11 September, 2017

#BookReview :: White Noise by Shruti Upadhaya

“There is another city right under our city and it comes up only when you and I are together. Only you and I know about it and only you and I get to experience it. It keeps itself hidden from the rest of the world. And that is where I live.” He said 
“And what happens when you’re not with me?” She asked. 
“I evaporate.” He smiled. 

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This is a very unique book. I am going to try and not give away spoilers while trying to tell you about the book.

First off, the book is narrated from three points of view – Me, Her and Him. Yes, let’s keep it that cryptic. The core of the plot deals with a girl meeting a man and falling in love with him while doing the simplest of things together. Now, you must be wondering what is new in that – such stories have been told over and over again. But you are wrong… The book is so much more than that baseline of the story. There’s a lot happening in the plot and it has an air of mystery around it.

The book’s USP is its narrative simply because of the way the author has handled it. From the very beginning the book takes a hold on the reader and as the pages fly by, it feels more and more intriguing and entertaining and the climax just sneaks up on you. It is quite a short book and so can be read in one sitting. Infact, I recommend that anybody picking up this book should make sure they have enough time to finish it in one sitting as it is simply unputdownable.

I cannot believe that this is the debut novel of the author. The way the book has been handled and delivered show maturity. Shruti Upadhaya has instantly become an author I will watch out for.

Review Copy received from Bee Books

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a very unique book.. The whole Me, Her, Him thing has made me curious!