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Book Review: Lost by Samair

Lost by Samair is a contemporary novel, part romance, part general. With optimum length and written in lucid narrative, this novel is going to charm the young audience of India any day. The story features Utkarsh and Kiara, with some more auxiliary characters in the backdrop.

Utkarsh is a rich boy from a well-to-do political family. He has had a luxe time in Mumbai while pursuing his graduation course. And for his post-graduation study, he gets shifted to Indore in a mediocre college. Here onwards, the story picks up the pace as other characters, too, join him. It is a multi-narrative novel, and interestingly all the chapters start with a letter 'L', such as lips, love, lap dance, link, litter, and so on.

The good thing about the book is that it has short chapters, which not only insinuates a curiosity among readers but also keeps the boredom at bay. Other than Utkarsh as a protagonist, the female lead is Kiara – ravishing and rich. Kiara and Utkarsh happen to be in the same college. Their initial meetings, with matter of time and with great sense of humour, set the stage for their love story. Like other smooth and modern love stories, with no typical inhibitions, they become a good and desirable couple. Are they in true love? Or something else is cooking up in their hearts?

As the story chugs ahead, we see that the couple finds problems in the relation, especially Kiara. They break up? Why? Anyway, after the breakup both head for their career paths. Utkarsh becomes a stand-up comedian, and Kiara gets into a maze of startup things. Their routes have been parted. Will they meet or their love was simple and was not destined to be together? As you delve deep into the story, these types of thoughts will begin haunting you no sooner than later.

Another thing to note is that you will not realize that at one point of time Kiara begins leading the story, Utkarsh gets limited, visible only in snatches. However, the major twist in the story is not just their love story. There is one guy, simple and sober, who too plays an important role in defining the story of these two protagonists. Guess who?

The novel succeeds in exploring the themes of modern day and what culture and psychic overwhelms the youth of current generation, especially college goers.

The novel has much on offer for the people looking to find the true meaning of love in their life. Be it any time or generation, the value of true love can never be dimmed. But there is one prominent question that this book presents: does love stay the same, the way it begins. Romance and love stories in college are common, but how many of these stories really get up to their destination. Things are destined to be changed. What will happen with this couple – Utkarsh and Kiara? What's in store for them? To know the depth, pick up the novel as quickly as possible.

Samair as an author has better writing skills, and the way he weaved this story, it clearly suggests that he is here to stay for longer time.


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