BOOK REVIEW OF- Love Will Find A Way
By Anurag Garg
• Paperback: 256 pages
• Publisher: Penguin Random House India (14 August 2017)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0143439936
• ISBN-13: 978-0143439936
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
Madhav is an aspiring writer stuck in a dead-end corporate job that gives him no
joy and no time to write his book. But there’s more to him than meets the eye.
He has been hiding a secret all his life-which, if revealed, may
shatter the very
existence of his being.
His loved ones know he’s holding something back but don’t suspect anything
grave until his girlfriend, Meera, tired of his constant mood swings, decides to
take him to an art therapy session. There he meets someone who tries to
unearth the past Madhav so desperately wants to keep buried.
So what exactly happened years ago? Why does Madhav not want to go down
From the bestselling author of A Half-Baked Love Story and Love . . . Not for
Sale comes another enigmatic tale of friendship, hidden truths and the
redeeming power of love.
Love really does find its own way. I had read a beautiful metaphor with mountains which goes like Mountains like these and travellers in the mountains and events that happen to them here are found not only in Zen literature but in the tales of every major religion. This allegory of a physical mountain for the spiritual one that stands between each soul and its goal is an easy and natural one to make. Like those in the valley behind us, most people stand in sight of the spiritual mountains all their lives and never enter them, being content to listen to others who have been there and thus avoid the hardships. Some travel into the mountains accompanied by experienced guides who know the best and least dangerous routes by which they arrive at their destination. Still others, inexperienced and untrusting, attempt to make their own routes. Few of these are successful, but occasionally some, by sheer will and luck and grace, do make it. Once there they become more aware than any of the others that there’s no single or fixed number of routes. There are as many routes as there are individual souls. Similarly when you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you. Thus indeed Love finds a way and the title is very apt to the plot.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
Meera s character with Madhav’s was just like the wrong with the right. We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavours of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it’s got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.” You will find that special person who is wrong you me in just the right way.
Though love plays the major part of the plot, sub elements like secret and complications also sums up to the flow of the plot. The way the author has interpreted the complex life keeping a theme of love as the background was amazing. Madhav himself proves that Life is random. Life is complicated. Life is often unforgiving. And we must each live it anyway. And I don’t mean live it as if it’s a chore, something to be endured, survived. I mean, dig in, get muddy, howl at the moon, take pictures of sunsets, play in the rain, make love, savour your food, and smile as much as you can. And cry when you’re sad. Live it despite the fact it turns you off. Live it and pay as much attention as you can muster. And definitely I would like to praise the way the author co relates bondage, friendship, love and secrets, freedom and complexity. Many people think that love represents chains, bondage, the opposite of freedom. But people who believe such things are simple-minded creatures who have been lied to, and who easily accept the general trend of the lie. It is in fact love that is the only thing powerful enough to set one free from even the most deeply-embedded and thoroughly-wound chains of the soul, the mind, and the body. The fact is that we are born into chains and born into bondages; these things are put upon us by fear, pain and doubt. When you are thoroughly loved by someone in mind and in heart, this has the power to set you so free, freer than you have ever been before. And that is because freedom is not the equivalent of detachment. Freedom is the equivalent of that which sets you free. And when someone loves you the way that only they can, that is what sets you free. What was the secret or why did Madhav keep the secret? What was the past all about and how did love find its way? If you need the answers of the above questions,
Overall I would like to rate the book 41 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
1. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 8/10
2. Net emotions in the story- 9/10
3. Usage of words and phrases-8/10
4. The title, cover and the illustration-8/10
5. The net impact on the readers- 810
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anurag Garg is an engineering graduate and works in the IT industry. He’s the
author of two national bestselling novels, A Half-Baked Love Story and Love Not
for Sale. He finds himself close to nature and believes in creating
circles of love
and service around him. He lives in Delhi with his family.