Book Review: An Incurable Insanity

An Incurable InsanityAn Incurable Insanity by Simi K. Rao
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Release Date: October 8, 2013
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think I would have enjoyed this book much more if it was about half as long and followed more of the traditional romance formula where the couple initially hate each other, then discover they actually love each other, then a conflict breaks them up, and then finally they get back together at the end and live happily ever after. In this book, Shaan and Ruhi are having a conflict and coming back together about every ten pages.It wore me out and got confusing at times. It was often hard for me to understand why Ruhi kept pushing Shaan away when he was telling her he cared for her and she also cared for him. They were already married after all, why not just give it a try?

I have a special place in my heart for India and Indian culture and I think that’s what kept this book from being a two-star book for me. I appreciated the glossary in the back of the book, some of the Hindu and all of the Bengali words were new to me. This was M. Roa’s first novel. She’s a practicing physician so she’s obviously an intelligent person. With a little more practice and better editing, I think she will grow to be a fine author.

Come back tomorrow – I’ll be giving away a copy of An Incurable Insanity to one lucky reader!

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book. Check out the other tour stops:

Monday, September 30th: BookNAround
Tuesday, October 1st: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, October 2nd: Fiction Addict
Thursday, October 10th: Must Read Faster
Monday, October 14th: Guiltless Reading
Tuesday, October 15th: Col Reads First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro
Wednesday, October 16th: Storeybook Reviews
Thursday, October 17th: The Best Books Ever
Friday, October 25: Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, October 28th: Book Dilettante