"The Vague Woman's Handbook": Book Review:03:19
Book Name: The Vague Woman's Handbook
Author: Devapriya Roy
Price: Rs 199/-
What intrigued me to buy this book at the first place was the appealing cover design and the not-so-familiar name of the book. Here is a short summary on how I felt about the book:
SUMMARY:The book is about the lives of the two woman Sharmila Chatterjee in her early twenties and Indira Sen in her mid fifties who eventually become best friends and start solving each other's never ending problems over many coffees,chats, tarts and burgers. They are as the title suggests:Vague-bad with directions,never know when the credit card bill is due, extremely forgetful and so on...
Sharmila Chatterjee aka Mil's love of life Abhimanyu Mishra gives up his promising future to concentrate on what he feels is the most important thing,and Mil takes a zero semester to set up home and to get a job after their unpremeditated marriage.This hasty decision of their's has resulted in both their family's denial and their furious parents have abandoned them.
On the other hand Indira who is a senior Government officer lives with her only daughter and three old people including her own mother and is neck deep in credit card debt. She has no idea how she meandered herself into her present condition and is obsessed with her target of reducing her body weight which is sadly broken when she comes across a chocolate shop.
These two women become friends and start solving their life problems by giving suggestions to each other and sharing their darkest emotional secrets.
My Verdict:Personally I feel that this book is not much fun the reason being that I really wasn't able to connect with the characters in the book, especially 'Mil'. The only thought that kept me holding the book was-I have to write my first review on this book *darn*.I would categorize the book as another book with not-so-interesting content concealed under a glossy cover design. The amount for the book i.e, Rs199/- is not paid off well.
While some tiny parts of the book do impress you,the others fill you with boredom and shockingly you end up skipping pages*phew!*
My Rating: 2.5/5