2 January, 2014
The first of the book written by the author in his early writing days, it’s a story of his life in college and just after college. A book filled with relationships, kisses, sex, love, lust, infatuation, break-ups, switch overs and same all over, again.
Storyline: Debasish Roy, a Bengali lad gets into Delhi Engineering College, into Mechanical Branch. Since he is just not interested in his studies, and always craving to get recognized among the lot, due to his hefty and ugly personality, he loses out in his exams as well as placements. He gets into relationships or the so called Love, with many girls, but dumps them or gets dumped equally fast, as soon as he satisfies his sexual pleasures with them. His friends Shrey, Vernita, Yoginder etc are no less. Finally, he comes across the most beautiful, sexy Avantika, who just gets rehabilitated from drug abuse through a spiritual Guru. It starts with infatuation but matures to true and passionate love, fuelled with wild sex and kissing. Avantika one day suddenly feels that Deb is stuck with her bad luck, just like all her other ex-boy friends, and breaks her relationship, by taking up a job and walks out of Deb’s life. The dilapidated Deb joins a Government organization through his dad, where he meets Amit, whom he helps to get his love of his life. Amit gets to know about Deb’s failed love story through his blog and contacts Avantika to know the real story. He narrates the position of Deb and how much how much he still longs for her. Avantika realizes her mistake and reunites with Deb through a surprise visit to his home with the published book of his story captured from his blog and also remuneration cheque from the publisher. Both live happily ever after.
Positives: A vibrant book for the early college goers. Though college life is shown to be very colorful and a period which is supposed to be enjoyed rather than taking life seriously, there is an underlying moral which states the importance of studying well and getting into good jobs rather than be left out like Deb. “Is today’s youth really getting into trouble and mess?” is the idea one gets after finishing the last page.
Negatives: Quite boring until more than midway. There is too much of hype around the subject love-sex mix which might mis-guide young readers to dream about having a life like Deb. Not everyone has parents like and girl friends like Deb, who can forget and forgive everything. Flirting and having sex with strangers is portrayed as a common thing in city colleges. No wonder some youth resort to rapes when they don’t get such privileges. The basic culture and tradition is at stake if situation in colleges is like this. There are some negative elements of behavior which might have a lasting impression on young people.
My rating is 3 out of 5
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