Book Review: MELANCHOLIC DELIGHT by Tista Ray

Melancholic Delight
by Tista Ray 
Publisher: Smriti Publishers
Page count: 80 pages

Book blurb:
‘There’s no love like the first love. There’s no feeling like the desperation to attain true love. Love or lust matters not when two eyes meet, uniting the souls at once’

It’s this love which frees Sri from the reign of darkness and makes her heart rise to lofty heights of anticipated passion with no one to pull her back to reality. It’s Jishu, who appears as the first ray of hope in her overshadowed life and showers her with the ultimate sense of freedom, which she has been craving for. He fills her life with the long awaited perfection. To a flawed person he appears as the flawless. He becomes one among her most perfect acquaintances, but is he really as unblemished as he appears to be. If so, can a flawed person risk a life with the flawless? Do opposites really attract each other or it deviate them from their normal avenues of life?

It’s a deeply compelling love affair which takes the readers back to their childhood memories and brings back to them the essence of true love.

The changing relations of a man’s life add force to the much ordinary teenage passion. The book is not just about love. It’s about a journey called life which either ends in melancholy or in delight.


[Received an e-ARC for an honest review]

I was eager to start reading this book when I saw the title. I don't know why but the words "Melancholic Delight" quite caught my attention. In addition to this, the cover of the book looks mysterious, which I also liked.

The story is about a not-so-good mother-daughter relationship between Sri and her Mom. Maybe some readers will relate to this kind of situation... (Sometimes, I do. Hehe)

As the story went on, I felt like I am lost and no longer connected to the story. I can't bring myself into Sri's shoes and I suddenly don't understand the story. How can you consider someone to be your first love, and foresee him as your future partner just because you're mom asked him how you do in school? I can't really tell if the pacing is just too fast or some sentences doesn't make sense at all. There are times when I have to reread some lines (even a chapter) just to understand it all.

The lines in this book are too descriptive that they started to pour out of the box.

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