Title : And… they fell in love!
Author : Vikas Singal
Genre : Love/Romance (Short Stories)
Cover : 3/5
Title : 3.5/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Overall : 3.5/5
These are three short stories or rather scenes where two people meet, know each other a bit and then start a journey together. These short stories do not end; they are the beginning of their love life.
Several times, you wonder, why two people meet for the first time and they feel that their soul search has ended. These stories are written for the people who believe in “someone somewhere is made for you”.
- Great concept for an e-book.
- Sweet and lovable narration.
- Characters are defined perfectly within short word limit.
- Short length of the stories.
Market for e-books in India is still in doubt. Amazon is trying to force the reader to pick up the Kindle reading habit and slowly the world is drifting towards the ‘soft’ version of books. So considering the possibilities of future, I would say that Vikas Singal has come up with a revolutionary idea to present a short story collection for kindle lovers at budget price.
Vikas Singal, with his book, ‘And… They fell in love’ delivers three short stories of around 5k words which is about the first meet of two strangers falling in love with each other.
The first story, ‘Mr. Right’ seems to be the most predictable one, according to the subject. Its about first meet of a boy and a girl, regarding marriage. In this story itself, author shows his brilliance over the subject. The awkwardness, nervousness and sweetness of the moment is described to the fullest. It’s a kind of story which you’ll never want to end. But eventually it ends with an assurance of a new beginning.
The second story is Tanya. It is about a girl which gets stuck in a situation from where the boy helps her to come out. It’s a mediocre kind of a story but not that disappointing but among the three, I would say that this story feels a bit weak.
The third one is The Capri Girl. This is about a train journey and the best part of this story is that here the author seems to be very matured while writing the characters of the boy and the girl. Characters are well defined and their reactions over the situation holds the reader to read further. This story assures that the author is pretty good with his writing style.
Overall the book only fails on the parameters of its length otherwise I would say that if you love short stories, then this is your destination.