If We Ever Meet Again by Shabaz Qazi- Review


Book Name          - If We Meet Ever Again
 Author                 - Shabaz Qazi
 Publisher              - Notion Press
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Review

Love is never simple. We have come across several love stories both fictional and real life ones. Some of them are similar some of them are unique, some are simple, some are complicated. However it is, love stories have never failed to entice us. Shabaz Qazi has penned down a beautiful tale of relations which are complicated yet lovely, confused yet deep.

The plot takes off with the meeting between Lisa and Naina. Naina, the protagonist is shocked to know that the man who she called 'Bhai- sa' is no more. Yet she is not willing to forgive him even posthumously and refuse to accept what Rehan has left for her in his will. While the readers are intrigued to know why a woman is unable to to forgive her 'bhai-friend' even after his death, the book takes us to the past. Yet another beginning from the past is shifted with ease. Thenceforth unfolds the deep yet confusing relation between Rehan and Naina. 

The plot is a unique one and has the power of holding the readers to the book. Unlike the superficial relations that we see these days both in books and real life, Rehan's feelings for Naina is platonic yet believable. Author has portrayed both Naina and Rehan as human beings with black, white and grey shades, so does their relation. The style of narration is lucid. The chronological shifts are inconsistent confusing sometimes. Nonetheless author's effort in experimenting a novel narration style is commendable. A reshuffling off the structure could have made the book an excellent one. Some of the characters like that of Yuvaraj who is Naina's admirer needed more space to develop. Though a short one, the character has a deep impact on steering the plot like a superstar cameo. The cover image could have been better.

The story is a short one but not a shallow read. The depth of the emotions is palpable and stays with us for long. 

Verdict

Deep, complicated and lovely.

Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    :  4 /5
Character   :   4/5
Entertainment Quotient: 4/5

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  



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