September 11, 2016

Book Review: The color of love by Jagdish Joghee

Author: Jagdish Joghee
Publisher: Notionpress
Rating: 3/5

“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.”
― Anthony Bourdain

‘The colour of love’ is a book that has the potential to blow away the cobwebs and enchant the readers with love spell. With an appealing yet somber cover and a precise blurb the book outlook tells the readers exactly what they can expect. The genre is, no doubt, romance.

Sarfaraz, who is born and brought up in a middle class family and has been imbibed with moral values and orthodox customs, is our protagonist. With his flamboyant personality, he can make every girl weak in her knees. His search for true love is what the story focuses on. Meghna, a down-to-earth and humble lady, is our female protagonist. The love birds fall in love only to face the hurdles that lie ahead.

With the increasing number of Romantic genre books in the market, somehow I feel my interest declining. But there are books that leave a strong imprint on your mind. This book failed to do so. Already bored of reading college romance, I could not relate to the plot this time because of redundant ideas and lengthy monologues.

The book, however, addresses a very important issue of inter religion marriages and might serve as an eye-opener for all. Sarfaraz’s struggle to get his love interest and fight all odds like standing up for what his family feels is not right, has been portrayed beautifully. The author has been very thoughtful and has used good vocabulary in depicting the characters of Meghna and Sarfaraz.

Not to forget the simple dialogue delivery and lucid narration, this book will definitely interest those who prefer College/ Teen romance. Somehow I feel that there was no need to include the scenes that described the physical intimacy.

The title of the book could have been better. With predictable plot, the story does not offer anything new. But the author has succeeded in keeping the language simple and lucid. There are typos in the book and they can be spotted time and again.

Best wishes to the author!

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Review Copy: Courtesy ARUDHA

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