Sunday, 12 February 2012 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

If It's Not Forever It's Not Love by Durjoy Datta & Nikita Singh !!!


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       Almost a month since I have posted a Book Review. I stopped it due to college works. But I read Durjoy Datta/Nikita Singh's "If It's Not Forever It's Not Love" today as I just wanted to read Durjoy Datta as soon as possible in any case. I know I don't like him sometimes because of excessive sex he uses in his books but still I buy and read him. :-) If you ask me how the book is doing, let me tell you that it is being ranked No.8 by Hindustan Times in today's edition itself. Durjoy Datta has already published 5 bestsellers. He has an average fan base of 1,50,000 readers which is quite huge if compared to other fiction writers (who have joined the league in last 5 years). Coming to Nikita Singh, she has two bestsellers in her name. She is quite young to publish book but still she has managed to write 3 books. :-) I should learn something from her and complete my first novel soon. :-) So, both the writers are quite fledged and settled in their field. They are no newcomers and hence, expectations are always high whenever you pick such authors. :-)


            Coming to the story, Deb(Durjoy Datta's favorite character) escapes death in the Delhi High Court's bomb blast that took place in 2011. But he visits the same place after few days of the incident. He finds a burnt diary. First, he thinks that he should leave it there as personal diaries are not meant to be read by others but then he thinks, the owner is no more and he could have been at the place of the diary owner; and hence he should know him and his story. He takes the diary with him. He starts reading it and he finds the boy and his love story interesting and very lovely. Now, he wants to let his girlfriend know that her boyfriend is no more and tell all what he thought about her. Deb's girlfriend-Avantika, friend- Shrey and Shrey's girlfriend- Tiya joins him on his journey of revealing all the pages and meeting all the characters mentioned in the diary. What happens throughout the journey, how these 4 adventure freaks gets connected to the story of the diary is what this book is all about. 


           Coming to the Review, Durjoy Datta is trademarked for the excessive sex elements in his book. I once thrashed his book in a review for the excessive sex and no-story. But his last book- You were my crush took away 3.5 stars from me because it had only story and no sex. I thought that Durjoy has found a new way of progressing a story. Coming to Nikita Singh, I haven't read her 1st book. But I read her 2nd book and it had excessive sex just as DD's book has. I acted like a miser and gave just 2.5 stars. 1 week ago, I said this to her that I am expecting less sex from her in her books and more story, but she replied to me that she has no interest in dealing with my criticism for her until I improve my grammar. She said it in an arrogance. I was shocked. A writer is being asked by her reader(who is known for his book reviews) to eliminate the part which readers are complaining about and the writer retaliates to it aggressively rather than saying "I will improve". And let me tell you, Miss Nikita Singh, even your grammar sucks. You haven't written something incredible yet. Ok? Nikita Singh is already out of my expectations now. No more buying her books. Enough. A writer who can't respect the readers is not a Writer for me. So, coming to the point, DD and NS, both has showed their talent in writing Sex in this book once again. Excessive use of sex has again made this book just another book of DD and NS.


            First, I would like to clap for Grapevine Publishers for printing this book in milky white pages with good font. Otherwise, now-a-days, publishers are using old-brown pages and the same boring fonts which kills half an interest of reading a book. Coming to the story and its narration, the initial pages where the trauma of Deb is described gives you a feel that something very fresh is coming in upcoming pages. The story of the diary begins in the same way as other love stories is being written now-a-days. The funny statements are used throughout the book which makes the book interesting. Some PJs are also included which wins. :-) Deb and Avantika's love story described in the book is what happens after both of them comes together. :-) And this is why, DD is our favorite writer. He always uses a different style to show the love saga of Deb and Avantika. The consequences of getting addicted to drugs/alcohols is perfectly drafted in the book. That's the best parts for me. I will remember the book for it. In particular, 202nd page made me jump off my bed. :-) 


           Now, drawbacks- I just want to ask Durjoy Datta that what does he wants to convey through Deb-Avantika's love saga in every book? That they had sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex and they died having sex one day? I am expecting something like YOU WERE MY CRUSH from you, buddy. Please try something different. Please. There is no use of publishing 6 books in 3 years. Take your time to write a book but write something new. Even the Sex scenarios between Shrey and Tiya fucked my brain. Then, Deb goes under a trauma because he sees how people dies and cries in front of him and thus he shows an attachment with the diary he finds at the spot. Later, at a place, he calls it a fucking diary. With something which changed your life, you will never call it fucking, even when you are too irritated at time. In the end, the book is just as the movie- Bodyguard was. Every exciting element is kept for the last 50 pages. Else, the first 180 pages is just another story. I rate the book 2.5 out of 5. 


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Anonymous said...

I don't like nikita's books and neither the man of sex only DD

Asit said...

sahi hai bhai..maine bhi pada hai Of course I Love You...woh bhi sex sex sex hai....

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Good Anonymous. But I have little attraction towards DD

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

But Asit that book has something called story too.

Anonymous said...

