Title: Can Love Happen Twice?
Author: Ravinder Singh
Publisher: Penguin metro reads
Age Group: 16+
ISBN: 9780 1434 17231
One thing that I realized, rather say my readers made me realize is that, somewhere unintentionally in my last book review for Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020; I disclosed a little bit too much of the story. So learning from my mistakes, this time I’ am not getting into the story part-at all.
The day I heard that Ravinder Singh’s new book is coming this December, I ordered it instantly. Thanks to an online story, they delivered the book today at 3PM, though; I was expecting that the book would come to me after 20th. I started reading this book at 3.30 and completed it at 7.30, 2 hrs prior to my target of 9.30. Singh’s last book was; I too had a love story. The book was a bestseller and it really touched my heart. Even today, a lot of times, I go back to the book and read the last 50 pages again and again.
I was not counting on Singh, for another book. I really thought that he would not come up with another book. May be because I accepted the story of I too had a love story as his life story. I wonder if that was his life story or mere fiction.
Let me come to Can Love Happen Twice now
The book takes you through life of Ravin, after Khushi left him.
Ravin’s, efforts to start a new life. (And this is the maximum part of story I can share with you.)
The book talks about Ravin’s new love life, planning to marry the new girl in his life and losing the strings. The book is filled with great dialogues. This book does not make you emotional a lot of times as mentioned at the back of the book “an emotional roller coaster.” Take my words it is not a great emotional roller coaster. At one time yes it is but not to a greater extent.
This book shares a lot of funny moments, which makes you laugh. It is light love fiction, but is not following the trend of the market. The book does not have the major characteristics of a fiction novel, which we usually see; the continuous use of word F#ck, the love making scene, those one line wonders. It is a clean love story. Somewhere in this book, Singh, missed out on making sure that the readers stick to the book. In his last book I was glued to see what happens next. But here-in it was not like that. The book takes up a major issue prevailing in our society; the issue of choosing to live abroad, away from family. The issue in broader sense brings forward a women’s prospective, her dreams to marry the man of her choice, but by making the love of her life, leave behind- his parents and dreams. The story takes you through a couple; who loves each other and chooses to marry each other, but, with certain conditions laid down by women; condition not acceptable by a men. The above issue as talked about by Singh, in his novel is really credible. He has really given fire to a new set of discussion in our society. The condition laid by women to live alone, without men’s family, to enjoy the privacy all through day-and-night.
This book has a simple, little, sweet love story which does ‘end’ on a sad note but with a clear message of a happy ending. I’ am hoping that Singh is planning a trilogy. Soon, may be in another 1 yr or so, there would be another book by Ravinder Singh. And he will then continue the story and end it in that book. That book, I believe would bring an end to the story.
In my final words, I would suggest, read this book at least once; with no great expectations
Disclaimer: The age group mentioned is based on my judgment. This is no suggested by author or publisher.
About Aditya Bhasin
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