Book Review #30: The Dreamer

Name: The Dreamer- an unpredictable lover that couldn t say anything
Author: Vivek Jain
No. of Pages: 217
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Frog Books (An Imprint of Leadstart Publishing)
Price: Rs. 125/-
Published in: 2014
The blurb of the book says:
Love does not mean having your mate on your side or does it? Can a guy love a girl in such an unpredictable way that she becomes his soul? Are all these ancient love stories like Romeo and Juliet fake? And if it is not, then can this kind of love happen in today s generation? 

Vivek is a guy with a slight scientific bent of mind, who always tries to perform experiments related to various fields of science. At a school function, he meets a meets a girl Shruti, who becomes his addiction … his princess, his angel …Goddess … the reason for his existence. He falls in love with her at first sight … handing over his entire life into her hands… 

Somehow, Vivek manages to speak to Shruti … then follows an addiction about her … a madness that knows no end. To prove his love for her, he designs a telescope to impress her. But four years later, a tragic change of fate enters their life. Shruti turns volte-face and refuses to even recognise or acknowledge Vivek. What is this story all about? Is destiny playing a game with Vivek? Or is Shruti playing a game with him? Or is there another angle? How will this love story end? Will Vivek win over Shruti … or will it remain an unfulfilled dream forever?
About the author:
Vivek Jain, 22 years is an engineer. He was brought up in the district, Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from writing, the author has a keen interest in conducting experiments related to different fields of science. Gathering knowledge related to space science, psychology, spirituality, and Jainism. He also loves to listen to soft music. His other interests are swimming, acting, cooking, travelling, and being on social network sites like Facebook. Recently, he is working on a science project. The Dreamer, is his debut novel.
Cover: It shows the silhouette of a young boy with outstretched arms, showering flower petals and an image of a girl.
Writing: There are many typos and grammatical mistakes in the book. I feel that the way of writing is quite childish.
Story: The author discloses that this is the story of his life. He falls for a girl when he was in the eleventh standard and the story is of what followed after that.
The book took me back to my own school and college days and made me remember all the boys who were dreaming about some girl or the other. The story is a realistic account of how boys work as a team while one of them chases a girl. It shows how (puppy) love can make or break one’s life. I really liked the climax of the story which reveals that things are not always as we see them.
The thing I didn’t like about the book is the way of writing. The plot is realistic and one could easily relate to the events. It could have been a great book if it would have been written in an interesting, captivating and involving manner.
I give “The Dreamer” 2 stars on a scale of 5.

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