitely advice you to grab a copy and read it. I am pretty sure that you will enjoy the book as much as I did.
Have you read The Clockwork Man?
Did you like it?
Do share your experience with me by commenting below 🙂
(P.S. I would love your suggestion about any book that I should read. Just drop the name of the book along with the name of the author in your comments 🙂 )
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