Though he doesn't have the life experiences of Sulman Rushdie or the literary command of Edward Albee but Jyotimoy Mazumdar is a young and enthusiastic college student from Assam, and his book, 'Did She Love Me?' will appeal to a very specific group of readers.
'DID SHE Love Me?', the title of the book gives you a fairly suggestive idea of what the book is all about. I like that. I don’t like reading through three hundred-odd pages only to realize that I don’t care much about the idea behind the book.
I’ll be honest from the word go. Did She Love Me? is nothing beyond what you expected when you heard that it has been written by a 20-year-old college undergraduate. A not-so-unique, at-times-corny, saga of a teenager on a hormone high, going through the same routine college life we’ve all been through and struggling with a romantic problem we’ve all heard of.
But in spite of it all, Jyotimoy Mazumdar manages to show off his skills as a raconteur. He may not have the life experiences of Sulman Rushdie or the literary command of Edward Albee but he’s a young and enthusiastic college student from Assam and he has something to say. And for a fellow college undergraduate, that will be intriguing enough to make him or her want to pick up a copy.
Did She Love Me? will appeal to a very specific group of readers. Older readers will, in all honesty, find nothing new in this book because, they’ve lived it and are past the age where they can relate to it. But for other section of Indian readers, the ones who don’t have to come back home to a crying baby and an angry spouse, Did She Love Me? will find its takers there.