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Title: How About A Sin Tonight?
Author: Novoneel Chakraborty
Publisher: Random House India
It will not be an exaggeration if I say that this book should come with the tagline: ‘Passion Redefined’: Passion of the characters in their own journey to find love and success and that of the author to describe subtle nuances of each character to bring out the best aspect in each.
The story deals with five characters: Shahraan—the living legend of the Hindi film industry; Reva and Neev—the strugglers in the unknown land of dreams called Mumbai; Nishani—the wronged celebrity kid and Kaash—the new heart-throb. These characters dish out their own versions of the film industry and their struggle to make a mark in it but in a way, which will leave you asking for more. As the story progresses, the reader is bound to be awed, surprised, happy, sad and angry at all these characters. In his own lucid style of writing, the author has woven together urbane and smart characters in a fluid narration of events. Peppered with some emotional as well as witty one-liners, this story will most certainly stay with the readers for a long time to come.
This is the third successful attempt by the young author, Novoneel Chakraborty, to yet again delve into the uncertain boundaries of human relationships. Needless to say, all the characters seem real and convincing enough to find glimpses of ‘you’ in them. The setting of the novel being our most beloved Film industry, you are sure to be treated with a journey of your lifetime through the happening lives of five protagonists. Each have their own story and thus a moral from their version of the story! I must say, this way of dealing with several versions of the same truth is worth applauding. Although young, the author has shown a sound maturity in dealing with characters completely different and bizarre in their own ways. And in that my friends, rest the actual essence of the story!
The end has not been penned down in black and white; rather the author has left the absolute end at the hands of the readers’ imagination! The book has been termed an emotional thriller, which will keep you on the edge till you reach the end! Personally, I could not concentrate on any other work, before I reached the culmination of all the five lives! The author has very cleverly used the back drop of the beaming Hindi film industry, which both serves as a bed of desires for the characters as well as the justification of the acts committed! All in all a power packed emotional soiree that tells the readers to expect more mind-blowing works from the author in future! How about another Sin tonight? ‘Why not….?’ Should be the answer!!
About the Author:
We know the author, Novoneel Chakraborty as the mind behind the two enormously successful novels, ‘A Thing beyond Forever’ and ‘That Kiss in the Rain’. With two novels in his kitty, the author has already made a score with his style of writing into the hearts of thousands all over the country. Another feather in his hat is a successful blog, known as ‘NovoSphere’ that features paragraph-anecdotes highlighting incidents on life, inspiration and a lot more. Currently he is also cruising into the waters of scrip-writing for the Hindi film industry. Based out of Mumbai, he is steadily making a mark all over the country and also beyond it with smart words and urbane characters!
Happy reading to all my blog friends and keep watching this space for more book reviews…