Tuesday, March 1, 2016

#305 : Right Fit Wrong Shoe by Varsha Dixit : Review

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GENRE:  Fiction

NUMBER OF PAGES: 248

FORMAT: Paperback

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the writer as a part of The Book Club book tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you :)

REVIEW:
Right fit wrong shoe is the typical Bollywood styled tale of a man and women who have a love hate relationship. Our protagonist Nandini is the smart woman who works for an Ad agency which is taken over by her arch “enemy” Aditya. The man much to his reputation makes it his life mission to make her miserable. What could possibly be the explanation for his erratic behavior? Obvious isn’t it. Nandini and Aditya have an history – one from which either of them have moved on emotionally. What follows is the story of their past and how it ends up impacting their present.

The story as such was good. I was  hooked and wanted to know what exactly happened between Nandini and Aditya. I also wanted to know what the future had in store for them. That was purely the story and the writer’s imagination at work. However, the language and the swap between past and present left me a bit disoriented. To me, all the characters seemed a bit too hyper and emoted more than what was required. The characterization as such was typical of such a book and the writer did do a good job of bringing out various shades of the characters barring their emotions.

The constant injection of Hindi words just marred the charm that the story actually had. I do understand that the writer probably felt compelled to put in all those words as the story was set in Kanpur but in my opinion that wasn’t really attractive and didn’t deliver what was intended by her. The book could have used a bit more of sharper edits and careful proof reads which would be actually supported the really good story that the writer had.

MY SAY: An interesting story

RATING:
PLOT: 4/5
CHARACTERISATION: 3/5
NARRATION: 2/5
BOREDOM QUOTIENT : 1/5 (lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 3/5 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for an insightful review. The part 3 in this love trilogy will be out in summers. Hope you find time to read that one too. :)

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