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December 18, 2013

Book Review - 146 : When you became my life





Author : Anshul Sharma
Publisher : Srishti Publishers and Distributors

The novel is story of Neev whose life is marked by catastrophes; after losing his parents and almost everything he owned, he finds refude with his friend in Aadi in Agra. Living with an old friend in a new house, bust with a new job in a new environment revives him till he encounters Aashi - girl with larger than life aspirations and a novel dream.

The most basic issue (of many) in this book is that it is devoid of any thrill and written in a one-tone, monotonous style with hardly any efforts to pique readers interest. Bouncing off a vibrant book cover, the novel is full of abundant cliches, annoying stereotypes and yawn inducing conversations. You never get a feel of these characters neither their motivations. I don't expect any emotional depth in such kind of surface level romances but not even concentrating on providing them even a base to explore any thrill in their lives is surely disappointing. Only 180 odd pages long, it won't take much time to read but that is primarily because you hardly stay invested in these characters.

I am going with 1/5 for 'When you became my life' by Anshul Sharma. Even if you are a fan of these romances, it will be difficult to feel good about this one. Read at your own peril!

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