Skip to main content

Book Review: Diary of a Whimsical Lover by Gaurav Sharma

Diary of a Whimsical Lover by Gaurav Sharma is an interesting love story that moves at its own pace, shunning away all the interpretations of the readers. It’s neither tragic nor intense…yet manages to be a riveting read!

The storyline is about Gaurav and Maya. The former is an introvert, trying to be something, and a writer. He likes Maya, the younger daughter of Mrs. Caul.

It all started when I first saw you at Mrs. Caul’s birthday party.

The novel explores the proposition of romance in life when an individual is busy managing their life and implementing priorities. No doubt both characters are sweet, intriguing, self-obsessed still highly likeable. They both were on the same wavelength but there was something unpredictable about Maya. The scene at the post card counter was hilarious, the guy buys a postcard to send her, but she refuses all scope for surprises.

Gaurav is mature and coping in the realistic world, he is receptive about her love but at the same time filled with trepidation…what if she turned it down.

Little did she know that for every beating my heart took when it failed at connecting with her, it got back up stronger. The fidelity I had for her didn’t fill my heart but made it ever bigger such that it constantly had some room for heartbreaks.  I was getting better at fitting her rejections into my day.

Mostly the fate of one-sided or partial love stories is either rejected or accepted, however, the journey till that point is something that keeps readers hooked and engrossed.

To be noted, Gaurav’s presence of mind for noting surrounding is exceptional. The way he describes his walk through the jostling crowd on the sidewalks and streets, surely tells that he has supremacy in his narrative. The lover boy is introvert, one gets the hunch as soon as one dives in the story.

You will be amazed to see that life in Canada is not all cakewalk. Gaurav first as a student, then into job – his grim struggle for travelling and accommodation is finely captured.

Gaurav and Maya seem like in love. But can they testify it because both are struggling for job and career and a few more personal things. Gaurav lives in proximity…does it guarantee that they will come closer for lifetime.

The instincts of love are pure from Gaurav’s side. Will Maya reciprocate the same? So if it’s a love story, well then what’s that ‘Diary of a Whimsical Lover’? Find out yourself, better pick it up, it’s a fast-read on Kindle and paperback. It’s a novel with good content…chances are high that it becomes a runaway bestseller soon.

Buy your copy from Amazon/Kindle.


Popular posts from this blog

Poem Summary: Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

Poem by Rabindranath Tagore: Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. Short Summary: This poem is written by Rabindranath Tagore during pre-independence days, when India was a colony of the British. The underlying theme of the poem is absolute freedom; the poet wants the citizens of his country to be living in a free state. According to the poem, we see that the poet is expressing his views there should be a country, like where people live without any sort of fear and with pure dignity…they should

Book Review: The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond

Among all Ruskin Bond books, The Blue Umbrella has, so far, gathered immense applaud from readers and critics alike.  This is a short novel, but the kind of moral lessons it teaches to us are simply overwhelming. This is a story of Binya, a poor little girl living with her mother and an elder brother, Bijju, in a small hilly village of Garhwal. One day while herding her two cows back home, she stumbles upon some city people enjoying the picnic in the valley. She is enthralled to see them well-groomed and rich. She craves to be one like them and among many other things of their, a blue frilly umbrella catches her attention. She begins craving for it. On the other hand, the city people get attracted by her innocent beauty and the pendant in her neck. The pendant consists of leopard’s claw – which is considered a mascot widely in the hills. Binya trades her pendant off with the blue umbrella. The blue umbrella is so much beautiful that soon it becomes a topic of conversation fo

Poem Summary: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias is a short poem of fourteen lines written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The concurrent theme of the poem is that nothing remains intact and same forever in this world. Even the brightest of metal, one day decays with passage of time. The throne name of Egyptian King Ramesses is Ozymandias. It was his dearest desire to preserve himself forever by building a huge statue that he thought would never tumble down. Stanza 1: I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; Summary: The poet narrates the poem through the eyes of a traveler who seems to have come back from a remote and far-away land, referring to Egypt. The traveler r