03 October, 2016

#BookReview :: Stupid Cupid by Ankit Sonthalia

Engineer? Doctor? Chartered Accountant? Artist? Or something out of the box?
Students at the cusp of passing out from the high school are often occupied with such considerations and choices.
With Suhaan, it was different. He wanted to do nothing. “Go with the flow” had been the motto of his life, and he had always given life a chance to make decisions for him.
It's only when he starts playing cricket for the college team that his passion is fuelled. He practices hard and gives it his all. But life is still keen on planning Suhaan's life. When he falls in love with Namrata, he is forced to choose one – passion or love.
Will Suhaan make the right choice? Or will life once again call the shots for him?

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I had received this book quite some time back and was hesitant to write a review. For those of you who know me and my reading choices, you know that this is not a book I would typically pick up on my own. First because I am not a big romance fan; second because I really do not enjoy the commercial romances that the Indian market if flooded with. But I had promised a friend that I would read and review this book and so here we go…

The book is centered on Suhaan’s life and starts from his college life where he makes it on the cricket team. From there on the story revolves around Suhaan’s passion for cricket and… well, women. At some point he stops playing cricket and gets married and then gets divorced and gets back to cricket! That’s all there really is to the story. 

Suhaan being the central character in the plot, he gets ample attention in it. The supporting characters could do with some more development for sure since none of the characters really made any impression. I cannot really tell, but in case it was the author’s intention to focus solely on Suhaan, then he has done well. In some ways I also have to admit that Suhaan does reflect the youth of today who are extroverts and more open to experimenting when it comes to their career and love life. The language used is very simple and the plot is quite straightforward and very predictable, even with some implausible twists. 

This book is just not the kind I enjoy. This one is for the people who enjoy run-of-the-mill romances that are light and easy to read.

Review Copy received from Srishti Publishers

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