Book: Thirteen Kinds of Love
Author: Soumya Bhattacharya
Publisher: Harper Collins
Don’t be fooled by the name. The name may make you think that this book may be a collection of 13 romantic stories, but it is more about modern love. The love shared between a man and wife or the bond between a father and his child. The book talks about how today, everyone is trying to keep their life and love alive. For some, work life is stringent and stops them from spending quality time with their family. Some are trying to look for a love that has been lost.
The author has beautifully woven together 13 stories that revolve around the residents of the posh Imperial Heights complex in Bandra, Mumbai. While one man still loves his wife, who is long dead, another man has separated from his wife on mutual agreement.There is another story about a man whose work has drained the joy out of his family life and excessive international work trips now make him think that cheating on his wife is okay. What happens when his wife comes to know about these discreet relations that her husband has been having?
The author has, in a very simple yet interesting way, beautifully crafted these 13 stories of love and loss and you may find yourself among his characters!
My rating for this book is 4/5, simply for the easy read and well written short stories!
10 replies on “Thirteen Kinds of Love – Book Review”
This sounds like an interesting read! a different and modern spin on love stories and that too in a short format would be a welcome change.
Exactly the name make me think that this book may be contain 13 romantic stories. Thanks for the sharing the honest review about the book. I will going to order this book for sure
Great that in your quick capture you have shared the essence of how this is a just must read especially with its many avatar of the urban love chapters . Will look out for it
That was a brief book review. Being a bookaholic, would definitely read it up, seems a great read by Saumya Bhattacharya. The title and theme are catchy
The name of the book seems so creative. Will surely love to grab a book for myself to know its different variants.
I truly believe that love manifests itself in different forms for different people. Will read this book now to understand how love impacts the lives of protagonists mentioned in this book.
I reviewed this book earlier this year, and I enjoyed reading it too. Your review resonates my thoughts!
I might want to know about the Imperial heights of Bandra. Sounds really interesting.
Wow this is such a great book! I have read this earlier and your thoughts totally resonate with mine!
The book looks really interesting and unique… I will check it out and also share with my friends!