Book Review – Logically Stupid that’s Love

  • Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • ISBN-10: 9382665560
  • ISBN-13: 978-9382665564
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Shikha is a qualified IT Manager and an accidental author.  Her first book  ‘He Fixed the Match, She fixed Him’ will soon be adapted as a motion picture. She writes columns occasionally with DailyO (India Today) and TOI-Blog, Right Nailed and other forums. She’s also a relationship expert and a traveler at heart.

Main Characters of the book:

Kartik Brar, Sahana, Mr. Ajit, Mrs. Alka, Mrs. Gauri, Mr. Arminder, Vinny, Honey, Samar, Rahul, Garima,Kauveri etc.

My take on the book:

There are few writers whose writing skills never fail to awe you. One such writer for me is, Shikha Kumar. Her narration skills are so powerful that you are literally forced to visualise the characters of the book. The easy-going language used by the author is of course like a cheery on the cake.

This story has all the essential elements to make you believe in the power of true love. This story has all the essential elements to appreciate writer for the wonderful work she has done. Yet again, she has proved her brilliance through her work!

This story revolves around many emotions like parenthood, love, lust, frustration, hopes, ambitions, dreams, misunderstanding, longing for love etc. You’ll be laughing out loud at the funny moments shared by Kartik (Happy) with his childhood friends described in the story. You’ll be having moist eyes while reading Kartik’s dilemma between head and heart and Sahana’s true feelings about love and life will make you believe in the power of love.

There are few positive points about the book:

The title of the book is very apt and it perfectly suits the story. The cover of the book is brilliantly made, it perfectly depicts the story’s baseline.

The language used in the book by the author will be appreciated by the masses for some obvious reasons. I was sheding tears while reading the pain that was felt by Sahana and Kartik while they longed to be with each other but destiny was too harsh with them for 5 years. I could feel Sahana’s pain as a lover and an Indian daughter.

The characterization is done brilliantly. You’ll be instantly connected with the characters, they seem so real. It’s the magic of Shikha that no character in the story feels useless or forcibly crafted. Each character in the story has its own importance. Sahana and Vinny are my personal favorite. I literally hated Rahul’s mother for all the insensible talks she did with Sahana.

Talking about the negative points of the story,

I personally feel this story badly needed some twists and turns. Some more masala in this story could have made this book a perfect treat for readers. After a point, story becomes stereotype and it becomes too easy to assume the next move which can eventually bore readers.

It’s only because of the beautiful narration of emotions and story, I could complete reading this book in less than 2 days.

Conclusion:

The philosophical part in the story is my favourite, where life’s important lessons have been taught to us in the most simplest way. There’s no question about writer’s ability when it comes to dialogue delivery and narration, she’s simply the best in it. Not to forget, editors have done their work brilliantly, I could thoroughly enjoy the story because of minimum grammatical errors.

Ratings: 3.5 out of 5

**This Book, Logically Stupid, that’s love was sent to me by the author in exchange of an honest review.**