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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Love @ Air Force by Gaurav Sharma

Blurb (from the jacket):

The violent romance of the Fighter planes with the clouds in sky… the pulchritudinous Officers walking around arrogantly… the runway with the logo constituted by the concentric tricolored circles in the background… is the spectacle meets our eyes at the feeble mention of the Air Force but there is more about the Air Force besides these…

An unhappy Sergeant-Sushil Awasthi feels that his circumstances dumped him into doing drudgery in the Air Force and he deserved better out of life. Grumbling often, he accuses his wife, his parents and even Air Force for his agonies. When he finds that, the newly arrived medical officer, Wing Commander Shabd Mishra is his best friend of school days, his inferiority complex plunges further down.

The Wing Commander is still hankering after his school day’s crush Soumya despite knowing of her being married to another Air Force Officer, who too, gets posting at the same station.

How to things shape up when three classmates get together?

What fate does the love story of the lovelorn Wing Commander meet?

How do others around, the officers and the non officers, react to the friendship between a Sergeant and a Wing Commander?

Welcome to Air Force Station Agra to know how the Air Force reins the lives of its employees.

About the author (from the book):
A mathematics teacher, Gaurav Sharma has been writing poems since he was eight. He trisects the age of his passion into cricket, mathematics and writing. As a school boy, he was madly in love with cricket, then, mathematics became his passion and lately the writer in him grew restless. Lunacy for his dreams, he claims, has helped him being a published writer. As a writer, he doesn't want to be just a storyteller, but yearns to create a stir.

My take on the book:
The cover of the book was very discouraging. It seems like a new Indian Airforce campaign poster. But that word, LOVE, written in bold, capital letters stands out the most. Seriously, Love and Air force?

I started off the book half-heartedly, but believe me now, after reading the book, I have a total different prospect about the book. It is one of those few books, which go by the saying - Don't judge a book by it's cover

There were a few typographical errors every now and then, but the flow was pretty smooth. The narration was interesting to some extent. It would have been more interesting for readers, who don't mind Hindi dialogues in a book. But, I very well do mind. Actually Hindi dialogues in a book pisses me off. Not that I hate Hindi dialogues altogether, but the very use of it will define the authenticity of the book.

It was pretty courageous an act to blend two contradicting aspects like Love and Air Force. Thanks to the author, I had a brief peek into the inside world of India Air Force. Though complicated, I pretty much liked the ambiance.

On the whole, the book qualifies for a good, evening read and nothing more. A treat for Romance-lovers of course...



Title: Love @ Air Force

Author: Gaurav Sharma

Tagline: A heart is a more sophisticated device than a Sukhoi...

ISBN (edition I've read): 9781630416287


Read between: 30-03-2014 to 02-04-2014

Reviewed for: BlackBuck Publishers

Publishers: BlackBuck Publishers

Pages: 287

MRP: ₹ 150

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