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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

FINDING JULIET - Can a Geek ever find Love? by TOFFEE : 4.85 of 5* to Romantic novel on Love, lust & Life!

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Hello friends!
After a long gap; I am back with one more Book Review!
Today I am going to share my views on Finding Juliet by Toffee.

Title & Cover:    

Front Cover of finding Juliet by Toffee (BookLysis)Finding Juliet is indeed an attractive title which reminds me of Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare and Finding Juliet  by Frank Sennett, but there is no direct correlation as such with this new book. This book was first published as a digital book on Juggernaut online application and later published by Srishti Publishers in paperback format. This is my fourth book review of the book published by Srishti Publishers. The beautiful cover of Finding Juliet is designed by Wasim Helal. A guy is portrayed in the witty pose. The book asks readers “Can a Geek ever find love?” This question can be considered as the subtitle of the novel.


Also Read my BookLysis of books published by Srishti Publishers:
  1. You are the Best Wife by Ajay K Pandey (5/5* | Buy on Amazon | Kindle | Flipkart)
  2. Promise Me A Million Times by Keshav Aneel (4.6/5* | Buy on Amazon | Kindle | Flipkart)
  3. It Doesn’t Hurt To Be Nice by Amisha Sethi (4.15/5* | Buy on Amazon | Flipkart)


Language & Writing Style:  
Finding Juliet is scripted in a very lucid language and adds some new words in my vocabulary. The author narrates the story in a fast but flowing pace. Author’s wonderful sense of humour, witty and sarcastic dialogues along with beautiful lyrics at apt situation cherish reader’s reading experience. Flashback technique is used in a fantastic manner.

Characters:  
Arjun is a male protagonist of the novel Finding Juliet. He is the narrator of the story. Krish is protagonist too who is one of the best friends of Arjun. Finding Juliet is a well-characterized novel but readers might get confused to identify the main female protagonist from so many female characters like Shraddha, Neha, Saakshi, Ruchika, Esha, Aditi, Smita, Preeti and Anjali.

Setting:  
The plot of the novel ‘Finding Juliet’ is developed into two acts. The first act of the story runs in and around Begumpeth, Charminar and Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad while the second act of the plot is played in Bangalore.

Plot and Story:  
The story of Finding Juliet begins on a funny note. Arjun’s first few days of college and his experiences relate to us and remind the fun filled days of our college life. The book mocks at senior-junior rift, ragging and so many incidents in the beginning days of college. Arjun talks about a lifestyle of an engineering student. I laughed out loud while reading the narration about dirtiness and boy’s disorganized rooms. I liked the way how beautifully Arjun proposes to Neha; her reply to Arjun is just adorable. Communication between them is really touching. Unexpected bomb blast scene brings a major twist into the story and turns the plot from Hyderabad to Bangalore. Arjun mocks at hectic traffic in Bangalore. The novel shows a realistic picture of pool party cum rave party. I appreciate the author for adding this scene in such a manner that the scene doesn’t seem like forcefully added but shows the real (dark) picture of different parties and unknown truth happening inside such parties organized by the rich peoples. A first intimate scene is gracefully narrated by the author. It’s enough to turn you ‘on’ in comparison with the second intimate scene LoLJ!! The third intimate scene is really romantic. Arjun’s best friend Krish differentiates lust and love to the Arjun. I like the secret of happiness shared by Krish. Krish’s opinion on women’s psychology and relationship in conversation with Arjun makes sense and it’s really outstanding. The book tells us how to impress a girl and also talks about etiquettes while dating and living in a relationship. There are so many unexpected twists and turns in the story which gives an enthralling experience while reading. Arjun’s memories of his parents relate to ourselves. Everlasting bond of Anjali’s true friendship with Rahul and Arjun and her concern for her best friend Arjun really touches my heart. Aarti’s touching letter to Sanjay gives me goosebumps. I would like to quote Arjun’s words of wisdom-
“Everybody makes mistakes. There’s no point in you killing yourself for something that happened a long time ago.”
Finding Quotes from the novel:
There are so many motivational quotations and one liners. I appreciate comments on women; but in my opinion author’s observation in which he mocks at women in a negative way is not appreciative unless he has done it purposefully to keep the intensity of the story, however such comments can be considered as okay to create and enjoy humour in the story. Few best quotes which I could recollect in a flash are:
“A woman is the embodiment of emotions and she feels most alive when emotions are supercharged in her brain. She loves experiencing these emotions, be it happiness, sadness, pain, pleasure, jealousy, or whatever. She feels almost dead when her life is devoid of these emotions.”
  1. “The best stories are told in bars by broken hearts.”
  2. “When people get something too easily, they don’t value it.”
  3. “Problems in your life are like the weights in the gym. You can either get weighed down by them or turn them to your advantage and become stronger.”
  4. “One should never really care what others think and should always do whatever one likes.”
  5. “Just because a goalpost has a goalkeeper, it doesn’t mean you can’t score goals.”
  6. “‘I am fine’ is the most popular lie ever told.”

Finding Drawbacks:
I appreciate the light weight of the novel but average page quality of the novel can’t be ignored. Italic font is used in a good way but it could have been better. I have purchased a brand new copy of the newly released novel, even then I have noticed some faded words in the book. Faded words in the newly launched books are quite unacceptable. I found a single typing error ‘Ireached’ on page no. 12 which should be corrected as ‘I reached’. Closing inverted comma (’) is missing into 31 paragraphs of Krish’s and Sanjay’s monologues in the chapter ‘The Void’ and (“‘) is misprinted instead of (“) in a sentence on page 196. I must say that though I have pointed out drawbacks, all these drawbacks are ignorable when we think of the superb story and plot of the novel.

