“Your time will arrive. And when it does, nature will make up for everything it has kept you away from.”
Roshan is a songwriter by day and a fashion store assistant by night who offsets his average vocals with good lyrics often drawing inspiration from the worst heartbreaks of his life. Jilted by the love of his life and still reeling from past failures, he struggles t...more
From the beginning few pages itself, I was hooked. The story is about a young man who works in a fashion store but is a talented songwriter and secretly desires to make it big in the music industry, his love life, ...more
I chose to give it a 5 star rating, as the book gave me all I wanted, and even more.
The story is about a young artist, Roshan Rao, and his struggles with his demons.
He has two of his best friends to help him through.
This is a story of heartbreaks, love, friendship and success, not unaccompanied by struggles, of course.
Just one of the chapters didn't capture me. Rest of them had me.
The book presented a fairly happy ending, though that's just, after reading too much struggle ...more
Bittersweet is Rajesh's debut book. The novel's protagonist is Roshan, a songwriter and salesperson. Writing songs and poetry since he was a teenager, Roshan lives life on his terms. He loves passionately, stands by his friends and fiercely pursues his dreams. Though, he does need some goading but he picks up the guitar and stuns people with his heart wrenching songs/lyrics once he gathers enough steam. Ragini, the woman who breaks up with Roshan and nearly destroys him ...more
"The point in my life -- meeting you and all when I needed someone -- it's bittersweet. I needed this."
"Life's beauty is in its uncertainty. There must be things about you that you've failed to see in yourself. Life will surprise you in ways you can't imagine."
Roshan Rao, a fashion store assistant is a struggling mus ...more
The book is a coming-of-age Novel.
It is the journey of Roshan aspiring to achieve his dreams.
The book significantly focus on the meaning of life, struggles, career, failures.
BOOK INSIGHTS -
Roshan is a songwriter by day and a fashion store assistant by night who offsets his average vocals with good lyrics often drawing inspiration from the worst heartbreaks of his life. Jilted by the love of his life and still reeling from past failures, he struggles to tap into his full potent ...more
I loved the book a lot, finished it in 2 sittings. (Which has become rare nowadays.)
The story starts as an average romance. He meets the girl, Shanaya. They take it slow, form the bonds, deepen the relationship, and all. As it progresses, he discovers things, that demand his decisions. Whether he should ...more
The thing that surprised me the most about this book is how the author is so fluent with words. The reason I’m saying this is because this book is not just a love story but also has an amazing collection of poems. Each and every word in this book is so well sewn together.
The good things about this book were so many! First of all I like how the author managed to fit in all the p ...more
This is a tale of a very ordinary guy doing a part time job in a clothing store, struggling for a bright future. Rohan is also a songwriter and pens down all his feelings. After being betrayed in love and repeated failure, he becomes melancholic. One day, Shanaya, a young cheerful girl comes into his life. His life again fills with excitement, passion, love, emotion, etc. But, his life takes a sheer turn when he discovers bittersweet truths about his past.
This book ca ...more
The book has romance, music and inspirational elements. I liked the first-person narrative and the words used were brilliant. The songs written by the protagonist, Roshan, were very relatable. Characters were well-etched, especially Roshan, and the supp ...more
The title of this book is an emotion that anyone who has known love and heartbreak would be familiar with. Bittersweet lives up to its name and is a tale of life’s highs and lows from a very realistic perspective. There aren’t crazy meltdowns or major melodramatic scenes between Roshan and Shanaya! The story flows with ease and the plot twists are interesting. The first person narrative is refreshing. One easily identifies with Roshan’s turmoil, dilemmas, ...more
Can you love twice? Read - Bittersweet for th ...more
It's the story about Roshan and Shanaya. Roshan is an aspiring music artist whereas Shanaya is looking forward to her dream. Both of them have never imagined that life will gift each of them with the best person for whom they will keep their life for sake. With unknown turn of events, they find a ...more
The first part is little bit monotonous but it takes a whole new path in the second part.
Other than that you will feel mixed emotions through the lead ...more
Book : Bittersweet
Author : Rajesh Konsam
Format : Paperback
No. Of pages : 198
Rating : 💟💟💟💟 (4.2/5)
This book focuses on a character named Roshan and his struggles full of ups and downs. As he makes progress, a harsh truth from his past stands in front of him to choose. In this journey he meets the other main character of the story i.e. Shanaya. Drawn close to each other by the beautiful string of creativity and art.
