- Paperback: 178 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press, Inc; 1 edition (6 September 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1643248693
- ISBN-13: 978-1643248691
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
- Customer Reviews: 56 customer ratings
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- #18212 in Contemporary Fiction (Books)
The Closure: Journey to My True Self Paperback – 6 September 2018
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1. I am not against divorces
2. I am not against a younger guy marrying an older woman
But I am definitely against the infidelity in relationships be it from either side and the response of one partner cheating over the other should never be that the other partner also starts toying with the relation. If your partner is cheating, there should be a dignified end to the relation.
But this book is clearly a mess. First of all to author, she has specifically used the word "Thulla" (slang for traffic policemen, usually used in negative sense) twice in the opening chapter which is completely unwarranted. As an author, whose words are going to reach a wider audience you need to respect people and their profession.
Now coming to the story, it is a complete half cooked mess with improper timelines. Aarti the protagonist has a child and she feels like she is not being a mother or wasting her time being a mother. Now is there any background story of Aarti where she was a working professional or anything of the sort, no, none, in her background story she was just an extrovert student. Madam you might be suffering from post partum depression.
Then may be one child is not enough so from traffic signal she picked another trafficked girl child, thinking that once the girl child is physically and mentally fit, she will be returned to her family. Now few pages back you were finding it difficult to raise your child and few pages later, you bring a girl child. Do you want to earn just name and fame by using the child as a ladder. Seems yes, because after a failed business attempt (established from the money of her infidel husband) she started an NGO.
Now as far as my knowledge goes, one cannot establish, organize and successfully run an NGO with just crowd funding, from where she got all the starting money is not explained.
She then fell in love with her guitar teacher, during some weaker moments they came close and a relationship started. She uses her son as a bait to meet the guitar teacher (named Sahil), went on a holiday with him. Justifying that since her husband is cheating on her she can do it as well, at least leave the poor child out of this mess.
Now towards the end, husband (Rishabh) came to know about the relationship, made a ruckus (lame AF) and forced Aarti to leave the home. After being desolate for 3 days and after Sahil told her that he will leave her permanently, she came to her senses and went to her home. During the talk with her son, she told him and indirectly his husband that how great Sahil was and he was being an emotional support. Shut up lady, you were having a full blown affair with him, your child wanted to spend some time with you but you were only interested in Sahil and in free time snooping your husband and child.
At the end Sahil and Aarti married (whatsoever has happened to that rant of being just support) and Rishabh and Ansh (the child) were being guilty. Till the end I failed to understand what is the fault of poor child, except that he was born to scumbag of parents.
The Closure brings out Aarti's true self, her dreams and passion. The story goes a bit slow and the details of each and everything makes the story dragging. The story potrays how todays generation is giving more importance to career than relations. It would be better if the arrangement of content in the book is more readable. Like separating the dialogues from actual paragraphs.
On the whole for the author, the book is too good as her first book.
For someone who prefers who read Dramas, read this. The way the story is stitched into drama is great. I liked the writing style and format. But the story didn’t seem to appeal to me that much. Coming to the plot, the plot reveals slowly and you might get frustrated with the time it takes to reach the plot as it gets boring and monotonous at times. Another thing which I liked about the book is the characters. The characters are well penned and distinctive from each other and add well to the scenes in the stories.
To sum it up, “The Closure- Journey to My True Self” is based on the current generation i.e. the millennials relationship issues. On a broader level, it deals with the issues such as the carelessness attitude, sympathy, and the things which the world talks to offer.
“If typical Indian Drama is what you like with a taste of current reality, then you should give it a read.”
What happens when you love someone and the marriage becomes disaster? The protagonist Aarti has gone through the same. Marriage is a bond between the two people who are equally taking care of each other, to begin with, the care, concern, feelings, dreams, wishes and lot more. But instead of support, she was betrayed and her dreams were shattering. She was breaking from every aspect of her life.
She needed a break and decided to join a guitar class. But she was unaware of how life gave her someone who again brought love back in her life.
“The Closure” is a not only a journey to the protagonist’s self only but it’s a journey of almost every woman who goes through such phase of life and how she has to fight back to get her respect and dignity back. It is very much relatable how a woman has to stand firm to prove herself. There are various emotions and a highly related message is given through the story.
The writing style is simple. The narration could have been more polished. The characters are woven well. And it is recommendable.
My ratings are: 3/5