Review by Nitin Puri of Novel-
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Congratulations @unheard_aisha_poetry for your book " Divine Souls". Had a wonderful time reading it. My humble opinion on the book is as follows:
Book is set up in a backdrop of a wedding and the happiness it brings. But, the stories within a single overarching story are the real tale woven by the author. There are 8 main characters in the story, each with their past and its versions. How these characters affect and how their contexts intermingle with each other is the whole narration of the book. It’s an emotional book with lots of “why” and “how” thrown into a lot of scenes.
Reader is immediately engaged with the marriage ceremony & the past of all the family members associated with the event. It throws the reader right into the thick of things to accentuate the juxtaposition of happiness and sorrow within a life time
The book tells a tale of human emotions circling around various characters. It tells a non linear tale with a lot of back and forth in timelines. This phenomenon is, according to me mirrored as a reflection of complexity of emotions which most of the times oscillate within wide spectrum of feelings. It tells a simple story with the intricacies of a mystery. The rollercoaster and ups and downs of various characters is completely relatable and real. It describes how miscommunication or lack of communication can tore apart a seemingly pristine and perfect relationship.
The character arc of almost all the characters is justified and sufficiently explained within the constraints of a book. There are few gaps within the reasoning and the explanation offered for certain twists but that can be neglected or ignored due to the overall impact of the writing.
Writing for the most part is formidable with a lot of emphasis laid on daily interactions. This creates a profound visual for the reader where he/she will be able to relate to almost all the characters in their own lives. “Divine Souls” is not a perfect book but one which will keep you engaged and will keep on tugging your emotional strings till you can feel the pain, happiness, indifference and sin of each & every character.
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Thank 's Nitin