Well, busy days have wreck havoc on my writing! 😟😩 The only positive thing in it is that I am keeping in with my reading.
The book to review today is The Color of Love by Jagdish Joghee.
Blurb: via Amazon
Sarfaraz is brought up with a good value system by his devoted parents. With time, curiosity and adolescent growth pangs take him through many experiences. His first brush with girls starts with a friend, and slowly meanders into casual flirtatious affairs with girls at college.
All through it, he realises that none of them have his undying, true love. A time comes when he realises who he truly loves, and in the midst of it all, he handles brutal enmity and takes on vile characters that misbehave with his friends.
Sarfaraz grows up in Coimbatore where a series of bomb blasts occur. His identity is called in question, as his status as a Muslim makes people see him as an enemy. He loses something precious in the blasts and leaves to Sharjah, only for life to find him and surprise him.
The blurb must have given you the idea of the story, so I wouldn’t describe that. The writing is better compared to the writer’s first book, In Love and Free, which I had already reviewed.
The protagonist is Sarfaraz, a Muslim guy who goes through a lot in his life, more of it on the romance/love side of his life. There are other characters who add different angles to his life and bring in new dimensions to the story. The story moves in a smooth flow. The end does surprise you as a reader though as a Bollywood watcher, it keeps to the happy-ending climax pattern. The descriptive and the narrative did manage to keep me reading!
The storyline keeps clinging onto the love angle of Sarfaraz’s life. Not once did it feel like I was reading a story with a Muslim protagonist (being a Muslim, maybe I thought more of the character would be dealt with – a reader’s expectation). The character of the lady love Meghna could have been delved more.
Though in all, I’d give it a 3.5 rating!
If you want to try out a short and sweet romance while on a drive down to some city or a quick read on a travel bus/car/train, you could give it a shot! 😄
Thank for reading dear friends!