Book Review: Lovestruck by Prasupta Roy

Lovestruck
Author: Prasupta Roy
Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishers
Rating: 2.5/5

It is believed that whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. Books are meant to educate and broaden our thinking capacity. Even when the story is fictitious, the purpose of reading the book is to enjoy those few moments in the parallel reality. ‘Lovestruck’ is a story that might give rise to a squabble owing to its unconventionality but at the same time, it fails to leave an impact. It is a story about love, infidelity and lust. With nothing new to offer the readers, ‘Lovestruck’ is the same old wine in a new bottle.

The story revolves around Kaatyaani, who has been married to Hemant for six years. She is childless, indecisive and discontented. The lack of empathy and affection from her husband forces her to tread on a path filled with uncertainty, deceit and adultery. She meets Siddharth and falls for his suave and charming personality. Amidst a few intimate scenes and humdrum narrative, the story loses its essence. The readers might be left baffled wondering about the trite progression of the story. In short, the story is very much predictable and familiar. The climax, too, fails to impress.

Yet again, HBB disappoints with the font size and editing. Even the blurb has grammatical errors (‘for’ as a conjunction has been used incorrectly). The narration lacks strength. The desperate attempt to include intimate scenes seems futile because the characters are not relatable.

Overall, the redundant and weak storyline didn’t live up to my expectations.

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