Monday, 7 January 2013

Review - You Were My Crush!...till you said you love me!

Author: Durjoy dutta
Publisher: Grapevine India Publishers
Publication date: November 15, 2011
Cover Source: Goodreads
Original review on goodreads

“What do you do when the person you love will forever be someone else’s?”
On the face of things, Benoy’s life is perfect. He drives a Bentley, lives alone in a big house and has all the riches one can only imagine. To people around him, he is a spoilt – a rich brat, the quintessential college-stud and a heartbreaker – but is he, really?
Who is the real Benoy?
This story is about him picking up the pieces of his life as struggles to come to terms with his mother’s untimely death, and a strained relationship with his father, whom hasn’t seen much of.
A big car. A big house. Does it solve anything? Why is that despite having everything, he has nothing?

This is a story about the rich-brat Benoy (turns out to be the author's brother) who comes to terms with his mother’s untimely death, and a strained relationship with his father, whom he hasn’t seen much of. Oh and falls in L-O-V-E but the girl is confused on whether she should be with him. 

The book started off with choppy language,over-usage of the word "f***" and felt like statements in the firstst few pages. But it does get better (thankfully). Durjoy Datta mentions that Benoy was very distraught on his mother passing away, but I didn't really feel he expressed this very much other than in a few paragraphs when he mentions the mother, dint really get the feeling behind this. I felt the character's other than Shaina and maybe Eshaan were not at all described well, thereby failing in my not being able to connect with them. Thus being the reason i gave this a 2.5 instead of a 3.

I dont usually go for indian authors and had heard that Durjoy Datta's previous bookOhh Yes I Am Single sucked, made me apprehensive but i decided to go ahead. And it turned out to be not that bad. You might actually enjoy reading the book.

So want to read something to pass the time? a love story? go ahead.

Rating: 2.5 quills

was gonna give this book a 1 when i started reading it.. and then a 3.. But i think i'll settle with a 2.5 . 

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