Needs a lot of work
25 March, 2014
This could have definitely been better.
The language of the book is not just simple but not really book-worthy (unless intentional keeping in mind the first-person profile and setting of the story). It is written as if writing a personal diary or a blog. You can forget grammar or basics of sentence construction and flow.
There isn't really a story at times … just life experiences of different individuals. There are no real noteworthy insights either. The stories almost degrade the powerful concept of love into something very frivolous. At times, you might even identify with some of things happening in the stories. Unfortunately, the book does not entertain. Even the author's attempt to induct a lot of Bollywood references did not help.
Frankly, there aren't 25 short stories. They are but events from different people's lives; and that too life events of the ordinary kinds. They did not entertain nor interest me beyond some point.
The grammar throughout the book was so bad that it made me stumble across words and sentences. Somewhere the book got published without going through the editorial process.
The author should have done a much better job at writing … and I wish the Publishers had done their job of rejecting this 'draft' and asking the author to come back with a much tighter version or put in their own resources for making it so. The output then would have probably been much better. Also, some guidance by some seasoned writers on structuring the book might also have helped.
The cover design might have been interesting if it had at least aligned itself to the title. Two hearts with a bridge between them … and the title is "Adhuri Prem Kahaniyan". So what is incomplete here???
If you are a casual reader, you might pick this one up although I won't recommend.
If you are a serious reader, this is a strict No. Don't even think about it !!
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