Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Book Review: When Only Love Remains

Book: When Only Love Remains
Author: Durjoy Datta
Publisher: Penguin Metro Reads
Price: 175 INR
ISBN: 9780143422648

Blurb: I've imagined this in my head so many times. I've always thought about what I would say; What I would do and how it would all turn out to be. And every time I would remove some detail...

She's a flight attendant—young, bright and living her dream. He's a heartbroken singer on his way to becoming big.

She's an ardent fan of his. He can't imagine why and yet seems to find comfort in her words.

It's the first time they are together and in their hearts both are wishing, hoping and praying that the night would never end. That the time they are spending together lasts and lasts...

In the world of imperfection, there is always someone just right for you.

My Rating: 4/5

My Review:  "When only love remains" is an intense romantic story which portrays the beauty of love and hope marvelously. It is often said that waiting is another name for love and this story captures the pain of waiting with magical deftness.

The story starts with Avanti, a flight attendant whose only respite from an irritating ex boy friend and a troubled childhood are the songs of Devrat. She has been listening to Devrat's songs since the age of 12 and got a strange sort of tranquility in them. Devrat is a struggling singer who is totally oblivious of Avanti's existence. On one fateful day, they meet at one of Devrat's music show and energy flows between them rapidly. They don't run short of words and feels if only they could pause the night forever. Both Devrat and Avanti feels secured and beautiful in each other's presence. The story gets more interesting from that night onward.

The author has brilliantly crafted the emotions of Avanti and Devrat in this book. Even the side characters such as Avanti's father and grandmother's emotions are captured so brilliantly. The character of Avanti is beautifully sketched with the perfect hues. Readers will be bound to fall in love with the character of Avanti. The way Avanti waits and pines for Devrat will move the emotional readers to tears.  The ending of the book is a beautiful surprise that will draw a big smile on the reader's face.

On the downside, people who are not great fan of love stories may find the pace of the book slow. The pace of the book is moderate because the author has given importance in the detailing of every emotions and pain that Avanti and Devrat goes through. There is also a name goof-up where Avanti is written as Avantika. 

This book is highly recommended to people who love reading beautiful love stories. It will make you smile, cry and fall in love. Definitely one of the best works of Durjoy Datta.

1 comment:

  1. Cute sweet love story...
    story of love..hope and connection..!!
    i jst loved it and it made me cried too.


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