The synopsis of ‘A Forgotten Affair’ gives you a fair indication of what’s in store or what to expect, but what it doesn’t tell you is, how well written the story is, paying attention to the finer details of the characters and the story line. There is no dull moment in the book.
The story revolves around, Sagarika and other characters who are attached to her. As the synopsis says “After six months she wakes up with no memory of her past”, her character starts on a clean slate and she goes about finding out the who’s, how’s, why’s and what’s attached to her life. The author does a great job of timing, in introducing each of the different characters in the book. The plot moves effortlessly between the present and the past, revealing important details and incidents which keeps the reader hooked on.
One simply can’t switch off from this book until the final chapter.
The language is simple to understand and follow, which makes you run through the book even though you might want to slow it down a little, just to absorb the story in a little better. For a debut book, she has done FANTASTIC. Looking forward to reading more from this talented author, Kanchana Banerjee.
The cover goes well with the simplicity in which the story is written. Well done!
Aditi had highly recommended this book, she thought I’d really like it and I did. It was only fair that I call her up and discuss a little about the book with her (Goa-Mumbai…yes) while she was travelling in a local train, with the clanging of the wheels with the track in the background.
How much would I rate this book out of 5? Tho’ I really liked the story and everything about the book from its editing to language, cover & design, character portrayal etc. It would be unfair to give it a full 5 out of 5. There’s always scope for improvement 🙂
My rating: 4.5/5
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