#BookReview : A Walk in the Rain

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TITLE: A Walk in the Rain
AUTHOR: Udai Yadla
PUBLISHER: Partridge Publishing India
GENRE: Fiction (Romance)

THE BOOK

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Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.

Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.

Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfil her purpose.

Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self discovery.

Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny’s calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.

Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.

MY TAKE

STORY-LINE/ PLOT: Interesting, intriguing and engaging. Yet somewhere in the middle I knew what to expect. Hence I’ll not categorize this book under the mystery genre. Instead I’ve put it under the romance genre because a major part of it goes to showcase the budding love between the protagonist and his lost love Sandy.

There are twists, heartburns and of course a bit of violence. But hold on. This violence has got nothing to do with the protagonist’s love life. Instead it is connected with something entirely different. But then I’ll leave it to you to find out. 🙂

CHARACTERIZATION: Characters are well fleshed out. Each one is complex by nature. But then it is their life events that have made them what they are. To understand them one has to understand the underlying emotions that are slowly exposed as one progresses with the story. Each one acts his/ her part well and that in itself is a plus point. It helps one to relate to their actions and reactions.

LANGUAGE , PACE & STYLE: Language is simple .Pace is perfect and the style needs a bit of fine- tuning.

THEN WHAT DID NOT CLICK?

EDITING: Needs to be tightened. Typos and grammatical errors took away a bit of the sheen.

VERDICT

The book is an enjoyable read filled with action, romance and a little suspense. It’s one that you can pick up on a lazy afternoon. I’ll give it a 3 on a scale of 5.


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BOOK BLITZ: THWARTED ESCAPE by Lopamudra Banerjee

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THWARTED ESCAPE
An Immigrant’s Wayward Journey

by

Lopamudra Banerjee



Blurb


How far can one truly go away from his/her ancestral roots, filial ties and the claustrophobic grip of traditions and the reminiscence of an emotionally fraught childhood and puberty? The book begins with this particular quest, and it is this quest which gains momentum as a woman seeks the essence of herself-identity ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown.

 

With the lens of a time-traveler, her narrative journey encompasses her first sexual abuse, her first tryst with death, austerity, the strangeness of rituals, the inexplicable feelings of puberty and also her surrendering to love, procreation, motherhood. In herself-chosen exile in the US, she discovers that deep within; her ancestral roots are also the wellspring of her psychological, spiritual existence. In the process, she keeps on oscillating between assimilating and disintegrating, which forms the core of her journey. 

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Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet, editor and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is the co-editor of Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas, published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has also been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India and Deputy editor of the e-zine Learning & Creativity.

Thwarted Escape, her debut nonfiction novel/memoir has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared at numerous literary journals and anthologies (print and online), both in India and the US. Her poetry, fiction and nonfiction and also translation works are regularly published in Setu, the international bilingual journal, Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and other publications. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook.


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#BOOK REVIEW: The Doppelgänger

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TITLE: The Doppelgänger
AUTHOR: Prateek Yadav
PUBISHER: Aksamala
GENRE:Fiction (Thriller)

THE BOOK

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The perfect plan for the perfect heist-a team of con-men, foolproof disguise and a painting worth millions, nothing could have gone wrong. But something did…

A man fnds himself on a bus to Manali with nothing but some cash and severe memory loss .

Embarking on a frantic hunt for his identity, he begins to discover that his presence in Manali isn’t an accident. The closer he gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. Ghosts from his past haunt him as he finds himself trapped between his doppelganger, the police, a sadistic gangster and his own dwindling sanity.

The journey of the search for his identity ends up being a race for survival.

MY TAKE

STORY-LINE/ PLOT: Interesting, intriguing and engaging, The Doppelgänger has all the elements required to make a psychological thriller connect with its readers. There are places where one gets confused/ wonders where the story is leading to. But then I guess it’s all a part of creating a web to ensnare the reader pull him/ her to the core of the story and keep him/ her hooked till the end.

There are twists and turns that keep one guessing the true identity of the protagonist, his motives, his enemies and his past. Just when one believes that one has solved the puzzle, one comes across a missing piece that makes the puzzle more complicated. In short, this is one book where it’s best to have patience and wait till the end to get one’s answers.

CHARACTERIZATION: The characters being mysterious, one can’t say exactly who is what. But then again this adds to the suspense that the author has set out to create. The confusion, frustration and helplessness of the protagonist on not knowing his true identity is one we can all relate to. His character is well fleshed out.

