Review: Seduction by Truth

Author: Mukul Kumar.
Genre: Romance.
Rating: 🍫🍫🍬

Shiva is handsome, an irresistible talker, well-off, lives in Delhi's poshest suburb, is a dutiful husband to the attractive Akriti and is a perfect father to their little son. So why is he the picture of disenchantment?

Is it that not-so-uncommon human condition-boredom that sometimes accompanies fidelity-that haunts him? In Shiva's case, the discovery that Akriti has already found distraction with someone else frees him to look for excitement on his own-but with a mind conflicted between dharma and desire. Which is the path that he will choose to walk on?
Shiva embarks on a journey to empirically explore different options-the sexually vibrant Sana and Mary, to name a few-but at the end, winds up with more questions than he started out with. To confuse things further, Akriti continues to occupy a tender place in his heart-as a woman first and a wife later.

A slice-of-life tale, which is part reality and part legend, Seduction by Truth dares the modern reader to solve civilization's oldest puzzle-marriage.

The cover is intriguing, though even after reading the book, I've yet to understand its symbolism. 

Seduction by Truth was way different than what I'd expected. Reading the blurb, I'd assumed it was a quick romance read with a touch of adultery. 

But reading the book, I realized that it was way different. To me, the book seemed more like a thesis on Adultery than an actual story. It was full of mythological references regarding adultery. 

There was no depth to the characters, and all that happened in the story was Shiva cheated on his wife with three different women, and also spent the whole time thinking whether adultery is just or not. 

So as you can see, I was very disappointed with it. The 2.5 stars are just because atleast there weren't many grammatical errors to suffer through. 

If you're a huge mythological buff, I'd definitely recommend you to check this book out. Otherwise, I'm not so sure you'll enjoy it.

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