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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BOOK REVIEW 7 - A DILLI MUMBAI LOVE STORY


               NOVEL - A DILLI MUMBAI <3 STORY             
AUTHOR - ABHIMANYU JHA
GENRE - ROMANCE FICTION 


THE PLOT

2008 - the year in which the world became poorer and India less safer, there was a couple passionately in love. Aniruddh and Apu.

"My Ducati and my 6' 1" height was enough to impress or intimidate most people. I didn't want to bring my IQ in on top of that." - Aniruddh.

Not a word more. I am Aparajita... remember? The unbeatable." - Apu

Aniruddh. a Ducati riding, economics loving dude studying in St. Stephen's. And Apu - a girl from Goa who loves the lawala food and super large ear rings. Opposites in a lot of ways, they fell for each other the Instant they met.

But then on a pleasant November night, when India was going to sleep, Aniruddh's love for his saanwli memsaab met a terrifying enemy...


Will it survive the horror they bring?

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MY REVIEW

A touching tale from an Indian author. 

I picked this up because I was specifically looking into the works of contemporary Indian authors’ works, irrespective of the genre. It turned out to be a very nice read. It’s about two passionate lovers Apu and Ani, well educated, from different family backgrounds falling in love and getting married against the wishes of Ani’s family. Their love story is so matured and the way it has been narrated is so modern with all those jargons. Initially the story runs in a slow pace but the last 50 pages of the book runs just fast so interestingly and every single emotion is beautifully expressed. It is a clich├ęd story with modern words and definitely a page turner. A very light read overall! 


Pros – 
1. No wonder author is an IITian. His language speaks it all.
2. Maintains the flow with Past-Present, Delhi-Mumbai-Goa.
3. Well captured emotions and neatly described.

Cons –
1. Hindi phrases in between (Takes away the flow totally)
2. Over-usage of the word “CRUD!”
3. Might be a tough read for those who are not so proficient in the language. 



Rating – 4/5
Pages – 221 
Publisher – Srishti Publishers
Price – Rs 80/- (Paperback)



4 comments:

  1. Not much interested in romantic novels. Nicely reviewed.

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  3. Hey Soundharya!
    This is Abhimanyu, the writer of Dilli-Mumbai Love Story.
    Thanks for such a nice review and I am happy you loved the book :-)
    I wanted to let you know that my 2nd book www.marryaghost.com is out just a week back. It's a ghost series inspired by Oscar Wilde; and one reader called it the most unusual ghost story she had ever read and that she badly wanted more of it.
    I would be happy if you would want to be one of the first persons to review the book.
    Let me know by writing to me (abhimanyu dot jha at gmail dot com).

    Cheers!
    Abhimanyu

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