Book Review

Book Review: Knotty Affairs by Chirag Bagadia


A land of countless customs, few things in India get bigger than a big fat wedding. A marriage is a celebration which brings families and friends together. And the ceremony ends with the tradition of the bride leaving her parents’ home and moving in with her husband. The groom always has a choice-he can either stay with his parents or stay separately. However, for the bride her ‘home’ is now a strange place.
Meet Aakash, a young dental intern, who falls in love with Kashish. However, what he doesn’t know is that winning her heart was never going to be easy. Kashish is resolute-nothing, not even their budding romance, will come in the way of her devotion to her parents.
Cut to four years later. Akash has fallen in love with Aneri, the only daughter of her parents. However, his father is clearly miffed by this development, and enlists the help of a psychologist friend to help Aakash. Furthermore, his father is also not surprised at the couple’s request of entering into a live-in relationship before the marriage. But is Aakash ready to challenge the existing customs for his love? Is he prepared to go to any lengths to see that his love does not shed another tear?
Take this tradition-defying journey with Aakash, Kashish and Aneri as they dare to delve deeper into the web of love and relationships. Warm up to their crazy antics which will leave you wondering-why can’t this be my story?!


Cover: 4/5
Title: 3.5/5
Blurb: 4/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover looks just beautiful and perfect. It justifies the title and the story in true sense. It’s just mesmerizing.

The title is good, so is the story, a unique one, I must say.

The blurb of the book describes the core of the story well, but didn’t take into the funny timing the story actually has.

The story is based on strong characters like Akash, Kashish and Aneri. The love story of Akash and Kashish didn’t got approved because of their cultural and perspective differences.
But few years later, when Akash found himself in a similar situation, he chose to put in his best effort to make it work.

The character of Akash was quite relatable. as his character has been depicted very well given the dilemma he faces twice in his love life.

The language of the book is simple enough to connect with the readers.

The story is depicted very well by the author and it questions the practice of woman leaving their family behind after marriage, and tries to provide with a solution.

Read this book, to see whether the solution is feasible or not in real world.

Looking forward to read more from the author in future.

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