NAME : HOLD MY HAND
AUTHOR : DURJOY DUTTA
PUBLISHER : PENGUIN
ESTIMATE READING TIME : 5-6 HOURS
PLOT : 4/5
STORY : 3/5
COVER : 3/5
WRITING STYLE : 4/5
OVERALL : 3.5/5
‘Deep’ was a kind of a person who thinks that the world is confined in the pages of the books he read in his father’s library. Everything happening around him seems to have happened to some character of the book he read. There was nothing else in his life till his destiny took him to Hong Kong.
In the lift of a hotel of Hong Kong he first met her, Ahana. Ahana was a beautiful girl. Cherish was his nature and everything seems to be perfect for her. But it wasn’t. She was suffering from rare congenital disease which left her blind.
This love story seems to be impossible but Durjoy created the aura of love which left the reader mesmerized.
Ahana, a blind girl, showed the world’s beauty to Deep.
Story has four parts:
Deep got introduced and his boring life unfolds. (2.5 stars)
Ahana comes into pictures and narrates the life of a blind person. (4 stars)
Twist occurs when Ahana’s previous boyfriend comes into picture. (2 stars)
Ahana had to choose between two guys and in the meanwhile Deep returns back to India. (3 stars)
- The way Ahana showed the world to Deep.
- Durjoy presented the blind world beautifully.
- Deep’s way of linking every event to the character of his book.
- Opening of the novel doesn’t seem to grab the reader instantly.
- Plot is beautiful but Durjoy failed to make it magical.
- End is not good.
It’s my first one of durjoy dutta and I felt really impressed by his work. I generally don’t like love stories but this one left an impact on my heart. Truly unexpectable. I loved the part when Ahana was narrating her blind life. I loved the writer’s way of pouring the emotions in appropriate amount. But the first part was a bit depressing when narration was done by Deep. It sounded a bit boring.
Durjoy has presented Ahana immensely alive to the reader but in comparison to that Deep fells a bit dead. I found it difficult to connect with other character of the novel other than Ahana.
I loved Durjoy’s style and will definitely be going for his other works too.