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Posted: 07 August 2012 at 12:27pm | IP Logged
Hello all Bookies :)
I am fellow bookie with an insatiable appetite for books of all kinds.
Thus when almost all of my batchmates touched by Mr. Singh's I too had a Love Story, even though I made a show of not wanting to read, I ended up reading it.
Now for those who are unfamiliar with the name, it's the author's true story where in he loved and lost his girl, Khushi, just a few days prior to their engagement, to a terrible car accident.
Needless to say it was touching.
Then came his second book Can Love Happen Twice?
Now this one, though the author, fairly warns us that it can be fiction or it can be true, put me in a doubt about the first book.
Could the author have made up the first story?
More than half of me and many of my freinds, believe that it isn't possible and he was genuine.
Though we all didn't much like the second one.
So those who have read these, what were your impression.
I know I am no one to judge anybody's love and this was just an impression I had.
I do give credit to Ravinder Singh as a writer with great potential.
This post is intended to find out the opinion of readers here around

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Posted: 08 August 2012 at 10:38pm | IP Logged
Here's what I posted on FB about the book. Copy-pasting here :-

Read "Can Love Happen Twice". Too cliched and just an attempt to bank on the success of the first book of the author. That was based on true tale and thus connected on a deep level. And some things are better left without a sequel and this is an great example of that. Creating fiction and some over-the-top scenarios can't match reality. So, he should have just written it as something new, not as a continuation. People liked the first book for the book itself, but in this one they needed to imply it was "such a great story, heart-breaking, mind-numbing blah blah blah" at least a 100 times. That was too annoying. Disappointed.

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Posted: 09 August 2012 at 5:45am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Freethinker112

Here's what I posted on FB about the book. Copy-pasting here :-

Read "Can Love Happen Twice". Too cliched and just an attempt to bank on the success of the first book of the author. That was based on true tale and thus connected on a deep level. And some things are better left without a sequel and this is an great example of that. Creating fiction and some over-the-top scenarios can't match reality. So, he should have just written it as something new, not as a continuation. People liked the first book for the book itself, but in this one they needed to imply it was "such a great story, heart-breaking, mind-numbing blah blah blah" at least a 100 times. That was too annoying. Disappointed.


You are right in a way,
The second book is a lot more fictitous than first one agreed,
But one thing I will admit honestly, I felt the depiction of the girl in the 2nd book was in someways more truthful, he gave both her plus and minus, albeit more of the latter.
Khushi, was depicted as a goody two shoes na?
I don't remember reading her minuses

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Posted: 09 August 2012 at 8:58am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Eowyn

You are right in a way,
The second book is a lot more fictitous than first one agreed,
But one thing I will admit honestly, I felt the depiction of the girl in the 2nd book was in someways more truthful, he gave both her plus and minus, albeit more of the latter.
Khushi, was depicted as a goody two shoes na?
I don't remember reading her minuses

And that's exactly what made the first book seem so true to me. He was so much in awe of her that he didn't pay any attention to her negative qualities. Second one seemed so planned and premeditated.
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Posted: 09 August 2012 at 10:59am | IP Logged
Hmm that might be the case.
In a relation one does accept the loved one with her/his minuses.
Well I do agree that he didn't have to create a love story with himself in it, he could've started a whole new story with other characters.
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Posted: 09 August 2012 at 9:20pm | IP Logged
Yep, he should have written another story rather than writing a sequel.
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Posted: 25 August 2012 at 4:04am | IP Logged
I strongly agree to you on this.
The first book was a masterpiece and the second one as just a filler.
The sequel was not needed... The first part was alone a hit!
The first part was open-ended, we could have been thinking till now what must have happened to Ravin if the second part was not written.
It left such a mark on our hearts, that even after 2 weeks I was on the hang of the story, and then I read it again.
I finished the book in just 3 hours during my exams.
'I too had a love story' a bang on.  Thumbs Up
none of the books I have read left me this shocked!


Edited by Love_Kunwar - 25 August 2012 at 4:05am
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Posted: 02 September 2012 at 11:48am | IP Logged
i have read both and they r both time pass books i guess..i dont particularly like his writing style!
and I too had a love story was liked by many coz they thought it was tribute to his dead GF khushi..but after reading can love happen twice, i don knw how honest he was about his first book :/

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