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That Thing Called Love

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An unsual romance..... and the mumbai rain

238 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2003

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Tuhin A. Sinha

14 books62 followers
Tuhin was born and brought up in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He completed his schooling at Loyola School, and obtained a B.Com (H) from the Hindu College, University of Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Communications Management from the National Institute of Advertising, New Delhi. He is married to Ramyani DasGupta Sinha.

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285 (32%)
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188 (21%)
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27 reviews9 followers
July 29, 2012
I hated it. I will never recommend anyone to read it. It is the only book that made me embarrassed after purchasing. I hate to know that I own it. It is ridiculous. And I don't know what the writer of this book thinks of himself!!! I left it half unread. I would never wish to complete this book.
Profile Image for Arindam Mallick.
Author 2 books11 followers
August 17, 2011
Without doubt, one of the most crass books I've ever had the misfortune of reading. Not only is the writing monumentally poor, but the plot (if it may be called that) is indescribably inane and shallow. Really pissed of at someone? Bingo! Gift him/her this book!
Profile Image for Rahul Nath.
26 reviews11 followers
December 22, 2012
Bored on a rainy evening. Picked up this book. Went through the first three chapters. Shit hit the fan. Buried it behind my house. Good riddance.
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4 reviews3 followers
December 7, 2012
It is one of the most rubbish books I have read... so much like the daily soaps that come and go on televisions... Waste of time...
Profile Image for Sneha Varman.
51 reviews8 followers
April 28, 2014
Worst reads ever!! A complete waste of time! I cannot begin to describe the hatred I have towards the author! The characters are so very annoying! The book has so many male chauvinist characters that it left me with nothing but disgust. Mayank was totally irritating, and Revathi, a supposedly intelligent woman sounded and acted like a complete idiot. When the book's cover said "a male chauvinist" I thought the author was referring to Mayank initially, but apparently it was Vishal. Male chauvinist is very subtle a word to describe him. Loser might begin to describe Vishal. I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters. I seriously wonder what the author was thinking. A thoroughly pathetic attempt. The only thing that kept me reading this book was my enduring hatred towards the characters.

If I had to summarize in a single word - "Puke" would be apt.
Profile Image for Arpita Paul.
11 reviews2 followers
October 22, 2008
am still readung it....I would say its kind of OK.....not grt writting.....but it does hold your imterest...
Profile Image for Sundeep Supertramp.
336 reviews55 followers
August 23, 2012
Very confusing story... The picture that the plot gave away, it is the stories of five persons.. Or rather the stories of five different person's relationships..

In fact, five stories of people of a Metropolitan, in this case, Mumbai...

But it had just the story of Mayank (the lead) and just a few pages of stories of the other persons..

The narration was good, very vivid and clear...

Have been a big fan of literature, maybe thats the reason I was bored the entire length of the book.. In fact, the book was very similar to the Bollywood flick 'Life in a... Metro', which I did't pretty much, either...

At the end of the novel the novel, I felt like the story was incomplete.. In fact, I felt like the story ended pretty abruptly..

Look, the good thing about stories is that they end.. If not now, after a few pages they end.. but this book seems to end out in the nowhere...