Roshan has been heart-broken ...more
🔖AUTHOR - Rajesh Konsam
🔖PUBLISHERS- Vishwakarma Publications
🔖BLURB - Roshan is a songwriter by day and a fashion store assistant by night who offsets his average vocals with good lyrics often drawing inspiration from the worst heartbreak of his life. His story is rewritten when he meets Shanaya, a feisty girl, whose love and acceptance bolster his confidence. But as Roshan makes progress, he discovers a harrowing truth about his past which can change his life fore ...more
Book : Bitter Sweet
Author : Rajesh Konsam
Publisher : Vishwakarma Publication
Published on : 19 august 2019
Pages : 200
Price : Rs 260 ( excluding discount ) ___________________
The story revolves around Roshan who works in a fashion store and a talented songwriter and secretly desires to make it big in the music industry . But his love life, the opportunities that come his way, and the obstacles he faces after a secret from his past suddenly changes ...more
Roshan, a fashion store assistant during the day, turns into a lyricist and inspiring musician by night. He has been looking for a break through the talent shows but much to his dismay, he is never able to makes it to the shortlists. To add to his problems, his now famous ex-girlfriend, Ragini, has returned trying to get Roshan back. Shanaya is the new girl in his life wh ...more
This is the debut novel of the author, and he seems to have quite a lot of knowledge of music and art, which was appealing to me as a reader. One of the best things was that, I was able to culturally relate to the book.
The book narrates the story of Roshan, who is a struggling artiste who could have chosen the easy way out, but he rather preferred to work hard, in order to achieve his goals. The character of Roshan has a lo ...more
Starting from the first chapter itself I knew I'm gonna cherish this book for a lifetime (not bcoz I love poetry) but finally theirs a contemporary Indian author whose written such a delightful book about love, romance, heartbreak and youth dreams in profound English language.
A story about a young boy caught up in the harsh memories of his past heartbreak. Over the years the b ...more
The Plot Revolves Around Roshan,A Growing SongWriter And A FullTime Assistant At A Fashion Store.When Everything Is Going Well,Roshan Discovers A Sad Truth About His Past!Does He Choose To Dwell In The Best Or Believe In Future And Move On?
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Roshan Decides To Work To Earn Enough Money To Travel Even Though His Parents Are Willing To Give Him Everything He Wanted! This Was One Thing ...more
Author : Rajesh Konsam
Publisher : Viswakarma publications
Genre : Fiction
'Bittersweet' is the debut novel of Rajesh Konsam. The protagonist of the story is Roshan , a songwriter and a part time sales person.
Roshan is a young millennial who is struggling to explore his talent . He lives life in his own terms and support his friends to flourish in their career . In first part of the story, Roshan is a lovelorn , nearly destroyed by his ex- girlfriend Ragini Sengupta who preferred her ...more
Now coming to the review, here's what I think (no blurb cause hello! It's given up there buddy, check it).
Plot: Talking about the plot, the book has too many elements and twists and characters to get inspired from, Sunny, Priyanka, Priya, Sheryl, Alston and so many more.
(It reminds me of Durjoy’s initial books)
There is a genuineness in the style of writing and the characters and its portrayed so clearly. I can imagine how each and every character looks like in my head. And thats great, isn’t it? When you connect with what the author is trying to make you feel connected with. I loved reading this book. And I usually finish my books (If I l ...more
Then Roshan means a beautiful and courageous girl named Shanaya, whose love and acceptance makes Roshan gain confidence and pursue his dreams.
Both of them are equally attached to eachother and share their flair of creativity together. But as the story progresses Roshan discovers a painful truth about himself and his past.
The flow of the story is just right- not too slow, not too fast as it keeps you engaged and waiting for what happens next. The poems are the real treat in this book and the main protagonists are showcased so vividly that you feel as if you are sitting right next to them ...more
The ending is happy but yeah I wish I could change some elements, but not everything can get perfect, right?
Loved how detailed the book is. It's not only some clingy romance, unlike books of almost every author, but it teaches how friendship can change you for better. No matter how far you are from each other, still friendship never breaks.
And also love is not the one that pushes you back but forces you towards your goals.
Rajesh's writing style is simple and tou ...more
Although Rajesh hails from Manipur, he is based in Chennai. Bittersweet is Rajesh’s debut novel, and he is working on his next. Rajesh tweets as @RajeshKo ...more