Monday, June 16, 2008

Love Story by Eric Segal

Oliver is studying in Harvard and is one of the brightest students there. Well, he is not just Oliver but he is Oliver Barret IV, belonging to one of the most influential families of London. He has a great history, full of achievements ( by his predecessors). He is supposed to carry the legacy of the family. His father, Barret III is just Barret III and nothing else for him. Then comes Jenny. Socially zero as compared to Barrets but as Oliver always quote "Jenny is Jenny", we realize during the book that she is.

The book revolves around the troubles Jenny and Oliver face in order to settle their lives. How they manage their small small issues. How the relationship between in-laws of both side progress? And, lastly their most important battle.

All through the book Oliver is "Preppie" for Jenny and Jenny is the "Witch". Most of their conversations end with one thing "Okay". Still, the book is full of emotions at every point of time. It make you realize the value of those who are very near to you. Read it for realizing their importance before its too late.

Sorry to give you all no clue about the plot. But you can always read it yourself. Just 125 pages.

Why I recommend this book is because it is the most honest love at first sight story. We always wish to have same experience. Lucky Oliver and unlucky too. Why unlucky, please find out yourself. And finally to conclude, this book do state the very important message of life for all of us. " Love means never have to say that you are sorry". Okay Preppie. Okay.


Prabal Aggarwal said...

Hi Ela

Nice review.

THis is the third book, after reading which I cried like baby.

And on the funny side, while I was half way through with reading I saw ' Khwahish', the hindi movie based on the novel, without my prior knowledge. And the whole movie I felt it was deja vu, till i finally concluded ' Its Love Story remake!!!'

Keep posting :)

Anish Goyal, India said...

Love Story is really a nice book. very honest love story. Since I had read the book before watching Khwahish, I kind of likes Mallika Sherawat as an actress.

I recommend to everyone who has read 'Love Story', its sequel 'Oliver's Story'. It's much more interesting that Love Story and quite gripping too. It makes you think on a different line about the person you love.