Sunday, 26 July 2015

Book Review: There's Something About You

About the book:

Title: There's something about you
Published by: HarperCollins
Published on: July 15th, 2015
Pages: 268
Genre: Chick-lit
Rating: 4/5 
Blurb: This is not your typical boy-meets-girl story. Okay, they do meet, but there are some complications.

Trish is twenty-eight. She’s unemployed, overweight, single and snarky. She knows all that. And if one more person – just one more person – tries to fix her, she might explode. Sahil is thirty-five. He has superpowers. Well, kind of. He seems to think so, anyway. He’s also hot (okay, in a geeky kind of way, but still). And he plays the guitar, helps the underprivileged and talks about his feelings. Aren’t guys like that supposed to exist only in fantasies?

When Trish and Sahil meet, magic happens. Real magic, you know, like fireworks, electricity, that sort of thing. But here’s the problem. Trish doesn’t want anyone in her life. She has enough to deal with – dependent parents, flaky neighbours, bitchy editors, the works. And yet, Sahil is determined to be in her life.

From the bestselling author of Just Married, Please Excuse and Sorting Out Sid, here is another zinger of a book.

About the author

Yashodhara Lal's USP is in taking the ordinary and making it hilarious. She graduated from IIM-Bangalore in 2002 and has over 12 years of experience in the Marketing Domain across two large corporations in FMCG and media. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband Vijay, and the three small children they call Peanut, Pickle and Papad - all of whom never fail to provide her with material for her entertaining blog athttp://www.yashodharalal.com

'Just Married, Please Excuse' is her first book. 'Sorting Out Sid' is second work of fiction.
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My Review:

This book is a pure joyride.
It is begins as the story of Trish (short for Trishna) whose life is a maze of the monotonous days. To aggravate the daily humdrum, are her real problems (not first-world problems, but REAL ones): she is overweight, she just lost her job, her mother's favourite pastime is to intrude in her life, her father is a patient of Alzheimer, and her neighbour always sides with her mother. She can be called a loner. Although one can't see why she doesn't make friends-oh wait- she is overweight, right. And our welcoming society sneers at her, pokes fun at her.

Well, the story takes many turns, and turns out that the other characters are just as important and crucial as our protagonist. She starts freelancing for the same company she was fired from. For a while it seems that things are taking a turn for the good, if and only if you can sell some sarcasm and a part of your conscience to write answers for the most ridiculous questions asked by people. As long as the questions pertained to relationships, her sarcasm tackled it fine. But there's only so much of conscience you can give up for a higher pay.
Enter Sahil- who knows her secrets and who ensures she knows his secrets too.
Fireworks. Magic. Humor.

The novel is such a refreshing one- a plot of chick-lit novel, a serious tangent to it towards the end, a methodically etched plot and perfectly worded sentences in this genre by an Indian author.
I just felt the suspense towards the end could have lingered longer- but that might be just my taste for the dramatic.

Funny, hilarious, heart-warming, positive and quirky- both in its plot and characters- this book is recommended as a sensible light-read!

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