2 February 2014 | By: Writing Buddha

The Justified Sin by Harpreet Makkar (Book Review)!!!

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     Author's Empire is publishing lots of book these days which is compelling readers to pick it up because it gives an impression of one of the major publishing house in the commercial fiction genre. Though their books are average according to my taste, I still pick their new books because the way they represent it through cover pages, synopsis and online promotions. It gives you a confidence of an amazing read. I havent found any epic book still by them but I am positive that I will, very soon. I just finished reading The Justified Sin by another debutant, Harpreet Makkar. The title name is amazing which attracted me towards the book. Once again, the quality of publishing is retained by the publisher. 


What do you call it when three beautiful women come in your life, but you are still single? What if they all, at some point, tried to entice you but you feel like committing suicide because of loneliness? What do you call it when you made no mistake but still, you feel guilty as sin? Jay had a common life until Saloni, Prachi and Vineeta came in his life and changed everything. At times, he avoided the love that knocked at his door and when he actually needed it, the same love kicked him. He betrayed, He got betrayed, He rejected, He got rejected. From being shot in the back by Prachis father to getting intimate with Vineeta under the influence of alcohol, his life was as spicy as those masala Bollywood movies. He was getting used to his life, until one night, he decides to jump off a building and end everything.

        Coming to the author, I would say that he has good writing skill which makes it easy for readers to understand whatever he is trying to convey. I am also happy that he didn't compromise over editing the story which has given an accurate direction to the flow of it. He have not done anything to pretend himself as an intellectual or vocabulary master. He has kept it straight that he's just telling a story which does not need complex sentences and terrific usage of words. I didn't like the story as such because it has been a long time since people are writing books which tells how the protagonist keeps falling in love yet again and again. The three small affairs that are mentioned in 158 pages novel makes it harder to create any impact and impression on the reader's mind for any of the affairs. I would still rate the first affair with Saloni as the best described but the way other two love affairs are cut short irritated me. It would have been no problem if the book would have extended to another 100 pages or so but not letting the story speak openly kills the excitement that the reader can experience.

             I would like to compare The Justified Sin with Three Times Loser by Akash Verma as both are written on the same lines. But Three Times Loser was brilliantly written giving importance to each of the three girls who came in the protagonist's life. Here, the central theme itself loses its purpose as nothing is well defined once the first story ends. There's no problem in writing a love story but if there is no philosophy or message attached to it or say, amazing lines/quotes that stay with you for a long time, then there's no meaning because a love story is everyone's own life's story; no one will spend 3-6 hours in reading the same thing. I would only suggest the author to try something differently the next time he decides to script a book. For now, just 1.5 stars that I can give to this very book. 



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Soulmate said...

Then is it justified to skip reading this book? :-)

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