Every time it will rain, I will think of him. I will think of how close he came to losing her. How close in losing himself.
This beautiful book by Sriram Subramanium is testimony to the fact that life can have a deluge of problems and nothing can conquer the sheer force than by the inner spirit of challenging one’s daemons and darkness.
Rain is the central theme in the book and so many aspects of the rain literally and metaphorically get connected to the story in this book. The simple language makes it all the more engrossing.
What made me buy the book? The name. A single word. Aah, don’t jump to conclusions. I read the blurb too just to make sure that it wasn’t along run of the mill kind of romance in the rain story. And so the blurb got me convinced and I just bought it from Amazon.
What made me keep it on a Goodreading list? The way Sriram has kept the reader move on from one emotion to next. Between Jai’s emotional state and that of his wife…. its quite a roller coaster ride. All of it gets balanced with the Father-in-law’s role in it without playing any active role! 😀
I think Paulo Coelho‘s quote in By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept very well sums up the love that pours in the relationship:
“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.”
Hmmm… Now I won’t reveal much… however its a beautiful read published by Readomania Publications and so do pick up the book!