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About the Book :
There are some who love and conquer...
There are some who love and forget...
... and then there is RAHUL KAPOOR!
A pompous Rahul is head over heels in love with Seema, his beautiful female equivalent from the same school. After a whirlwind of innocent encounters, their teenage romance blossoms yet both of them never confess their love to each other. A series of misunderstandings and ego clashes cause them to drift apart. Rahul loses his sanity and ultimately his love. By the time he realises the magnitude of his loss, it appears to be too late. Will Rahul get back his Seema? Or will Seema never realise the depth of Rahul’s feelings?
This teenage love story seeks answers to all these and more as it alternates between the past and the present and makes you wonder; do all love stories have a happy ending? Or do all love stories end, ever? TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY promises to be an emotional saga that will captivate the reader’s heart and fascinate his mind and leave him pondering - Does Love Truly Conquer All Odds?
About the Author :
The recipient of the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing, also called as the 'Nicholas Sparks of India,' Faraaz Kazi is rated amongst the top romance writers in the country. A certified soft-skills trainer and a three-time post grad., Kazi operates his own academy in Mumbai and is the Founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India's first exclusive promotions agency for authors and artists that recently forayed into handling corporate brands. He also consults for a few public relations firms and publishing houses. Felicitated by numerous institutes, bodies and organizations alike, Kazi is a well-known name in the social media and literary fraternity. He is fondly referred to as 'The Young Marketer' and operates a revolutionary blog with the same name and writes for major media houses.
Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed 'Film Writers Association of India.' Truly Madly Deeply, his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to have seven category nominations in the Goodreads annual readers' choice awards and is also the only Indian book in the 'Top 100 YA Global Fiction' list. Kazi is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To know more about him do log onto www.faraazkazi.com. Of course, he does face-books and tweets when he is not speaking.
“Faraaz Kazi sends you on a nostalgic trip — back to those days of first love.”- The Hindu.
“Truly Madly Deeply is a teenage love story that seeks to find answers to the never ending questions about ‘true’ love.” - The New Indian Express.
"It is warmly recommended to readers of all ages who have a strongly romantic bent of mind. Young rush of passion!" - Sakaal Times.
“The alternation of feelings and actions, sometimes within a page itself, has a forceful impact on the reader, a positive one. This is a youthful story penned by a mature mind. No doubt, it will be enjoyed by readers across all age groups.”-Indian Book Reviews.
|Title:||Truly, Madly, Deeply||Publisher:||Mahaveer Publishers|
|No. of Pages:||312|
It is one the best Indian novels considering the ratings on GR.... I cant find words to describe the story.. The description of each and every minute details in excellent.. I felt as if I was there when it is taking place... Lovely story.. It was very slow paced and the last 20 pages were a roller coaster ride for me!! A MUST MUST MUST READ!!
I am not quite a reader of sentimental romance novels but this book changed my opinion about such stories. When this book made me laugh, all it did was make me laugh. When it made me cry, all it did was made me shed those tears of frustration from the past. This is not just a book, it's a tool to relive (not relieve) your first love. I wanted to keep the book down, not because it was bad but I couldn't afford to change myself again. I did end up reading it completely, simply cuz it would have felt so bad to miss this one. Some brilliant reviews inside and the blurb by Tuhin Sinha made me pick up a copy and I haven't repented it one bit. Such a kind of work could only have been done by a heart so pure that could have loved truly, madly, deeply.
This book will surely challenge the fact that men don't cry. Taking the fact that the protagonist is a young male of about seventeen and combining it with another fact that I shamelessly shed tears as I read this one, I can safely bet on my first statement. Where romance is often thought of as girlish and combined with chick-lit, the author has delivered a rare diamond in this area. Very few books have the ability to play with time, not just in the sense that you lose track of all time when you read them but also the fact that they transport you to your past and give hope for a better future. 'Truly, Madly, Deeply... memoirs of a broken heart's first love!' is one such gem. It is an unforgettable story of the protagonist, Rahul who is 'recovering' from a broken heart in Philadelphia, the cause of which is back home in India. But the question to be asked is, is he really recovering or all this a farce? The book explores teenage romance which transcends across borders and horizons and love that grows beyond itself to culminate into something more (an obsession?). Childish events like quiz competitions, cricket matches, ego clashes, rebel fights, etc. may sound boring but credit to the author, for handling them so beautifully and aptly so as the novel is targeted at young adults. Crisp prose combined with wonderful poetry in parts and pieces has an alluring effect on the reader's senses and manages to draw you in the scheme of things. The author, Faraaz Kazi does justice to the story and we can easily imagine he has a personal connect with the book. Great cover, awesome imagery and appropriate characterization set this book apart from the rest. The topic has been delicately but expertly handled by the author, who gives us no room for complaints. Yes, there are some pagination errors but I don't think one can blame the author for that. All in all, a touching read that will surely make you fetch the tissues and recollect your first love!
I read this book when it came out last month. I was aboard an outstation bus and it was an engaging story. So engaging that I didn't realize I was crying and the person across me reached over to give me a tissue. I smiled, thanked him and tried to explain. He said "Don't worry about it. Some stories are meant to touch your heart." I finished the book and put it away hesitatingly in my sack. But it left me wanting to read stories that had happier endings. The story relates to the inner romantic in us--whether you choose to admit it or not. It's a real tearjerker--you can't help but wish you'd also be swept up in a love like this. On the whole, it's a compassionate story of a person looking for love, meeting a person who never thought he would find love again. The relationship between Rahul and Seema is natural and relatable; just get ready for the tears to flow when you read the tragic parts.
If there is one word to describe this book, it is SUPERB. It is a teenage romance essentially with such broad proportions that it is applicable to one and all who has ever fallen in love. Kazi weaves a tale, so heavily laden with life's emotions that you can't help but marvel in awe at the debutant author's expertise and creation. Yes, as my fellow reviewers maintain, you live this tale along with Rahul, the lead character who is an alpha male that can bash up villains when provoked, romance his lady love and never forget the good old days he spent with her. At times, the story gets a little repetitive and mushy but it has been handled very well with the author in flashback mode. The poetic lines in each chapter were a rare treat and the author has been indeed very selective about the ones he chose. If you believe in love and destiny, go on and read this fabulous tale.