Passion, love and ample romance (IANS Books This Weekend)
Flick through an exciting story triggered by Neil Armstrong’s moon walk, wade through the love story of a geek and a fashion model, read the romantic tale of three lives ruled by destiny and bury yourself in the gripping story of a woman caught between two worlds.
1. Book: Moonwalker; Author: Virendra Shahaney; Publisher: Become Shakespeare; Price: Rs.399; Pages: 408
Two major events took place on July 20, 1969. The first was that American astronaut Neil Armstrong planted the Stars and Stripes on the moon. The second event took place inside 9-year-old Raghu’s head. “If the Americans can go to the moon, why can’t we,” he asked his father His curiosity and 45-years-long roller coaster journey changed little Raghu’s life. This fictional story revolves around Dr. Raghav Manohar who puts all his efforts into acheiving his only dream — to put India’s Tricolour on the Moon.
Will he succeed in his mission or will the forces of fate land him elsewhere? Enjoy this gripping tale of passion, love and friendship. Moonwalker is sure to strike a chord in you.
2. Book: A Crazy Kind of Love; Author: Megha Rao; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs. 199; Pages: 190
She couldn’t remember her past. He wanted to forget his present. They could see right through each other. They wanted to be together. Yet, it took them too long to figure out that there is nothing perfect about love. You just need to be together.
If you’ve ever been in love, you will find “A Crazy Kind of Love”, funny, mad and a completely adorable read.
3. Book: It’s All in the Planets; Author: Preeti Shenoy; Publisher: Westland; Price: Rs.225; Pages: 307
This is the story of a 27-year-old techie, Aniket. His best friend is Subbu, a nerd who breathes, thinks and lives code. Aniket cannot believe his luck when he starts dating the sexy model Trish, who is totally out of his league. Trish has a list of things that she wants him to work on, beginning from his potbelly and geekness.
Then, there’s 34-year-old Nidhi, who has quit her corporate job to follow her passion. She is engaged to Mr. Perfect Manoj.
Aniket and Nidhi meet on a train and she agrees to become his relationship coach. This decision sets into motion a chain of events that will have a profound impact on the lives of the trio. Read on to know the story of a man and two women struggling with their destiny. Some things, they say, are all in the planets.
4. Book: A Forgotten Affair; Author: Kanchana Banerjee; Publisher: HarperCollins; Price: Rs.199; Pages: 188
Sagarika Mehta walks out of her marriage, meets with a fatal accident and goes into a deep coma — all on the same day. After six months, she wakes up with no memory of her past. When she is discharged from the hospital a year later, her husband Rishab whisks her away to an unfamiliar address in Gurgaon for treatment.
There, in that plush apartment with people waiting for her, Sagarika can’t shake off the feeling that something is wrong. Why does the scent of a particular cologne unsettle her? And why is Rishab so evasive in response to her queries about her past?
“A Forgotten Affair” is a gripping story of a woman caught between two worlds.