Title : As Life Has No Undo
Author : Abir Mukherjee
Pages : 301
Genre : Romance
Publication : Blackbuck Publication
Cover : 3/5
Blurb : 2/5
Theme : 2.5/5
Story : 2.5/5
Writing & Style : 2.5/5
Characters : 3.5/5
Overall : 2.5/5
As Life Has No Undo is an episode of teenage romance describing how things and priorities change with time and age. Ankit is a simple boy belonging to a middle class bengali family. Shreeja is a pretty, ambitious and career oriented girl. The story circles around the teenage romance of these two till Debdeep enters the scene.
How Ankit faces these gradual changes in his life? Would his life ever be the same? Does life has a undo button?
- Good presentation of story and plot.
- Good characterization.
- Interesting cover.
- Simplicity in writing and ideology.
- Fails to deliver something new.
- Becomes a li’l ‘stretchy’ in the middle.
- The transition from Ankit’s ‘love phase’ to ‘mad romeo phase’ could have been smoother.
- Lacks a certain level of pace.
“Snapshots of teenage love and it’s consequences. Good presentation. A simple read.”
This book talks of a phase in our lives where we fall in love and are determined to do anything and everything to sustain it. Ankit, our male protagonist of the book, is our romeo. He falls in love with this girl Shreeja, which starts with a simple bet. But slowly Ankit falls in love with Shreeja and forgets about the bet.
Now we’ve all heard and seen these type of love tales. The main setback of this is that it fails o deliver something new. In an era where everything is already written and documented, one is always looking forward to get his hands on something new. Albeit this is not one of those books.
The presentation and writing style of the author is quite good. You can connect with the story at some point or other. Love and romance fans can enjoy it. The book has an essence of friendship, love, betrayal, depression and much more.
The transition part of Ankit’s ‘love life’ to ‘no love life’ could have been a li’l smoother. The way Deba, under the hood, makes his way to Shreeja could have been much ore interesting. The gang sequences of Ankit and his friends are pretty good and lifelike.
The book is a good read but i found the content repeated. Halfway through the story and nothing interesting. It demotivates the reader to continue with the story. Maybe because this is the story of most of our Indian teenagers, I found it repeated. Other than that, it’s a good read. Go for it if you are a fan of love, romance and betrayal drama. All the best to Abir for his book.