Book Review: Letters to Her by Ketan Kalantri

Disclaimer: I got a free paperback of this book from Leadstart Publishing in exchange of my honest review. The views expressed herein are my own and there has been no monetary transaction involved.

I picked up this book for review because the blurb sounded interesting. Interesting not in a kept-me-on-the-edge-of-my-seat way, but more in a it-will-be-exciting-to-see-what-story-the-author-has-to-tell. Sadly, though, I never go to know that bit!

The story sounded cute in the beginning. I could see an interesting build-up happening. However, the book has been so poorly edited that reading only about 100 pages was pretty taxing. I am a person who is often so lost in a book that I don’t realize when I’ve finished reading the book. With this one, however, I had to force myself to read it, because I had a commitment to keep.

After about a 100 pages, however, I decided to have mercy on myself and stopped reading the book. Erratic sentence construction, poor grammar, you name it and the book has it all.

I wish the author and the editor were more involved, more passionate about getting a book published and were serious enough about the opportunity they were getting. Grossly misused opportunity this one.

My rating: Because I couldn’t read the book completely,  I am not in a position to rate this one.

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Blurb: Karan, a very shy and an average-looking guy, falls in love with an angelic beauty, Ziya. With Ziya as an inspiration in his life, he discovers the writer in himself. Karan writes letters based on his ongoing life and his experiences with Ziya, and he sends each of these letters to her after he completes writing it. Through these letters, he expresses his love for her. Will Ziya fall in love with Karan because of these letters? Will she ever write back a letter to him?

About the author: KETAN KALANTRI is a writer and a filmmaker. He is one of the founder members of the production house, Melting Fire Films, with his friend Tanuj. They have made their first film Footsteps. He has worked on different Ad films. He loves to read, write and travel. He wishes to tell as many stories as he can throughout his life that are relatable, thought-provoking and brings smiles on everyone’s faces.

Review: It was amazing novel written by Ketan Kalantri. A very heart touching story and good piece of literary work. I never got bored while reading; it was sort of addictive as I wanted to only stop when I finish reading it. It took me not more than 1.5 days to complete this book. It is a great love story written so differently that I am looking forward to read more Ketan. Writing is romance is difficult and I am glad author Ketan is skilled writer in this genre and he did it very well. It was so well written as if I felt like everything is happening in front of me like watching a movie. My respect to such a good plot. I am sure if someone is not a believer in love would start to believe after reading the book. What an inspiration and highly recommendable.

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LETTERS TO HER BY KETAN KALANTRI AND HER

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I received the book Letters to her by Ketan Kalantri and Her as a review copy from the publisher and would like to thank them for the same. The book has six parts and the author has labelled them as 1st letter and so on.

The blurb:

“Karan, a very shy and an average-looking guy, falls in love with an angelic beauty, Ziya. With Ziya as an inspiration in his life, he discovers the writer in himself. Karan writes letters based on his ongoing life and his experiences with Ziya, and he sends each of these letters to her after he completes writing it. Through these letters, he expresses his love for her. Will Ziya fall in love with Karan because of these letters? Will she ever write back a letter to him?”

The story:

Karan, a boy from a small town in Maharashtra, is a Hanuman devotee. He vows never to get married until he sees Ziya, when he is a student of class 12 and she is studying in the tenth standard. What follows is how he tries to woo her. And does he succeed?

My take:

The author has written the book in the form of letters wherein his experience and exact feelings for her have been captured. He writes that writing those instances made him think about her more and more. The letters have been dated and sent as email to her. The letters seem to have been written straight from the heart and the chronology is almost maintained in the book, like a diary. the book also mentions how he thinks that these letters sent to her as email would help her realise his love for her.

My favourite part was when Karan is in conversation with virtual Ziya. The language used is simple and some incidences in the book have been described well.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.

Buying link for the book: http://www.amazon.in/Letters-Her-Ketan-Kalantri/dp/9352015878/

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Letters to Her Book Review

 

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Letters to Her by Ketan Kalantri is not only a pleasant and engaging book, but also boast a love sometimes unbearable and at times indispensable, a love that burns and a love that throws you in the snow.

Karan, an extremely reticent and a run of the mill chap, falls in love with a virtuous pretty Ziya, who becomes an encouragement in his existence, as he discovers the writer in himself. Karan writes letters based on his fragmented existence and his experiences with Ziya, and he sends each of these letters to her after he completes writing it.

Karan loves Ziya as a lover, or rather, like a husband, who sees the adolescent beauty of his wife, beauty that never came to maturity, now fading inexorably with the book close with a deep reflection on life, about the meaning of our existence, about human fragility, importance true friendship and freedom, a luxury that should always be given to those we love.

The word love is the fire that burns in every page of the beautiful and touching book as Ziya is the engine that gives meaning to Karan’s life and from whom he draws strength everyday to be a better man, for himself and his relations because love is the most powerful action that is there.

The book is a emotions of experiences between the longed-ink, concise sentences where a woman at the centre of a man’s world, between the oblivion of stifled love, embody the metamorphosis of the skin for an ego on the run, but a prisoner of his own consistency with lines that overlap portraits and paintings of love and one key access in there is the poignant and indelible spirit lived in the book through love letters.

While in the breathless nights and her desire for instinctive silence flows another letter. The book with clear and smooth literary expression is a dedication that besides the gift of existence, gives up the exaltation of love as an essential source of faded colours where everything resumes essence among the tired souls of matter itself.

The very clear and comprehensive love letters in this collection seduces, fascinates, engages the senses and the soul with a unbridled burning love gushing from the bottom of Karan’s heart, who is a little moody and strong but his mind suggest the existence of love, his quick but deep thoughts. The author manages to create an emotion that goes straight to the reader.

The words in the book bare and disguise herself in the shoes of Karan as if his words reflect his inner conflict, his fears that seems to retrace according to different traces his life and his inexorable destiny. The writer seems to address, as in a carefully drafted line-up, different arguments under macroscopic paragraphs.

Karan seems upset, and seems to tell his story more to himself than to his lover with deep feeling, because of its fragility and weakness does not allow it and tends to make a portrait of himself not indifferent as if one morning he awake and decide to confess everything to his lover about himself and the other.

An illuminating written book, you can all try a little more often bring out the Karan in us because these letters are letters of life that, as an instant flashback starts from zero and ends with the life of the moment, of the moment itself. I would definitely recommend it, perhaps because of its raw sincerity or its accessible style and is suitable for everyone.

The book is intimate, touching and deeply moving with a quick read put on paper life memories, images that enrich and deepen to the point turmoil and fears, thanks to long sentences punctuated by uncertainty.

The strength of the author is in his extraordinary expressive clarity and the way is opened and one can see a glimmer of darkness and brightness at the same time, chill and warmth, confused feelings that tend to be predominated by positive value, but that does not just keep having but behind him a shadow of darkness.

The story can be read in one breath with the perfectly clear prose continues to dig deeper into the soul of the protagonist, in this case a man overwhelmed by the passion. The book transmits all the passion and especially the pain in the protagonists with delicate words that describes the yearning passion, indeed a true obsessive love of a man.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 218 ♥ Published: April 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352015870

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