THE MADRAS AFFAIR – BOOK REVIEW

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TITLE: THE MADRAS AFFAIR
AUTHOR: SUNDARI VENKATRAMAN
PUBLISHER: READOMANIA
GENRE: ROMANCE

THE BOOK

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The Madras Affair

 

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Sangita Sinclair was not always this successful & passionate lady, heading the NGO “Penn Urimai” for downtrodden, abused and homeless women….

When Sangita catches the eye of Gautam Sinclair she is a simple, homely girl; utterly unaware of her charms & capabilities. She has the devil’s own time in overcoming her inhibitions, hesitation, and her family’s orthodox and outdated rules before recognising her love for Gautam.

Will Gautam be able to solve Sangita’s Dilemma or will she be forever trapped in her past?

MY TAKE ON THE BOOK

STORYLINE: Interesting. A simple yet strong one, this story of Sangita and Gautam Sinclair is not all about falling head over heels for someone. Instead it conveys something more. It is a take on society, its aversion towards the hapless widow, false egos, selfish motives, outdated rituals, false notions, etc……… It is also a call to the victimized to stand up for their rights and enjoy life and love.

The story would have been another run-of-the-mill romance, another Mills & Boons book if the author had not very deftly interwoven the darker side of society into the story.

The ending was of course predictable but then I liked it. After the engrossing read if it were anything else it would surely be a disappointment.

CHARACTERIZATION: The characters both the main and secondary or supporting ones are well-developed with all their imperfections. While one can’t help loving the cute Sandeep, one also can’t help hating Radha and her vile tongue. In fact one actually lives the characters as the scenes unfold. Hence it’s easy to empathize with them or hate them for their thoughts, their words their actions.

LANGUAGE: Simple, crisp and lucid. Yes there are a few typos here and there that need to be set right. But that’s no major hurdle to enjoying the book.

PACE: Perfect. It’s neither too slow nor too fast.

STYLE: Full marks to the Author’s narration style. It made the story not only interesting but engaging too.

VERDICT

By far the best book in this genre that I have read in recent times I’ll give this book a 4.5 on a scale of 5

 


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BUYING LINKS

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Disclaimer

This is not a paid review. I was provided a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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