Sunday, 7 September 2014

Book Review: I am dead, but my heart beats by Priyank



About the book:

How a love story once hated saved 6 lives in a Communal Riot? 

Should community, language or tradition be the obstructions for true love from blossoming? 

How cruel can a married girls destiny be to throw her into prostitution? 

Have you ever attended an uninvited marriage reception with your beloved and got caught by the hosts? 

Why a boy decides to spend his entire life in a mental asylum? 

Why a girl at midnight runs away from her family? 

How worse it can be if you are caught by your girlfriend's parents while kissing her? 

I Am Dead but My Heart Beats is a fascinating saga of love, education, community, hatred, sacrifices and hope. It's about four youngsters from different communities speaking different languages - Aryan, Anshika, Zahid and Swati. Get ready for a heart-breaking journey of a complete real life story

My Review:

Without any circumlocution, I will get straight to the point: This is a novel with a cover page that entices you to buy it, and then somehow does not satiate a true reader's cravings.

No doubt the book has a plot line, which is evidently intended to bring about social change. Two stories going on in parallel is also a good literary way to keep us engaged.

This was about the intent of the book. But coming to its content, it is written in a juvenile manner, and demands being proof-read. While it will garner maximum support from casual readers, regular and fierce reader like me ill have a hard time really liking the novel, given its overall jejune quality of writing.
That is not to say that any of it render it unreadable. The interplay of the theme of community, teenage love, education isomething to find in this book, a first in India.

My Judgement:

Do not pick the book if you are a grammar Nazi, or are very choosy about the books you read.

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