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Truly, Madly, Deeply (Paperback)

Truly, Madly, Deeply (Paperback)

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Paperback , 312 pages

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9350880091

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9789350880098)

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There are some who love and conquer...
There are some who love and forget...
... and then there is RAHUL KAPOOR!

A pompous Rahul is head over heels in love with Seema, his beautiful female equivalent from the same school. After a whirlwind of innocent encounters, their teenage romance blossoms yet both of them never confess their love to each other. A series of misunderstandings and ego clashes cause them to drift apart. Rahul loses his sanity and ultimatel...

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20 Reviews of Truly, Madly, Deeply (Paperback)

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I am not quite a reader of sentimental romance novels but this book changed my opinion about such stories. When this book made me laugh, all it did was make me laugh. Whe.. More details I am not quite a reader of sentimental romance novels but this book changed my opinion about such stories. When this book made me laugh, all it did was make me laugh. When it made me cry, all it did was made me shed those tears of frustration from the past. This is not just a book, it's a tool to relive (not relieve) your first love. I wanted to keep the book down, not because it was bad but I couldn't afford to change myself again. I did end up reading it completely, simply cuz it would have felt so bad to miss this one. Some brilliant reviews inside and the blurb by Tuhin Sinha made me pick up a copy and I haven't repented it one bit. Such a kind of work could only have been done by a heart so pure that could have loved truly, madly, deeply. Hide details
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The author, Faraaz Kazi does justice to the story and we can easily imagine he has a personal connect with the book. Great cover, awesome imagery and appropriate characte.. More details The author, Faraaz Kazi does justice to the story and we can easily imagine he has a personal connect with the book. Great cover, awesome imagery and appropriate characterization set this book apart from the rest. The topic has been delicately but expertly handled by the author, who gives us no room for complaints. Yes, there are some pagination errors but I don't think one can blame the author for that. All in all, a touching read that will surely make you fetch the tissues and recollect your first love! Hide details
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Excellent story, one of the best sweetest love stories ever and by an Indian author. Simple story, well fabricated and seems like you almost live it along with the charac.. More details Excellent story, one of the best sweetest love stories ever and by an Indian author. Simple story, well fabricated and seems like you almost live it along with the characters, which ultimately makes you happier with the turn of every page. But that happiness is just a literary marvel, the essence of the book is of last love and at times you can literally feel the pain of the main character, Rahul. Promising debut. Recommend it to all those who possess a heart. Hide details
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The plot as well as the characters was really sweet and refeshing. I could actually able to connect with Seema. But I felt Rahul and Seema's academic as well as other ac.. More details The plot as well as the characters was really sweet and refeshing. I could actually able to connect with Seema. But I felt Rahul and Seema's academic as well as other achievements a bit unrealistic. I mean,how can a person be good in EVERYTHING he/she does? Plus,I could not understand the endling. Did they finally end up together? Hide details
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Yes, the book is a little cliched as per what some say but if the cliche works then why not? I was into the story right from page one. The author builds a tremendous grip.. More details Yes, the book is a little cliched as per what some say but if the cliche works then why not? I was into the story right from page one. The author builds a tremendous grip over the reader from the prologue itself and then goes onto define first love through various incidents and poems between Rahul and Seema. Then book then loses its speed in the middle with a debate and cricket competition that seem a little out of place though on hindsight, I do feel they were essential to the story because they encompass changes in Rahul's love for Seema or what he feels rather. Then the book picks up steam once again, post the breakup or whatever I can call Rahul's and Seema's separation and then the reader arrives at a marvelous ending. Seriously, only seasoned author could pull it off and it shows in Kazi's writings.
