Title : With a pinch of salt…
Author : Jas Anand
Pages : 188
Genre : Humour
Publisher : Srishti Publication
Cover : 3.5/5
Theme : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing Style : 3.5/5
Narration : 3/5
Overall : 3.5/5
As the author says ‘Life is a perpetual series of anecdotes, one after the other. If you see with an open mind and creative eyes, there are unique characters all around us leading to innumerable anecdotes and memorable stories to tell.’
This book is about different people or different observation of authors about the kinds of people, he found in his journey of life. He gave each kind, a name which is unique (Simon Satellite, Jargon Smith, Larry Love etc) and suits his traits. After giving them name, he put these characters in a situation which is insanely funny.
The first thing which you will find grasping about the book is it’s title. ‘With a pinch of salt’ is a kind of title which promises to deliver what you wish from a humorous category. The cover is interesting too.
In the chapter one, Jas introduces you to his new discovery called ‘ The Human Microscope’ and that’s where the journey of turning the pages starts. Various characters, anecdotes, theories will keep you entangled with the flow of the book.
Each character described in the book can be related to someone you have met before in your life and that’s the best part of the book. There are some chapters in the book in which I can bet that you can’t stop yourself from laughing like hell, one of which, for me, was ‘Miss Chutney Spears’.
Well now coming to the narration of the book, it looked amateur but as its unique and experimental it can surely be neglected.
Overall I would say, if you really want to know how to live life happily, grab this book and try to fetch the humour around you rather than gathering the negativity.