Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Review: Soulmates by Vinit K Bansal

Finished reading "Soulmates: Love Without Ownership" by Vinit K Bansal  (RedInk Publishers). Vinit Bansal is the best-selling author of I am Heartless and editor of Uff Ye Emotions & Uff Ye Emotions 2.

As the title suggests, it's about love, and friendship. This book tells the story of four different people Neel, Aditi, Ranadeep and Ria, connected by a common string.

The book starts well when a young and bright journalist Rajeev meets Neel, accused of murder, in a jail. How can a simple, small town guy like Neel get into such horrific situation? He narrates his story to Rajeev and the story of Soulmates starts it's intricate journey.

The storyline is interesting, characters are well sketched. I really liked the way the author has introduced Aditi in the book. Cute! The setting is nicely described.

There are of course some interesting twists and turns, but they appear delayed, maybe because of (Lots of) dialogues.  Every single thing that could have been described in a narrative form, making the story crisp, is defined through dialogues. It somehow inhibits the pace and intensity, and eventually delays the "What comes next" factor. There are few editing glitches, which is a tad disappointing.

The book is full of emotions, a bit filmy. A complete package, I'd say. Romance, drama, action, murder. It's a nice take on relationship. How easy, yet complicated it can be.

The book-cover is nice, and the title is apt.

Overall, it was a nice story. If you like to read love stories, this book is for you. If you like masala read, this book is for you as I said it is packed with many emotional highs and lows. You may like those lovey-dovey moments between Neel and Aditi.

I truly thank Mr. Vinit Bansal for sending me the review copy!

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