Review | Loves Lost by Sourabh Mukherjee


A teenager in a quaint Kolkata neighbourhood falls in love with a girl who gets off her school bus every afternoon near his house and nurtures his love as the years pass by. A young entrepreneur turns to work and alcohol to get over the pain of losing the love of his life till she unexpectedly walks back into his arms in a party. A billboard advertisement reveals a shocking truth to a man who has lost his wife and his memory in an accident. An insecure boy fears losing an attractive girl forever when she breaks all contacts with him after they have made love. As a girl nurses her broken heart, she meets a stranger on the Internet.

“Loves Lost” is a collection of five heart-warming stories with surprise endings about love lost, found or left unprofessed in the deepest recesses of the heart.


“Loves Lost” is a beautiful collection of five short stories with a common theme “love”. I love reading love stories and these stories are quite different from all the love stories I have read before. I totally loved these wonderful short story collection. Each story has a different theme and different characters. Though it is a short book with around 57 pages, it gripped me right from the beginning.

I loved the author’s writing style. It is easy and very simple to understand. The characters in each of the five stories are beautifully portrayed. The characters are introduced to the readers in such a way that a reader can easily relate as well as sympathize with them.

As I have said earlier, this book is quite different from all the stereotypical love stories. The stories have some or the other twist or turns which keeps the reader hooked till the end. This book covers all the themes which are generally a part of love stories such as love at first sight, betrayal, eternal love, anguish, closures, second chances and reunion. It is commendable that the author has managed to capture all these themes and emotions in the stories flawlessly.

My favourite among the five stories is “My Summers with Nargis” which also happens to be the first story in the collection. It is a story of a painter who loves a girl he sees from his window and hopes that one day he will be able to unite with her.

Overall, “Loves Lost” is a fascinating collection of five short love stories. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone who are fond of simple but sweet love stories.

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