Title : The Recession Groom
Author : Vani
Pages : 295
Publisher : Leadstart Publication
Genre : Fiction
Cover : 3.5/5
Blurb : 3.5/5
Plot : 4/5
Story-line : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 4/5
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’?
- Character of Parshuram and Aunt Parvati are defined pretty well.
- Simple and entertaining to read.
- Flawless Narration throughout.
- The main story of the book starts pretty late.
- Cover is too mediocre.
For a Non-Indian, the concept of Arrange Marriage is surely a fantasizing thing and this novel of Vani is somehow based on that theme only. Vani has done the tremendous work in exploring the ground reality of India’s most ancient practice, i.e., Arrange Marriages.
The book basically revolves around the protagonist Parshuraman who can surely be claimed as the most eligible ‘Canada Settled’ bachelor who came to India on the hunt of finding a perfect bride with the help of his Aunt and a sister. The journey of this hunt is pretty entertaining and is easily connectable. I must comment over Aunt Parvati here, she’s a laugh riot for the readers. Parallel to this search, a strange connecting tale of Parshuraman with Jennifer will let you keep an eye on it as well.
After about the half completion of the book it suddenly takes up a serious tone. Parshuraman loses his job and all the perks of being an eligible bachelor suddenly gets lost. Till this point, Vani would have made a connecting portal between the reader and Parshuraman and that will make you feel the pain of protagonist. The story suddenly becomes more gripping and you’ll wonder what is about to happen next. Though you’ll feel like knowing the end of the book but authoress will surprise you for sure.
The only downfall which I felt with the story line is that it’s too slow in the beginning. It does entertains but takes up a very long time to unfold.
I think that the book is a must read for all who loves to read a reality fiction. If you are planning to buy online, you should look for Myntra coupons as well for great offers on fashion, hopefully you’ll find a deal that could suit your budget. There are thousands of deals to search for.
Being a debutant, the book is a commendable job of Vani and deserves to be read.