Monday, January 19, 2015

#BookReview: Pyar aur Poetry by Roopa Menon

On the jacket:

College beauty Arundhati Basu would rather stick her head in the proverbial oven than host this year’s Founder’s Day event with tongue-tied nerd, Nikhil Menon. Compared to the brilliant but elusive poet, D. G. Beckett, Nikhil is a green toad.  As Arundhati gets to know him, however, she finds herself oddly drawn to the shy geek, and he, in turn, grows in confidence as he spends more time with her. His hopes for a lasting relationship with Arundhati seemed to be within his reach.  If only she could forget D. G. Beckett!


Pyaar Aur Poetry is a kind of story I read after a long, long time. Yes, opposites meet and sparks fly, but the treatment given to the plot makes hearts dance in one's heart. 

A story about typical SoBo pretentious snob, Arundhati Basu and awkward, toungue-tied Nikhil Menon but the interesting angle is thrown in my the very mysterious and brilliant poet D G Beckett, who no one really knows about. Arundhati and Nikhil are absolute opposites but by a sadistic twist of fate (or so it seems), there are thrown together and need to work as a team.

When they get to know each other, Arundhati and Nikhil seem to be falling for each other. But! D G Beckett rules Arundhati's mind and curiosity. So what happens? Does Arundhati find out who this mysterious man is? Does she leave Nikhil for this man who had invoked the emotions in her that she didn't knew existed?

A very well-scripted tale of love, Menon has proved she is an author to look out for. The characters are very well-crafted and people one can easily identify with. A lovely story.

Rating: ****/5

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

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