If you say it then it’s not love. love is to be experienced- like a weather.
Author: Anish Jha
Strokes of Life: Not a Love Story – A Lifelong Story by Anish Jha is a story of Raj and Vira. The book talks about the love journey of vira and raj, facing the ups and downs in life. Soon they’re separated, promising to meet each other soon. Will they ever meet? What happens next?.
The plot of the story is good with of twists and turns. The narration of the story is crisp and lucid. Though It could have been more interesting. The story was dragged by the author with many unnecessary details which made it a bit tedious.
The pace of the story is a bit slow. The flow of the story is smooth. Love, ambition, Friendship, loss are some themes used by the author to make it engaging. The language used by the author is simple and easy. The writing style of the author is appealing. One can relate to the story from the very first page.
The way the author sequenced each and every event is commendable. The author expressed every emotion beautifully. The backdrop of Switzerland is wonderfully used by the author. The characters that the author made are up to the point. Each of them had a vital role to play. I liked how The author portrayed the mother-daughter relationship.
I loved Raj’s character the most. It’s convincing and strong. Meanwhile, I did not like Vira and Padma’s character. The character development done by the author is good. One thing that I didn’t like was with every new chapter there was a time gap. The author didn’t even mention that it’s months later, 2 months later which creates confusion.
Overall it’s a good story with a crisp narration but can be much much better. The book has a beautiful cover and the title. It’s a light and beautiful read.
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