Review of Hooked,Lined & Single

Title : Hooked, Lined & Single

Authoress : Rashmi Kumar

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‘Whatever bad or evil you do in your past life,one day you would have to pay for it’.So,this book actually wants to say the same.Oh! wait a second,don’t misinterpret.This book is not a spiritual guide or something that is woven with philosphical thoughts.Instead it’s a modern day story where getting a partner who really wants to grow old with you and spend the entire life with, is what all exemplar is in search of.

As the back cover of the book says : ‘ Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask
god, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a
voice says to me, ‘This is going to take
more than one night…’
So you’re a woman, you’re 30-something and
living in India? So what’s the big deal about it?
Well, if you’re all of the above and still unmarried
or married previously and you just don’t seem to
find the “right” man, you suddenly acquire a
tragically special status as being cynical,
demanding, impractical and chronically single or
ambitious.
In Hooked, Lined & Single, Alafia Singh meets a
similar fate on her journey to find a husband
using somewhat more traditional methods.’

At first the unique and inviting title grabbed my attention.Albeit, I couldn’t make out much from the cover design,but it seems nice and appealing.On the other hand, blurb speaks very-well about the story giving a proper outline or hint a reader looks in a blurb.

The story covers Alafia’s (the protagonist) fling with different guys or call it a-day-date that mashes fun in the story, as the way she describes each of them whom she meet, how she feels about them and most important the imagination part which is witty one.The story takes 50 pages to come up with a twist and from there on I got completely glued to it and was all set to discover the upcoming interesting facets of the story.

Coming to the storyline of the book, it’s not the one you would find in any next romantic -book or you could say the flings that are a part of this book could be a part of them.But alltogether it runs on a different track.The story is an amalgamation of series of events Alafia has been through.Some of them are interesting and glueing while some stands at the niche of nice.

The description of characters is done in such a manner that all of them looks real and one could imagine them very-well.Also, different and more characters add more fun to the story,albeit sometimes it becomes tacky, only sometimes, when I got confused over some characters.
On the other hand,one-liners and conversations are impressing and powerful.

About the implementaion, a good attempt and it comes out very-well.But according to me it could be done in a better way, in order to provide a smooth flow to the story.Coming to the writing style, authoress owns a very-good writing fashion which makes events look charming and relatable.Articulation is also very nice and is not in any way hampers the reading journey.

Now coming to the pot-holes of the book-
All over in the book, the protagonist seems so pissed off from her life and that I would say is not that much likeable.A smooth and soothing flow is somewhat missing,I couldn’t connect to it in a proper manner.

All in all, a nice book sprinkled with humor,fun and reality.One-time-read!

Rating : 3.5/5

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

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