Book Review: Wish I Could Tell You by Durjoy Datta

Title: Wish I Could Tell You

Author: Durjoy Datta

Publisher: Penguin India

Rating: 4.2/5

Language: English


About the Author:



Durjoy Datta is an Indian novelist and a screenwriter who is known for the love life of young Indians in his coffee table novels. He is also a screenwriter and entrepreneur. Durjoy Datta was born and brought up in Delhi.


In a nutshell:

Can you find yourself after you have lost that special someone?


A disillusioned and heartbroken Anusha finds herself in the small world of WeDonate.com. Struggling to cope with her feelings and the job of raising money for charity, she reluctantly searches for a worthwhile cause to support.


For Ananth, who has been on the opposite side, no life is less worthy, no cause too small to support.


Behind them are teams for whom going to extraordinary lengths to save lives is more than a full-time occupation. In front of them is the virtual world of social media-watching, interacting, judging, making choices, and sometimes, saving lives.


From the virtual to the real, their lives and that of their families, entangle in a way that moving together is the only solution. They can't escape each other.


In this world of complicated relationships, should love be such a difficult ride?


Panda’s Review:


Now, look at a book with a whole new degree of Durjoy Datta writing style. The novel tells a compelling tale in simple terms, full of deep emotional elements, solid characters, surprising turns, and a delicate yet spectacular romance. A book that has passion at its heart, but this one has much more to say than a romantic cliché.

The start of the book is somewhat complicated, but you get the plot as soon as the points are joined. Each part you read is shrouded in suspense. I had to take a break and process everything, and this was surprising and unforeseeable. The narrative structure is impressive! For both the characters, this was just a roller coaster. There was no moment in this book where I thought it wasn't good, damn it was lit. I am waiting happily for the sequel. Indeed, a good reading, giving it a shot, will hook you in the book.


ENTERTAINMENT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

PLOT: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5


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Other Books by the Author:

  • Of Course I Love You..!...Till I Find Someone Better (co-author Maanvi Ahuja) (2008)

  • Now That You're Rich! Lets Fall in Love! (co-author Maanvi Ahuja) (2009)

  • SHE BROKE UP I DIDN'T! ... I Just Kissed Someone Else! (2010)

  • Ohh Yes, I'm Single..! And So is My Girlfriend! (co-author Neeti Rustagi) (2010)

  • The Backbenchers series (contributor) (first book of the series was published in 2011)

  • You Were My Crush! ... till you said you love me! (co-author Orvana Ghai) (2011)

  • If It's Not Forever ... It's Not Love (co-author Nikita Singh) (2012)

  • Till The Last Breath ... (2012)

  • Someone Like You (co-author Nikita Singh) (2013)

  • Hold My Hand (2013)

  • When Only Love Remains (2014)

  • World's Best Boyfriend (2015)

  • Our Impossible Love (2016)

  • The Girl of my Dreams (2016)

  • The Boy who Loved (2017)

  • The Boy with A Broken Heart (2017)

  • The Perfect Us (2018)

  • Pocketful Of Stories (2019)

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