Read this book if you ever truly, madly and deeply loved someone. It is one of the best titles this year and overall, one of the best romance books I ever read though a little tragic. A tenner for this!
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Boy was it a book well chosen. Kazi narrates the views of a teenage protagonist, allowing the reader to get an extremely well-rounded look at the story. At first the jump.. More details Boy was it a book well chosen. Kazi narrates the views of a teenage protagonist, allowing the reader to get an extremely well-rounded look at the story. At first the jumping from character's PoV to narrator's PoV is a little jarring and you have to keep reminding yourself that the voice has changed, but eventually you get into the vibe of the book and wouldn't have it written any other way. The one thing Kazi does perfectly is make you torn. You really don't know who to support in a case like this, Rahul or his beloved, Seema. At times you find yourself leaning towards the hero, and other times wanting desperately to shout your support for his lady love.
With the readers information of other characters, the whole case is a lot more difficult to have a desired verdict towards. In the end a decision is made, a decision that, while reading the book, I was constantly wondering what Kazi was going to do, because either way one fully supported side was going to lose. But the way he really ends the book puts results to rest in a solid, yet emotionally unsatisfying ending. The ending it by no means bad, quite the contrary it was beautiful and settling, but at the same time you don't know whether to be relieved that there was an extremely open ending without debate, or to cry. I won't tell you why, and I may have said too much already. But this book is just incredible and I highly advise you try to read it as soon as possible.
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If you ever loved someone truly, madly, deeply...this book is for you. I was eagerly awaiting the release of this novel after having watched both the heart-wrenching prom.. More details If you ever loved someone truly, madly, deeply...this book is for you. I was eagerly awaiting the release of this novel after having watched both the heart-wrenching promo trailers that created a lot of hype on social networks. It's a simple tale of misunderstandings affecting the love life of two teenagers. The magic lies in the way the author has handled it by accurately describing even the tiniest of all the emotions experienced by a person when they first fall in love.
The main character, Rahul is a mysterious guy and this book is his story. Kazi wonderfully uses multiple POVs and effectively conveys one of the warmest tale that will tug at the reader's heart. I was immediately thinking about Erich Segal's 'Love Story' at certain points. Kazi is an elegant romance writer. This brilliant novel will be on my bookshelf forever.
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‘Truly, Madly, Deeply… memoirs of a broken heart’s first love’ is one of the most wonderful romance novels I have read till date. This is not your usual college-k.. More details ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply… memoirs of a broken heart’s first love’ is one of the most wonderful romance novels I have read till date. This is not your usual college-kind of a fairy tale romance but a very unique and subtle love story with intense emotions right from the word ‘go’. I picked up this book from a bookshelf in a store, just to sample it with my eyes after seeing the striking blue cover. And for the next six hours straight, I was at the store on a bean bag, reading this delightful tale. I finished this book in the store itself yet I bought the copy as it will always remind me of a feeling called love in this world. Every page of this book is a delight to the reader. It took me back to my school days, making me recollect my first love. You laugh, cry and even dance with the protagonist. Some moments are really heart touching, though it moves slowly at the start, it gathers pace in the middle.
The story is about the protagonist, Rahul and his love for a girl named Seema from his previous school. The story is put on paper through a vivid narrative and the author using multiple POV's brilliantly to sketch the minute details of some of the most wonderful characters a reader might come across. From essaying beautiful moments in a person's love life which they usually take for granted to portraying raw human emotions through effective dialogue and scenery, catches the attention of the reader. The subtle use of metaphors and the added poetic effect are alluring and pleasant though some do seem like they have been 'stuffed in unnecessarily'.
