Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: Thank God I'm single Again by Pankaj Mittal

Author: Pankaj Mittal
Publisher: Good Times Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 978-93-806194-6-0
Year: 2013
Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Avigya is a passionate and understanding lover and an avid day-dreamer. Despite being warned by his orthodox parents from falling in love; he gets possessed by Kashika's love. 

Avigya undergoes various situations which sometimes make him appear like a fool, sometimes an understanding lover and sometimes a caring yet revolutionary son. 

As the mind of a dreamer weaves it own world around; the fun, the beauty and the concept of eternal love finds itself cornered within the boundaries of a conservative society. 
Eventually, secrets are revealed that shatter his dreams. Will our day-dreamer break-free from these bonds? Or will he perish under them? 

The story tends to flow through tummy-tickling moments to heart-touching incidents unfolding Avigya's nature and character and his relation with other; especially his 'Kashu.'

Review: There are some stories which touches the heart not only because of their style but because of your own belongingness to the story. The story begins in a depressed manner as a lover have  been ditched, raises with story flashback, goes deep into love infact passionate love then again comes to the streamline of the love-parting. The ending of the book is unpredictable. At end, it will take you to a long sigh with smile on your face and you will say "Thank God I'm Single again". Believe me it's a must read book. Rest can not be described till you read it. don't go on technicality of the literature but feel the emotion, drama and the end. One more thing, you will learn a new concept in love "Bitch-Ditch". Good Job Pankaj !

Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: half girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat

Author: Chetan Bhagat
Publisher: Rupa Publication
ISBN: 978-81-291-3572-8
Year: 2014
Rating: ☆☆☆1/2

One upon a time, there was a Bihari boy called Madhav. He fell in love with the girl called Riya. Madhav didn't speak English well. Riya did. Madhav wanted a relationship. Riya didn't. Riya just wanted friendship. Madhav didn't. Riya suggested a compromise.

She agreed to be his half girlfriend.

Review:  Simplicity has always been Bhagat's plus point and he has been successful in carrying his specialty in this novel also. The author has placed himself in the story as writer and telling a flashback story of Madhav & Riya. The story contains some negative remark on Bihari guy's mentality which leaded to controversies too. I could not find the plot to be new but as usual you can see in Bollywood Drama Movie. But the story will not let you be bored. The story may create a bad perception about rural Bihar if you have not been well aware thereof earlier. The novel is less bend to literature than Commercial. A lot of scenes have been inspired from regional play which have been subject matter of legal barrier too after realizing the book. The book has been commercially hit not because of any new element but because of a big name associated as author. I enjoyed the book but expectation was unsatisfied to extent. One interesting fact which everybody want to know the concept of half girlfriend and full girlfriend. The answer is simple when you say "we are more than friend but not lovers.". Rest you will find when you read the book.