Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Review: Forever In My Heart by Arindam Dey

On the jacket:

‘The moment your heart chose to love each other, you challenged destiny. And it came for you, just like it comes to measure anyone who chooses to love . . .’

Eighteen years ago, an accident separated Saanjh from Rishav. When fate brings her back to him, she is confronted by a scheming Josephine and her dire obsession to win Rishav at any cost. But is that all that’s keeping Rishav away from Saanjh? Or is there another shadow of fate lurking somewhere between them? Are divine plans really designed around the deepest desires of the human heart? How far can one go to resurrect one’s life, and seek redemption?

When desire deceived love . . . the debt of a sin remained . . .


After a very long time, I read a book by a new age Indian author which I finished cover to cover, in one sitting. Also, it is after a long time that I read a love story, which was unpretentious, unaffected by other authors and was honest. Yes, Forever In My Heart was a good read.

You must have read a lot of books which you picked for their blurbs but the books disappointed you. In this case, the book surpasses the little expectations that the blurb establishes in the reader's mind. A story about Rishav & Saanjh, Joey & Ankit, Joey & Rishav, and, Saanjh and Joey. Strong, honest emotions, strong character building, and a tight plot which keeps moving from past to present to past, but never confuses the reader. 

Innovative in it's plot, with characters who behave stranger than the word itself, as a reader, you are bound to be glued to the book, to know - what next and why. There are some editorial loopholes, some minor while one blatant, like where Ankit is in the hospital with the rest, and Richard is in Shimla, Ankit's dialogues are said to be by Richard - but these can be ignored, because the plot keeps you glued. Over all, and excellent attempt, which I suppose will only get better.

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Paper Clip Books. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.] 

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