Book Review: Quarantine by Rahul Mehta


ISBN # 978818400138
Category: Fiction
Publishers : Random House
Price : Rs. 399/- ( This book was given to me by the publisher for a review)

This is my second review on a book dealing with homosexual relationships. Well to be honest homosexuality has always made me emotional for according to me love is the language of the Universe which everyone needs to speak.Then how come something life gender, caste, creed, ethnicity, country come as barriers.

Behind the Book
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About the Author

Rahul Mehta was born and raised in West Virginia, USA. He is currently a lecturer in English at Alfred University.

'Me' Thinks

Though this is a debut novel by the author, it is an excellently written book for a debut. The book is a collection of 9 heart touching stories surrounding homosexuality with a backdrop of US.Every story ends on a mixed note which can be interpreted by the reader depending on his state of mind.

I always wonder what or who have us the right to dictate terms on people in terms of the people they love. And we claim to be existing in a free world where we are all free to express our views and opinions. Now this is contradiction, isn't it?

The flow of the stories , narration and the language is exceptionally well handled. The only minus is some of the love making scenes which are a bit too much in detail. Otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable read, that talks about the other love that also exists in this world. I truly admire the way author has managed to weave such a intricate web of relationships where otherwise people see only chaos.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading such fiction and are not looking for typical run of the mill love stories here!

Foodie verdict

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This book is like chocolate fudge - sweet, goey, melts in the mouth and leaves behind a yummy chocolatey taste!

This book has been received from Random House for review