#BookReview : Marry go round by Sadiqa Peerbhoy

05 Nov

marry-go-round-400x400-imadjf58cajsgazyA very unique title is what attracted me to the book. This has been a part of those books which came a part of the surprise package and after the last book by the same Publisher, to be honest I did not feel like reading this one. But to say that the narrative style and the plot itself made me want to read more is saying something. The book could have been an ordinary tale but for the narrative.

Marry go round is about a mother who is hell bent on getting her NRI son married. She would go to any extent to make it happen and would resort to the usual solution that most mothers use when they are desperate, emotional blackmail. The characters are stereotypical, an NRI’s mother, she wants a desi daughter-in-law for her son. Son an NRI who has a live-in girl friend who follows him to India and then there is the reluctant bride who is just out of a relationship with a married man. This is a recipe of some high voltage drama and to be honest it was entertaining. What followed was an aunt with a vendetta, skeletons in the closet and the madness around an arrange marriage that we are very familiar with

Since I have stayed in Hyderabad, this book really touched me. It was a walk down memory lane literally. The book took some time to warm up but once it did it was an entertaining read. If you can get past the first 50 pages, you can sail through the rest. What struck me about the book that it was very refreshingly written. There is a distinct Hyderabadi milieu associated to the book something you will associate if you have lived there for some time. The book fuses humor and modern day situations in an entertaining way, making the book such an entertaining read. The characters of the books are something you already know and have come across over time but it is the witty representation that makes this such a refreshingly wonderful read.

Pick this up as it is a light, fun read.

Genre : Indian Fiction

Publisher : Leadstart Publications

Source: Publisher

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