Thursday, January 16, 2014

#53 : An Incurable Insanity by Simmi K. Rao : A Review


BOOK TITLE: An Incurable Insanity
ISBN: 1627465928
AUTHOR:Simmi K. Rao
GENRE: Fiction - Romance
FORMAT: Digital
REVIEW BY: ShreeJanani
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of bOOk r3vi3ws review tours 
Writer Rohit Gore managed to change the prejudice I had about romance and Indian writers. (Read the aftermath bitter experience of reading a certain famous “book”)
Then came along writer Simmi K.Rao and bowled me over with her beautiful book. The blurb in the summary gave me an impression of a mushy cold weather romance novel in store but the book turned out to be nothing like that. The art work in the cover really was beautiful and looked rich. Added to the whole “eager quotient” of the book.
Ruhi is this perfect Indian woman with just the right amount of modernization. Then there is her husband, Shaan – the adorable jerk who once loved a woman and was kind enough to tell his newlywed wife that they can’t possibly be man and wife. Yet they find their way and work on their relationship.
The plot is rather simple: Hate – Love – Hate – Love. Nothing new there. Yet I was hooked to the book and finished in two days. Obviously that’s the beautiful narration at work. Ruhi’s thought process is the perfect example of an Indian woman’s thought process (er…A normal woman maybe?!) so all men out there, take some pointers from the book to make both our lives easier.
The main theme – arranged marriage - always seemed mysterious to me. For someone who has practically grown up being told that marriages should be “arranged” by the parents/elders/aunts/ “whoever is older than you”, the book wasn’t boring.  The narration conveyed all those mysterious and butterfly – shy sort of feelings perfectly. It worked to an extent that I came to a conclusion that “arranged marriages” after all can’t be bad. After all the Indian logic of “do not talk to a stranger but marry one” does sound weird and thoroughly unrealistic. Nevertheless it’s a beautiful tradition to be kept up.
The language was simple and the writer made a good job of keeping up that suspense element without beating around the bush. It’s hard to keep a reader intrigued in a plain love story. But somehow this writer pulled it off perfectly.
My only complaint would be that initial drag. The book was quite a bore initially but then things changed and the story line progressed beautifully.
Overall, Ms.Rao, thank you for writing such a book filled with raw emotions. You nailed it I say!

VERDICT: Go ahead pick It up. Even the romance “haters” would find this book thoroughly readable!

RATING: 4.5 on 5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. Her contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, was released on October 8, 2013. An Incurable Insanity is her first foray into writing. The inspiration for the story came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family
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Note : This review was first posted in 
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