Book Title: Love.exe
Author: Manju Nambiar
Format: E book
Love.exe by Manju Nambiar is a sweet love story told with a tinge of humor which I instantly got hooked to. There is something charming about old school love stories that you never get tired of . This is one such tale and yet is a slice of present day life. The characters are relatable and genuine which makes one fall for them immediately. They just take you along their journey , and the journey as such is so engaging that you will never complain.
The story is about Nitya Balakrishnan a young girl from Kerala . She is a bright student whose life revolves around family and friends. After her Computer science Engineering she gets an opportunity to pursue Masters in one of the best universities in US. Nitya’s apprehensive parents , considering her safe future brings the proposal of Ganapaty a US settled boy. Contrary to Nitya’s expectation she gets smitten by the charming gentleman but due to occurrence of certain unprecedented events all their plans go haywire . What happens to her dreams and their relation thereafter. The story of Love .Exe is about all of that.
Plot and Character
The story has a beautiful graph with the highs and emotions in the right place to keep the reader captivated throughout. The pace is perfectly engaging and there was never any lagging section. Even in Nitya’s Stanford college days which could have been a slightly slow section Nitya and her friend Andy pepped up things. The shift of location be it Kerala ,US or other places and there by introduction of new characters as well as setup avoids monotony .It brings a freshness ,at the same time each of them added value to the plot. Every character has some USP. Not just the two main protagonists but other characters including both their parents , friends and the shortest character in presence probably being Appunni had something true and likable about them. Everything about the main protagonists were very contemporary and realistic that you could immediately relate. Apart from the character one other thing I found as a plus is authenticity in the writing of the author.
probably due to familiarity of the author with the premises in the story we feel like the book is a first-hand narration by someone called Nitya who just lived through all this. The detailing is so perfect that you get literally transformed to that place and experience .The reader have a feeling of visiting and witnessing all those along with the characters .
The initial impression of a book is conveyed to reader through the cover . Here it has a cute cover which is apt for the book . The author has told the story in a simple language with real care being given to bring out the emotions. Though there are no literary outpourings as such the author has always conveyed the feelings and experience through the right usage of words or metaphors. Really loved the humor elements and today’s real life portrayal of Nitya.
The slight surprise in the end was a cherry on the cake. It truly brings a fulfilling feeling to the reader .
If you like reading feel good , fun, love tales this is a perfect book. This book will bring a smile and reinforce your belief in true love. I enjoyed the book completely and strongly recommend it.
Manju Nambiar hails from the southern state of Kerala. She graduated with a Bachelor in Computer Engineering and later moved to USA where she further completed her Masters.
She now works in one of the leading firms in San Jose, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, playing with her daughter and catching up on the latest technologies and trends in the Valley.
Known for the dry humor and wit, her debut book, a novelette “The Money Lender” received rave reviews from readers and was an instant hit.
*I received the e-book copy from keemiya creatives for an unbiased review. *