BOOK REVIEW OF “HANGOVER” WRITTEN BY SHILPI

Book Title: Hangover

Author: Shilpi

Format: Paperback

Total Number of Pages: 108

Publisher: Notion Press

Publication Date: 1 Jan 2017

Language: English

Genre: Fiction / Romance

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Sneha, a beautiful young woman, was too rigid to fall in love. When he gave a knock at the locked doors of her heart that were meant to keep any man from entering her life, she resisted in opening it.

Love entered her life when she fell for Vikrant. However, life took a different turn and they parted ways. After being married to different people for a long term, they realise they are still in love with each other. There is no infidelity or cheating here, but only love.

Hangover attempts to redefine love, and in the process, make you realise that love has no definition, that it is boundless.

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REVIEWED BY SOHINEE DEY

When I first read the blurb of the book, I was really expecting the story to be a controversial, bold and gripping because the blurb did sound promising and different from the regular love stories.

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But, it didn’t turn out the way I was expecting it to. Turned out it involves a cliché romantic plot. So, the main characters are Sneha and Vikrant. The story is narrated from Sneha’s point of view. She goes on to narrate how she met Vikrant (aka Vicky) during her college life but when talks of marriage arose, they both backed off. Now, after 10 years, when both of have ended up with different life partners, they haven’t been able to forget about each other, they still regret their decision. Sneha is not sure about Vikrant, but she sure does regret the decision. They do keep in touch but they don’t get too personal.

“We were madly in love with each other, though we are still, but the definition has changed.”

The whole storytelling felt as if it’s a diary entry where Sneha is reminiscing her past and comparing it to her present, thinking how things could have been different if they had made the right choice. Now married and the mother of two kids, she feels regretful and also goes on to accuse herself because according to her she is the one to blame. She feels if she hadn’t been so stubborn in those years and if she hadn’t been too much of a career-oriented person, maybe she would have noticed that it was true love and they could have had their happily ever after.

The book is a very short read but so much improvement could have been made, I feel. The story could have turned out to be a great read if the narration and the language were good. The language was too casual for me and the dialogues read like text messages. The narration is repetitive, the same emotions, were portrayed over and over again. There were spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. All these points hampered the flow of the story. I really hope that the author releases a second edition taking care of all these points. The plot has a lot of potential. If the narration and the language are taken care of, the overall effect will be so much better.

POESY IN CHRYSALIS RATING: ⭐⭐.5 / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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3 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW OF “HANGOVER” WRITTEN BY SHILPI

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