Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Book Review—‘ A Maverick Heart: Between Love and Life’... by Ravinder Shukla

A Maverick Heart: Between Love and Life’... by Ravinder Shukla

An INTERESTING story about friendship, bonding, SOCIAL economic pressures in life of present young GENEREATION. … "
This is the novel by Ravinder Shukla … The story is about depict how we all phase difference of opinion in our relationships on different levels. However, if we happen to meet someone with for whom we feel our frequencies, wavelengths matches and we gel well. This is the story about young kids, with different family backgrounds as their outlook match during their graduation days at IIT-Bombay campus and they become close friends. Though, it seems they are in sync, but when it comes to their interaction with the world it’s different.
We find love, sacrifice, emotions, and politics. All were beautifully defined. There were so many characters that readers will get confused but Ravinder had nicely defined each character that we can easily recognize them without getting confused. The Three main characters Rahul, Richita and neerav were very interesting to read. They have different backgrounds but destiny made them together and till the end they were attached with each other emotionally and physically. The Romance between Richita and Rahul during IIT days were very beautifully defined. It was passionate and mature. And their sacrifice for each other was commendable. Deepak as a husband was also nice to read. I personally liked Richita’s character. It was intense, love, sacrifice that she faced during whole life was appreciable. The reaction of Richita to Rahul’s last letter was interesting. Even when She had to confront Deepak for divorce was also interesting. I also loved to read Neerav and Richita’s interaction during some session was interesting. The best part of the book was some wisdom words which were mentioned in the book. The climax was good and interesting.
Now my Positive viewpoints:

The concept and climax is good, on each and every page it will teach you a lesson. The struggle and achievement of a young generation and their significance in the current socio-eco-political era have been narrated well. Mention of too much politics is something which makes reader to lose interest and story become boring.

Some suggestive points:
Overall the book is really good and very well expressed; I would like to suggest that a little stringent editing was required as there are some typing errors in the book. Also would like to mention that few chapters can be removed, like the long description of college completion, politics and other things would have made it much better.
Final words:

Overall if asked I would say...this is a good job done by Author… (Ravinder Shukla) I would give 3 stars to this book.

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