Sunday, 25 September 2016

Book Review of Graffiti

Book Blurb:

Rene thinks all her dreams mean something…well, maybe they do. Vipin thinks his life is over ever since his wife died in a car accident…well, maybe it is. Upasana thinks she has it all figured out. But does she really?

You put the three twenty somethings together, and it results in some absurd and hilarious situations, which the characters themselves believe are truly dramatic.
And then there’s Mark – A man very much in love with Rene. A man who’s perhaps secretly writing a code book on ‘how to win in love’.
If you’re not living this life, you’re watching it happen to someone else and punching a wall somewhere going, “balls!”
Set in India and the USA, ‘Graffiti’, lampoons a range of social issues, all tightly packed into some highly entertaining fiction. It is a novel about relationships. It’s about that beautiful puzzle on the wall…an ever changing puzzle called life.

My review:

The story portrays raw emotions of the characters in the first half of the story when they have surreal experience in their life. The protagonist of the story Vipin is broken when his loses his wife in a car accident and Rene is devastated when he loses the love of her life over some bizarre reasons when Agni throws some light that he is a gay. Life is full of twists and turns and our characters are they newest victims.

How will they cope up with the lost love and will they find a way to move on in life?

Life is what happens to us when we are busy planning something else. The story springs into life in the second half when the protagonist of the story meets Rene, another victim of lost love. Then there is Mark who thinks that he is in love with Rene but finds it difficult to be a part of her life which irritates her a lot.

The story mixes up the characters and it is a bit confusing when you start reading the first few pages of novel. But as you keep turning the pages of the story you will get to know the length and breadth of the story in full, the author explaining in detail how the lives Vipin and Rene changes when they start meeting each other and trying to understand what happened in their lives, each facing their own demons.

What I loved about the book is the effort the author has put in the story detailing each and every part of a situation and how a person would feel had they met the same situation under similar circumstances.

A great read and is a must buy book for anyone who is in recluse and wants to read a book.

About the Author:

Joanie Pariera (Pen Name), has apparently been thinking about writing fiction since the time she learned to say the word ‘pencil’. It came to be, that that was the first word her parents taught her to say. According to them she then made up her own word for it just to watch them squirm.

She likes to think she is a master of many things including making up words. To start with she has two masters degrees. She cooks, keeps house, codes and programs, and until recently used to write specifications for Information Systems for a living. Having travelled extensively, she has self-assimilated the cultural nuances of various unsuspecting anthropological groups and stealthily continues to put down her impressions in her writing.
Author: Joanie Perreira
Publisher: Author House
Release: January 2013
Genre: Fiction / Romance
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