Review of The Recession Groom
Title : The Recession Groom
Author : Vani Kaushal
Marriage poses many questions before bachelors- who would be the best life partner for him/her? What role does parents play in the game of hunting perfect match for their children? This book gives a real insight of the Indian marriages and covers all these traits and little nuances one faces while going through the hunting process.Authoress in this book covers the story of a bachelor, working in IT firm, whose life turns upside-down suddenly.
As the blurb of the book goes : “Parshuraman Joshi, 27, handsome, Hindu-Brahmin, IT Professional, settled in Canada, earns a high-figure salary.
These are credentials that would make any young man hot on the Indian wedding market, so it’s no wonder that Parshuraman’s family is inundated with matrimonial proposals. While so far all attempts to ‘settle’ him have gone kaput, he has bigger issues vexing him – such as Jennifer, his ‘fireball’ of a colleague, and their efforts to save Project Infinite. To top it all, as the credit crisis grips the global economy, the little world he’s created for himself begins to fall apart. Will he be able to pull himself together to face the challenges posed by a tough economy? More importantly, will this Recession Groom be able to find his ‘perfect partner’?”
The way story of Parshuram presented before readers is in such a manner that reader is able to relate with the story easily.At times, authoress gives the perfect impression of the protagonist that reader could feel each of his emotion and whatever he is going through. I must say that authoress has her way to deal with words aesthetically. Coiled with some twists and turns, authoress serves reader some interesting episodes of the protagonist’s life.The theme chosen by the author is quite common, but the whole bunch of events offered to readers is somewhat different and interesting and keeps reader engaged, once he/she makes his/her space.
Talking about the characters,there are not many characters in the book, and some characters are very interesting, and adds charm in the story.Their role plays a significant role in the story and in the protagonist’s life.Authoress provides in depth description of characters,enough to get connected with them, and feel the story.
I found the beginning a bit dull.It somehow lacks the element to grip reader’s attention in the beginning, it’s a bit slow paced and doesn’t generate questions in reader’s mind which has to pop up in the beginning, in order to maintain interest in the upcoming journey.At places, I felt the events a bit stretched and elongated and I lost interest there.I wanted the events to be tightly stitched so that reader could easily sail through it, so that there would be no place for fillers.
All in all,an interesting, nice and light-read.
Rating : 3.5/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari