Married Virgins (Book Review)

  • Paperback: 494 pages
  • Publisher: Frog Books
  • Language: English

About the book-

“Born, brought up and graduated in Medicine from the ‘orange city’, Nagpur, Rituparna pursued his professional career in the beautiful city of Dehradun situated near the Himalayas and Ganges. The soothing climate of the city brought out his inner author and he penned down his debut novel Married Virgins. He is a voracious reader and likes to read works from different genres of fiction like romance, mystery, thriller, fantasy and historical. Sexuality is his favourite topic among all. He has now returned to his hometown where he works as a professional medical administrator. He takes time out for his passion of reading and writing. He is currently working on his second novel on sexuality cult.”

Review-

Writing style of the Author is very simple and easy to understand.

The cover of the book is perfect and exactly matches with the theme of the story. The title of the book is very impressive and interesting too ‘ Married Virgins’. The book is divided into  forty four short chapters which makes it very easy  to read.

The story revolves around two main characters Raghav and Akira. I really like the way of presentation of the story. The second part of the story was little better than the first part.

The pace of the book was very nice but in the middle part of the book the grip was missing for sometime. But narration was fine.

I found few grammatical mistakes in the book which was not expected from Leadstart Publishers. Book have 493 pages so it was very difficult for me to finish the book in one go . Editing could be little more impressive.

Overall it was very nice effort by Author and I will recommend it to those readers who want to read something new and interesting. I’ll surely want to read more from the author’s pen in future.

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Title of the book- Married Virgins

Author- Rituparna Deshmukh
Publisher- Leadstart Publishing House
Genre- Fiction
Storyline- ”Akira, deeply in love with Usain, dreams to create her beautiful world with him. Raghav, her colleague and best friend, loves her one sided unconditionally. Akira sees her dream world shattering when her parents refuse to give their permission to marry Usain who they think is a psychopath, tainted and useless. Akira tries to make them agree but all her attempts prove to be futile. Usain’s psychotic behaviour made the issue even worse. When all hopes were lost, she decided to keep her failed love sacred and decided to remain a ‘virgin’ throughout her life. But how would it be possible when she has to marry someone to keep her parents honour? How would her would-be-husband agree not to touch her when ‘sex’ is an integral part of marriage? She found the solution in Raghav who was her sole companion during all this misery. She proposed marriage to Raghav with a secret celibacy promise; they decided they wouldn’t get intimate with each other after marriage. The story goes on to explore whether Akira and Raghav manage to stay virgins after marriage without getting intimate. How they respond to their family when it comes to having a child? What happens when Akira herself wants to be a mother while keeping the promise intact? What happens when psycho Usain enters the scene once again knowing their secret?”
Cover picture of the book-
My views- Somewhere in between the pages, I feel in love with Raghav. The author had his way with words. The book is quite interesting and has a love triangle in it. At some point I felt that the book was made lengthy but it all came out to be perfect in the end. A bit predictable but amazing to read.
Rating out of 10- 8 out of 10
Link to connect with the Author- https://www.facebook.com/Rituparna-Deshmukh-1677012479243796/?fref=ts
Online purchase link of the book- http://www.amazon.in/Married-Virgins-Rituparna-Deshmukh/dp/9352015517/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462182710&sr=1-1&keywords=married+virgins
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Book Review: Married Virgins by Rituparna Deshmukh

Author: Rituparna Deshmukh
Publisher: (Frog Books) Leadstart Publishing
Summary
“Married Virgins” goes very much by the title itself. The story is a love triangle between Akira, Usain and Raghav. Where Usain falls head over heels in love with Akira, she too reciprocates the same feeling for him. But what role does Raghav play in their lives? How does Akira end up marrying Raghav? And what is the sacred promise that the two decide to hold on to?
Catch hold of this book to explore what lies within and decipher secrets in Akira’s and Raghav’s life.
 
My opinion
Confucius has rightly questioned, “Can there be a love which does not make demands on its objects?” ‘Married Virgins’ is based on a love triangle where the heroine loves a side hero and the hero loves the heroine. The only catch here is that the heroine gets married to our hero. But how- That has to be found out. The cover of the book is perfect. The blurb is apt. The best feature of the book is the division and presentation of content in the form of short chapters that are easy to read and time friendly. The titles of the chapters are not given specific headlines and that is actually a plus point.
The font (style and size) are fine. Happiness lies in smaller things- and this book proves this correct. Another positive aspect of this book is the use of clear and simple language that can be understood by a not-so-avid reader too. Acting like a cherry on the cake is the lucid narration and great execution of the plot. The pace of the story is superb. Every scene has been written properly without skipping the relevant details.
However, the book has a very big limitation and that is the editing and proofreading. From what could be judged after reading, the author himself probably did not give any importance to the use of rich vocabulary. For an instance, “separated us” has been written as “made us separate”, “she was mistaken” has been written as “she was mistaking” and there are numerous other errors. Secondly, the first part of the book is more like “Jab We Met” where Kareena’s extrovert nature is similar to Akira’s nature and Shahid’s introvert nature matches completely with that of Raghav’s. The story line is also same. Akira blabbers about her love in front of Raghav and he decides to unite Akira with her love. The only twist was in the second part when Akira marries Raghav.
Overall, ‘Married Virgins’ is like an old wine served in a new bottle.
Best wishes to the author!
PS: I liked the execution of the plot but the errors and incorrect use of grammar are the main reasons for lower rating of the book.
 
Drawbacks
This book definitely deserves an overall high rating but there exists a major turn off in the book and that is the editing and proofreading part. With such gripping plot, even if the reader thinks of skipping the mistakes, it is impossible because the frequency is too high. Right from poor vocabulary to wrong tense usage, everything has been overlooked/ ignored. The book lacks editing. Even the basics of punctuation have not been paid heed to.

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Review of Married Virgins

Title : Married Virgins

 Author : Rituparna Deshmukh

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Blurb :Akira, deeply in love with Usain, dreams to create her beautiful world with him. Raghav, her colleague and best friend, loves her one sided unconditionally. Akira sees her dream world shattering when her parents refuse to give their permission to marry Usain who they think is a psychopath, tainted and useless. Akira tries to make them agree but all her attempts prove to be futile. Usain’s psychotic behaviour made the issue even worse.

When all hopes were lost, she decided to keep her failed love sacred and decided to remain a ‘virgin’ throughout her life. But how would it be possible when she has to marry someone to keep her parents honour? How would her would-be-husband agree not to touch her when ‘sex’ is an integral part of marriage?

She found the solution in Raghav who was her sole companion during all this misery. She proposed marriage to Raghav with a secret celibacy promise; they decided they wouldn’t get intimate with each other after marriage.

The story goes on to explore whether Akira and Raghav manage to stay virgins after marriage without getting intimate.

How they respond to their family when it comes to having a child?

What happens when Akira herself wants to be a mother while keeping the promise intact? What happens when psycho Usain enters the scene once again knowing their secret?

My View :

Reading the blurb, it was quite hard to keep yourself at blocking mode,regulating yourself to not to go through this story, as it speaks of excitement to endure the journey with the traces authoress has shown in the  blurb.With the concept in mind, author doesn’t only brings an interesting story for readers,but she let readers a chance to feel and enter into the protagonist’s lives to live this story.The story from the blurb might seemed like a common one, but the questions she throws at you,leave you with no option but to find them out while connecting the dots.

The way she narrated events felt like she is none other than Raghav itself,not letting herself open up to pour her thoughts.I felt little amount of hesitation in the narration where authoress wanted to tell so much, but something pulled her back.But as Raghav steadily tried to came out of his world and tried to build relationship with his colleagues, authoress too started to make a healthy relationship with the reader.Through her words she swiftly clutches reader’s hands and finishes the journey serving so much to the reader when he/she approaches towards the end.

Without a shadow of doubt, the story could be covered in a precise manner, merely taking some 250 pages or so.But after going through the story,I was not sure that if it would’ve taken a short-cut, it could be this healthy in nature.Also, she doesn’t beat around the bush, and her words just roam around the story, it was not a burden for me to cover the far-stretched story.Instead, this far-stretched story,made me more comfortable with the happenings and a friendly relationship established while covering the journey.

The sudden turn of events she overtures in the book, hooks reader at its best.Once you get friendlier with her narration fashion and covers 150 pages, you would find yourself so engaged that your mind budge you to find answers no matter how far the journey is.While pouring out her thoughts in simplest possible manner, her words somehow manages to enter your heart and force you to accompany the protagonists.

There are some missing words at some places, and some grammatical errors here and there,apart from these hitches, the book will take you to a ride of emotional turmoils twisting the story at very possible angle.

An interesting and engaging read!

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