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January 2, 2014

Book Review - 147 : Romeo, Juliet & Hitler

Author : Rohan Gautam
Publisher : Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Rohan meets Shreya on a train journey and falls in love at the first sight. As Rohan meanders through his feelings, travels across cities, gets thrown behind bars by pot-bellied policemen and is almost beaten in his own life and career, he still has to face the biggest test of all, facing Shreya's Hitler brother.Will he be able to win him over or will Hitler put brakes on their love?

This one is strictly for the now-so-boring fiction of booming love. The story does not provide anything new and the so called twists are hardly surprising. The climax touches a few right chords with couple of dramatic movements thrown in, but that's hardly a consolation for this slog of a book. It does work on a brisk pace, there are fewer printing & grammatical mistakes, but for long time in the book you just getting a feeling of familiarity and a feeling of 'having-read-that-thing-before'.

There are few fresh moments of chemistry between the lead pair but the dialogues seems overwritten and at times, borderline outrageously filmy. I am going with 1.5/5 for Rohan Gautam's 'Romeo, Juliet & Hitler'. It is sincerely written but offers nothing new in a literary fiction where 'being different' is the buzz word.

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