Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Cyclops Publications. I received this book in exchange of a review. However, the opinions and views posted are of my own.
Welcome back to TAL. Recently, I received the book named Looped by Munmun Singh Nagpal for reviewing. Without further ado, let’s have a look at what this book is about and how was my experience reading it.
My take (take with a grain of salt idiom) on the book:
I am definitely the kind that ‘JUDGES A BOOK BY ITS COVER’ and when ‘Looped’ came in the mail. I wasn’t much pleased. At first, I thought the book is about an everyday love (fall in love synonym) story. But then, I read a few parts and realised this is not the usual romantic melodrama that you come across every day. This book is based on ‘Time Travel’.
I tried to read through the first 30 pages, and the story bored me a bit since I am not acquainted with the astronomical, physical or scientifical mumbo jumbo. But, the story hit the sky, after about 1st half. The MC (Main Character) – Toby Sezoe, is a time (race against time phrase) traveller who has fallen in love with a woman from the past. He cannot see her or vice versa. But the fact that each day turns way more beautiful than before just (just in case meaning) as he sees her, adds to the charm of this book.
Ratings: I would rate this book with 3.5 stars out of 5.
When it comes to grammar, the book was a turn-off. There were major grammatical errors that would have, otherwise, be eliminated, had the author taken advice from a good editor. The characters could have been developed in a better way and could have had a far more descriptive edge. As the story progressed, the characters fell short of beauty and laid stagnant in the pages of ‘LOOPED’.
The cover of the book showcases a cat sitting on a maple tree branch and leaves that claim autumn. When at first, you cannot really recognise that the cat defines (9 lives, i.e., a loop of lives). However, I believe, a far more strong hold on the cover could have been done with professional editing and designing assistance.
The blurb of Looped by Munmum Singh Nagpal:
Toby Sezoe, the newly appointed time traveller finds himself falling in love with a woman. The only problem is that the woman lived in the same spot centuries ago. Luckily enough, the woman can’t see him when he travels back in time to her because he is only present there as a waveform, but he doesn’t know what the future (or past), has in store for him. Assisted by the man who built the time machine himself, for reasons unknown to any one person, will he be able to bridge this gap of time between the past and present? The tale of a true enthusiast, a hardcore romantic and a loyal fan. An uncanny description of the future. An enthralling epilogue, binding all the elements together and introducing the idea that we are all characters in the same play, puppets bound by the same thread. A fascinating turn of events, reinforcing the laws of time but defying the concept of time as a whole.
Looped by Munmun Singh Nagpal is an average tale of a time traveller, Toby Sezoe, who travels back and forth to see his love. The story could have had a beautiful twist had the plot been written far more progressively.