Looking for an easy read in the weekend or while travelling, this is a good grab. Average reader can read it in a day with ease.
Book: The story of a long distance marriage
Author : Siddhesh Inamdar
Genre: Romance/contemporary Fiction
Favorite punch: What do you call sarson da saag that’s been left in the fridge for two days? – Parson da saag 😀
My favorite non- main character: Tanuj actually Momo ❤
Other books by this Author: None
Ira is leaving for New York for higher studies and the long distance marriage start from the start of the book. From there how Rohan manages his life alone have been painted beautifully. Those small detail of the argument with neighbor, handling Momo (his dog), coming back to an empty house, showing love for wife on social media and so on. The turns are smooth and show us the different phases of Rohan’s life. How few friends are for forever, how he misses his wife, how he start to feel low and how hard he try to bring his life to normal.
Finally, blaming his wife for current situation which slowly turn to blaming self. Not able to find answers to his question which finally answered by his wife in the last few pages.
Reader will never get bored while reading the book since it looks simple and predictable yet fresh. The book is divided into 10 chapters but we still do not know what comes next.
Over all I would rate it **** (4/5 stars). It could have got 5 if the title of the book made more sense. The title says “The story of a long distance marriage” and my expectation was to hear about both the party’s story (husband and wife) but it was more of Rohan’s story where the mention of his wife was rare. I mean literally rare. “The story of Rohan in a long distance marriage” would have been more apt.
Writer held on to protagonist’s emotion throughout the book which if left a little would have made us cry. You know we all love a little drama 😀
If we do not look into the title and the missing drama than its perfect!