Book: A Knotty Affair
Author: Dhaval Birajdar Jinadatt
Plot: Born into a middle-class family that lives in the suburbs, he joins a south Bombay college, where he encounters a culture divide between him and his rich classmates.Viraj is fascinated by a classmate Ruhi, a beautiful good-natured girl, who befriends him and treats him well, unlike the rest of his classmates.Will Viraj be able to prove his father’s innocence? Will Viraj survive the rigours of college life and overcome his shortcomings?What will happen to the relationship between Ruhi and Viraj?
My rating: 3.5 /5 stars
First of all a huge thanks to the author and his team especially Akshat Solanki for providing me with a copy of the book and an opportunity to get acquainted with the author’s work
Even before i had fully taken in the name and the premise of the book, i was already half way through the book. The book was that fast paced but to me personally it was a good thing as not only did the story move quickly and not requiring you to invest so much emotions and pain into it, but the book also started and took the readers through a whole lot of events and scenarios of life and not hovering on it too much
The author takes you through the entire life journey of the central character so quick that at some point you wish that there was little more depth but i personally loved the pace because you can see the events happening and concluding quickly and not having to wait for things to roll out.
Yes maybe a little more depth would have been good for the book in general scheme but i guess that is upto everybody’s personal perception. Fortunately the book doesn’t ride on just a boy meets girl storyline and has another track that has been catered too parallel and with equal importance so i would say that makes it for one of its good point.
The book is really light and quick. In fact you wouldn’t even realise that you have completed the book in mere short period, when you start reading it and i am not sure which should shoulder its credit, the fast paced narration or the to-the point story line
As much as i loved the pace, i feel it could also be a weakness for the book because some way wish for a little more depth and investment to each story development but personally i loved the quick pace.