Author: Aseem Srivastava
Truth be told When I started the Book first few pages make me think as if I’m reading John Green ( Why ? … will explained later in review ) and by the end I’m speechless …. Silence gripped for few minutes and realized that the plot is truly amazing .
‘ And The Heart Died ‘ is the debut novel pen down by Young Author Aseem Srivastava which takes you on ride of Emotions from Sadness to Thrill to joy and even lands you to tears on many spots if you are quite sensitive . Plot is narrated by the protagonist Ashwani who’s a Law School student and lives in Hostel with his best friends DG and Sarthak .Plot hatched with Ashwani’s visit to a cancer Hospital to donate blood on the 5th death anniversary of his father due to cancer and stumble up into a Girl in a park which steals his heart beat . Days later Ashwin went to a trip high in mountains with his family and friends where he met the same girl again and chain if events took place in a manner which switches the life of Ashwani .
Author has sucessfully portrayed every single character of Story in a very unique way . Ashwani , our protagonist about whom whole story revolves belongs to a poor family , good with studies & had seen ample struggle in his life and tries to be the best in every possible scenario . Khushi is also portrayed very well . Author has bolted an inspiring Brother-Sister relation with Khushi and Ashwani’s Chemistry .
His metaphors and similes thud onto the page , Suman too is embedded as a looker , engineer by profession and believes in the principle of Being Honest .She always sticked with her pet line ‘ Ek Shikayat Hai Tumse ‘ . DG nicknamed for Digvijay is portrayed as a charming and fun loving guy who thinks life is too short to be wasted on crying or doing stuff that you dont like to . Sarthak is fixed as a studious fellow wants to become a good lawyer , want to earn enough to support his family and somewhere is secretly in love with Sneha , his classmate but don’t want to acknowledge .
Author has bolt Pet Names like Glasses and DG which makes reader felt reading John Green . Writing is seamless and the page turning character raised with every flip of page .
#Should always follow the path of Truth and Honesty .
#With Netaji and Vinit , author try to remind the reader that Sinner always ended up getting punishments of his sin .
#DG’s role speaks how one should leave his life .
#Some scenario from the book also taught the reader how Jealousy and Money blinds the thoughts of any person and could lead any relation on brink to break .
#Sarthak’s portray reveals that one doesn’t need money to stay happy . Its our family which truly matters . People in our life are our true assets .
#Tauji’s character nailed that Good people are still posted on earth and Blood Realtions don’t makes a family . Family is a dish with ingredients of Kindness , Honesty and Loyalty .
So ‘ And The Heart Died ‘ is a crisp and fun read book jam packed with emotions .
Aseem Srivastava is 21 years, specialising in Information Technology, in 3rd year engineering at NIT Patna. He originally belongs to Siwan, a small town of Bihar. His hobbies are programming, writing, debating and playing the piano. Writing is the thing that makes him feel alive. ‘And The Heart Died’ is his debut novel.
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And The Heart Died by Aseem Srivastava
Title: And The Heart Died
Author: Aseem Srivastava
Publishers: Leadstart Corporation
Price: Rs. 195/-
Life is very fragile and vulnerable to the end just as the rain that can stop any moment. Every breath we take has the potential to be our last; every heartbeat can be the last beat we feel. Just a single blow, a fraction of second can crush your life along with the saved dreams and future.
Nature tests Ashwani and Suman in the form of the cloudburst incident at Kedarnath. People show their ugliest version when fear of death alarms them. Both of them are trapped with four other people in the ugliest scenario possible. Will they fall for each other’s ugliest version? Will they be strong enough to fight nature and survive?
And again it is a love story which you can clearly guess looking at the cover page. Nevertheless this novel is a debut book of the author Aseem Srivastava. The novel grips one with the themes that the author discusses not just through the various contexts but also through the characters that the author has sketched for us to admire. To know more about them fetch the book yourself.
As i said the author has well developed the characters, his style of writing can be matched with great and famous personalities but I refrain from doing so because you have the freedom to flaunt your imagination.
The author has dealt with the following themes:
Relationships, Relation not just of blood but otherwise, Path of Truth, Sin and Punishment, Jealousy, Money not being the criteria for one’s happiness, the idea that Good Samaritans still exist.
So the book is a collage of humor, portrayal of selfless and unconditional love and lots more that elevates your heart. I had a pleasing journey with my emotions been struck along the way so much so that i felt my heart died. but I came alive because i wanted this story to be told.
‘And the heart died’ leaves your heart immortal.
Enjoy reading it!!!!
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BOOK REVIEW: And The Heart Died by Aseem Srivastava
Life is very fragile and vulnerable to the end just as the rain that can stop any moment. Every breath we take has the potential to be our last; every heartbeat can be the last beat we feel. Just a single blow, a fraction of second can crush your life along with the saved dreams and future. Nature tests Ashwani and Suman in the form of the cloudburst incident at Kedarnath. People show their ugliest version when fear of death alarms them. Both of them are trapped with four other people in the ugliest scenario possible. Will they fall for each other’s ugliest version? Will they be strong enough to fight nature and survive?
Extract from the Book :-
I looked at the clock, it was 1 of night. Then I saw a girl standing right in front of a sculpture of God, most probably praying. Throughout my entire life, I had worshipped God but never prayed him for something in demand. Asking God to fulfil any of your demand is a stupid thing. God knows what you want and everything just because he is God. Reminding him about it is like telling Sachin Tendulkar that he is a cricketer. But I had already done so many stupid things in my life so why not risk another? So I closed my eyes and asked God to made things the way they were..
BOOK REVIEW :- I got this book from the author in exchange for honest review.
As we can see from the cover of the book, this a love story. Its a heart touching story.Its emotional & it really touched my heart. The story revolves around Ashwani and Suman .Both Ashwani and Suman fell in love with each other, but there were situations where they have to sacrifice and move on.
Life is an unpredictable journey. But like every journey , it has to end at a certain point. In this story, we come across many adventures and bigger journeys.
God has its own was to forgive, punish, challenge and all. Right since childhood, Ashwani wondered about God.
LIfe is too short to be wasted crying ,planning, and saving smiles for the future,while there is a whole bunch of entertainment out there waiting just for you to kiss ,smile and laugh.
There is so much romance filled in this book. I cant even imagine.Each and every line ,paragraph make me feel like real .
Some lines from the book :-
Love is a very overqualified word. We define love with the same meaning for everyone and every age. But love has the most versatile definition. But love is corrupted by movies, spoiled by TV series and polluted by social media.
A lot of money! A lot of reputation! The praise of my greatness that I never got! They were very tempting. Every beautiful thing is so tempting that we get blindfolded about the bad effects they can have.
They say that the gap between the lips and the nose is where an angel touches a baby just before its birth. Thus the baby comes to life. But she was an angel. I wondered who touched that part of her and she came to life.
How much can a decision like choosing a wrong train affect the entire life? Introducing a pure love story motivated by will but corrupted by law and lust for money.
As a debut novel, the author has done a good job. Congratulations to the writer. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. A beautiful must read novel.
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