Trust Me…. a novel by Rajashree

February 2, 2007 at 12:06 am 34 comments

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 🙂

Rating— 3/10


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34 Comments Add your own

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  • 3. Mallikarjun  |  March 10, 2007 at 11:48 am

    I completely disagree wid Amit in certain maters…Amit may not be aware of the complex and undeciding mentality of a woman…. Amit may have started reading the the story with an expectation to have a cinematic story and dramatic end…
    But real life is far away from it. Rajashree hasn’t tried to make her characters perfect as we visualise them in the characers of film heroines or heros…paro and rahul both are close to reality.Though the outline of the story is simple enough to predict, but sincere reading bring out a lot of real life maters or flaws of film industry, in front.
    Moreover the story is worth reading for it’s smooth language…

  • 4. saloni  |  September 8, 2007 at 7:46 am

    Absalutly disagree here amit. Iv read the book 3 times, and then it followed on to my friend, my best friend, my father and my boyfriend and now everyones read it! and honestly speaking, we all liked it (maybe not my father so much..).. it’s a great book, it’s got every emotion in it and an excellent recipie to a good night at home. Obviously, u know nothing about women! I can say without a doubt 8 out of 10 women would relate to paro in so many ways and wish for a guy like rahul, while still disagreeing, agreeing through out the book. it makes you think about the situations, you argue with urself, u set out ur own scenario and if all else fails – u simply love reading about paro and her journey! I liked the book and thats for sure.. as for ur review, well all I can say is, we clearly dont have very similar taste in books! 🙂 have fun blogging

    • 5. mkbehera  |  March 16, 2010 at 1:07 am

      I do like ur observation on the book. I read it late and i did like it. Can u recommend any such good book for me. You read ‘ In eleven minutes’ It is a wonderful book. ‘In company of women’ by Khuswant Singh is one I love. Bye. MKB.

    • 6. AHMED FARAZ...  |  July 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      + hey saloni i reely liked ur post n i also cumpletly agree wth ya.. hope 2 hear it frm u soon

  • 7. Ankit  |  November 2, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Hey Amit, gotta read dat again…….. u seem to hav jus rushed thru it… its not dat bad,u knw.

  • 8. riya  |  January 20, 2008 at 11:43 am

    hello mr amit..i totally disagree with better give a second read…well i have read that book myself and what is most appreciating about the book is that it makes you feel light and happy at heart ..that is most important for a reader.and the book does that.

  • 9. manu  |  March 18, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I’m sorry Rajshree but next time we’ll never be able to Trust You!! The F**king kind of jargon u use will never attract anyone. The novel is pathetic and storyless. The reading is A complete waste of time,energy and effort!!!! Pls stop writing now

  • 10. pragya  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    after reading the novel i felt it was quite a waste of time it had no story at all whereas i felt bored all the time

  • 11. vini  |  June 23, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    i quite liked d book…its a light buk….wid…romance….juz lik our clg lives….i enjoyed reading
    bought ds buk ystrday nyt n finished it today

  • 12. Tanuja  |  September 27, 2008 at 3:56 am

    I didnt like da buk much..i cudnt belive dat a gal cud write all dis..i totally disagree wid saloni wen she said 8 out of 10 gals relate demselves 2 paru..cmon yaar…how can 1 relate 2 paru!n i dont mean 2 say itz waste of tym..u can read it 1ce..datz wat i feel..

  • 13. Varsha  |  May 25, 2009 at 4:10 am

    hey I quite liked the book. Not that it was exactly “what will happen next” kind of a story but still not as bad as you seem to make it out to be

  • 14. Suraksha  |  May 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Book by cover : Must Read
    Book by Text: Must Read Reviews before you go on…

    If you have nothing to do and are simply jobless…then obviously one can read anything and everything…Trust Me comes in this category of Book shelf!
    In short i completly agree to your review.

    • 15. akash  |  January 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      even i agree

  • 16. shaizad  |  May 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    wtf is this book , a fuc___ girl who has no respect for the men, rajashree is not fit to be a writer , her book has created many problems in my lov life, go fuck ur self

  • 17. reshma  |  May 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    hey shaizad,
    1. i’m sure u might have never read this book..
    2.u dont know anything about girls..and romance
    3.this is so far the best book i’ve read..i’ve already read it 3 times and i dont mind reading it for many more times…
    4.i’m sure u would’nt have been like rahul…so ur gal and u r having problems..u cant blame it on a novel for it..
    5.stop using such a language..
    6.i want rajashree to write more novels puhleezz!!!

