Book Name: It must've been Love
Author: Mayura Amarkant
Genre: Romantic Fiction, Poetry
Poetry is all around us. It allows us to understand our emotions in a unique way. It not only triggers our emotions and strengthens our brain but gives us space for self- reflection. As American poet Robert Frost once said. " Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." Today I am reviewing a book " It Must have Been Love" a beautiful amalgamation of poetry and prose, which are two common forms of literature. Let me introduce you to the author of this wonderful book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mayura Amarkant is an entrepreneur, blogger, promoter of a theatre group and a prominent writer. “” was Mayura’s first anthology of romance fiction. With it, she launched Sansi Ventures, the publishing arm of Sarvashreshtha Solutions. The book received praise in India, Netherlands, USA, UK, Singapore, Australia and many other countries across the globe. “” is her latest creation. Her blog, DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter, is among the top lifestyle blogs in India and attracts visitors from over 125 countries. She is a proponent of live art and promotes talent through the Karwan Theatre Group, Mumbai. Armed with over 2 decades of experience, Mayura has written education-related cover features for top newspapers. She has compiled study material, edited coffee-table books, novels, brochures and articles. Her scripts have given form to many corporate movies. She has also curated content for a web series. Even today, she continues to ghost-write for many corporates.
Ever seen a book that uses prose to narrate poetry? It Must’ve Been Love is a unique book by Mayura Amarkant where poems are recited against the backdrop of an intense love story set in the ‘90s. The narrative style of the book is one-of-its-kind, she has passionately woven each poem to ensure that the reader is hooked throughout. Poetry lovers and fans of romance fiction will love this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"It Must Have Been Love" is a collection of poems intertwine with proses that makes it an interesting and a unique read. It is a distinctive love story of Keshav and Meera that has an unusual ending. The book takes you through the myriad of emotions expressed by Meera in this book in the form of poetry. The tone of the each poem and the message conveyed fits the situation perfectly well. In spite being bold Meera is a reticent girl , expressing herself is something she is not comfortable with . Author has done a great job by using poetry which is one of the best outlet worked in Meera's favor.
COVER OF THE BOOK
Cover of the book is so apt that it says it all. It is a pure reflection of what can be expected from the book. There is an image of a broken heart with a bandage on it which speaks louder than words. It binds beautifully the theme of the book that is loneliness, heartbreak and jealousy.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
Reading a love story in a poetic form made me see things from a different perspective and appreciate the same. In this book prose sets the backdrop of the story, while poetry decorated the rhythm with feel. Understanding poetry is not everyone's cup of tea but my adding proses by the author made it easier for the readers to comprehend. It gave me the feel of watching any Bollywood movie , scenes followed by songs. That's why Indian movies' are so popular. I would like to share some excerpts from the poem that I found mesmerizing.
Your gentle gestures and loving words,
breathed life into my empty world,
I rose from the ashes with new found confidence,
and cruised through life without diffidence.
To let go I tried, but failed
The past cannot be forgotten, don't you know?
There will always be signs of the painful blow.
My soul is bound in chains of hope,
that you will return and there is still scope,
I have realized that I love the poem that are rhythmic and positive. Despite Meera going through difficult emotions she is still optimistic about her situation and for that credit goes to Mayura.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book but at personal level I believe in closure and somewhere that was missing here. But someone who likes open- ended stories would enjoy this even more.
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