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Salesh Dipak Fernando

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MAKE IT 2 – A QUESTION OF CHOICES

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Let me start with a candid confession MAKE IT 2 wasn’t an easy book to review.  The book is a mess a sweet, funny, erotic mess. We have all come across triangles before. So what makes this one different?

On the surface it does resemble the usual love triangle we have all come across before.  But for me it was always about the choices and their resulting consequences. It is not often that a reader encounters two strong, independent female characters in a love story.  This uniqueness makes the whole plot work.

We have two women who aren’t afraid to face the consequences of their own choices. The hero fittingly plays second fiddle. A major plus is the tone which is cheesy and erotic throughout. To do so with minimal sex sequences is a commendable feat.

The book is only 150 pages which makes it a light, breezy read.  Make It 2 once again highlights the importance of a good closure. A bad finish can ruin a good plot. On the other hand if the author gives a fitting finale it can make the reader forget all the flaws in the plot.  Sharada Vijay does that with admirable ease.

The only negative is the local lingo. I always believe love stories have universal appeal. Usage of the local language might act as a hindrance when there is a very good chance of reaching readers in different states. Perhaps a page could have been allotted to explain the native terms.  

Pick this one up if you like light, breezy romance with a tiny slice of erotica.

Sharada Vijay – Best Wishes for your next book.

My Rating : 3/5

Amazon Link : http://www.amazon.in/dp/9352063554/

FB Page link : Soul Scribbles

 

TO PRIYA WITH LOVE

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Dear Priya,

I don’t know where to begin or how to begin.  Falling in love is one thing but falling in love with a fictional character is completely a different ball game. I wish I had fallen for Sujitha instead she was predictable, smart and would have given me the luxury of knowing what to expect. I guess destiny had other plans I fell for you instead.

You swept me off my feet even though your role in the whole plot was limited to being “THE CONFUSION”.   People say “LOVE IS BLIND” and I have to nod my head in agreement for I fell in love with your madness. Your unpredictability enthralled me.

I actually thought you were crazy to leave a man stranded in the night  But all along you knew what you wanted. You were happy to play second fiddle and give up on the man who loved you for you knew how it was going all going to end.

I am a nerd who is hopelessly in love. I knew you would vanish once the story ends. But I refuse to give up. Perhaps there’s a real life version of you out there. All I have to do is look.

I am waiting for you with open arms. Come back to me and we can start again with our real life fairy tale.

With Love,

Salesh.

 

 

 

PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME – SHARADA VIJAY

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It is not very often that you find a person who juggles so many passions with ease. Sharada – the humour queen, the chatterbox, the writer. At times I wonder if there is anything this girl cannot do. Oh wait there is one thing she cannot keep her lips sealed for more than a minute. 

My first introduction to the Amy Poehler of CBC was just days before her first stand up comedy act. I guess this is called the Almighty’s sense of timing. I just left her a small note wishing her the best for the gig. Our friendship began with that tiny good luck wish.

She was a puzzle atleast to me. As always I wasn’t sure. The usual doubts that creep in at the beginning of every friendship haunted me again. She surprised and startled me. It is not very often that people warm up to me without knowing my back story but here was someone who has willingly volunteered to be a lovely part of my life. I was desperately searching for the missing piece of the puzzle.

Beyond the daily dose of humour and our everyday conversations my heart still yearned for answers. One fine day she opens up with her own story.  A story which touched my soul. I realized we had a strong common connection. We were both survivors striving to make a difference. 

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It is often said that people with a terrific sense of humour often have untold stories within that helps them re-discover themselves as comedians and comediennes. Sharada is a wonderful example on how to transform beyond life’s hard struggles.

She has a wonderful page too – Soul Scribbles filled with stories that will stir your soul and make you fall in love again.

I am eagerly waiting for her first book MAKEIT2 . Best wishes for the journey ahead.

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