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Review: Till the End of Forever

Till the End of Forever by Vivaksh Singh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The scars of childhood chase you till death. Child is the father of man. Sigmund Freud said that in his psychoanalysis that the repressed memories and childhood trauma shape our life. Can two broken people become whole when they meet?

Ayaan is an atheist who likes to chase his dreams. His mother was killed by his father for being involved in tantric rituals. That damaged his psyche and turned him against God. Avani is an orphan who come in his contact through common friend. The boy meets girl and they fall in love. But Ayaan’s friend Livleen’s sister Luv is brutally murdered. His drunkard father Joban accuses Ayaan of her murder. He has to leave from there and later on another girl accuses him of molestation.

The story tries to cover many bases. One is atheism to which many chapters are devoted. Some arguments are forceful. The love story of Ayaan and Avani is rocky. The story moves from India to Venice and to…

Review: Not Worth Living

Not Worth Living by Shreyan Laha
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Science fiction and mystery are a good combination sometimes. There is a mystery of rape and assault on a girl. And on the other hand, there is a story of a distant planet Isthenope.

Ishita Singh goes to a prestigious Saint Pierce’s college for studies. There she make many friends but a creep from her past stalks her. One day she is kidnapped and raped brutally. Narayan is the police officer in charge of the investigation. On Isthenope a girl Shweta wakes up with throbbing pain in forehead. There she meets Alexander a past secret service agent.

The story has two parallel tracks where one is on earth and other one is fantasy. The tracks do not intersect (or maybe towards the end). Mumbai story is like a thriller whereas the Isthenope story is more like a romance. Rape is a blot on humanity and the horrors of that is brought out.

There are many inconsistencies in the story. Editing could have been better. 3/ 5 stars.