Title : Requiem: Will the Dead Come Back for Love?
Author : Rakesh Ranjan
Pages : 150
Genre : Fiction
Title : 3/5
Cover : 2.5/5
Story-line : 3/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Dialogues & Philosophy : 3.5/5
Characters : 3/5
Overall : 3/5
Requiem is about love although it doesn’t look so until the latter half of the novel. It’s the story of the unfulfilled love of the narrator. It’s about Death, Love and Life. There are mistakes that a person makes but love often persists. And when it becomes so integral to your existence, you always tend to go back to it. It may haunt you in a sense but is often the sweetest memory that you carry. Requiem introduces Death as the beginning of a life beyond Life. Despite the vagaries it is associated with, Death can be a fascinating aspect of Life. It then moves to Love and describes how the two persons met and fell in love. And before love surmounts everything, one often loses to lust. Requiem details that journey of love. Requiem portrays Death and Love as the two continuous pursuits of man. While one fears the former, they always want the latter. Requiem shows how imagination can be a twisted reality. It shows the conflicts inside a human mind. The novel is written in a simple language and is an attempt to connect with the masses.
- The art of playing with words.
- Overall concept.
- Skilled about using the language.
- Presentation of book.
- Habit of author to get drifted away while writing his main story.
The best thing about the author, Rakesh Ranjan is that he knows how to play with words. Requiem is not just another love story, its a kind of a unique journey created by the author. In every sentence of the book, there’s a kind of simplicity and yet a great impact too. He tries to take you to a journey which keeps everyone on toes; the journey after life.
The author has separated the story in three segments namely Death, Love and Life. Personally I liked third part the most. Love part looked too much exaggerated. First part of the book starts pretty well but losses it’s grip over the mind of readers at the end. But the third part is pretty cool and it gives you a great sensation once you are done with the book.
The only thing which lacks in it is the presentation part. The story is nice but the presentation is poor. And another thing is that, many times author flows with his own creation so far that the reader forgets the main story and kept on flowing with the words.
Rakesh is having great potential, he is great when comes to playing with the words. He fills the life in non living but he should work on the presentation part too. I’ll recommend the book to all those who loves to read something different from the main stream writing.