Of Love Life and Everything in Between by Sonalli Guptaa is a compilation of poetry that is written in the style of auto writing. Now, if you’re not familiar with this style of writing, this is what Wikipedia defines it as; “Automatic writing or psychography is a claimed psychic ability allowing a person to produce written words without consciously writing. The words purportedly arise from a subconscious, spiritual or supernatural source.”
Let me warn you, this style of writing is not for everyone, it is raw, very personal and introspective too. What I like about the book is that it delves into very deep ideas with a very simple jargon of words. However, the rhymes seem forced and sometimes a little too forced. After the first few pages, the rhymes get predictable and if the style of writing keeps you hooked till the latter half of the book, you might just be able to guess what the next piece will be about.
The book is interspersed with pages of questions that help you introspect and learn about your self more. It also has a blank ruled page after every set of questions so that you can personalize the book and make it your own.
The thing I love the most about the book is the illustrations by Raj Abhishek Rajput. They’re thought-provoking and simple at the same time.
If you plan on reading this one, I suggest you take your time with it. Its purpose is to help you move deeper into your mind and your heart. The author shares some personal thoughts off her head and invites you to do the same. However, after a period it may seem to get a bit repetitive and that’s one of the main reasons for my rating.
Bingewagon Rating- 2/5
An avid binge-reader and an occasional binge-watcher, Marilyn D'Cruz is a copywriter by profession but a storyteller by heart.