Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review of Another Love story by Arjun Premkumar



Book Name         - Another Love Story

Author                  - Arjun Premkumar

Publisher              - Frog books

Number of Pages - 188

Publishing Year   - 2016

Edition                  - Paperback

Price                       -  Rs.200/-
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Rating : 3.0

Blurb
 "The hardest day in an Engineering student's life is not the day he gets his result. It's the day he gets judged - Placement Day. Everything he has learnt and ignored throughout his four years of being in college comes back one final time to haunt him. But what if he had bigger problems that were linked to it? What if the same thing that helped him get to where he was, was keeping him from getting to where he wanted to go? Long story short, he fell in love."

 My Review
 Another love story, like the name implies, is  just another love story. The protagonist, whose name is not mentioned throughout the book (I assume that it is the author himself) falls for a girl- Shwetha. He revolves around her like a love stuck teenager. After a happening love story, they break up. Why because he didn't pay heed to her while they passed by. Yes! quite a reason for a break up. The day after the break up, they are attending a job placement. the protagonist faces the final round with the strangest resume ever, which in turn changes his life forever.

The story will definitely appeal to the YA lovers, since it has all the flavors for a love story. Love, pain, action, humor(if you call it so). The story is simple, narration is vernacular. Lack of depth is the main drawback of the story. The reason why the protagonist falls in love with the girl, how the girl falls for him, how they break up are all extremely silly. Again and again it is proved that the new generation lacks any depth in relations and that their outlook of  life is nowhere near reality.

The book is recommended for the mass of readers who are looking for an easy breezy read. 

Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author
  "After writing his first poem at the age of 14, the author has had a wonderful journey. He began with pieces of writing pertaining just to love and later ventured into other genres. With a flair for entertaining people, he moved into speaking and the response was just as strong as it was for his writing. He is an engineer by qualification and dreams of becoming a writer by profession. He also has this weird affinity to the number three, being born on the third day of the month. Somewhere between his tenth short story and his thirtieth poem, he had this sudden urge to write something bigger. So, he began writing. With all his experience with relationships and heart-breaks, he turned to writing Another Love Story."