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December 11, 2013

Book Review - 145 : Destroyed by Ishq

Author : Mr. Invisible
Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distributors

On a cold February morning, activity freezes at IIT when one of the topper is found hanging inside a room which is locked from outside. A day later, in a fit of anxiety, his best friend erases his suicide note from his laptop (yes, it's THAT crazy!), thereby destroying the piece of evidence which could help anyone remotely associated with the incident to understand what the fuss was all about.

Rather than making this an interesting premise of a romantic thriller genre, the author (who has decided to me invisible rather than work under a pseudonym, another of those weird things about the book) throws in a hopeless romantic story end of which you can guess from the title of the book itself. The plot is unnecessarily confabulated, lines overwritten, short hand language most irritating and defies logic at every crucial juncture. It does not even gather enough emotional quotient for the readers to feel anything remotely connected with the story.

Not only the content, but the editing is terribly disappointing. Excessive usage of punctuation marks and unnecessary change of fonts without any change in tone kills little excitement you can feel for the characters or their purpose in life. A book which fails on many accounts, story being the prime of it. I am going with 1/5 for 'Destroyed by Ishq'. As a reader, one can clearly feel destroyed by this book.

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