LANGUAGE, PACE AND STYLE: The language is simple, the pace is perfect and the style is one that suits me.

VERDICT

A book that’s sure to keep the reader guessing and engaged till the end, I’ll give The Doppelgänger
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#Spotlight : Walk in the Rain by Udai Yalda

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A WALK IN THE RAIN
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Udai Yadla


Blurb

Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.

Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.

Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfill her purpose.

Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self discovery.

Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny’s calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.

Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.

Read an excerpt from the book…
Surya woke up to the symphonic pattering of the incessant rain drops on his bedroom window panes. He dragged himself to the window in a hypnopompic daze and sat on a chair beside. He pushed opened the window and stared outside to witness the magic of the tender rain. It, actually, was a magical sight.
The tiny specks of rain slapping the leaves of the trees and the leaves swaying to the tune of the rain droplets
 The fresh sprouts of the fluorescent green leaves peeking out through the nodes of the branches
Chirping of the sparrows sheltered in their nests
The fragrant aroma of the rain permeating the cool breeze
And the cool breeze seeping in through the window, forcing him to fetal position, gently caressing him
It was magical indeed. The ringing of his phone at the table near him attempted to disturb his dreamy experience. He silenced it without even looking at it and continued to enjoy the blissful beauty of the pluvial charm. There was a mystic bond between the two. He sat at the window, silently staring at the rain as if he was deciphering a coded message. The ringing of his phone interrupted him again. He didn’t ignore the call this time. He shrugged in exasperation as he picked the phone. His frustration vanished when he knew who was calling. He smiled as he looked at the calling number.
“Hey Sunny boy… What took you so long?” screamed a voice at the other end, as he attended the call.
He had a close circle of very few friends, who call him Sunny. Others didn’t know his nickname. He maintained formal relationship with the rest from his old friends circle. He had to move away from the window to make the call as the sound of the rain was a disturbance to the caller. He had a short call with his friend, desperate to go back to his private conversation with the rain.
When he returned, he observed that the pattering of the rain drops had ceased its long and continuous endeavor. Sunny dropped his phone on the table and looked at the clock.
‘Damn it… The rain tricked me once again.” He was late to his office.
He rushed to the bathroom and finished his daily chores in record time. Skipping his breakfast, which had almost become a habit for him, he wore a pant and shirt, carelessly picked from his modest wardrobe. He didn’t even look at the mirror to check how he looked. He didn’t care.
As he rushed out snatching his bag from the shelf, he made an abrupt stop at the window. He stared at the droplets clinging on the window pane as he slowly walked up to the window. He then connected the droplets form the word ‘SANDY’ on the pane and his lips curved into a smile on his bushy bearded face without his knowledge, which he noticed in the reflection on the window pane.

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Udai Yadla is a passionate author and poet. Mechanical engineer by education, Software engineer by profession, Writer by passion. Owing to his job, he travelled to various cities, socializing with people of different cultures. He cultivated interest in learning more about people, which perhaps enticed him into the study of human psychology. His interest in psychology is evident in his writings. His first book ‘A walk in the rain’ is widely appreciated equally by critics and peers. He has been nominated for Forbes India Celebrity 100 List. He is the most sought after author among young breed of authors. He is currently working on his next novel, which is a psychological thriller.

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Book Blitz : A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher

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Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned. 

Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind? 

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Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. 

When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them. She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!

Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. 

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#GuestPost : Rubina Ramesh Speaking

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Hello friends,

Today I’m hosting Ms. Rubina Ramesh, Author of

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First a short intro. to the lady herself:

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A voracious reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer, Rubina Ramesh is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine at the age of eight.

Rubina is at present settled in the desert state of USA, Arizona and is active on twitter

Rubina blogs at www.rubinaramesh.com/

Just click on Knitted Tales and Finding The Angel to know about her writings, readers opinion and buying links.

My query: “What makes or mars a piece of writing?

Rubina:

Hi Geeta,

A tough question indeed. 🙂 As a storyteller, my mind functions in a different way but as a reviewer, my eyes searches for different quotients in a story. Sadly, my two alter egos are not friends. 😛 I envy those whose inner editors stay awake while they write. I, for one, need to kill it.