Rahul is made to recollect his days of yore back home in India from his current location in Philadelphia. In those days, Rahul was an extravagant, over-confident youngster riding high on his academic success but in the present, he’s shown to be a shadow of his past recovering from a heart-break but is he really recovering? That’s the main element of the story. In a viral promo that was released some months back, the author talked about the protagonist landing up there when the only thing he desired in this world was the comfort of Seema’s lap. Thus, the journey of Rahul from the apple of everyone’s eyes to being a nothing is really well sketched and holds the reader’s attention. The way Rahul talks in first person as a normal, hormone-driven teenager and when the author uses the third person to display his growing maturity is really the highlight of the book other than the surge of the confused emotions. Though if the poetic lines just before the protagonist goes into flashback, should have been italicised or underlined to give the reader a hint that the flashback is about to begin. It does get confusing in the earlier chapters before the reader starts expecting the same effect in the subsequent chapters.
Seema is as the writer says ‘Rahul’s female equivalent’ but only more beautiful. Exactly how an on-track love story falls to the wolves makes the reader sit up and take notice. The author makes use of delicate misunderstandings which teenagers often have the habit of blowing them out of proportions, ego clashes cause the lead characters to drift apart only to realise that the enormity of their feelings was much more than they had thought of. The good times the characters share makes one recollect their school days and the innocent encounters of first love and then once the turbulent times begin, the story takes a while to sink in. Heavy emotions mark the downfall of Rahul’s love life. Other than the main characters, some other characters like Sahil and Grazil are noteworthy even though they aren’t a part of the main story. Their loveable nature instantly strikes a chord with you. Farha, Naziya and Jay have a distinct evil shade to their characteristics and manage to evoke the exact opposite emotions once the reader realizes the extent of their doings in an adolescent world. The cricket scene and quiz are so wonderfully done by the author that it seems like a live scene is playing in front of your eyes. And emotions not just mean the dark, depressing Devdas types but also include well-constructed humour and drama. However, some dialogues sound really filmy and the author only reinforces the belief that teenagers are hard-core movie buffs who aspire to be in the shoes of their favourite actors. It can actually be made into an interesting movie with a bit of editing in the script as some scenes are your typical Bollywood masala types. Fighting sequences and the deliciously rhyming song that Rahul sings for Seema on the annual day are other highlights of this loveable adolescent tale. The good part however is that though the story talks of first love and conjures up teenage protagonists, it does not limit itself to the same target audience due to the fact that the author has used multiple POVs quite efficiently. The teenage drama coupled with a very interesting climax that comes out brilliantly because of the way the author has built up the story, make this book a true love saga. Coming from a first-time writer, it is apparent that there was a lot of self-influence going into the story yet this book is a gem though there was room for improvement in editing and hopefully, they will be corrected in the next edition. The book should strike a chord with people who cherish their first love and have ever passed through the funny stage of life called adolescence. Slow to pick up but a fiery tale, intense with emotions and filled with enjoyment, this book is a must-read for die-hard romantics and all other readers in general. Uread and Flipkart are offering author-signed copies of this book, if you cherish a well-written, emotionally charged love-story then go for it!
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I BROUGHT THIS BOOK AFTER A FRIEND WHO IS INTO READING AND ALL RECOMMENDED ME. WHEN I STARTED READING THIS BOOK I HAD NOT MUCH OF AN EXPECTATION FROM IT BUT WHEN I FINIS.. More details I BROUGHT THIS BOOK AFTER A FRIEND WHO IS INTO READING AND ALL RECOMMENDED ME. WHEN I STARTED READING THIS BOOK I HAD NOT MUCH OF AN EXPECTATION FROM IT BUT WHEN I FINISHED IT IT WAS AN AWESOME FEELING WHICH ONE HAS AFTER DOING SOMETHING OUT OF THE WORLD.SUCH A GREAT BOOK WITH A TERRIFIC CLIMAX. Hide details
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Great book, brought tears to my eyes. My life's story was similar. Great job by the writer. More details Great book, brought tears to my eyes. My life's story was similar. Great job by the writer. Hide details
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Beautiful prose. Recommend it to all who possess a heart. Brings out the eternal romantic in you.

