Book Review: World’s Best Boyfriend by Durjoy Datta

Posted on: July 20, 2016


After reading “The Girl on the Train”, an amazing book, in spite of it being a little emotionally taxing; I really wanted to read something that was easy on my mind. I wonder what made me pick up Durjoy Datta’s “World’s Best Boyfriend”. (Yes, I used to be a fan of Mr. Datta until recently).

Should have figured by the name of the book; the book was probably one of the worst books I have ever read in recent times.

The plot revolves around the lives of Aranya and Dhruv (yeah .. it’s Dhruv once again, Durjoy’s favorite protagonist, or antagonist, or whatever, or who ever!). Aranya struggles with weight issues and a skin condition called Vitiligo where your skin has white patches. She has a troubled relationship at home and is ridiculed at every stage in her life for her looks.

Dhruv is the angry young antagonist, whose father is a compulsive alcoholic and a mother who leaves him and her husband for another man. Dhruv is an absolute ‘Drama Queen’ and hates women in general.

Aranya and Dhruv’s story is a story of their hatred for each other and how they plot against one another. They take the most ridiculous decisions and actions in an attempt to destroy one other.

They are destined to fall in love nonetheless. The plot seems straight out of a pathetic Television soap.

I couldn’t connect with the way each of them felt for one another, the hatred, the love and everything in between.

This is the last piece of crap you would want to read. Trust me, do not pick this book even if you were to get a free copy.

My Rating: 0.5/5





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