I will prefer watching a Tushar Kapoor starrer rather than reading novels of DD ( P.S I am measuring it on boring quotient). Sex sells no doubt and his reader base is basically adolescents and youngsters who are at an age wherein "SEX" is a buzzword. They get adrenalin rush just by listening the word :). Just like Chetan Bhagat, DD has also understood his readerbase and this has helped him to write best sellers. Such rom-com books are full of cliche and exaggerated love-making scenes, which can irritate reader. Arey yaar, If I am mad about sex stuff then why would I read his novel, I would rather visit Sunny Leone website :D... Anyways this review was nice. Good work, keep it up. Yaar tu mat likhna aisi books .. hahaha ....
PeErLeSs2aCmE

krishna said...

what readers want is these kinds of reviews only buddy..NS & DD are my fb friends but i don't know anything about their writing...But always i have seen everyone complimenting their works...I could understand that they are spellbound by the beauty of NS and DD..and nothing more which made them to write some reviews like that every time..But buddy your review is different keep it up!!!:)

Anonymous said...

One day these people will be ashamed of their own books... There was a time when people use to read books to improve their english..thanks to DD and Nikita Singh like authors, teenagers use it as substitution to porn.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Peerless Acme, main kuch bhi likhunga lekin Sex nahi likhunga.. Jaise Chetan Bhagat mein hota hai.. ek page. bas utna hi hoga.. inke tarah nahi... ke 75% mein sex hi ho sirf.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Krishna, I try to write different kind of reviews to make it look different.. But, u r right. People buy them just because both of them look beautiful. Otherwise, no chance. Seriously.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Anonymous whoever u are, I liked your last sentence. :-)

semi said...

Hmmm nice review =)
about the comment nikita gave , well it is shocking but did you take what she said into consideration? For she also has read your review and hence your reader now?
will you try to improve your grammar? :P although I can't find any major issues with it!

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Semi, she is a published writer and hence, she feels that she is the only one is perfect in grammar else, everyone is dumb. She didn't pointed the grammar of my blog, she pointed the grammar of the sentence which I texted during the conversation with her, she was so obsessed about herself and her writing. Now, who thinks of grammar while chatting or commenting on Facebook?

She is too arrogant to handle. And about the grammar section, I do work on it regularly.

Anonymous said...

I think the book was not all that bad like other DD's book which has only vulgarity in it. at least the diary's love story was little emotional instead of just describing about sex.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yaa.. those diary parts were nice but that Sex scenes fucked my patience.

Rohit Sharma said...

Hey Abhilash, nice review, once again. Though, I personally found this book bit better than DD and Nikita's previous books. The story started on a fresh note, but sadly, it turned into yet another typical DD/NS book. I am not against love making scenes in the book. It depends on the way you potray it... Love making is different from Sex, and that depends on how you write. There are writers who write love making scenes so beautifully. But sadly, DD and NS use such scenes almost in every chapter, which spoils the effect.

Rohit Sharma said...

Hey Abhilash, nice review, once again. Though, I personally found this book bit better than DD and Nikita's previous books. The story started on a fresh note, but sadly, it turned into yet another typical DD/NS book. I am not against love making scenes in the book. It depends on the way you potray it... Love making is different from Sex, and that depends on how you write. There are writers who write love making scenes so beautifully. But sadly, DD and NS use such scenes almost in every chapter, which spoils the effect.

Rohit Sharma said...

Hey Abhilash.. Nice review bro. I personally felt this book was bit better than the previous books of DD and NS. The book started on a good note, and yes, it swiftly turned into yet another DD/NS book. Being a writer myself, I know how tough it is to write an aesthetic love making scene. But, excess of everything is too bad. They write love scenes in every book, and thus their books look like porn. Love making is a part of everyone's life, so let's not make an issue out of it. But, reference to sex every now and then, almost in every chapter, weakens the story. I fully agree with your reviews, bro.. and yes, sadly, I am also disappointed with Nikita's attitude. And she is not that beautiful either... With success, one should be more humble.

takemyheartplease said...

well i generally don't read DD because i have this kind of review from almost everyone. so there is no point buying his book for same stuffs it. though i like his writing style but pata chalta hai ki fiction hai...DD try something new but dont change your writing style...

takemyheartplease said...

i generally don't read DD. because i got same review from almost everyone i know. and there is no point buying his books when the story(if it there) in it is same... though i like his writing style but pata chalta hai ki fiction hai.. DD attempt something new but don't change your writing style...

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Words Touch said...

I also wrote a review of If it's not forever, it's not love...

Check it out ! :)

http://words-touch.blogspot.in/

Amy-rita said...

Loved it!! well the review. Bookmarked it as well. My book is coming out in November third week "My Vows remain unchanged'. Do visit my blog and FB page, need you to give the honest feedback. Thanks!!!

Ashish Youngy said...

They don't know writing. At all. They write as if some teenager dude uptating their FB status. They are just so childish in their writings. Ain't they?

Abhinav Kumar said...

Awesome Review dude! You manifested what was in my mind in your review. I really really really liked it, both the writers don't write anything but sex, even when the story gets dramatic and interesting, they spoil the fun by adding two pages of sex right there. Seriously man, that's very irritating. X-( and as of your novel, I'm sure I'll read it when it's released. After reading this post I'm a fan of you :)

Vidit said...

Watching a daily soap would be less hectic then this

Rahul said...

Very interesting story line, keeps you wondering what would happen next.. the love stories, road trip part & of course the notes from the DIARY of THE DEAD GUY..

The starting is a little boring but as the story unfolds, it gradually becomes interesting..

The last a few chapters of the book are just awesome with too many twists and turns, one just cannot stop reading this book towards the end..

All in all a good one from Durjoy & Nikita..!! It wouldn't be surprising if any movie is declared based on this book..

Anonymous said...

yeah i think its right ....only sex should not be there in the book .i have also read some books of DD and NS ..

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