Before I answer your question, I have one for you. Would you love a story with a beautiful language and no soul or a soulful story with grammatical errors? As far as I know you, neither. They are like two sides of the same coin that makes the coin useful. But strangely, for many, difficult to achieve. (This is where one always needs a good editor.)

Many of us concentrate so much on the ‘artistic language’ or on the ‘show and tell’ syndrome that they forget one important thing – the journey of the protagonist who actually carries the soul of the writer along with her or him. For me, that is very important. That instant connection I should have with a character – whether as a writer or as a reader, I need that connection or reading a story is very tough for me. You should either love a character or hate a character – but never let a reader ignore your character. If you do that, you’ve lost a reader. So for me before language, before construction of the story- the soul of the author should be present in the story. Stories anyone can write while the soul only a few can share with the readers.

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” — Ayn Rand

When I had read this line in during my school days, it stayed with me for a long time. I started noting little incidents in life. I thought if I had honesty in my writing, I will be half a decent writer if not a famous one. But then one stranger wrote to me after reading my article in a local publication. According to him, I wrote well but there was no drama or the word he used was ‘punch’ in my stories. I was just 8 years old. I didn’t know what punch was. But I understood one thing – writing about your life is a diary but when you fictionalize those incidents and make them larger than life – they become a fiction. And Geeta, that is not wrong. A person who is spending $2.99 for my books- they would want to forget their problems for a few hours and walk in a make belief world a writer has created. I have created. Even the biographies need to be larger than life projections. Or why would I want to know about anyone’s daily life – I have one of my own, thank you 🙂 And this is the very reason why we need a soul in every story.

And I wind up :

Rubina you are spot on. A story without a soul is as good as deadwood. Looking forward to reading more from your desk.

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#BookReview : Lanka’s Princess

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TITLE: Lanka’s Princess
AUTHOR: Kavita Kané
PUBLISHER: Rupa Publications
GENRE: Fiction ( Mythology)

THE BOOK

COVER DESIGN

Eye-catching!

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Surpanakha, Ravan’s famous sister. Ugly and untamed, brutal and brazen—this is often how she is commonly perceived. One whose nose was sliced off by an angry Lakshman and the one who started a war. But was she really just a perpetrator of war? Or was she a victim? Was she ‘Lanka’s princess’? Or was she the reason behind its destruction?

Surpanakha, which means the woman ‘as hard as nails’, was born as Meenakshi—the one with beautiful, fish-shaped eyes. She is often the most misunderstood character in the Ramayana. Growing up in the shadows of her brothers, who were destined to win wars, fame and prestige, she, instead, charted out a path filled with misery and revenge.

Accused of manipulating events between Ram and Ravan, which culminated into a bloody war and annihilation of her family, Kavita Kané’s Lanka’s Princess makes us see the familiar events unfold from the eyes of a woman more hated than hateful…

MY TAKE

PLOT/ STORY-LINE: If I were to describe it in just a word I’d say, “Gripping.”

Mythology especially Indian Mythology has a special charm. It is open to a wide range of interpretations. It holds in its bosom so many stories, stories told and untold, stories that can shake you to the core, stories that when seen from different angles give one different perceptions of human nature. What to one may seem good will to another be a source of criticism.

‘Lanka’s Princess’ explores the character of Surpanakha of Ramayana right from her birth to her end. It is a tale of a girl, a kid who yearned for love from the ones who mattered most her parents but who faced nothing but ridicule. Always the butt of ridicule Meenakshi or the one with beautiful, fish-shaped eyes finally became Surpanakha the woman ‘as hard as nails.’ But what interested me was that ‘Lanka’s Princess’ actually puts the onus of not only the war between Ram and Ravan on Surpanakha but also the events leading to the exile of Sita by Ram, on her.

While going through the pages of the book one comes across a wide range of emotions. There is love and there is hatred. There is ridicule and there is empathy. There is loyalty as well as treachery. But what really stands out is the extent to which one can go to seek vengeance and the havoc it can create not only in the lives of those against whom it is aimed but also those around.

Lanka’s Princess is in short a saga of the one wronged since birth, the saga of the one who ventures out to destroy all those who are responsible for her sorry plight.

CHARACTERIZATION: The character of the protagonist Surpanakha and her mother Kaikesi the one actually instrumental for making Meenakshi aka Surpanakha an embittered being, are well developed. My only grudge is that the character of Ravan lacks depth. Would have loved to see the author work a little more on him.

