Tuesday, 8 March 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Real Illusion by Mahi Goyal

What happens when life takes a sudden, unexpected turn? On a usual visit to the city, a book publisher chances upon a secret diary. A diary which turns his seemingly conventional stay into an extraordinary one. The diary of Emma Botts, his host. Emotionally crushed, she leads a mundane life with her narcissistic lawyer husband, David. Despite being ill treated, she keeps her hopes alive from a doomed marriage which ultimately leads to her despair. At a college reunion, she meets the young and jovial Effron; and a friendship is struck instantly. Amidst laughter and cheers, Effron teaches her the most important lesson of life - 'Love yourself!' But one day, things take a drastic turn when Effron suddenly disappears from Emma's life. As a bewildered Emma searches for clues, she is shattered after what she finds out! Just as all hope is lost, Emma finds a letter. A letter written by Effron. Who is Effron, and what is he really up to? Does he have an ulterior motive or does he mean well? What does the letter mention? And finally, what does Emma do when she comes to terms with the reality?

BOOK REVIEW: - I think this is the first book written by the author.But it is a brave attempt.
It potrays the life the women - Emma Botts, her feelings of dejection, living a life of hell
Life which is not her own, but run by her husband David.
David is shown here as cruel, arrogant who doesnt treat her wife well, constantly hurt her .
David's bitter expressions haunted her.
His statements,comments are harsh to digest. Still Emma Botts used to survive after such torture.

She meet Effron, in college reunion. The time spent with him was cheerful , & she rejoiced it.
He spread happiness in her life and taught her to live.
But one day  Effron left her.There was no sign of Effron.Memories flashed,his laughter ,his words kept echoing in her mind.
She searched for him , where she found a letter wriiten by Effron ,addressed to Emma .
He told her to be her own role model.Believe in yourself'. '

Such an amazing book, which gives a wonderful message at the end.
I really appreciate the work of Mahi Goyal,wish it becomes a great hit .  Cheers!
I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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