That Thing About You by Abhaidev | Book Review

What if co-incidences in our lives are nothing but a result of a dice thrown by some higher being?
What if, to the heavens, our lives are nothing but rows of dominos ready to be put into action?
What if we all are mere pieces of pawns carefully played upon by a cosmic chessmaster?

'That Thing About You' is an uncommon story of a common man rejected in love.

This is a story of a man walking on the path of self-discovery.

Subodh, a regular IT employee, is perceived as an immature man by everyone, but he isn't bothered until his love interest rejects him citing the same.

Although dejected and crestfallen, he soon befriends an unusual, mysterious woman who knows everything about him and seems to have all the answers.

Soon, his life goes through a lot of unexpected turns—from doubting his sanity and visiting a psychologist to a failed arranged marriage attempt made by his parents.

Everything in his life seems to be in fast-forward mode. One thing that does not change, however, is this unusual “friend” of his who refuses to reveal her identity and chooses to appear at her whim.

Who is this mysterious woman? Why is she prying into his life? Where will this strange friendship lead him? Is some impending danger awaiting Subodh or is it something else altogether?


Abhaidev (Mayank Chandra)


Write India Publishers

Release date:

2 June, 2019

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 240 Pages

The protagonist of the story is Subhod an IT company employee, who was considered as imperfect, immature and confused as per the people he works with. He is depressed until he falls in love with Sneha but gets rejected. The theme of the story is unique and you may not leave the book without completing it. I really enjoyed the plot and conclusion to the story as well as the supporting characters, all vividly detailed and varied and important to the plot. It's not romance genre as it's shown in the cover, there's so much more to it than that.

The title is appropriate for the plot and creates a curiosity about the book. The lucid language and easy words makes it a comfortable read. The author has a very unique style of storytelling that effortlessly weaves together millennia, characters and situations wonderfully. For a debut novel, its a good one time read. I would definitely recommend it to all the book lovers, and definitely a try from the new author.


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