Hello All …. Before going deep into the review of My True Angel by Irshad Thalakala, I would like to congratulate the Author for his efforts. Every Literary work is unique in itself and the review given below is an honest result of my understanding/expectations on the subject and must not be taken otherwise.
Let’s quickly go through the ratings
- Title : 4/5
- Cover : 4/5
- Blurb : 2.5/5
- Plot : 3/5
- Language Used : 3.5/5
- Presentation : 3.5/5
- Story – 3/5
- Overall : 3.3/5
About the Book : The book as the title suggests is a story about finding True Love in life. The protagonist Iqbal belonged to a middle class family and lived a normal life in Kerala. Like most of the youth of the nation he went to Bangalore in search of good career prospects and with high hopes of getting the best out of his efforts. After much of patience and self belief he got a job in an IT firm and found his first angel Rubina working in that firm. But unexpectedly he got fired from his first job because of Rubina. He was left with a broken heart and no job. Surviving his days in Banglore, he tried hard to get a job in other firms and his hard work finally brought results when he got a job offer. He met Payal and they both fell for each other. The only thing in between them was the difference of religion. What happened when they both confessed their love before their parents? Did Iqbal finally got his true angel or a love story is incomplete without a tragic incident? Find it out by reading “My True Angel”.
About Writing : Love and Romance are common topics to write about these days but this novel apart from discussing love and romance gives a very important message to the society which makes it special among other books of this genre. Readers get connected to it instantly as most of them can relate the story to their self experiences. This novel is inspired from true events of Author’s life. The word usage is normal and the flow is also fine. Storytelling is an art and author has proved his creative skills very well. The plots seem very much familiar and normal. It is a story of a normal person and mention of real life incidents makes it even more relatable.
Author has tried to convey the message that we must not put a label on people on the basis of their religion and community. Wrong doings of an individual must not be considered a character trait of his community or teachings of his religion. Author has brought out his views on inter-caste marriages as well and justifies it with real life examples. The views expressed by the author speaks volumes about his matured thinking and seasoned thought process. Author has discussed the concept of real understanding between individuals which is the basis of True Love.
- Besides story theme the blurb should also showcase the underlying idea of the novel.
- There are plots which lack description and are very plain as author has gone too straightforward in general description. Vivid descriptions make the characters appear live before the reader, which was missing.
- Plots with day to day activities seem to be excessively involved in the story and reader might get bored of it in the middle.
- The author does not seem to build up “What’s Next” thrill at the end of most of the chapters. Last part of the novel seems to touch it a bit. It can be understood that this a real life incident based story but readers may expect a bit of thrill. Author was able to create such thrill when three of the girls met each other but even that incident went very plain.
Despite all critical views, the words and story seem to come out from depth of Author’s heart and his effort is appreciable. I once again congratulate him and wish him luck for future endeavors.
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