Title : Love Story? Seriously!
Author : Shivi Pandey
Blurb :The sanguine sun is just preparing to slumber and the filtered glare from it striking the scene makes it even more alluring. The flock of birds are moving together in a v shaped structure and it looks as if they are returning to their home after a long tedious day’s hard work .The fact that they are all together in every aspect of life brings strength and calmness to my dilapidating heart. It is even more mesmerizing to find the three best people of my life beside me.
SAMAR: The epitome of the story, takes you on an amazing voyage of his life. He recalls his friends and all his unsuccessful love interests – Sapna, Samriddhi and Surbhi.
What happens when you fall in love? What happens when you fall out of it? What happens when you are unwanted? What happens when you are cheated and still coined a cheater? Can there be a reason to not like someone? Can there always be a reason to like someone? Explore answers to all these questions along with Samar on his journey in search of true love.
It brings you, yet another unconventional love story of all times. The author intends to bring about the fact that can this also be a love story and leaves the readers to decide enquiring them Love Story? Seriously!
My View : All the love stories are not meant to be complete, there are some which dies even before it starts.When you wait for the arrival of someone special he/she might not be available at your doorstep, but what if someone looks forward for you and you are found missing in his/her doorstep.Protagonist’s encounters with girls at different stages of his life is what you will get to see in this book, and how his love life played with him.The story could be relatable to many real-life stories, but what it offers is a message to all the people who seek for true love in their life.
The story would work very-well for the newbies.When a novice goes through this book, he/she would find everything going at his/her own pace.The regular events which a novice could visualize easily, the fun and the friendly nature he has adopted to make it an easy go, would enthrall novice quite effectively.Even though being an avid reader, I found some of his punches humorous, adding some more hues to the story.
Use of punctuation marks would have make the journey more easy.Author tries to provide space to readers by getting friendlier with them, and at the same time he wishes that readers could get familiar with his narrating style, so as to provide a comfortable ride to readers.He tries to communicate with readers, as if a friend or a mate is narrating the story,which at some places feel good, but at other’s doesn’t, because it was exceeding the limits.
He has a good plot and good message to deliver to readers, but somehow that message doesn’t come out as loud as it should be.When you repeatedly play the scenes in your mind, then you would get to know what message he has for readers.Author has focused more on his teenage life and teenage crush, but more I would like to see his story when he got tied on the relationship of marriage.For me, that is where the story stands out, and that’s why I wanted to have more of it.
Through his debut book, author has quite impressed me.What more I would like to see in his next projects are- planned out events, as which part needs more focus, and how to link events without creating a huge gap when the events switch,and how to narrate story at a constant pace.
A light read with a nice message conveyed quite simply!
Rating : 3/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari