STORIZEN RE­VIEWS

You are the best thing that hap­pened to me by Sushil Ku­mar Rana

Storizen Magazine - - What's Inside - – by Swapna Peri

The story is about a guy and his beloved lover An­jali. It's a sim­ple love story that heads back to the stu­dent life and un­said emo­tions. They both meet in life af­ter few years of col­lege life and feel the same as the felt ear­lier few years back. Will they con­fess one's feel­ings to each other and set­tle down is what the book is about.

As an avid reader, this point seemed a lit­tle ab­surd and dra­matic. As life pro­gresses and peo­ple ma­ture, those ama­teur emo­tions fade away but as it's a fic­tion story the drama looks fine. There is noth­ing much to take away from the book but a feel-good smile af­ter know­ing few things that only and usu­ally Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing Grad­u­ates ex­pe­ri­ence.

What I like:

1. Few real-time ex­pe­ri­ences usu­ally me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neers en­counter 2. An hon­est at­tempt of sto­ry­telling.

What I didn't like:

1. In­stead few phrases or long sen­tences, a rich word could have been used at many places. 2. The gram­mat­i­cal er­rors per­tain­ing to tenses should have been taken care.

Nar­ra­tion:

A very pre­dictable and sim­ple nar­ra­tion is ob­served.

Book Cover:

The book cover is a dig­i­tal art im­age of a young man and a woman, where the man is sit­ting on his knees and propos­ing the woman.

Book Ti­tle: The book ti­tle 'You are the best thing that

hap­pened to me' is sim­ple and hints to the read­ers that it's a love story.

Lan­guage and Gram­mar:

Easy lan­guage is used. Since it's a sec­ond edi­tion, the lan­guage must have been taken care and good vo­cab­u­lary could have been used.

Char­ac­ters:

It seems the male pro­tag­o­nist is au­thor him­self , be­cause as at many places the nar­ra­tion seems to be like self talk. Other char­ac­ters are also plot­ted well. But the depth of the char­ac­ters is not delved much into the emo­tion at some places.

My Ver­dict:

A sim­ple and a pre­dictable story makes it just a one­time read.

Rat­ing

Book Ti­tle: 3/5

Book Cover: 3/5

Plot: 2/5

Char­ac­ters: 3/5

Nar­ra­tion: 2/5 Lan­guage & Gram­mar: 2/5

Fi­nal Rat­ing: 3/5

Swapna worked as SAP Con­sul­tant for 10 years in Ma­jor IT com­pa­nies. Read­ing has al­ways been her pas­sion and oc­ca­sional paint­ing her hobby. She de­cided to quit her job, look af­ter the fam­ily and pur­sue her hobby of read­ing and paint­ing in a larger way. Thus, her big leap into book re­view­ing has paved a way and has been suc­cess­ful to date. Read­ing chal­lenges in­ter­est her a lot and vis­it­ing book fairs is her fa­vorite thing. She be­lieves that there is no good back or bad book, but only books. Writ­ing un­bi­ased re­views is her strength and she is ap­pre­ci­ated by fel­low re­view­ers and read­ers for the same. An an­thol­ogy of mus­ings with her paint­ings is her pend­ing dream!

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