Book : Until love sets us apart.
Author : Aditya Nighhot
Ratings : 3.5/5
Genre : romance, crime, fiction
About the book:
The protagonists of this book were 2 MBBS students who were complete opposites of one another and yet managed to love each other unconditionally. The story of their love was narrated by their best friend, Alok, to 3 other MBBS students who were trying to figure out about the reason why the male protagonist committed such a severe crime. Their story started off with quite a happy note with them enjoying college life and everything sailed peacefully, yet when Alok reached the end, there were mixed emotions on each of the three MBBS students. They were baffled and shocked but more importantly they felt pain and pitty for someone they didn’t even know
I believe this book had an amazing plot and aditya Nighhot succeeded in writing in a great fashion, bringing out different emotions from me at different times. Even though it was well scripted and had a marvellous story, I believe the the part where he wrote about the couple and their love life, got a bit cliché which made me give this book a 3.5 instead of a dazzling 5.
I’ve read a lot of books with similar story, and the only reason why this book appeals so much to me is because it not only had a normal fiction story about a couple and bit drama, but also comprised a social message which was worth all the time you put in this book. The message was about our corrupt system of justice and just how much a common person suffers in India if he/she has no money or power and is a victim of some atrocity committed by the affluents. This also encouraged humankind to respect women and treat them with every dignity you can muster up. The cases of rape and harassment in India are Increasing day by day, and watching all the rapists have their way with girls and flee makes me sick. This book somehow reassured me that no one is spared. You might be clever enought to fool the justice system but; what goes around, comes around. So sooner or later the consequences of your actions will come back to you and then no one would rescue you and hear your shouts and protests.
However reading this book also made me a bit glum since, there were many occasions were the innocent suffered and it wasn’t a payback of karma, it was just them being victims. This made me wonder if the karma concept works for good people too.
I mean think about it, good people face all kinds of challenges and problems in life even though they are innocent enough to not hurt a a single fly. Yet they are the ones who become victims all the freaking time.
It only makes sense for Nighhot to pen this down in the form of a book. It sure as hell opened my eyes about certain aspects of life.