Indian Authors & Novel names

You’re browsing through Flipkart to buy some novels to read… and you come across novel names like these below: 

‘You’re the password to my life’  – Oh really!?
‘Someone to love’  – okay! if you say so…
‘Never kiss your best friend’  – I will..who are you to tell me?
‘Let the reason be love’  – isn’t the reason always love?
‘It’s not right but its okay’  – this made me 😂😂😂 
‘Our story ends here’  – is that why the author wrote the novel? 😀
‘I still think about you’  – and the book is in remembrance of that!!
‘Story begins: With Pure Love’  – is Love adulterated too?
‘Half-baked Love Story’  – I prefer a fully baked one 😛
‘You never know’  – what do I not know???
‘Love can only be on Paper’  – I thought love was in the air too! or is that only in February?

…and many more ridiculous titles of books and you wonder WTF!! What am I to expect in terms of a story from this kind of a titled-novel? Then you go and read some of the reviews of people who’ve already read the book have written – and that confuses you all the more! Good-not good-should I but-not buy?

Love being the most popular genre of authors around India… everyone thinks they have a love story to write! Well in India…Love sells, sex sells…and love stories – do very well.

How is then one supposed to find a really good book? The synopsis of the book gives a fair indication of what to expect but then again.. sometimes a good cover or an attractive title can be deceiving too.

I’ve finally narrowed down to three books after looking up at least a 100 of them

1. When Opposites Meet – Sachin Garg (He does write very well, I’ve read 3/4 of his previous novels and they have not disappointed at all)
2. It’s All In The Planets – Preeti Shenoy (With Preeti Shenoy one can ALWAYS expect class) and
3. One Indian Girl – Chetan Bhagat (I did want to read this one when it was first out. I do like the story plot or at least of what it says at the back of the book)

Rs. 323/- INR for the above three books. Not bad at all.

Have any of you read the above three books? Do let me know if they’re any good or you know of any better ones I could order before I press the PLACE ORDER link.

…writing stories

We live in a country of more than a billion people and out these 1.33 billion people (to be exact) the favorite pastimes are either making babies or writing books. As for making babies, the population numbers speak for themselves. Writing books..that’s the latest fashion..you ask the question “What do you do?” and the answer you’ll get back is “I am an Author”

Everyone in India thinks he/she can be an Author. What is with Indians and the obsession of writing? We must be having very interesting lives…look at the number of budding authors around the country, everyone has a story to tell and having Chetan Bhagat as their role model does not help. He is probably the virus of Indian literature! Have you read his books? He gets worse by the book. There was a time I enjoyed reading his books, I will admit..but looking back, What was I thinking?

If that’s not enough, as of April 2016, Sunny Leone launched a book that she wrote Sweet Dreams..a collection of erotic short stories (on expected lines, didn’t think she is better at any other topic better than erotica) Since when did Sunny turn author? I thought all she was good at was spreading her legs in the porn industry and for whatever her acting skills are in Bollywood!

Is Sunny going to be a news anchor next? Looks like she wants to try her hand in almost everything.

I’ve read some excellent books by Indian authors, the talent is obviously there…but not everyone can write! Let alone writing, some people can’t even put a proper grammatical sentence together. It’s a sad state of affairs.

Take to blogging, improve on writing skills. It isn’t always about the quantity, we need good quality. Some of my blogger friends here on WordPress could give writers like Chetan Bhagat a run for his money.

I too wish to write a book someday, I hope I fulfill that dream!