It is tough to take such a book seriously when the author hardly tries to take the writing seriously. There are logical loopholes which will make your jaw drop. Sample these: How does Ajay get money to eat those pizzas n colas all the time? How does he get admission into CAT coaching? How does he get money to roam around on bikes when he hardly bother to work? Plot points like father putting the daughter under house arrest and a dud becoming a dude by cracking CAT are as old as the Indus valley civilization.
There is so much whining and cribbing all the time, you feel like screeching a board with fingernails. The female Author does a decent job in portraying emotions of men and Ajay’s bond with his friends, but the writing is too simplistic and hardly provides anything new in terms of content. There is hardly any predictability and too many similar incidents taken straight off Nicholos Sparks novels is hardly original writing.
I am going with 1.5/5 for Chital Mehta’s ‘The Promise’. It is a book written with sincerity, albeit with very little logic and originality. It plays on your patience and goes on and on with the nonsense adventures of the lead protagonist. Read it if you have nothing better to do.
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