    • 18. bhavita  |  January 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      i m vd u reshma
      go on

  • 19. shaizad  |  May 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    well if she write one more novel against men , god save her from all the men around the world she will definitely be brutally killed , WHAT EVA reshma

  • 20. reshma  |  May 28, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    oh shaizad…get a life!!

    and now i’m 100% sure that u havent read that book coz u dont have any idea why paro thought “all men are bastards”

    and its a chick-lit novel anyways…so take it ligh-hearted..and enjoy!!
    and please learn something from the character Rahul and start wooing ur girl…maybe then ur love life will be fine..try it..i hope it works..all the best..

  • 21. Haneesh Saini  |  October 1, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Can anyone please telll me whether this book is wroth resding or its just time pass…. please, tell me you all time favorite as i just developed the habit of reading.. since, heartly looking for your precious feedback and name fo some book which i can start with(thogth i’ve finished All of chetan bhagat’s, Inscrutable American by Anurag Mathur, Men are frm Mars and Women are from Venus etc)… please name me few from your all time favorite book’s shelf…

    Warm Regards,

  • 22. yamini  |  December 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Hi completely disagree with Amit, Rajeshree has written a good book, worth of reading once,..she havnt hypocritically described was just paros perceptive of ‘all mens are bastard’.it similar to what boys often says that.’ Why women are so difficult’….

  • 23. ameena  |  January 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    i liked the totally the its written i wish sum day i write lik rajeshree

    • 24. ameena  |  January 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

      i liked da buk totally da way its written i wish sum day i write lik rajeshree

  • 25. mkbehera  |  March 16, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Beatiful peice of work. Rahul and heroin on the back of buffalos was quite funny. It reminds me a book by Celleno’s book – ‘In Eleven Minutes’ where author describes a girl’s journey through love, passion, sin and sorrow. You are wonderful in telling the story with open mind and clear thought. Your new found love and your association woth Karan is really intersting. Your lines- I found Rahul inside me …. and things to follow was quite intersting. I do look foworg to similar attempt from ur side. MKB.

  • 26. ram  |  August 11, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    hey, it was completely waste of time
    it was just like watching a B grade hindi movie
    ur paro….! n rahul ……..!
    there was no story but
    the characterization of paro…was good ,,
    so nicely u have handled the sub like casting-couch ,,
    simply it was ok …but dnt write again like this

  • 27. monika kaushal  |  August 26, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    it seems dat a majority of the boys disliked the book. my advice to them “grow up boys or stop reading feminine literature . you might have probably bought the book to impress someone that what devoted readers you are or probably to find some cheesy stuff. girls all over the world have a tough time to get their way whether its their career ,family or love life. they some time go through disasterous situation and even face humilliating circumstances. if 8 out of 10 girls cannot compare them selves with paro then they surely will at point of her story find a similarity with them. so next mr. amit if you read a light hearted chick lit please put down your ego some where you won’t find it for a good measure of time.


  • 28. Mamta  |  November 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    hi…its one of the best novel, if i have to rate it will rate 9 out of 10. waiting for rajshrees second novel to come………

    • 29. ram  |  May 31, 2011 at 2:25 am

      hmmmm even me too waiting for her next novel

  • 30. ankit nigam  |  December 22, 2010 at 8:14 am

    maan nt a gud job///////////////????it difficult 2 trust u/?

  • 31. D  |  March 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I think the book is worth giving just one reading…. A very light book with deep menaings narrated in the most simplest forms….. It takes a lot to relate and undertsand what the book is abt….
    No doubt ppl might get bored cos sometimes the simple things in life are not understood very EASILY….

  • 32. AHMED FARAZ...  |  July 23, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    AMIT u r absolutly cumpletly n foolishly wrng…. trust mr rocks man it gives u sooo many details bout d industry n art dircion… n ya u actually feel dat u shud get into d book n help paro coz shez been potrayd in such a cute mannr a strong girl wth a fluctuatin mentalty n rahul’s character is to die 4, n d humor n badwords much bettr dan e DELHI BELLY.. so plz don critsiz rajshree hope uv got it 😉

  • 33. AEMAN WAGHOO  |  August 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Trust Me is ok-ok types novel or rather I can say its a good time pass stuff & nothing else.

  • 34. vandana  |  March 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    not at all i totaly disagree with u it’s sooo awsm n such a cue love story…


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