LANGUAGE: Simple, crisp and lucid. No hard nuts to crack or pebbles to take away the taste.

PACE AND STYLE: The pace is fine. The style of narrative does justice to the story-line.

EDITING: There are a few typos and one or two places where the author has made contradictory usages that need to be rectified.

VERDICT

A wonderful and refreshing read, one that’s sure to make you see Surpanakha and the events that lead to the war between Ram and Ravan in another light. I’ll give the book 4 on a scale of 5.


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THE AUTHOR

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Kavita Kané

A senior journalist with a career of over two decades, which includes working for Magna publication and DNA, Kavita Kané quit her job as Assistant Editor of Times of India to devote herself as a full time author.

Kavita’s debut novel Karna’s Wife (2013)is a bestseller. Her other works are Sita’s Sister (2014) which deals with another enigmatic personality – Urmila, probably the most overlooked character in the Ramayan and Menaka’s Choice(2015).

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#BookReview : Dawn at Dusk

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TITLE: Dawn at Dusk
AUTHOR: Gaurav Sharma
PUBLISHER: Petals Publishers
GENRE: Fiction (Romance)

THE BOOK

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Yet to go through an ordeal, the millionaire scion Aradhaya is much cossetted only-son of Talukdars.

Suddenly, his life gets upended when he loses his parents and is deceived by the girl he marries. In his attempt to overcome, he falls for Sambhavi, who is a renowned writer and professor, because he sees her as the shadow of his mother.

Sambhavi lays her condition. Aradhaya gives up too soon. Distraught, he leaves his house in search of peace and starts a life of a recluse among the people with little means and ambitions until his love for Sambhavi guides and inspires him to do something extraordinary. What does he do? What course does his life take? Does Sambhavi accept him? Let’s hear Aradhaya’s story…

MY TAKE

WOWs!!

Plot/ Story-line: An unconventional, interesting and intriguing tale, one that gives an insight into the working of the human mind that is ready to sacrifice anything for the sake of love. It also gives an insight to the fear that society instills in the mind of its subjects, how inspite of being progressive and strong outwardly there is still that fear lurking somewhere within us that wants an acceptance of our deeds by the society that we leave in.

Somewhere along the way the author also touches upon the insensitivity of society towards the child whose birth culminates in the death of the mother. Anything that he/ she does is seen with tainted eyes and tainted mind. In short life for the ‘cursed’ one becomes man-made hell.

One gets to see various shades of human character, human emotions as one turns the pages.

Characterization: The characters are well developed with all their flaws. Their conversations sum up their personality. One can easily relate to them and their thought process.

Style: The style of narrative does justice to the plot.

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Editing: Needs to be tightened a bit. A few typos and some usages here and there need to be taken care of/ looked into.

VERDICT

Overall an interesting and light read, one that you can pick up even if you have just a few hours to spare. I’ll give the book 3 on a scale of 5.


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THE AUTHOR

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GAURAV SHARMA


A mathematics teacher by profession and a writer by passion, Gaurav Sharma yearns to create a stir through the medium of his stories. Dawn at Dusk is his third novel.’LOVE @ AIR FORCE’ is the book which saw his entry into the league of Indian Novelists. His second book ‘Rapescars’ as the name suggests, deals on the sensitive issue of rape.

Gaurav has also contributed a poem in ‘THE ESSENCE OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS’ which is a collection of poems from 29 poets from six countries.

His email id is : gauravinfinity2009@gmail.com


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#BookReview: Finding Juliet

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Title: Finding Juliet
Author: Toffee
Publisher: Srishti
Genre: Fiction

THE BOOK

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Arjun is an incredibly nice guy who believes in true love and is waiting for it with open arms. He falls in love, not once or twice, but thrice. And every single time, happiness – like the girls he fell for – comes very close to him before pushing him away. His only pillar of strength in all his moments of grief and dejection is his childhood friend Anjali.

Dejected by the games played by girls and fate, he leaves Hyderabad for Bangalore and ends up meeting Krish, an irresistible flirt. He understands Arjun’s predicament, pacifies him with his words and enlightens him about the most complicated species ever created by God – Women.

And then, Arjun’s life changes forever.

Will Arjun find the one he has been waiting for, or will he end up becoming a flirt? Will he ever taste lasting happiness?

