Of course I Love You
Author: Durjoy Datta, Maanvi Ahuja
Publisher: Grapevine India Publishers
Publishing Date: 2008
Cost: Rs. 80 (Kindle edition)
'Of course I love you till I find someone better’ is a story of Debashish Roy, a typical Delhi lad who takes pride in having multiple love interest and constantly evades stress and responsibility in life. Love didn’t exist in his dictionary until he meets Avantika who turns his life upside down. But nothing is ever smooth and their love also does not see the light of the day. It’s a story of love, break up, frustration that has become so common these days among youngsters. Set in the backdrop of the Heart of India, Delhi the story passes through night clubs, pubs, the isolated streets of Delhi in the middle of night and has some very sweet romantic moments. Love, fantasy, problems in adolescence, heart breaks are all present in this book which makes it so popular among youngsters who find this book relatable. The gripping storyline retains the readers’ interest till the end. Filled with emotions and lovable characters of course I love you till I find someone better, is a treat for all romantic book lovers.
This novel is set in Delhi and revolves around nightclubs, colleges, relationships and friendships. All Debashish cares about is getting laid. His relationships are mostly short lived and his break-ups messy until he falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious Avantika. When she returns his feelings, he is thrilled. However, his joy is short-lived as Avantika walks out of the relationship. A broken hearted Debashish plunges into depression and his life takes a dizzying downward spiral. He finds himself without a job, friends, or a lover.
Although ‘youth’ doesn’t always encircles these cliched problems and issues discussed in the book; However it can be proved to be engaging to the youth as it is relatable and it's a story about love, life, loss.
Though college life is shown to be very colorful and a period which is supposed to be enjoyed rather than taking life seriously, there is an underlying moral which states the importance of studying well and getting into good jobs. There are some negative elements of behavior which might have a lasting impression on young people.
'Of course I love you till I find someone better’ is a youth centric novel. The dilemma of choosing someone over the other, the internal turmoil that the heart goes through in its quest for love is a constant struggle faced by teenagers and young adults. Durjoy Dutta and Maanvi Ahuja have based their novel on the same premise. They know the pulse of the Indian youth and their stories are filled with incidents with which the readers especially the young ones can relate to.
About the Author:
Durjoy Datta is a novelist, screenwriter and the co-founder of the publishing house Grapevine India. He completed his education from the Management Development Institute located in Gurgaon and also has a degree from the reputed Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany. Before venturing into writing, Datta worked at NIIT Ltd., Siemens AG and American Express. In 2009, The Times of India honoured him as 'The Young Achiever'. He was also selected by Whistling Woods International in 2011 as one of the two young achievers in the category of Media and Communications. Some of his popular books include 'Of Course I Love You Till I Find Someone Better’ and 'You Were My Crush till you said you love me!’
Maanvi Ahuja has been into the field of writing and along with Durjoy, she has co-authored some other titles named Let's Fall in Love and Now that You're Rich.