Thursday, 16 March 2017

Book - Twirled November: A Romance that is exceptionally dragged


Title: Twirled November
Author: Krishna K Verma
Publisher: Inked Company
Pages: 154
Price: Rs. 175
My Rating: 1.5/5

Krish got attracted to 'Avantika' from the first day he saw her. They were very happy in their life. Suddenly the girl that Krish wanted to accompany him on his journey back home reappears as Avantika's cousin 'Kanak'. He started getting attracted to her. Avantika got to know about them and now she has to choose between her own happiness and the Kanak's. The fate was questioning their relationship. Harry and Smriti tried their hell out to make them understand but all in vain. Is it their Love? Or it was just an attraction? Or it's obsession?... The answer lies within them...

When we look at the cover the first thought that comes to mind is 'wow'... the blurb is also decent, but the book is whole other story.
The plot of the book is rather basic and all twists are mentioned in the blurb itself, which is kind of turn off. It is given that Krish and Avantika fall in love, have perfect story but then a third wheel enters i.e. Kanak. Harry and Smriti, their best friends' try to sort things out but all is in vain. We can safely assume the story has happy ending so of course in the end everything gets sorted and Krish and Avantika are together forever.

The characters of leads i.e. Krish and Avantika are decently defined but others not so much. I feel author could have done justice to Harry and Smriti's character more... 

The mushy love between Krish and Avantika is cute at first but it reaches it peak very soon and makes you wonder 'who does this all day long?', doesn't love mature overtime? Well, who am I to comment, maybe some people really do the same... 

Overall the book is less than average mainly because of following reasons:
Story is exceptionally dragged and it could have done much better in half pages only. I mean seriously, every second of Krish's life is mentioned in the book, for example "It was already 9 o' clock and I was staggering to find my toothbrush. I brushed my teeth and was awakened now." or "As I turned the shower head on, the warm water slowly cascaded down the whole of my being and started warming my elongated limbs. I grabbed the soap dispenser and pour dime-size into my palms lathering it onto my hair. The suds bubbled up all around my hands and head. Then after a good hot shower I grabbed my towel and wrapped it around my body and came out of shower to finally dress up and made myself omelet and bread toast for my breakfast."
While reading I was like, 'Okay, we know... but isn't it a bit too much?'

I read few other reviews and it is safe to say 'ebook is much better in comparison to paperback editing'. There are some grammatical and typing errors in the book and it needs some serious edits. The very first paragraph of the book has spell mistake, 'leaves' is spelled as 'eaves'. Also, there is a place where name of Avantika is spelled wrong, and I am like 'really!'. 
What I found hilarious was 'pole dance' was spelled as 'poll dance' - ironic given it is election season... 

There are a few dumb things in the book as well. For example, it is not okay to use words 'shit' or 'crap' but it is fine to use 'asshole' - hilarious!

Overall I couldn't find it much appealing though I finished it in one sitting - had to read because I have this compulsion to finish what I started. However I believe I could have read something better. Sigh!

My rating for the book 1.5/5. I do feel bad for a fellow author but this is my honest review... 

PS, received this book from a literary agent for review.

Love and Cheers


  1. Dragging a story unnecessarily is the worst thing on earth, more so when it's a romance. Thanks for the honest review... :-)


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