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Beautiful prose. Recommend it to all who possess a heart. Brings out the eternal romantic in you.

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Honestly speaking, it is a touching story but I felt it was a little slow to take off even then I enjoyed it. The cover is really catchy and incidents in the book call ou.. More details Honestly speaking, it is a touching story but I felt it was a little slow to take off even then I enjoyed it. The cover is really catchy and incidents in the book call out to your innermost desires. Strong sentences and some really brave metaphors make the book a literary sensation in its category. Kazi has woven a tale of unrequited love in a very suave manner.
Teenage love. I really could not find any other suitable competitor in this category. This book stands out in the crowd, though some situations are arguable. I think people who have fallen in love during any time of their lives, should read this. They'll not regret.
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Wow! Some books take you for a surprise as this one did. I was browsing the shelves at a bookshop and came across a lot of young aspiring Indian Authors and cheap hundred.. More details Wow! Some books take you for a surprise as this one did. I was browsing the shelves at a bookshop and came across a lot of young aspiring Indian Authors and cheap hundred rupee books. Most of them were chick-lits and female authors but to find a male author in this selection was a surprise. The title of the book struck a chord with me once I overcame the effect of the beautiful cover art which seemed to speak to me. It is difficult for a human not to imagine love... so I picked the book. I felt I should try reading it, and boy did I feel touched. In the middle when the main character recollects his happy times and laments on his lost love, I could not stop myself from crying. Somehow I felt a bit disappointed by the ending. Written in flowing prose and added poetic effect with a complete package including drama, humour and some really intense romance between two hormone driven teens, this book surely stands out in the crowd. The words of the story were even more touching and I could feel the pain the character goes through, through the author's expert words. It had a similar effect as Erich Segal's Love Story did to me, may be even better. I would recommend this book to one and all. Hide details
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Sweet love story with an interesting climax. Will haunt you long after you have turned the last page. A must-read. More details Sweet love story with an interesting climax. Will haunt you long after you have turned the last page. A must-read. Hide details
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Engrossing and satisfying. Speaks to your heart and the scenes come alive in front of your eyes. It was a fabulous read. As Mr. Kumar says, the author has woven magic on .. More details Engrossing and satisfying. Speaks to your heart and the scenes come alive in front of your eyes. It was a fabulous read. As Mr. Kumar says, the author has woven magic on paper. You'd be disappointed to miss it. Hide details
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This book seriously can melt a stone. Heavy words with complicated teenage emotions compose this young love story. It makes you wonder is there a feeling beyond love. The.. More details This book seriously can melt a stone. Heavy words with complicated teenage emotions compose this young love story. It makes you wonder is there a feeling beyond love. The author has done well to capture the same. Great read, coming from a new romance writer. Hide details
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A delightful tale of first love that evokes so many emotions inside the reader, making him feel human again. It brings back the love in your heart and takes you back to t.. More details A delightful tale of first love that evokes so many emotions inside the reader, making him feel human again. It brings back the love in your heart and takes you back to the past as you share the joys and sorrows of Rahul, the protagonist. Sweet romance, well-written. Hide details
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"A fascinating, roller-coaster tale of teenage love, Kazi’s book depicts the emotion in its raw, confusing form- just the way you’d have experienced it the first time.. More details "A fascinating, roller-coaster tale of teenage love, Kazi’s book depicts the emotion in its raw, confusing form- just the way you’d have experienced it the first time you fell in love with someone. Kazi’s penchant for detail is impressive and makes the book an alluring journey for all die-hard romantics."
-Tuhin Sinha, best-selling author of ‘That thing called love’ and ‘Of Love and Politics’.
"The first book of an author always has a piece of the author's soul in it. Faraaz has his soul in this one."
-Abhijit Bhaduri, best-selling author of ‘Mediocre but Arrogant’ and ‘Married but Available’.
“In his debut novel, Faraaz Kazi exercises his literary muscle by accurately painting the colours of heartache. With a natural knack for the written word, Kazi's potential is clearly visible in black and white and will certainly be one to watch.”
-Chandru Bhojwani, author of 'The Journey of Om'.
“Faraaz shows subtle facility with the pen as he flits conveniently between classical and contemporary styles of writing. With a story set to cater to the yuppie generation, he is conscious of his choice of words. And the making of a fine writer shows in his flourish of words, as it does in his case.”
-Nishant Kaushik, author of ‘A Romance with Chaos’
"Faraaz has an easy narrative. This style will go down well across a wide spectrum of readers. Definitely a promising young author."
-Rashmi Kumar, author of ‘Stilettos in the newsroom’.

"Here is yet another beautiful tale of two lovers that reaffirms the
'power of love' as it takes you on a poignant journey of two innocent
hearts.....which rouses your curiosity, fascinates you with its beauty
and tugs at your heart... till you give up being a critical reader and
deeply wish for a 'Happy Ending' for the lovers! "
-Sujata Parishar, author of ‘The pursuit of infidelity’.

"Amazing cover, crisp detailing, wry wit, melodious and prosaic, refreshingly original... Faraaz has woven magic on paper - one that swiftly transports my soul into an era brimming with teenage dreams and pulsating hope... This one promises to be a cracker of a sentimental read... Just can't believe that it's the first novel of a very young, nascent writer... Well done, Faraaz, you make us proud :)"
-N. Sampath Kumar, author of 'Love on velocity express'

For confirmation, do check the blurbs in the book and Faraaz Kazi's website http://www.faraazkazi.com/wts.html
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About Faraaz Kazi

Faraaz Kazi (born November 10, 1987) is an Indian author, primarily into mainstream romance. He is b...