Is this a romance novel? “All Signs Lead Back to You”, the title, certainly makes one think that it is. Having read all but one of the author’s previous works, I couldn’t be sure that that was the case. That’s a good thing, of course. There are so many novels that release in India that are part of the romance genre. What would make this novel stand out of that crowd and ask the reader (me) to take notice?
I find poetry to be most thought provoking. At times, it’s quite simple. What the poet puts is what he wants us to read. At other times, it’s quite deep. It has a way of expressing a lot in brevity. Over the years, my knowledge of poetic forms and their rules has evolved.
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but more often than not, the first impression of a book comes from exactly that. When it comes to Indian writing in English, quite a lot of novels veer toward the genre of romance. When I saw the cover of this book, I had a feeling that it would not be a romance novel. Though love does play a part in the novel, Turning Back Time is not about love itself.
There are a few books that can be finished very quickly. Light reads that just flows easily and brings a smile. I’ve found Preeti Shenoy’s writing to be such. It’s one of the reasons her fans like her writing too, I feel. I liked the book because of the cover art too. It looked appealing.