Reviewer’s Opinion about Finding Juliet:

Finding Juliet by Toffee gets 4.85 out of 5 stars (second most highest) rating on BookLysis by www.rdhsir.com
“Finding Juliet by Toffee is a novel which reminds our college life, fun and those memorable days. The novel talks about true friendship, true love, lust, betrayal, marriage, extramarital affairs and at the same time the novel tries to explain women’s psychology about friendship, love, lust, pleasure and different relationships in life. The novel shows various emotions into various circumstances in the individual’s life. Entertaining storyline, author Toffee’s touching lyrical style, philosophical quotes, motivational one-liners, nonstop humour and unexpected twists keep readers engaged until the climax of the Finding Juliet. Finally I would give my second highest rating ever 4.85 (which is approximately 5) on the scale of 5 stars to the Finding Juliet by Toffee because this one of the must read novels for everyone who loves to read romance.- Rajesh D. Hajare RDH, Admin of BookLysis



Overview:
Title
Finding Juliet
Author
Toffee
Publisher
Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Cover Design
Wasim Helal
First published
As a digital book by Juggernaut Books in 2016
Binding
Paperback
Revised Version
2017, First Published by
Srishti Publishers & Distributors in 2017
Copyright
© Taufeeq Ahmed, 2017
ISBN
978-93-82665-85-4
Genre
Fiction
Pages
224 (excluding cover)
Price
Rs. 195
Images Editing (BookLysis)
Mr. Sameer Bapat
Review Proofreading
Mr. Sameer Bapat (Mumbai)
Review Editing
Rajesh D. Hajare (RDH)
Reviewed by
© Rajesh D. Hajare (RDH)
Rating on BookLysis
4.85/5 (Second most rated novel)
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My AlexaRank
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My MozRank
#3.86
My BlogScore
#42
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Blurb of the novel - Finding Juliet:

Arjun is an incredibly nice guy who believes in true love and is waiting for it with open arms. He falls in love, not once or twice, but thrice. And every single time, happiness – like the girls he fell for – comes very close to him before pushing him away. His only pillar of strength in all his moments of grief and dejection is his childhood friend Anjali.

Dejected by games played by girls and fate, he leaves Hyderabad for Bangalore and ends up meeting Krish, an irresistible flirt. He understands Arjun’s predicament, pacifies him with his words and enlightens him about the most complicated species ever created by God – Women.

And then, Arjun’s life changes forever.

Will Arjun find the one he has been waiting for, or will he end up becoming a flirt? Will he ever taste lasting happiness?

Join Arjun as he tries to figure out women and discovers the meaning of love, lust and life… all in his journey of Finding Juliet.

About the Author – Toffee

Author Taufeeq Ahmed (Toffee) at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (USA) BookLysis by RDHSir
Author Taufeeq Ahmed (Toffee)
at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (USA)
Photo Copyright: 
©Toffee

Toffee
is a simple guy who loves the complications of life. He used to write code by the day and books by the night earlier. But currently, he is busy writing assignments and chasing deadlines in his Master’s in Business Analytics from the University of South Florida.
Toffee loves narrating interesting stories with subtle insights. Through books, he wants to share beautiful stories, reach out to people and touch their hearts. Finding Juliet is his second book, written specially for India’s Generation-Y.
The author (Toffee) can be reached at Facebook, Twitter (@ToffeeIdiot) & GoodReads

Disclaimer:
  • Some quotations are used in this review from the novel Finding Juliet with the only purpose to give a reference to the particular scene.
  • This is my honest opinion about the novel Finding Juliet by Toffee and your views may vary.
  • Rajesh D. Hajare (RDH) asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this review (BookLysis) of the novel Finding Juliet by Taufeeq Ahmed/Toffee.
  • © All rights reserved | No part of this review/BookLysis can be reproduced/republished without prior written explicit permission of the reviewer Rajesh D. Hajare (RDH).

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8 comments:

  1. Good review, Rajesh. Nice to read your review. It had been a long time.. Keep them coming.. :)

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  2. Long time Sir! Once again a very neat & clean review it is. Perfect observation Sir. I would like to say one thing that, I can actually visualizing the characters through your review. And I think that we all should have a true, caring, genuine friend like Anjali. The quote from Arjun’s words, which you have mentioned here, is actually very true realization indeed. Of all the one liners, I’d like to mention the best according to me which is the no. 5- “Just because a goalpost has a goalkeeper, it doesn’t mean you can’t score goals.” #FindingDrawbacks… it is the new style of the heading you opted specially for this review according to the flow with the title of the book #FindingJuliet. Very accurately pointed out some of the printing errors and you are always very careful about this, I know. Well done Sir. Keep this going. Is bar bohot intezar karwaya apne, waiting to go through your next review. Thank you Sir.

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    1. Thanks sir... I am speechless!! I am glad that you like my review.

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  3. After a long time but beautiful indeed. 'Finding Drawbacks' instead of 'Drawback'is nice turn. Hope to see my book's review soon on this space ��.

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  4. A deep review about the book sir. Best wishes.

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  5. Dear Rajesh Ji,

    Congratulations! You have done a superb job. Honestly, i avoid reading your reviews for the lengths. But this time you nailed it. Seriously!! You have given awesome review, escaped spoiler attacks by revealing inside story. I can see the perfection you are bringing in your work day by day. Bole to dil khush ho gya yeh review padh ke...!!! All the very best your upcoming assignments. Keep going...

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  6. Dear Rajesh Ji,

    Congratulations! You have done a superb job. Honestly, i avoid reading your reviews for the lengths. But this time you nailed it. Seriously!! You have given awesome review, escaped spoiler attacks by revealing inside story. I can see the perfection you are bringing in your work day by day. Bole to dil khush ho gya yeh review padh ke...!!! All the very best your upcoming assignments. Keep going...

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