Truly, Madly, Deeply by Faraaz Kazi

11 Mar

truly-madly-deeply-275x275-imadehk4hrgngxrrFrom the Jacket:

There are some who love and conquer…

There are some who love and forget…
… and then there is RAHUL KAPOOR! A pompous Rahul is head over heels in love with Seema, his beautiful female equivalent from the same school. After a whirlwind of innocent encounters, their teenage romance blossoms yet both of them never confess their love to each other. A series of misunderstandings and ego clashes cause them to drift apart. Rahul loses his sanity and ultimately his love. By the time he realizes the magnitude of his loss, it appears to be too late. Will Rahul get back his Seema? Or will Seema never realize the depth of Rahuls feelings?

This teenage love story seeks answers to all these and more as it alternates between the past and the present and makes you wonder; do all love stories have a happy ending? Or do all love stories end, ever? TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY promises to be an emotional saga that will captivate the readers heart and fascinate his mind and leave him pondering – Does Love Truly Conquer All Odds?

My Review:

My first impression of this book was that the book was going to be yet another cliched love story with nothing much to offer. I was proven wrong from the moment I started reading. The language was impeccable and that set my mood for the book. Though I felt that the author went over board with the flowery descriptions of the characters and situations which I felt slowed down the build up to the actual story. What could have been a poetry in verse fell short because it weaned you off the excitement to know the characters and their story.

The author Faraaz Kazi is called the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India,’ and is rated amongst the top romance writers in the country, so the brilliance in writing is not something one should be surprised about. However, I felt using his personal accolades to market the book was too in the face and it took away the focus from the book, which in itself is well written and has brilliance to speak for it. Be it Goodreads or Flipkart, all I could gather is just how brilliant the author is, which he is without a doubt but the book and the story it narrates suddenly takes a back seat, away from the limelight which I felt was rather disappointing.

Coming to the book, I felt that the sensitivity with which the story is narrated sets the book apart from the scores of the likes that has flooded the bookstores. The book takes you on a journey where you experience the story unfurling on a personal basis, you laugh, you cry, you cringe in pain; that is how powerful and compelling the story is.

The thing that works for the book is that even though it talks of first love and invokes teenage protagonists, it does not limit itself to the same target audience because the author has deftly used multiple point of views to give you a wholesome experience. Coming from a first-time writer, the book is a well written piece though I felt that there is enough there is room for improvement in editing to make the story line more crisp and typos should also been taken care of stringently. The book should strike a chord with people who cherish their first love and have ever passed through the adolescence, where love dominated our existence. Elaborate descriptions makes the pace of the story rather slow initially but once the story picks up it is an intense experience replete with emotions and a sense of enjoyment.

This book is a must-read for die-hard romantics and all other readers in general.

This is an author requested review. However the views expressed are my own and in no way has it been influenced. 

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