Book Review: Til Death We Do Part

Book Review: Til Death We Do Part

Life is more about its unpredictability and less about what a person plans or looks forward to. In his novel “Til Death We Do Part,” Bruno Beaches talks of this idea through a plot that for once does seem linear and arranged in an ideal manner for a reader to understand. But on digging into the lives of the protagonist Pablo, and his wife, Delilah, they are able to trace the underlying messages in the text and realize how the author has tactfully woven the complex situations of life into the plot in an effortless manner.

Through the life of Pablo, Beaches shows how life can turn from good to bad at any moment and what may have seen as impossible fits into the circumstances instantly. Simultaneously, the author also brings up critical issues, which are a burning subject of the day. These issues include the usage of drugs, the community reaction to it, the discrimination and distrust among people, the prejudices and sympathy going hand in hand, the resultant effect on society, the delicate human relationships, and the basic theme of unpredictability of life.

The title, for once, may be deceptive for the readers, but as they finish the book, they understand that none other titles would do absolute justice. Beaches takes his time and patiently develops the characters and explains their lives and events in a parallel mode. This makes it easier for the readers to comprehend the plot that he weaves and the close-to-life situations he creates.

The readers who are interested in reading a fictional plot that has delicate touches of reality can pick “Til Death We Do Part” and understand the untold complications life can bring at any step. At the same time, it would help younger readers understand that life is not limited to the rosy stuff only, and grown-up readers would be able to connect the dots of reality even more closely.

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