Thursday, 7 August 2014

Take Vanya's Word on- Love lasts Forever by Vikrant Khanna

Vikrant Khanna, in his third successive book, has written about something we face in everyday life and even feel frustrated bur according to us, which has no solution. He later on, contradicts his own statement and tells us that yes! There is a solution to the problem. Love lasts forever…. Only if you don’t marry your love; the title and the subtitle clearly explain my above statement.

The journey on the river of Somalia then the hijack goes on but along with it, teamed up very interestingly are the stories of the Captain Shekhar and a sailor Ronit. It’s about their respective lives, especially love lives; their courtship period prior to marriage and then finally marriage… What happens that they split up and what exactly happens to them after the ship is hijacked are the main highlights of the book.

The narrating style of the author is such that the readers are kept engaged in it for a very long time and the chapter division and chapter names add to the interesting bit of the story. The concept of writing two stories at a time has been used for quite some time now but the way the writer has written this seemed like a new style.

So you think your love can last forever…? Get married! Eighteen-year old Ronit falls madly in love with Aisha the moment he meets her at his graduation day from a naval college. He believes he has found his perfect soul mate, and come what may; his love for her will last forever. Seven years later, he gets married to her. Big mistake! A week later, he completely hates her and believes she has turned into a devil. But his perception about love and life change when he hears the poignant love story of Shekhar, his captian, on a ship that later gets hijacked by the pirates of Somalia. As they are left fighting for their lives they confront if love truly can last forever…? But does it get too late?

The author, in himself, has grown up a lot as far as the writing is concerned. For, I would also term this book as one of his best works till date. Among all these wonderful elements of the book, the book also has its flaws. At places, the speed at which the story moves seems very slow or maybe too fast; ruining the speed at which a reader reads and grasps a story.

The author has been always known for giving fresh air to the readership market arranging for something new and interesting to offer and he doesn’t disappoint at all. Instead, he does his best in redefining love in the hearts of the readers. For this wonderful concept and wonderful writing style, I am sure for this book and the author going long ways.

If this is the way an author improves, I would love to wait for more from the author and wish the author loads of luck. And to all you guys, reading this article right now, go and grab the book and his previous ones from the bookstores!!


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