Key to My Soul
"When Siddharth, a lonely young man with a failed marriage gets a sudden phone-call from a mysterious person about his lost childhood lover, Hazel, and learns that she is battling for life, he is shaken to the core. He also learns that she had left certain letters for him fifteen years back that never reached him. It disturbs him so much that he rushes to the hospital in h ...more
“My love will shine like the moon when the light in the lanterns fade away.”
Blurb- The story is about our protagonist Sidd, Siddharth and her school friend Hazel. Hazel was a new student in the school and Sid became his best friend. Their friendship grew in the school life and suddenly one day Hazel disappeared. They carried on with their lives and after so many years, one day Sid got a mysterious phone call that Hazel met with an accident and battling for life. Read future to unfold the plot.
Siddharth is going through such dilemma. He contemplates whether he should revisit his past or leave things as they were. Going back to his memory lane, the readers get to know a romantic story that didn't have a happy ending. Will Siddharth be willing to change the past or keep the status quo?
I didn't expect this one to be so go ...more
The title Key to my Soul makes it sound like a sappy romance which will probably end with Hazel being the Key to Siddharth’s soul. However that is not the case at all. This book follows the lives of two people – Hazel and Siddharth. When Siddharth gets a phone call from his friend that Hazel(a mysterious person in the beginning) is in coma he starts going back down memory la...more
The book is the bag of emotions, friendship, innocent love, parenthood, pain, hatred, betrayal, abuse, crimes, injuries, accidents, a broken ...more
“Something has grown wings at last
And was flapping within my rib cage.
I tried to hold on to it fast
But it found its way to this page”.
Sidharth and Hazel study in school together. They are opposites and opposites attract. Sidharth a loner and introvert. Hazel is star of the school. As happens in love stories they come close. The ...more
‘Key to my soul’ is a perfect ...more
The book is an ode to his one true love, the sweet, beautiful, generous Hazel. He receives a mysterious phone call and is informed of the love letters Hazel had written to him as well as the reasons for their breakup. The story is fast, alm ...more
The title of the book and the cover design gives an impression of a romantic journey in the pages; however, the beginning of the story speaks of a physical assault to the protagonist giving you a hint that this book is more than just a vanilla love story. For me, the author has managed to hook me to the story right at the start.
As the blurb says, the protagonist Siddharth (Sid) goes back to find her childhood sweetheart in a state of coma. The story revolves around ...more
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Final Rating: 4/5
The cover is simple yet catchy and elegant, with a guy holding the hand of his love.
The title is very enticing and beautiful, such a connect of love with soul.
The blurb is the usb of this novel. I mean it's written so well. The blurb created such an interest about the plot of the story.
The story is based on the love as well as the suffering experienced by both the main characters Siddharth and Hazel. The emotional connect ...more
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The language was really easy-peasy and I don't think anyone would have any problem understanding it. The narration was really good and subtle but the only drawback was that I could spot some grammar and punctuation errors. Also, there were some mistakes in the tense.
Another thing which I would like to say is that since the story is narrated from Siddharth's point of view and the author only left some bits and pieces of Hazel's life, after a time it kind of started feeling m ...more
Some stories give you the chance to relive the carefree youth days when you had the first crush, did something to make someone feel special,wrote the first love letter and many such small things which touches one's heart.This story is one of those beautiful tales.
Key to my soul is a beautiful blend of friendship,love,betrayal,jealousy,crime and heartbreak.
The story starts with Siddharth receiving Hazel's accident news. It leaves him baffled, as the time progresses he uncovers many ...more
Key to my Soul by Probal Mazumdar. Its not just a simple love story, but a medley of love, revenge, friendship, parenthood, separation, betrayal, purpose-less life, heartbreak, .... A superb feat for a debut Author. Good job Probal Mazumdar !
What I liked:
The smooth, steady pace of the story. Good, simple language
The descriptions of each scene, person, situation. May it be the rustling of leaves, to the Hazel's eyes, the paintings m ...more
the plot of the book though looks like a simple love story has lot of twists/turns and keeps glued till the end. The author has put forward some nice reminders of a different era along with world highlights during that time as he walks the reader through the different twists.
impressed by authors ability to twist the words. kept my glued till th ...more
Overall, I enjoyed the book very much !
Key To My Soul is a typical coming of age love story of Sidd Banerjee and Hazel Castelinos.
It’s a romantic story which starts in present, takes you back to the protagonists past, where they got acquainted, fall in love but fate separates them. Their journey after that, under what circumstances they meet again, will they get together or will fate deliver another blow, is what the story is all about.
What caught my eye was the title of the story and its relevant use in bringing ...more
Going from the title to the cover both are exceptionally well matching and obviously put well together.
This book has two protagonist sid and hazel-
The story plot line is romantic and also reminds you of the childhood at so many points of the book.
Imagery formed is natural and comes flowing.
The author has does a tremendous job.
There is subtle romance as well as some fist-fight. There is treachery as well as love and care.The book takes us on a journey of amateur love that is caught up in a storm that takes years to settle down. The storm plays havoc in the lives of the protagonists only to see them especially Hazel, emerge strong. The author has been ...more
What I like best in this book is the family relations portrayed in the story like that between the protagonist Siddharth and his father/grand mother. The other endearing thing about the book is the way the author has depicted the passage of time by connecting it to news events like Seoul Olympics and the collapse of the Soviet Union, etc. It remi ...more
The starting 1/4th of the book felt like a little drag intially. But most of the 'descriptive events' find meaning towards the end of the book.
There was no looking back after the cha ...more
the love making could have been a bit more steaming and elaborated to give that perfect flavour of a beautiful love story.