REVIEW OF THE BOOK- HER LAST WISH
By- AJAY K PANDEY
Paperback: 208 pages
THE STORY AT A GLANCE-
His father’s over expectations only ruined his self-confidence further with each failure. A ray of hope walked into his life as his wife, a charismatic personality spreading joy wherever she went. Everything is going per plan, but darkness comes knocking soon. He finds out that she does not have much time to live and takes it upon himself to fight all odds – even his family, if need be – to help her fight her medical condition. His father sees his own redemption in helping them; he knows his son will be a winner only if he will fight for her, with her. Will a defeated son prove himself to be a good husband? Will the father-son duo together be able to change the course of fate? Her Last Wish is an inspiring story of love, relationships and sacrifice, which proves once again how a good wife makes the best husband.
I remember a beautiful quote from the fault in our Stars:
“Augustus,” I said. “Really. You don’t have to do this.” “Sure I do,” he said. “I found my Wish.” “God, you’re the best,” I told him. “I bet you say that to all the boys who finance your international travel,” he answered.”
Her last wish is an appropriate and a very touching title for the plot.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK:
I am pretty sure that all of a sudden if someone calls you up and says,” your wife had donated blood during a blood campaign and I am extremely sorry to inform you that she has been diagnosed positive for HIV”, the first reaction of yours will be
DID SHE ACTUALLY SAY HIV?
The book describes love in a complete different manner. We think AIDS in a very complex way. We assume the disease to be very fatal and very contagious. In fact we have references in the story when Vijay was turned down by a number of nurses just because the disease was Aids.
Vijay was somewhat a hopeless and a very simple young man. Someone who loves loneliness; someone who refuses to go to any party. But marriage changes his life. Astha was just opposite in contrast to Vijay’s character, a very cheerful and a confident girl. Remember, in the beginning of the review I started with AIDS although the main plot has nothing to do with this disease. I would rather say AIDS acts as a catalyst in the progression on the plot. Vijay’s love for her wife is the beautiful aspect for which you should read the story. A lonely husband, who loses all hope, dives into the lake of fear to save his wife. Relationship is not about showing love to each other; it’s about proving love to each other. Let me give you an instance from the story. When all the nurses turned Vijay down, Vijay himself sacrificed his job in order to look after his wife. How many husbands now days have the courage to take this step?
The characterisation portrayed in the story is very motivating. Each and every character even the supporting characters like Vijay’s parents undergoes a metamorphosis. The best part of them is that each and everyone have a pivotal role to play in the plot. The style in which the book was written was very lively. If you read the story, you will feel that you are the characters’ themselves being portrayed in the story.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK-
Extraordinary plot and the sub-plots
Author’s use of simple yet very unique style of highlighting the plot.
A true love story. Perhaps every couple who thinks only commitment is the end of relationship should go through the book.
The catalyst used to enhance the morality of the plot.
Drawbacks (believe me, the negative points are negligible if you compare to the positive aspects)
The blurb could have been made more interesting and precise
The cover and illustration are very common. Maybe it could have been made more unique and attractive.
“Keep on fighting, my loving Hero. Always try to represent yourself to be happy, because initially it becomes your look, gradually it becomes your hobby and one day it becomes your personality”
A great piece of fiction weaved with motivation throughout.
You would feel what true love is
Each and every twist in the story will make you believe that love is about LOVE not LUST.
Overall I would like to rate the book 41 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-9/10
The title, cover and the illustration-7/10
The net impact on the readers- 8/10
Once again I would like to say that the author has proved love is not about getting committed to each other, it’s about sacrificing one to other.
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About the Author:
Ajay K Pandey is currently working with Cognizant, Pune. Although he grew up with a dream of becoming a teacher, destiny landed him in the IT field. Travelling, trekking and reading novels are his hobbies. Travelling to different places has taught him about different cultures and people and makes him wonder how despite all the differences, there is a bond that unites them. Trekking always inspires him to deal with challenges like a sport. Reading is perhaps what makes him feel alive. Apart from writing, he wants to follow his role model Mother Teresa and make some contribution to the society. His debut novel You Are The Best Wife was based on his life events and went on to become a bestseller soon after its release. It charmed many hearts and inspired several others to live every moment with love, peace and happiness.