Rohit Gore is a novelist based in Pune; The Guardian Angels is his fourth book. His previous books Circle of Three, Focus Sam and A Darker Dawn have all received critical acclaim. Rohit Gore grew up in a number of towns in India. At various times in his childhood, he wanted to be a theatre actor, an architect and a bookshop owner. After his engineering degree, he was
based in Mumbai. An MBA from S P Jain Institute followed and since then he is in the IT industry for more than a decade.
a lot – a consequence of living in Mumbai and London. His greatest passion is reading and it inspired him to write. He is a frequent contributor to many online writing forums and wishes there were more writing groups. He currently lives in Pune, a wonderfully vibrant city with his wife. He has a keen interest in history,especially the history of music and arts. One of the things he would like to get better at is photography.
the book: The Guardian Angels is the epic and tumultuous story of two star-crossed lovers who weren’t just soul-mates but were also each other’s protectors.The fates of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar are deeply entwined when within days of their first rendezvous they save each other’s lives. Despite their vast sociopolitical differences, they are drawn to an uncertain future fraught with contrasting ambitions, personas and ideologies.. . . He is the son of a billionaire; she is the daughter of a socialist.
. . . He is quiet and unassuming, she is a firebrand and spirited.
However, the unexplained phenomena ties them forever – whenever they are in peril, they are each other’s only saviors. Over the following two decades Adi and Radha live through hope and despair, joy and sadness, and try to decipher their relationship. As the truth of their bond is revealed, they must confront
the true nature of love, and ultimately, their destinies.
the cover: I won’t lie; I judge a book by its cover. This one is not bad but I feel it could’ve been so much better.
thoughts: This is not the kind of book I would typically go for. As you may know by now I’ve had bad experience with Indian authors in the past and out of 10 books I read I ended up liking just 2… When I read the summary of this novel,
I was skeptical about it. I thought eh? Indian tadka on Romeo and Juliet?
author did a great job expressing his feelings as I could almost feel a hurricane of emotions going through me as I sifted from one chapter to another. Has it ever happened to you, right when you are done reading a good book you just sit there for few seconds, rewinding your thoughts a little and there is a bitter sweet moment where you are glad to know the end but sad to see it get over? This is one of those novels that made me feel that way. Reading something different than my usual chic lit has broadened my horizon. I would try and read different genre of novels from now on.