One might think that what is the connection of the reflection with a game of chess. Well, after reading Aks you will definitely be able to know about this confusing subject. The writing style is very unique, beautiful, intriguing and a bit confusing. This novel will definitely disturb you as it is about one of the harsh and brutal face of life. But I think this is the beauty and suspense of this novel.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Chirya, a young girl of 8 years old, is not quite satisfied with this arrangement.
And in the real life game of chess, Chirya is about to do just that — make the queen the most important player. It is a story of courage, of resilience, of not bowing down, and standing up each time you fall flat on your face. Aks appeared in Pakeeza Digest from August to December Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published by Ferozsons first published August More Details Original Title.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the beginning of the book, it seems like some supernatural scary things are taking place I had to put the book away, cannot read horror books! Mashal Ahmad N no it's not like that Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Jun 02, Tahreem Iqbal rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult , fav , fav-book , fav-contemporary , contemporary , urdu-lit , fav-romance. I enjoy many of them.
I LOVE many of them. Most of them are mindless entertainments, often forgetful and uninspiring. Not all of them though, just enough. Have I been wasting my time reading all those books? Should I be reading more classics and adult novels that actually present realistic perspective on life? Should I be reading books that leave a lasting impact?
Look at that. I just asked questions as stupid as Cherry, Strawberry and Blueberry. That was an Aks reference. So, yeah. I read Aks. After about six years of its publication, I finally read it. Quite the opposite actually. Like many other fans, I had too started reading it as soon as it started serializing in the digest. Unlike many other fans, however, I quit it after first few episodes. Why, you may ask? Because, I had a feeling this novel was going to be about a man being unfaithful to his loving wife.
And I was disgusted. I found this repulsive. Despite being a hardcore Umera Ahmad fan, I dropped this novel. Why did I pick it up again after so many years, you may ask? First, my friend told me the story few years ago, so I kinda knew the complete picture. And I was right. Aks exceeded my expectations in more ways than one. It presented a deep and complex tale of two characters who loved each other unconditionally.
The kind of love that was above and beyond the boundaries of time and distance. All the relationships were pure and beautiful. Pure AND beautiful! The residence is haunted by supernatural creatures they call Dwarfs.
He is a happily married man who cherishes his beautiful wife Sheherbano and four year old daughter Misaal. Now, you may think you know where this story is going, but prepare to be very surprised. Very, very surprised! She is also a civil servant. A very competent civil servant who excels at everything. Sherdil and Aks are batch mates and best friends. And their relationship. God, their relationship!
Their friendship was the most amazing thing in the entire novel. The way they read and understood each other.
No matter how many days or even years passed since their last meet up, whenever they were together it seemed like no time had passed at all! It was beautiful. So, SO beautiful. Another beautiful relationship in this book was that of Chiriya and her grandfather. Which did remind me a little of Amraha and her grandfather from Yaaram, but the aforementioned had a much harder time getting through life.
Life knocked them hard. And a lot. Something that changed their lives forever. For a long time after that, there was darkness everywhere. The sacrifices he made. The faces that were unmasked before him during his harsh times. It was heartbreaking. And it was something that motivated Chiriya for doing everything she did in later life.
The character of Aks is the best part of this entire novel. Before starting the book, I was so ready to label her as a homewrecker and whatnot, but everything I thought I knew about this story was so wrong.
And it all turned out so differently. Aks was too smart to be a homewrecker. And what she did in the end? The very end? That put her character above everyone and all! She was a gem. A true gem.
And I love her! Crazy, right? I liked their interactions. I respected how Sherdil loved and remained faithful to his wife, even though a significant part of his heart was in love with Aks.
And she was the one who paid such a huge price for her misjudgement.
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