Join Arjun as he tries to figure out women and discovers the meaning of love, lust and life.. all in his journey of Finding Juliet.

MY TAKE

STORY-LINE: Interesting yet unrelatable at places. It’s more in tune with Bollywood themes. When I picked up the book I expected more of humor. But that was sadly missing. In fact the story is just about Arjun and his thirst for acceptance by the fairer sex. On the way we get to see the heart breaks he encounters, the feeling of disillusionment he suffers and his metamorphosis from a simple guy to one easily giving into lust. But then this phase too is short-lived. Very soon he comes face-to-face with a situation which leaves him jittery. In short ‘Finding Juliet’ is all about love, lust and life. But somehow lust seems to have overshadowed love and life throughout the pages of the book.

While Anjali won my heart I cannot say the same for Arjun. Somehow he came across as a very weakling.

In Esha the journalist, I was looking for someone out to get a scoop, one ready to blow the lid on the sexual escapades of the people in Arjun’s organisation. But then nothing of the sort happened.

The end was predictable.

CHARACTERIZATION: The character of Arjun the protagonist somehow did not work for me. He looked too desperate to hook a girl and always seemed to end up weeping. However, in contrast I found the character of Anjali his best friend, more appealing. She appeared more strong and level-head.

Another thing that I found strange was the characterization of most of the female characters the protagonist Arjun comes across/ gets into a relationship with. They appear promiscuous and just waiting to jump into the bed with him. A bit difficult to digest given my reading of Indian girls and their views on pre-marital sex.

LANGUAGE, STYLE, PACE: Language is simple, crisp and lucid thereby making it an easy and quick read. Style of narrative too is fine while the pace is perfect.

VERDICT

A simple and quick read, one that you can pick up on a short journey, I’ll give it 3 on a scale of 5.


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THE AUTHOR

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TOFFEE

A simple guy who loves the complications of life, Toffee loves narrating interesting stories with subtle insights. Finding Juliet is his second book. The same was written keeping in mind India’s Generation-Y.


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#Spotlight: God and His Girlfriend by Priyank

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Name of the book: God & His Girlfriend
Author: Priyank

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The Story:


Have you ever met a pretty girl in a suspicious condition with blood stained hands lying in a hotel room where you are staying in? 

Can a love story see its acceptance in the Indian society when the boy is from slums and the girl is born in a rich family? 

How many of you have met those girls who were molested by their known ones when they had not even crossed the age of 14? Isn’t forced and unwilling sex after marriage similar to a rape? 

Whether the prayers offered in love strong enough to bring back someone’s lost beloved from PoK? 

How many of you know a person whose deeds are completely ideal, something which only a God can do? 

Whether religion, caste or community should really be a parameter in deciding the hierarchy and dominance of people living in this world? 

God and his girl-friend is a mercurial story about two youngsters, from entirely different backgrounds who strive hard against their comfort to live with their passion. A boy from the slums and a girl from a rich lavishing family set out on an embarking journey to touch the moon. This takes them through many tests, eventually tying them up in love, followed by an unforgettable service to the nation as true stalwart patriots.





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‘The HINDU’ calls Priyank’s books, which has stories inspired from real life to be perfect in portraying the power of love.

Bollywood film maker Imtiyaz Ali conveyed his words to Priyank at a literary event in Delhi that he could see Priyank emerging out as a potential story writer from his city Jamshedpur.

Priyank is an author, a start up lover cum aspiring entrepreneur, a story teller and a motivational speaker. He is a gold medal winner in creative writing at the National level. He was named as the Best Debut Author of 2014 by Aagman Literary Organization, a Delhi based literary and cultural house for his novel ” I am dead but my heart beats. ”

He completed his Engineering from BIT Sindri, Dhanbad in 2015. He has delivered story telling sessions and motivational talks across many organizations in a short span of one and half year. He is the founder of Embellish India, a start-up he kicked off while in college. Currently, he works for a Delhi based funded start up after resigning from his first MNC job at TCS.

Born in Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) on 29th October, in a Maithil Brahmin family and brought up in Ghatsila (a small town near Steel city Jamshedpur in Jharkhand), Priyank’s dream is to bring changes in the country and make it a better place to live in. Writing was never his passion nor his goal. It happened to him by chance, by destiny, in an attempt to fulfill someone’s dream. He loves cricket, travelling, sleeping and trying out new delicacies.

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