Book review | My True Angel by Irshad Thalakala
Author: Irshad Thalakala
No. of pages: 214
Published on: 16th January 2018
Published by: Invincible Publishers
My rating: ★★★☆☆
This is a sweet tale of finding true love. Iqbal, who works in IT company meets a beautiful girl Rubina. Iqbal falls in love with her, but Rubina does not reciprocate the same. Whether any mystery behind this girl Rubina or the destiny is waiting for something else?
This has been an endearing read for me. The way the story and its feels have been put forward will make every reader stir up and realise how difficult it is to fall in love with a person from a different religion, especially in a country like India.
The story is about Iqbal. Iqbal has been born and brought up in a conservative Muslim family and when he decides to step outside his hometown in search of a job, everything that he had planned for himself goes haywire. The story is about Iqbal and how he meets the three angels of his life.
Through his journey of meeting his three angels, the readers will get to know about Iqbal's struggles in his journey of his search for true love. Even if they failed him or became successes, his relationship with these angels helped him grow and become a better person. He overcame his failures and shortcomings and stood out.
The three female protagonists of the story are very different to each other and the readers sees a variety of personas that influences Iqbal. The relationship that he shared with them are also so unique that it really intrigued me. Though sometimes I felt that Iqbal's character was a bit overbearing at times, somehow his character gets developed as the story progressed.
The story has fairly enough twists and dramatic changes. So yeah, those really surprised me and made me cling to the book. The second half of the book was more interesting than the first half, because it is in the second half that there are lots of characters being incorporated and interesting turn of events happen.
Also, the book shows communal harmony as well as disharmony, and the problems one faces due to religion. Iqbal, being a Muslim boy, had to fight for his love and even tried to bring balance between his love and his family. The book is an eye-opener and clearly shows its readers about the pros and cons of being in a conservative family.
The writing style is pretty much simple and easy. It is straightforward and this is why it failed to strike a chord in me. I could not really associate myself with the protagonist's agony since the emotions have not been properly demonstrated in the book. I would rather have preferred if the book had had shown Iqbal's inner turmoils through similes and metaphors. But nevertheless, the book is a really sweet love story and touches a lot of topics.
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I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.