Top critical review
A contemporary reading!
Reviewed in India on 12 December 2019
I picked up this book because I have come across so many good reviews. Besides that, the exceptional title and the attractive cover of the book made me curious. 🙂
The Nine Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat is a story about a girl who was loved by nine men or who was in love with nine men she met at different point of time. 🙄 The girl is described by those nine men differently in nine different chapters according to their own perspectives. 😐 The poetic writing style at the very first page caught my attention. It is of course one of the good contemporary romances and the unique book I've read till date. 👍 No name is mentioned throughout the story; not of the female protagonist, nor of her lovers, nor of the places. 🤔 Only some geographical descriptions of the places are given.
The story is a bit cliche. The repetitive physical descriptions of the girl given by those nine men and her repetitive mistakes with each men she met is something I found very monotonous. 😣
What I learnt from this book is that people sometimes tend to show that they know you so much even when they know you very little or not at all. And in the end, you need to be yourself, because people will put judgements upon you no matter what and this shouldn't affect you.
I didn't find the book upto the mark, maybe because the story wasn't relatable or may be so many things are exaggerated.🙁
I would recommend this book to those who want to read something new, something exceptional from the stereotypical writing; and to those whose favourite genre is romance; also to those who are so much into love. (Don't get me wrong please😂).
Would rate this book 3/5.