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9 Jun


This is my personal review of the book, “The Dolphin – The story of a Dreamer” by Sergio Bambaren. The story makes you think along the lines of Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, both my all time favorites. The Dolphin has joined my favorites basket too.

The Dolphin - The Story of a dreamer

The Dolphin - The Story of a dreamer


This is a very short story. The book hardly has around eighty pages in it, but is not a quick read definitely. At times, I had to go back and re read certain paragraphs and sentences because of the sheer beauty of the words and simplicity of thought which was very profound.

It is the story of a Dolphin who is pursuing his dreams but who faces certain doubts, confusions, hardships and challenges along the way. He meets both friends and enemies.

The book is very crisp and to the point in delivering the intended. It coaxes one to dream and also tries to give the courage and the drive to follow the dreams.

This is a beautiful story which gently nudges one to follow his basic instinct, be aware of the omens of the environment and listen to the heart. True wisdom is obtained by following the words of the heart. Happiness is recognized only when we understand sorrow and depression, but not getting bogged down by it and still being in track of the vision, which is possible only in believing in one’s dreams, trusting nature and one’s destiny and the faith that It cannot mislead us.

It was a wonderful read. But not to be completed in an hour because of the length of the story. The sheer simplicity of the book and story should not fool you.

It was not a special revelation, but reinforcement to me that Life is indeed is beautiful to those who have the courage to follow their dreams. Daniel shares the magic he discovers with his friends in the end of the story which is the cherry to this beautiful cake.

I dedicate this blog to one of my closest friends, Viji, and persuade her to read this book and understand the true nature of man’s existence and the purpose of birth in this world. Everyone has a destiny which is basically what he dreams about. Following it and achieving it needs not only courage, but the faith and trust in the dreams that it will not mislead you.

Viji, This is for you. Trust your heart and do what needs to be done. You only have one life with you.

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