BOOK REVIEW OF- MY WIFE’S DIARY
BY DEEPANSHU SAINI
Publisher: Omji Publishing House Pvt Ltd; 1ST edition (2016)
A BRIEF OVERVIEW-
‘Am I okay?’ I asked myself again, for the hundredth time. ‘I don’t know,’ I told myself again, for the hundredth time. I have never been so confused. For my entire life, I have taken decisions with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’: ‘Do I want to go for engineering?’ ‘Yes’; ‘Do I need to go for another job?’ ‘No’; ‘Should I look for career in writing?’; ‘Yes’; ‘Do I love her?’ ‘Yes’; ‘Should I smoke?’ ‘No’; ‘Should I drink?’ ‘Yes’ -my whole life has revolved around these two words. And the same words worked while making the most important decision of my life – my marriage. ‘Should I go for love marriage?’ ‘Yes’. Why shouldn’t I? After all, she is beautiful, fair and tall, with a shapely body, and with that tiny mole under her lower lip that most guys would be ready to die for. Overall, a trustworthy companion, a perfect daughter-in-law and an ambitious girl – what else does a guy want? But one year of marriage can prove you wrong. It can even give a shock perhaps. Just the thought that a girl in her mid-twenties can hold so many secrets, so many emotions, is actually astonishing. Few months ago, I would’ve never pictured things the way they are now. She once said to me: ‘Love has nothing to do with the body. It speaks from the soul.’ Well, she was absolutely correct. But I think, I was an Idiot as what she meant that day came into my wits now… I was uncomfortably aware of my conscience every time I faintly turned the page of her diary, and every time a feeling went through my nerves, like I was about to bite my own tongue. How had something so simple become so tangled and complicated suddenly? I still remember the first time I had met her. As much as I tried not to think about her, she kept flitting into my consciousness or into my line of sight. And I was clear that I wanted her. I want to formalize the relationship. How? I don’t know. But yes, my sentiments were really honest. That’s it. But now, it’s something different.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
A diary is something which is always very special to us. Starting from “No, you can’t read my diary” till “my diary is in the cupboard…Locked”; the diary will always remain something very special.
Deepanshu taking this secret, spins his plot around “MY WIFE’S DAIRY”
The title is pretty apt as we get a blunt idea of the husband unfortunately getting hold of his wife’s diary. And thus begins the thrilling journey of his wife’s life which he discovers.
All the characters’ in the plot, Abhinav, Pournima, Prashant, Avantika are beautifully placed and timed. The author also focuses on an underlying plot- that is relationship between same sexes. Our society usually hates the entire idea of same sex relationship. Here we see a tinge of both gay and lesbian relationship apart from the sweet love story which we have.
Before writing anymore, let’s end with a question. If you ever discover in your wife’s diary that your wife had multiple relationships before marriage and more strangely one of them is same sex relationship, how will you feel as a husband?
To discover more, to know what exactly happened with pournima, to dig into the Abhi prashant relationship, you need to read this story.
Its a dairy which won’t let your eyelids to drop.
THE FANTASTIC PLOT.
THE SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP CO RELATING WITH THE DIARY
THE LUCID LANGUAGE.
Perhaps the relationship between POURNIMA and AVANTIKA could have been detailed a bit more because that’s the pint from where the plot takes a turn.
THE FAVOURITE REFERENCE-
The title itself is the best reference.
“MY WIFE’S DIARY”
THE FAVOURITE QUOTE-
Love cn sometimes be magic, but magic can sometimes just be an illusion
Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.
5 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9.5/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-8.5/10
The title, cover and the illustration-9/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10
Overall, it’s worth reading. After all…
We all love reading someone else’s diary. And this dairy has something very special to it which you can only feel if you read it.
KUDOS TO DEEPANSHU- It was a very unique plot