Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Book - It Ain't College, It's War!: Relive College Drama

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Title:  It Ain't College, It's War!
Author: Subhodeep Mukherjee
Publisher: Notion Press
Pages: 386
Price: Rs. 350
My Rating: 2.75/5

Blurb:

What happens when an engineering college fresher:

• confronts his violent seniors on the first day of ragging? 
• tries to woo a beautiful senior who has a nasty boyfriend? 
• is heart-broken when his past causes his break-up with the girl he loves?
• goes boozing for the first time?
• is involved in a bloody inter-hostel rivalry with dire consequences?
In his debut novel, It Ain’t College, It’s War! (Book 1 of the It Ain’t trilogy), Subhodeep Mukherjee tells the story of Rahul Arora, an outspoken Delhi boy with a devil-may-care attitude that always gets him in trouble. 
Amidst the politically charged atmosphere of his college and his many adventures, Rahul seeks true love, friendship and a job. Will he manage to find balance in his life? Will he make peace with his teachers, classmates, seniors and father and find what he is looking for or will his attitude get the better of him?
Loosely based on true events and also touching on various social issues, this book explores the meaning of love, friendship and career as seen through the eyes of the narrator and protagonist, Rahul Arora.

Review:
The cover says it all, by looking at it we can expect what it holds. And it holds the story of Rahul Arora and his college and hostel days.

The story  sounds interesting in prologue and it is fine till mid. But post that, for me it just drifted apart. Got really monotonous and made me feel that it is nothing but a college story.
Hostel life and ragging part is hilarious. I finally got to know what my husband says about hostels of Engineering colleges. If they all are as author has narrated in the book, then they are real fun.

Characters are finely depicted. There have been times when I felt real pity for Rahul and there were times when really irritated (how can someone be so lame, duh!)

Twists and turns are fine as well, however, more or less expected.

Overall it is a decent book but it does have some cons. What I really didn't like about the book is the flow and narration. It needs much more polishing. I felt story was dragged at times and sentencing needs more maturity.

I read it till the end and unfortunately it couldn't take me to another world (which is the expectation when reading a book). Sadly, my review to the book is 2.75/5 (An Okay-okay read).

If you want to relive college life, you can give it a try as well.



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