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Shashi Tharoor to write a love story narrated entirely in tweets

01, Nov 2012 By Pagal Patrakar

New Delhi. After his witty repartee to Narendra Modi on Twitter proved to be hugely popular with women and the sophisticated class, Shashi Tharoor is planning to write a new book – a fictional love story – where the story will be told entirely in tweets.

Shashi Tharoor
Tharoor reading out a chapter from his new Twitter novel

“No, this won’t be a novel where each sentence will be made up of 140 characters or less. This will be a series of tweets, attributed to different characters of the novel, that will tell the story,” Tharoor explained, “Even now people follow tweets exchanged between people and make up stories. They will undergo a similar experience when reading my book.”

Explaining further the format and the narrative style of his new book, Tharoor said, “The story will be told through tweets, either sent by these characters to each other or tweeted without tagging anyone, which are also known as sly tweets or drunktweets.”

“Some intimate scenes would be narrated through DMs (Direct Messages),” he added.

This will be the 5th novel authored by Shashi Tharoor, who has written 11 books and 13553 tweets (till reports last came in) till date.

While he refused to divulge the plot of his new novel, he confirmed that it will have five central characters: the hero tweeting from a Twitter account @SuaveShashi, his love interest @Sandy_50, a villain @NaMoBhai, another villain @Lalit_Max, and a random but respectable character @MadamG to make sure that the book is not banned.

“Any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental,” Tharoor clarified.