Saturday, January 4, 2014

#BookReview : Uff Ye Emotions 2 Edited by Vinit K. Bansal

On the jacket:


Like the lyrics of an old song, which keeps repeating themselves in our mind or a fever dormant in the blood or an importunate lover impossible to get rid of, the memories of love or 'love' itself keeps returning in our lives again and again at the oddest of times and the strangest of places.  Randomly, beautifully, haphazardly or passionately, love lives up again—for it has been waiting for you, waiting for this union, waiting to merge with YOU at last. So, keeping the trend alive and after the roaring success of our novice, Uff Ye Emotions, we are back once again with Uff Ye Emotions-2.  With Love, comes many emotions—some of them being pain, betrayal, hatred, hope and friendship. We fall IN and OUT of love time and again, but we can never be tired of it—because it is one of the only few aspects of life we can’t keep ourselves away from, isn’t it?  Selected and edited by Vinit K. Bansal, this time again 11 touching stories from authors across the country, will be delighting the readers who swear by love stories. And for those who don’t read love stories much, come and discover why they are so engrossing.

Review:

Uff Ye Emotions is a collection of eleven short stories, edited by Vinit K Bansal. Two of the authors, Meghant Parmar and Heena Ahuja are known to me, so I began reading with their story. Meghant and Heena's story is titles Love and Sacrifices, a story of a Gujarati woman and a Scottish man whose love goes through testing times and their story is written by their son. A very racy and filmy story line, this story could well be made into a fast paced teleseries, probably. Both authors have spun a fine tale of love and sacrifices.

After reading this story, I read the book as it should be - from the beginning. The first story is The Client by Vinit himself, a love story of a business tycoon and a prostitute. The story has strong hints of the movie Pretty Woman, though the climax is different and leaves one a bit sad. A very fine treatement given to a plot, which has been oft used.

There is Moksha by Kunal Marathe, When Destiny Strikes! by Mahi Singla, The Woman Who Waited... by Shalini Katyal, The Pale Pigeon by Siddhartha Yadav, Hickey by Heema Shirvaikar, NCERT Of L_O_V_E by Himanshu Chhabra and Udita Pal, I'll Be There by Ishani Malhotra, Dilemma  by Tarang Sinha and 120 minutes by Saravana Kumar Murugan. Every story is distinct, and different from the other. 

Editing leaves a lot to be desired and unfortunately, it affected my reading experience quite a bit. 

Rating: ***/5

[This is an author requested review. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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