Coffee and love taste the same, bittersweet.
I am a Coffee addict and a chai lover but the aroma of coffee intoxicates me. That’s the sole reason why I picked up this book. Thank you author Saravana Kumar Murugan for the review copy. What follows is an honest review.
The story of Coffee Date follows the life of Sid and Isha. The story is told in Sid’s perspective. It is an everyday love story. Each of us has had a coffee date at some point of time in life. Coffee is one factor that binds the lovers. Patch-ups and break-ups often happen over a cup of coffee. So Isha is a filmmaker and Sid is an IT guy. Their lives are distinct but their love holds them in one tight grip. The climax of the story is quite unexpected.
Coming to the language…it is an easy pie. Simple and smooth sailer, this one is. However, what disappointed me was the numerous grammatical errors. It was perhaps because the writer was trying to translate literally from a vernacular phrase. Also, when we talk about a love story, it has to have a certain degree of effectual quality to it. It has to have right words to describe right situations but the words didn’t have any sort of influence on me. I felt certain love making parts were shady. I don’t intend to insinuate that author made them such but perhaps I didn’t like it being portrayed in one particular way. Other factor was a surprise wedding, it didn’t go down well with me, though it was fairytale like.
I, being an author, understand the ergonomics of writing a book, a debut novel, especially. Hence I can overlook the edits. But the connect is what is much needed in any book.
The story was endearing towards the end, a slice of life. One can read it in leisure time and despite the errors, it makes for a good read. I especially loved the fact that it brought out the bittersweetness of Coffee fairly well.
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