Enjoyable for ppl who are seeking a change in the routine college love stories...
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60 reviews20 followers
January 3, 2012
Nothing special in this book.It's plot is similar to the movies releasing now a days in Bollywood, cos the author is turning to be a script writer after this one.I still can't understand one thing Revathi's sister's name is Rupali(p-59) in the beginning and suddenly it got changed to Swetha(p-95) I don't know how this variation occurred.The novel shows that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.I liked the subplots of Anil and especially that of Vishal(he deserved it).
5 reviews
December 24, 2014
the only good thing about it was the last line - "I'd never grow out of her".
No plot. Won't ever recommend this to anyone. Who wants to read about how we dine, how we sit in a coffee shop and how the mumbai rains are!
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11 reviews10 followers
November 14, 2009
Pretty okay. Was expecting much more. It gets lame when it keeps on talking about marriage issues and life in Mumbai.
Profile Image for Divya Ramnath Bandodkar.
Author 3 books18 followers
September 14, 2016
I picked up this book from my town library for I found the blurb interesting. I started reading it as soon as I reached home. I finished reading this novel in three hours and here I am with my review.
The story has two main characters- Mayank and Revathi. Mayank is a working for a matrimonial site and has been recently engaged to a girl named Nikita. He is having second thoughts about getting married to her for he still feels and thinks about the only relationship of his life - Shweta. Revathi is a married lady and has a daughter. She is working with very famous Shagun: An ultimate destination for wedding shopping. She is having differences with her partner. Yes! A troubled marriage. What happens when Mayank and Revathi meet each other? Who falls in and out of love?
The blurb seemed to be very interesting but the story wasn't up to that mark. The story has been narrated very well. The flow of events and their narration is really good. The thing that is missing in this one is 'connectivity'. I did not feel connected with the characters. The story also mentions about the life of Mayank's friends which I felt were dumped into this story for the heck of it. Just when Mayank's and Revathi's story grew interesting, his friend's story spoilt all the excitement. Also, the story has no mentions about his friends' lives towards the end.
Mayank's expressive behaviour.
Pranav's and Revathi's love story.
Arun's gay encounter (I didnot find it was necessary to detail his encounter with Aakash.)
The ending (No proper closure was provided for many incidents.)
On the whole, I would like to conclude saying that 'That Thing Called Love' could have been made better.
I rate:
Cover: 3/5
Characters: 2/5
Story: 2/5
I rate That Thing Called Love with 2/5 stars.
Profile Image for Vikas.
Author 3 books145 followers
April 18, 2020
This is the one of those books which I remember fondly and have even given many people to read as well. Now I would just have to check if this one passes the test of the time as I would soon be reading it again.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is, of course, Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.
1 review6 followers
May 8, 2012
On a rating of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least and 5 being the highest, I wont rate it anything beyond 2.5. The fact that it is Tuhin's first work, is quite evident in the way it has been put, immatured writing at some points. Otherwise, it is quite an honest attempt at the complexities of relationships in today's time.
14 reviews1 follower
January 31, 2009
At the very first glance this book might look a bit mawkish you but later it will definitely succeed in captivating you....though the book is filled with histrionic sentiments you can devour it pleasantly!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 2, 2010
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10 reviews4 followers
August 12, 2012
The bookkk takess u to the crowded city of Banaras.
Itzz such a story in fact a luv story in which in the end u cannot judge which of the character (Arti, Gopal or Ragha)iss the ideal and the perfect one. It livess u with a question and dilemma of the behaviour of Gopal in the end.
Profile Image for Mridani Pandey.
10 reviews
February 28, 2013
This book was something that underwent the social changes in the life of an urban fellow....it was good but not like sth which cn grab ur attention for a very long time...one does'nt remembers d book after reading....
6 reviews2 followers
June 28, 2012
a usual story about love...
which happens around us...
This book better reminds above again....
Profile Image for Usha.
35 reviews3 followers
August 9, 2012
This is just a one time read. Its more like a usual bollywood movie though the narration is good enough to not bore you.
Profile Image for Jyoti Patil.
11 reviews3 followers
September 6, 2014
Very average love story that did not make sense in the end. Amateur readers might like this one. Two stars only for the Mumbai part of it
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23 reviews2 followers
February 18, 2014
One of the best and unconventional love stories I've read. Young writer on the block Tuhin A. Sinha has a different perspective that he shares with his readers. Remarkable.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Ankita Majumder.
2 reviews12 followers
May 8, 2014
This is an unusual love story, the reader successfully captures our heart with his fine words and carefully chosen back drop.
2 reviews1 follower
October 14, 2014
parcel of turns and in addition a genuine defination of intimate romance. anyhow it neglects to keep up the intrest all through the book
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29 reviews
November 20, 2015
really a romantic novel. nice book to read and tells the meaning of love.!!!!
Profile Image for Vinisha V.
4 reviews
April 21, 2020
This is one of the WORST books I have read. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The author is obviously a mediocre writer. The plot is rubbish, the intimate scenes look like they belong in a C grade movie. Characters are poorly sketched out. All in all a waste of time and money.
8 reviews
March 25, 2018
It took me one hour to read this book and I have never ever, never ever regretted spending an hour doing anything, to such an extent in my whole sweet life!
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