20 March 2018

My First Breakup by Dhruba D.Roy

About the Book:

“Oh God, why me?”

This is perhaps what we think of when we go through a ‘breakup’.
This story is about Anirudh and Anvi.
Both of them have their own thinking which are not alike.
The story begins with Anirudh meeting with and accident. As he slowly succumbs to the pain, he starts reflecting about his bygone college days where he found his love for music. He loves Anvi dearly who is a long-lost friend of Anirudh.
The story reveals how Anirudh struggles as the hands of reality strikes him down.

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My Review:

I picked this book up expecting a quick and light read. The book delivers on those accounts.

The plot is pretty simple and straightforward. There are quite a few cliched moments in the book. Though the book doesn't really surprise you, it has a charm about it because of its simplicity. The curve balls that life throws at Anirudh and the connection that he feels with Anvi are the things that keep you turning the pages.

The protagonists are developed just right with ample flesh to them to be relatable to the readers. They, like the plot, are simple and more close to being real than to being fictional.

The author has kept his language simplistic and easy to get into. Some of the dialogue delivery in the story felt a bit lose.

I have used the word simple too many times in this review. And that is because the author has kept to the basics of every aspect of story telling. I have to admit though that I feel that the book could do with tighter editing. This is a book that you would likely enjoy just after reading a heavy book.


About the Author:

Dhruba Das Roy  is a freelance writer, a musician by passion, and a software engineer by profession. He is from Assam, but born in a small town of Meghalaya, where he finished his schooling. He then obtained his degree in engineering from the esteemed college of National Institute of Technology. He discovered his love for music there and was the lead vocalist of his band, “The Rozarts”.

He loves rock and roll and is a great fan of the pioneers of rock and roll-(Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen and the list goes on).Unfortunately, as engineering life came to an end, the band had to split. Recently, he moved to Kolkata where he is working in one of leading software service based companies in India.

Not everyone can put their thoughts into words. Dhruba had never tried his hand in writing; but he had an experience, an experience which changed his life for the better. Being a vocalist, his only way of expression was through the creative way. He decided to pen down his thoughts and he discovered that writing came naturally to him. His thought process in the novel relates to the general mass in many ways. He decided to stretch his limits and ended up voicing his thoughts in a different way this time.