Skip to main content

Book Review : Rapescars

Book Review : Rapescars 

Rapescars is written by Gaurav Sharma a Mathematics teacher by profession. His first novel is Love @ Air Force. He also contributed a poem in The Essence of Eternal Happiness. Rapescars is published by Petal Publishers and I have received this book as a part of Readers Cosmos Book Review Program. This book is a story of an unusual revenge on her rapist by a rape survivor.



Cover : Cover design is nice and apt to the story. A rape victim putting fingers on her lips while the news of her rape has became a topic of debate on national media.A true reality of our society emerged from this cover.

Plot : Akriti a young college girl start loving a boy Raman Chaudhary who used to travel in the same bus which drop her to her college. After few casual glances Raman proposes her which began their relationship. She crosses all limits she decided for herself in his love and succumb to his advances of sexual relationship. After few sexual encounters he betrays her and invited his two friends to have sex with her. She was gang raped by them. The story then revolves around her fight of seeking justice and how she grew as a woman in her fight. It ends with her decision of an unusual revenge for her rapist.

Highs : The story is narrated by the girl who have faced this heinous crime thus perfectly highlights the psyche of a girl during her journey from being in love for the first time to the time she decides her fate. The court room trials are penned realistically one can easily feel the trauma of the victim and debate between defence and prosecution. The narrative is pacy which keep you to hold your seats till the end. Simple language and small chapters strengthen the grip of the plot.

Lows : The story take a downward turn near the end. The speed of the narrative slows down and you forgets that the narrator is a rape victim. Though I do believe in killing the crime and not the criminal even then I am unable to gulp the existence of such a perfect scenario to repent.

Verdict : A story which bring you face to face to the ferocity of rape and rape trials while highlighting the situation of victim's mind.

Rating : I would give it 3.5/5.

"This book review is a part of The Readers Cosmos Book Review Program and Blog Tours.  To get free books log on to thereaderscosmos.blogspot.com"

Comments

  1. I dunno, sometimes feel it depressing to read such stories. But, laud the author's effort to highlight the plight of victims. True, it's scary when u have such demons that make no bones in destroying someone's life.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Bitter Bread

Bitter Bread
Bread,doubleroti,pao,bun or we call it with any other name; it is the part of our breakfast which completes our daily routine. This ready to eat item is popular with egg and butter but the recent study by Centre For Science and Environment (CSE) have turned this must breakfast eatable bitter. 
CSE conducted test on various samples collected from different part of the capital belonging to different brands. They found 84% samples test positive for potassium bromate and potassium iodate after tests on 38 varieties which include Britannia,Harvest Gold,KFC, McDonalds, Domino's Pizza and Subway. These revelations are shocking and disturbing as all of us have eaten from one of these brands. It should also be noted that these two substances which are used to soften breads and enhance their color and texture namely potassium bromate and potassium iodate are banned in many countries of the world after a study conducted in the 90's. These substances however are not harmful a…

Braid Cutting - Truth or Rumors?

Braid Cutting - Truth or Rumor?

Mysterious braid (choti) cutting incidents has happened in Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi where women mostly around 50 years of age has their braids cut without their knowledge by some invisible source causing fear among women in these areas. Women also fell unconscious during the time of braid cutting which left them clueless about the attacker and made the incident mysterious. Police who have recorded the statements of victims deny any black magic involved in this which is rumored in the video circulated in social media groups. They are asserting that some miscreants are behind the incident.
The video allegedly claims that a woman is on a mission to cut 1008 women braids in order to get invisibility power according to a black magic ritual. I heard this news around a month ago from someone whose relatives live in Rajasthan. The incident was not in news at that time, I denied him saying that these are rumors or acts of miscreants and I still believe miscr…

Naive Traveler : City of Nawabs - Lucknow

Naive Traveler : City of Nawabs - Lucknow


Lucknow is known as The City of Nawabs the royal ruler of the city which gave it culinary & cultural identity like the way of talking I noticed while interacting with the people. The place is beautiful and has many things which can attract tourists to visit this city but I don’t find it tourist friendly as I observed in the other cities I visited like Agra,Jaipur, Dehradun,etc. As we came out of the station, there were no tourist autos or taxis available for city sightseeing thus left you unaware of what to do.
If we haven’t researched about the places and things to eat we couldn’t explore the city the way we did.

With our knowledge of places to visit and to eat, we first hire a bus bust to the Chowk area where we found Rahim’s Hotel for famous RAHIM KI NIHARI-KULCHA. Nihari is a breakfast non-vegetarian dish available in both Buffalo & Goat meat. Its taste was totally different from what I have tested it in Delhi and the Kulcha was he…