Trust Me…. a novel by Rajashree
The first thing that attracted me to this novel were some good reviews on the front cover of the book by Chetan Bhagat and Kundan Shah.The writer Rajashree is also the proud possessor of a National Award for her film Rebel.”The book must be good“,i thought.As i was purchasing this book I forgot to pay heed to an old saying ,”All that glitters is not gold“.
There are two occasions when you read a book at top pace.One,when you fall deeply in love with the characters and you relate with their emotions in such a manner that you feel that you are not turning the page of a book but you are drifting through the pages of your life.
The other occasion is when you keep on turning the pages in a futile attempt to search for some story which till now is certainly invisible to your eyes.“Trust Me’ comes in this second category.
Trust Me is one helluva boring tale.I feel the book has no story at all,hence will not go to describe the cliched plot.If you people are interested in knowing about the plot of the novel click here.The storyline is as thin as paper.I kept on reading the book with an optimistic approach,telling myself,”Soon there will be some sort of a story” .Alas ! after reading 242 pages and the book reaching to an end,I realised that it was a very abysmal attempt of a first time writer at producing a book.The author seems to have been sapped out of all imagination when she started ensembling this story.The characterisation of all the characters is very much flawed.How muchever you try ,you can not relate to the characters in the novel.Is the female protagonist(Parvati) really in love with Rahul?or is it just a compromise she does in the end.Also the way the author potrays Rahul ,he is made to look as a total nincompoop.He keeps on trying to woo Parvati although she keeps on flatly refusing his proposals.Doesn’t he have any ego.The main problem with the novel though is its total predictibality.It’s as straight as an highway,no twists and turns,just straight you go.Read the first few pages and you would know what the end would be like.One plus point in the book could be it’s breezy narration but the authors command over the language is weak and that subsides the effect.Use of terms like”shitty person” in novels is reall hard to digest,isn’t it??
So a very banal attempt by first timer Rajashree.She might be a good film maker but she still has to learn the nuances of a good author.Wishing you luck on your future endeavours,Rajashree.But you too must admit that this was seriously not a good read.Anyway guys “Trust Me’ and do not spend your money in purchasing “Trust Me” . You Trust Me ,don’t you 🙂
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