Review: I Too Had A Love Story by Ravinder Singh

Thursday, 27 March 2014 02:14
Title: I Too Had A Love Story
Author: Ravinder Singh
Publication Date: February 28th, 2007
Genres: Romance, Young adult
Rating: 1 of 5 stars

Do Love stories ever die? Can modern day gadgets like Mobile phones and the ‘http:\ www’ era of Internet bring you the love of your life? You haven’t met her earlier, but commit to marry. Will you still call this a love marriage? And what if on the engagement day while you pull the ring out from your pocket, you realize what you planned was just a dream which never comes true…? How would you react when a beautiful person comes into your life, becomes your most precious possession and then one day goes away from you…forever? Not all love stories are meant to have a perfect ending. Some stay incomplete. Yet they are beautiful in their own way. Ravin’s love story is one such innocent and beautiful story. He believes love stories seldom die. They are meant to stay for the generations yet to come and read them. And given that one chance to narrate his love story, this is how he began… I remember the date well : 4th March 2006. I was in Kolkata and about to REACH Happy’s home. I had been very excited all morning as I was going to see our gang of four after three years.

Awfully written novel which killed the story. 

This book was suggested to me by my dear friend who loved this book. I normally avoid tragic - romance books. But the way my friend described it made me want to give it a try. 

Here's what happened.
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Sleep was inevitable. But I somehow managed to read the book, to read the pages that lacked savor. It was a bitter boring read. It was like biting an apple that was about to rot. 

The story is about the author, Ravi who meets a girl in an internet dating website and falls in love with her. That's it. The rest of the story goes very slow - paced. It's all about Kushi and Ravi. There's nothing else to lean on when those two characters get boring which (believe me) they did. The story would have been better if there were many events happening simultaneously or if the author didn't concentrate only about his love life. 

The author wasn't very descriptive; for example he stated that "the food was tasty". He never mentioned what food he was referring to. He could have substituted the word 'tasty' to some other more descriptive word; for example scrumptious. Or at least he could have mentioned what he was eating. And that particular phrase remained with me long enough for me to write it in this review. It was a long time ago since I read this book and I'm surprised that the first phrase that came to my mind was "the food was tasty".

The author's narrative skills were very poor and that is why sleep was inevitable. Maybe a better usage of vocabulary would have gained this book another star.

The story was cute on the whole but the writing killed it. If you love the story and not the words that describe it then, this book would be perfect.