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Love, Lust & Life

Posted on: July 21, 2010

Love, Lust & Life by Azhan Ahsan is the story of small town boy Ameen Jalal who calls himself pop of liars. Who spoke lies through out his life. He is dieing, his throat is cut, he is bleeding and he know no one can save him and he wants the whole world to know about his lies before he dies.

He tells his story about his life, about his love and his lies and he want whole world to know his lies.
Ameen Jalal born in second class Muslim Family, his father admits him to Urdu medium school while his mother insist his father to send him to English medium school. Finally his mother wins and he is admitted to English Medium school. Life takes more twists and turns in his life and he get chance to visit Mumbai. In Mumbai he starts his career as a Basketball coach. His first student ‘Priyanka’ is pretty and beautiful girl, while coaching her he falls in love with Priyanka.

While he is lost in Priyanka’s love, he forgets about his childhood friend Zareen, who loves Ameen from childhood. He promised her that he will marry her once he settle down his business in Mumbai.

When he never returns, Zareen is married to Ameen’s school friend.  Ameen marries to Priyanka and they both open a restaurant and life was going well until Zareen come to know about the marriage of Ameen. She gets furies because he made him false promises, told lies and never told him about him about Priyanka. She get furies also because he once promised him that he will marry her once he returns from Mumbai but he never returned.



The story is written very well, it follows the life of Ameen from childhood, how is struggled in life, about his school days about his family and his love, lust and his life. The author also described very well the happenings in India along with the life of Ameen.

This is the first book by Azhan Ahsan and I must say I am really impressed by his writing. Some people may say, this is the same old love story, no, he tried something new that no one else tried till now, Azhan has good observation and wrote this book intelligently.He just 21 years old and youngest author.

He is the 4th indian author I read, first three Indian authors are Chetan Bhagath, Aravind Adiga and Ashok Bankar. I love Indian writing because I believe that they are more closely related to our life’s. I recommend you to read the Indian  Novels and encourage the Indian authors to write.

If you want to try some thing new and light this weekend you can pick this book.

I give it : 3.5/5.


13 Responses to "Love, Lust & Life"

a simply and nicely written review which a non-book person like me can understand.
good work!


Wel-Come to Live Your Dreams and thanks for the comment!

Yup! nicely written indeed!

Nice Review. Good blogging keep it up

Sound very interesting. Hope to find this book here. I have to agree with you, novels/stories written by natives are more meaningful as they are closely related to our own life.

Hey Kranjinig, Glad you liked the review.. 🙂
You can find this book in all the major stores like Crossword, Landmark etc.

Well now that you have recommended it i will probably pick it up. Must acknowledge that the narrative sounds dull to me. almost like a bolly wood film. If you havent read Indian Authors beyond what you have mentioned i can tell you – you are missing some great talent. Suggest read Jhumpa Lahiri, Ardashir Vakil, Amitav Ghosh.
I havent read Ashok Banker though.. so will pick it up.

yep, I agree with you.. will pick the books from the authors you mentioned..
Thanks for recommendation 🙂

will go for this book.. after going through this review for sure

Glad you like the review 🙂

who killed ameen ?

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