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Vivek Agarwal's Love, Me and Bullshit!
|by Dr. Anshu Pandey|
Love, Me and Bullshit! is a debut novel by Vivek Kumar Agarwal, who has worked with top-tier banking and consulting firm and is currently setting up a media venture. Love, Me and Bullshit - as it is suggesting, the title of the book is very interesting. Author had decided to be a writer though he was very confused before writing his maiden novel; didn’t know how to write and finally managed to pen this one as a bespectacled man. So all credit should go to those spectacles through which he earns his valuable experiences and manages to interpret into his novel.
After few months when Romal completed his IIM Degree he got a new job. Still he was confused that he loves Varsha or not. And, finally Romal definitely stands out a character – a loser in love.
The author made an attempt to explore the boundaries of being a loser. The character Romal is an unsuccessful hero who realizes his loss when it is already lost. He even starts discerning the resemblance of Versha in other girls:
In the very first few pages, precisely after the prologue, the author has introduced us to Master voice and inner voice of Mysterious world which suggests that author believes in God or a supernatural power. He is of a view in the novel that God is the one who creates our life and designs every event that happens in our life. Therefore, whatever happens in our life, weather good or bad, is God’s will. Only God has the power to change our destiny. He proclaims that we, as human beings, have no power to change our life or our destiny. The novel is a psychological profile, a half-baked record of an IIM student. The narration was so attractive that one can read till to the last end to find the culmination. Vivek has summed up Romal’s plight of love with the striking lines of Mirza Ghalib’s Shayari which asserts that love is not less than death.
The production quality of the book is average while the editing errors could and should have been easily clipped out. For a new author it is a quite good effort. Among the new crop of authors, Vivek Kumar Agarwal is definitely a talent to watch for. I definitely recommend this book to al young guns of India who want to outshine the world in future.
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