Thursday, September 22, 2016

Graffiti by Joanie Pariera




Book Name         - Graffiti 
Author                  - Joanie Pariera 
Publisher              - Authorzone
Number of Pages -346
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  -Kindle
Price                     -335
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Rating : 3.0

Blurb
Rene thinks all her dreams mean something…well, maybe they do. Vipin thinks his life is over ever since his wife died in a car accident…well, maybe it is. Upasana thinks she has it all figured out. But does she really?

You put the three twenty somethings together, and it results in some absurd and hilarious situations, which the characters themselves believe are truly dramatic.

And then there’s Mark - A man very much in love with Rene. A man who's perhaps secretly writing a code book on 'how to win in love'.
If you're not living this life, you're watching it happen to someone else and punching a wall somewhere going, ""balls!""

Set in India and the USA, 'Graffiti', lampoons a range of social issues, all tightly packed into some highly entertaining fiction. It is a novel about relationships. It's about that beautiful puzzle on the wall...an ever changing puzzle called life.
My Review


Life is a graffiti of a lot of emotions and incidents. Graffiti by Joanie Pariera  is a graffiti in itself of the lives of several characters, which make the title meaningful and justifiable. There are a lot of complex relations and issues of life in the book. Initially it was difficult to follow the trail of incidents. At a point I almost gave up on the book but then I skipped a few pages and tried to take it up from there. Surprisingly there was no missing which proved that there were a lot of unwanted explanations. In order to show justice to my job, I went back and took it up from where I skipped the pages and resumed the reading. 

Nevertheless, half way through the book, I could get the hang of it and slowly got involved in the lives of Rene, Upi, Vikas, Mark and all the characters. The story is definitely good and emotionally rich. Narration is also not that bad but something was amiss. The lives of the characters are never exaggerated. If we look around we can definitely see the characters alive.

Th book badly needed a developmental as well as copy edit. It is like an uncut diamond. If sieved through the hands of an expert editor, the book can come out as a perfect diamond with luster and beauty.


Reviewed for Writers Melon 

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.