Book Review of She Broke Up I Didn’t!

And I Read Durjoy
Durjoy Dutta

Title: She Broke Up I Didn’t! I Just Kissed Someone Else!

Author: Durjoy Dutta

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Penguin Metro Reads

Chapters: 50

Pages: 230

Price: INR 140.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-42159-7

Book Review

“Have you read Durjoy?” my friends asked me one day.

“No,” I said “I haven’t. What is so exceptional in his books?” I shrugged.

“He is an awesome romantic author and very popular among youth too,” he tried to prove his opinion.

“Yes, I have also heard about Durjoy, but not had yet read his books,” I said.

That was the day when I decided to go for a purchase. After a few days I ordered online a set of books written by the charming, chocolaty author Durjoy Dutta. Indeed a fame and an eminent personality among the young Indian. The box set I ordered had three books, i.e. Of Course I Love You Till I Find Someone Better, Now That You’re Rich Let’s Fall in Love and She Broke Up I Didn’t I Just Kissed Someone Else. Well, two books were co-authored by Maanvi Ahuja so I picked up She Broke Up I Didn’t because that one was his solo work and I considered that the book will give me a better insight of Durjoy’s style of writing.

Well, I find it very difficult to read books at a stretch when I am home so I decided to finish it up during one of my journey from Udaipur to Jaipur. I don’t have anything else to do apart from reading books when I am traveling alone. I devoured the entire book during the journey and do you know what I really felt. Let’s discuss about it not stretching it too long.

The writing style of Durjoy, no doubt, is very compelling and impressive. Anyone who will read and look at his innocent face (talking about his photograph on the inner cover) will definitely fall in love. Well, I’m not speaking about boys to fall in love with him, but they may if they wish to, no comments on this; guys.

Let’s talk about the most important thing – the story line of the book. The story starts with a twist in their career of the two protagonists Deb and Avantika when the duo kick off their jobs and take admission in MDI, a top management institution in Gurgaon. One thing which I feel that why the book has succeeded to drag the attention of youth. Right from the beginning, i.e. chapter one; it arouses reader’s senses with the act of love making in the hostel room. Chapter one is enough to pace up heartbeats and leave you gulping pretending the recurring act of mingling two naked human bodies.

Although it is an author’s own perspective, how he or she presents the story, but I am still puzzled to rationalize that is this real story of management institutions in our country where hotel rooms are more or less utilized for having sex? Or perhaps he might have used it as added flavors & preservatives in his story.

Coming back to the fiction again, as we know it is a love story where Deb madly loves Avantika and meanwhile he also hates his classmate Kabir. Presence of Kabir and demeanors of Deb reflects his obsession towards Avantika. The debut of Malini, another classmate, introduces twist in the story. Deb accidentally kisses Malini and on the other hand Avantika sleeps with Kabir which first makes it a love triangle and then a love quadrangle. Albeit, there is something which is not true about this love quadrangle and the way Avantika had pretended to Deb is somewhere unrealistic. This is the point which weakens the plot of the story otherwise it has come up brilliantly. Indeed, I am not at all impressed with sex and vodka poured into the fiction or the other way one can say that the story wouldn’t have come up without sex and vodka. As I have said earlier that it is all about the author’s perspective, the author is always right because imagination is never wrong.

Revealing the climax in this review will be entirely injustice to the work of the author. At the end, I will say that irrespective of the storyline, plot and climax of the fiction if you really wish to enjoy the work of this young fellow I will definitely say – go with it and read it. Even myself reading after She Broke Up I Didn’t I can proudly say that yes I have read Durjoy!

Note: The review of the book She Broke Up I Didn’t is purely personal views and perspective of the author.

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