Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Book Review: I'm Heartless By Vinit.K.Bansal

Finally after ages, I have finally picked up the book that every person from the literary fraternity has read and reviewed. The book has also got the National Bestseller tag and now the lazy me finally woke up to read a book that everyone is talking about. Come to think of it, I have even interviewed the author and attended the book launch of Hindi translation of the book but haven't read it. Shame on me! Let's get back to the review or else I will keep jabbering away.

Author: Vinit.K.Bansal
Publisher: Mahaveer Publishers
Price: 125 INR
Genre: Fiction-Romance

About the Book:

“This is not only a story rather it is real confession of a lover”

The story revolves around VIREN who is a day dreamer, an egoistic, a hopeless romantic and an attention seeker afflicted with a bizarre madness and arrogance engulfing him. It is the story of his life which encompasses love, dedication, eccentricity, friendship and overall his discovery of his true love and also the anguish of losing it due to his obstinacy and self-centeredness. It is a repertoire of moments coated with velvetiness of love and bruised by the thorns of betrayal. It highlights the situations which ultimately turn him into a devil, who wants to annihilate the whole world with his impiety, consequences being the least he cares about; and eventually loses his happiness, identity and even himself in this process.

I could neither speak in words, nor could ever write it down

The loneliness, the emptiness your absence left behind....

Those moments spent in the warmth of your cuddle Still linger in a cruel heart...... in a guilty mind!!!

Whenever I dream, I see you so tranquil Can I trace the reason of my going away and getting back never?

If by closing my eyes I see you happy sweetheart, I promise I shall close my eyes FOREVER! 

About the Author:

Vinit K. Bansal, born in Tohana (Haryana), is fond of reading, writing and composing stories since childhood. He earned his Masters degree from Kurukshetra University and was bestowed awards both at college and university level. He continues to nurture his dream of writing till today and has succeeded in giving shape to his thoughts in this book. As a voracious reader and an avid writer, his vision extends to the realm of social service too. In his own words, “I derive inspiration from India's former President, Prof. APJ Abdul Kalam.” At present, he is working with the State Bank of India in Delhi and loves to pen down his thoughts whenever he finds time.

You can get in touch with him at: or find him on facebook and twitter.

Story In Short:
The books talks about a boy Viren who starts off his Post graduate studies at Kurukshetra University and gets to meet Rashi, his best friend Manasi's best friend. Viren happens to fall for Rashi whom he lovingly calls Pari while Manasi is already head over heels for Viren. Viren knows about Manasi's feelings but doesn't reciprocate and keeps on waiting for his Pari to accept him. Pari always finds a good friend in Viren and that's all. Hell breaks lose once Rashi gets committed to Pratap and Viren begins to feel that there's nothing called as love. In the meanwhile he gets involved with Manasi who loves him deeply even though Viren doesn't take her seriously. She eventually comes to know about the truth and leaves him. The protagonist realizes his mistake but till then it's too late.

My View:
I picked up the book with high expectations expecting it to be fabulous. Though the book didn't let me down but it isn't that great even. The first half of the story literally drags, it's a simple narration of college life, college crushes, how a young man waits for his love to be reciprocated and ignores the girl who loves him, changing mindsets, etc. It's the second part when the story picks up the flow. The change in the protagonist, Viren's ideologies about love is what brings a turning point in the story. When he sees a girl playing with his feelings, he loses trust in love and relationships and begins to play around with the only girl who loves him selflessly. He asks her to leave her place and pursue some course so that they can meet up. Amazingly the girl sacrifices her studies for her love. He doesn't let her work and shouts at her in public. His outrageous and totally absurd anger is what she accepts and bears without a word. When you read this portion you seriously feel like shouting on Viren just the way Sonu and Rashi do. Manasi gets to know his true intentions through Rashi and leaves him forever. He does realize his mistake but you can't cry over spilled milk. I had heard there are some grammatical errors but I guess since I have picked up the book after so long they have been corrected in the subsequent editions. I did find 2-3 printing mistakes here and there but that is where mistakes ended. I personally liked the last chapter, My Confession. The language in the last few chapters seemed to be the best compared to the whole book. Feelings have been expressed in quite a good manner. In the book it is mentioned that Viren wrote poems in remembrance of their love but we don't get to see any of them. It would have given a better look to the book if there had been a poem in the end. 

My Rating: 3.4/5 
A well written book,should be given a chance. 

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  1. Have an author-signed book ready in my desk to be read. Good to read a review before I will begin.. :)

  2. Have heard a lot about this book..I think I should get this one

  3. Have heard a lot about this book..I think I should get this one

    1. Go for it'll like it if you love romance


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