Wednesday, 4 May 2016

*Book Review : The Justified Sin by Harpreet Makkar

Name of the Book: The Justified Sin

Author: Harpreet Makkar

Publisher: Petals Publishers

About the Author: Harpreet Makkar, born n brought up in Ludhiana was a Senior Design Engineer in one of the top MNC’s of the country till the moment he decided to quit and devote his time to the family and persuing his passion of writing. Currently working as a financial analyst by profession and a publisher by choice, and being an avid reader, he finds ample time to work on his passion of reading and writing. His short stories, and the versatility in his writing, helped him to create an impact on the readers. Discovering new places around the country, being his favourite part time, he enjoys going to exotic places and pouring out his innermost feelings via innumerable romantic poems. He came with his first book, ‘The Justified Sin’ in 2013, which was declared a bestseller within six months of its release. He can be contacted at: (Via Flipkart)

Blurb: What do you call it when three beautiful women come in your life, but you are still single? What if they all, at some point, tried to entice you, but you still feel like committing suicide because of loneliness? What do you call it when you made no mistake, but still, you feel guilty as sin?
Jay had a common life until Saloni, Prachi, & Varsha came in his life and changed everything. At times, he avoided the love that knocked his door, but when he actually needed it, the same love knocked him.
He betrayed... He got betrayed...
He rejected... He got rejected...
From being shot, by Prachi's father to getting intimate with Varsha under the influence of alcohol, his life was as spicy as those masala Bollywood movies...! He was getting used to his life, until, one night, he decides to jump off a building and end everything...
Will there be love, or will it end?
Find out what happens when love has to pay its price. (Via Amazon)

Verdict: As the blurb states that the story revolves around Jay who from time to time had three beautiful women in his life but was still single. He as normally many youngsters do had avoided being in love when love knocked on his doors but when he needed it, wished for it love knocked him down. Whatever he did as his karma it came back to him, whether it be betrayal or rejection. His life had all the ups and downs that usually we see in many Bollywood movies. But there’s more to it when Jay in all his helplessness decides to quit his life. What happens in the end? Will he eventually do suicide or will he give life another chance? Let’s find out all about it in this book.

1) Good story line.
2) Nice cover.
3) The title and the book cover suits each other.
1)   There are too many editing hinges which makes it tough for the reader to built interest and can often not please them. There are many shortcuts used while narrating the story which should not have been the case for books.  It could have been avoided to make the reading fluid and easy for readers without any hindrance.
2)    The small facts that were earlier stated in the book changed on the very next page which could have been easily avoided.
3)   Though the title and cover suits each other but it does vary from the story line point of view. If what’s depicted on the cover is indeed the justified sin as the title says then approximately one third of the last part of the book doesn’t seems to be connected to it or if that’s not the sin then I couldn’t see what the sin was which the title kept telling the readers.

To sum up with the review it’s a good story line that goes around Jay’s life and his ups and downs. The way he deals with them and the decisions he takes along with their aftermath. It could have been much better if the editing would have been properly done and if the shortcuts weren’t used while narrating it.  All in all it’s a nice read.

Ratings: 2 OUT OF 5.

Book Details:

Title: The Justified Sin
Publisher: Petals Publishers
Author: Harpreet Makkar
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-9385385001
ISBN-10: 9385385003
No. of Pages: 200
Price:  75 Rs

Purchase Link: Click Here

©Heena Ahuja
4th May, 2016

*The book copy has been given to the reviewer by Naaz.


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