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Book Review: The Unproposed Guy by Bhavik Sarkhedi & Suhana Bhambhani

The Unproposed Guy is an unusually hilarious title featuring Kevin as a protagonist. The novel delves deep in the early and young epoch of its protagonist ‘Kevin’, who outwardly miserably fails to impress any girl to be his lover or wife.

The novel commences with the wedding day of Kevin. He is surrounded by many, including his parents, sister Tina, and elder brother Zubin. As the novel chugs ahead, the lead character sways in and out of his reveries and old memories by some or other. It’s a kind of novel filled with sweeps and throwbacks.

A close look reveals that Kevin is a good person while growing up. However, the only problem is that he is a misfit everywhere. He didn’t opt for conventional ways as his sister Tina and brother Zubin had.

The focal point of the novel explores why Kevin remained an unproposed guy. He had meet-ups with many girls, some showed friendship, and a few used him to make their lover jealous. Was he boring or he found girls boring? If you read the novel, you will get familiar with his ways.

“Kevin, would you like some cappuccino? You know how to keep yourself steady, right?” Ansh said, sitting next to him.

“No thanks, Ansh, I am fine.”

“It is your wedding day bro. It would be best if you were not nervous.”

“I recollect the last coffee you had with me. Do you remember the cappuccino, the girl Cheryl, you, me and my girl.”

“Yes. How can I forget? The day with a cup of cappuccino, a girl named Cheryl, and me.”

Kevin’s world is different. He could never adjust in his home ambience where his parents often lauded Zubin by comparing him. In fact, the world was mean and selfish, so he couldn’t do much about his craving to have a girlfriend. The story peeks into his heart to see the world through his eyes. Kevin was highly emotional guy but he could never bring it to forefront but it got exposed when his dog Bruno died saving him from a snake.

Be it his feats or memories about the mechanism of world, the novel trundles on powerful sweeps. But the question remains unanswered for long…was he really so forlorn and weird that he didn’t find any girl for marriage or was it something else. The final revelation at his wedding day may shock you. What’s that? Grab the book and find it yourself. Kevin’s story will be a little bit uncomfortable yet you can embrace it…the novel sounds comic in its essence.

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