Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Hidden Letters... (Book Review)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Many shades of colours, a pair of eyes that try to speak so much and that thoughtful, longing gaze that seems to be looking at us and yet towards a distant past or an uncertain future... The paper that seems burnt at the edges resembling an old piece of paper with a face that speaks and yet says not a word! The cover of the book pulled me towards it from the moment I laid my eyes on it.

The best thing about the book is the title which is also the suspense element of the story. The author has tried her level best to maintain the suspense for quite long until the reader is ready to know it, bit by bit.

True love or first love? Peace or happiness? The reader would grapple with these questions at some point while reading the book. The amazing maturity with which the author has dealt with the characters of her story is worth appreciation.

Some grammatical errors apart, this book is worth a read. The issue of Dementia, the mental stress faced by doctors, a child idolizing her parents' love, friendship, the strength of relationships and the steps one has to take for the very same relationships- it is all in here, elucidated in a pretty manner.

The dilemma faced by Anaya, the bestselling author, in the story,understandably seems legit but somewhere while turning the pages, I found it to be a bit dragging and repetitive while explaining about the turmoil in her heart.

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
― AndrĂ© Gide, Autumn Leaves

I am glad that Anaya did what she decided to do, inspite of knowing the consequences and for being so well prepared for it!

Good attempt by Purba. Thank you for revealing The Hidden Letters:)

- Divya Nambiar

Author: Purba Chakraborty
Other books by the Author: Walking in the streets of love and destiny by Purba Chakraborty, Stories for your Valentine by Winners of the Red Romance Short Story Contest 2013

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  1. Thank you so much Divya for this wonderful review. I really liked the quote of André Gide that you included in the review which matches perfectly with the book :)

  2. As I turned the last page of your book, that quote crossed my mind! :)
    Wishing you all the best.