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Book Review of Bachelor's Marriage

by Enakshi Johri
(Bangalore, India)

Bachelor’$ Marriage

Author: Akshat P. Solanki
Publisher: Frog books (Leadstart Publications)
Rating: 3/5

‘Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing. A confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished’. Bachelor’$ marriage is a story about a docile lad, Punekar, who struggles in the battle, his heart is fighting. On one hand, is his new-found-love Gunjan while on the other hand is Jyoti, who has been chosen by his family. Punekar finds himself between the devil and the deep blue sea because his heart beats for both. But his inability to decide and take a stand for one, makes him suffer. ‘Bachelor’s Marriage’ is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. This is a story about love, hope and confusion. What happens when your heart fails to take the decision? What happens when your mind refuses to participate in the discussion? What happens when the one you love seems less interesting than the one you are supposed to marry? Confusing, eh? Yes, the plot is twisted just like a spring. But to unravel the mystery and reach the end, you will have to grab a copy of this book as soon as possible!

My opinion
If it does not involve walking on the fire, it is not love. But what if your heart is in a mess, for it cannot decide whom you love? The blurb of the story sounds simple but twisted. The constant urge to know the
climax makes the book interesting. The language used, is expressive, with precise dialogs and clarity in expression. The cover of the book is fine. Although a more related cover would have been better.

The author has tried his level best to bring out the essence of the story and he has been successful to a certain extent. Time and again a new character is introduced in the story and this makes it really arduous for the readers to keep a track and remember all the characters. The pace of the story is very slow. The division of the plot into ‘bachelorship’ and marriage is not even. The narration about specific events is so vast that it forces the mind to escape in the wild. Moreover, the use of Hindi dialogs might seem annoying for the ones who despise the use of Hindi language in English Fiction.

However, the effort of the author is commendable.
Best wishes to the author!

The title of the book could have been different for ‘Bachelor’s marriage’ is something like ‘Captain Obvious’. There are typos and syntactical errors which can be spotted time and again. The pace of the story is slow and the depiction of large number of characters makes the storyline confusing. The use of ‘F***’ everywhere is not at all required. There are some not-expected mistakes like the last rites has been misspelled as ‘last rights’.

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