Top positive review
Go for it - The ride will be worthwhile!
10 May 2016
After ages, The Wedding Photographer is one book which I finished reading in (almost) one sitting. Found it to be thoroughly entertaining, with some really spunky characters and a fresh and breezy romance. There were several moments which, literally, made me laugh out loud and some which left me a tad wet-eyed. But, in the end, more than anything it left me feeling good and optimistic about life, the choices we make and love.
What really stood out for me was the author’s smooth style of writing, given the attention to detail as well as depth of characters, not to mention the precise staging of every scene. At no point did I find my attention lag or skim through the details. In fact, more than once, I went back to check a specific detail which had caught my eye and which synced back to some occurrence in the present. The other stand out point was the sheer eloquence with which it has been written, without sounding pretentious at any point. It allowed me to play out the happenings in my mind, as if I was right there in the story, which has not happened for me with a book, in a long time.
Given this book is the first novel of Sakshama Puri Dhariwal, I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next time around. Highly recommend this one!
P.S. While reading this book, do read it all the way till the acknowledgements. Don’t recall the last time an acknowledgement was this much fun while being heartfelt and an author who puts in that kind of thought and effort is surely here to stay!