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Like it Happened Yesterday

August 16, 2013 | By

The author has just picked some episodes from his or others’ childhood and penned them down in worst possible English for the sake of writing a novel.

Author: Ravinder Singh
Paperback: 216 Pages
Publisher: Penguin
Imprint: Metro Reads (15 June 2013)
Review by: Pankaj Sharma
Language: English
Rating: 1 Star
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The first thing I felt while and after reading this book: I wish if it had never happened, I mean the book – Like it Happened Yesterday by bestselling author Ravinder Singh.

I Too Had a Love Story’ was Spontaneous and Sincere, ‘Can Love Happen Twice?’ was Deliberate and (overly) Dramatic, and here comes the worst – ‘Like it Happened Yesterday’, a Forced and Failed attempt.

It seems somebody has made Ravinder Singh to write this book on the gunpoint.

Narration falls flat (though it is something that I’d expected from him considering his previous works). The plot…sorry there isn’t any. The story strongly misses a common idea that knits different episodes in a thread called ‘PLOT’. There is no connection between the consecutive chapters.

It seems even author was confused what he was writing and what message he wanted to convey. He has just picked some episodes from his or others’ childhood, which he could remember, and penned them down in worst possible English for the sake of writing a novel.

‘Like It Happened Yesterday’ even lacks the only strength of Ravinder Singh i.e telling a tale that holds a vulnerable romance in its heart, something that made him the darling of young readers. Sorry to say but I don’t think even the die-hard fans of Ravinder Singh would appreciate this reluctant or half-hearted effort.

The so-called novel is nothing more than a collection of low-grade short stories.

If you still think you want to read it, here is a suggestion. Once you finish the book, please go through the epilogue as well (even if you don’ feel like finishing the book). It will relieve your frustration, regarding the book, to some extent as author sounds sincere in those three pages.

Otherwise, read it only if it is the last book on planet and you have nothing else to do.

About Author:

Ravinder Singh, the bestselling author of I Too Had a Love Story and Can Love Happen Twice? has now come up with his third book Like It Happened Yesterday, based on his childhood that he has spent in Burla, a small town in western Orissa. Ravinder Singh had started his career with an IT company but his destiny brought him into writing. He is currently based in New Delhi and has chosen writing as his full time career.

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Other books by Ravinder Singh


I Too Had a Love Story
Romantic, emotional and sincere, this heartbreaking true life story has already touched a million hearts. This bestselling novel is a must read for anyone who believes in the magic of love.
Can Love Happen Twice?
This highly anticipated sequel by Ravinder Singh is an emotional roller-coaster that bravely explores the highs and lows of love.
Pankaj Sharma is an avid reader, an active blogger and a passionate writer who wishes to read all the classics written by the literary geniuses of 19th and 20th century.
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One thought on “Like it Happened Yesterday

  • Anand M

    Oh! Is it such a poorly written book!? Didn’t the publisher read the manuscript before publishing the book? Some of the books being brought out these days make one think whether publishers are indeed concerned about the reputation that have been built over the years.

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