July 27, 2014

Book Review: The Deliberate Sinner

Title: The Deliberate Sinner
Author: Bhaavna Arora
Place: India 
Publisher: Srishti Publishers and Distributors
Publication Date: 2014
Genre: Adult Fiction
Edition: 2014 
Pages: 162 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-93-82665-20-5

Goodreads blurb - Click here

My thoughts - 
"Hate the sin, Not the sinner!" shone the words as I turned the cover page of the book from BlogAdda. The autograph of the author below those words made me smile with anticipation. :)

How true were those words! More often than not, we end up hating the sinner. Our intellectual minds are so well-programmed to suppress that little voice in our head called conscience. Our heads conveniently choose to filter out the important bits of reality and shift focus on the trash information. 

'The Deliberate Sinner' gives us an insight of this so-called society which judges you at every step, at every turn of your life and chooses to label you as per it's whims and fancies. It poses crucial questions that have plagued our worlds for so long and even now. It's an ode to all those women who strive to make a difference to their otherwise not-happening lives. 

The characters-Rihana and Veer are realistic and well-drawn. They remind you of any modern-day couple who lose themselves in the denseness of deadlines, career, future but still crave for romance, passion, desires and most importantly love. 

The author has done a commendable job to highlight the grave situations in today's world. Every twist in the story made me cringe and ask myself - why do such people exist? What makes male chauvinism a difficult nut to crack? I empathized with Rihana on her misfortunes. I was crushed at her defeats. I was happy for her well-deserved success.

In my opinion, the few areas which could have been better were the pace of the narration, the introduction of the supporting characters and the clichéd ending. Nevertheless, the boldness of the story and the added ingredients of sensuality manages to keep the reader hooked. I would still call this book an entertainer and rate it 3/5.

Some of my favorite quotes from this book - 

"You have to take the problem head on. Either you die, or you kill the enemy; there is no other way."

"The day you stop experiencing pain or pleasure, that very day you cease to exist. Pain and pleasure are inseparable."

"Love can be arranged."

And the best one... 

"Nobody will marry you if you laugh like this. Laugh like a girl!" :D

Thanks Bhaavna Arora for the personalized message and BlogAdda for this wonderful book review opportunity :)

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Yours' truly,
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  1. Would love to read the books..a daring one after Sita's Curse..in my TBR List:)

  2. I too liked the book. Frankly I don't care much about any book with respect to its literary form (I too had a love story and can love happen twice were the only exception so far as both of them were so poorly narrated that I could not ignore). For me, it's a good story that matters. The Deliberate Sinner offered one and thus I liked it. :)