Saturday, 1 August 2015

"ARE YOU MAGIC? OR AM I A TRICK?" by Arpita Chipkar - Book Review


"ARE YOU MAGIC? OR AM I A TRICK?" - Arpita Chipkar It is a story of TANYA BHOSLE, a young author, whose debut novel belonging to the genre of romantic fiction becomes a hit. Her dream story is loved by millions of readers. She gains great success. The novel, "The everlasting one" is about the churning love between a cosmetic surgeon and a fashion designing student. On the success party of the novel, the media questions if there is any resemblance to her real life. A young guy walks over to her, grabs the mike and answers a confident "YES". He recites her unfinished poem. He holds the face, the name as well as the nature of her fictional Mr. Perfect. In short, the author's fictional character comes alive! He introduces himself as Mr. Mihir Singh Rajput. This is also the name of the fictional hero in her novel. Her conscience says that he is the one! He tells her that he has come to life only because she has desired so. The day she realises the reality that he is the one, he shall meet her at the place she has dreamt off in her imaginations! Saying so, he walks away. She calls her childhood friend Monica, and reads her novel to her in order to find some clues to solve the mystery behind Mihir's existence. The novel revolves around the magical mystery behind the existence of Tanya's Mr. Perfect. It's a story of Romance, Love, Dreams and the Hope that Miracles happen......


"ARE YOU MAGIC? OR AM I A TRICK?", debut work of Arpita Chipkar takes you on a ride of a modern fairy tale where a girl, Tanya Bhosle, imagines a prince charming in her book and later finds him standing in real life in front of her as Mihir Singh Rajput. Now everything that is left in her life is magic and mystery that only can be solved through her own book.

Arpita Chipkar has done great work with her narration part. The language of the book is having the ‘magic’ to hold the reader till the very end of the story. Once you start to connect with the story, there’s no way back. Both the lead characters of the book are portrayed with excellence. Characterization is another forte of this book. It was actually very hard to choose my personal favorite from the two characters but yes Mihir was actually a man to fall for (*Wink*).

There was one thing that I felt was not up to the mark of satisfaction and was storyline. I think that the story could have been better. The concept and the plot of the book, deserves to have a good storyline but it falls a bit flat at the end. Though I am not disappointed because the other things compensate the loss in the reading experience.

I’ll rate this book 4/5 because of the excellent narration and characterization.  


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