Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#253 : The Second Coming by Shubha Menon : Review

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GENRE: Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Signed review copy as a part of The Book Club Tours. Thanks to Rubina & the writer!
REVIEW:
The primary characters of romance book these days are 20 something who crave  attention (to be read as love!). What after they get married and turn 40? Does that sizzling romance still stay? Of course not! Even fiction writers don’t attempt to talk about romance and 40 year old women. It’s totally high time that subject is broached in our books! Shuba, the writer of this book seemed to be one among the early birds to write on this subject.

Our protagonist, Mini (aka Mrinalini) is a wedding planner who organizes dream wedding for high profile people. She feels this mighty need to experience a heady romance with a good looking guy (er…better looking than her husband!). She is deputed to Mumbai to organize a no budget wedding of a prince. When she lands in Mumbai she meets the dashing and suave Rustom who happens to head the Mumbai branch of her company. Things quickly escalate between them and mini ends up experiencing that oomph moment that she longed for! But does that satisfy her? Does she experience what she bargained for?

The cover looks quirky and on paper it looks super cool! The title of course is totally justified by the coming of age (coming of....er....middle age may be?!) story!

With humor injected in all the right places, the book was absolute fun to read. Being a twenty something the story had me gaping and wondering if this is how my life would be 20 years down the line. Thankfully the writer choose to have a positive ending thereby giving me a solution for all my worries! All characters where perfect except for Mini’s husband Shyam. I felt he could have actually done more to attract Mini again when he had the chance. Or may be it’s just men! The writing was flawless and the characters emoted to dot.

MY SAY: One fun book to read!
RATING:
PLOT: 8/10
CHARACTERISATION: 8/10
NARRATION: 8/10
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 1/10 (lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 8/10

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3 comments:

  1. I have heard a lot about this book. Will surely check it out. Thanks for the review. :)

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  2. Did you get worried while reading the book ? :P Many of us did. But the way Shubha handled it, hats off to her. I suppose this is a reality of life - though many of us might not feel so but there are many people who indulge in fantasy.I loved the positive ending too. I really felt like kicking Rustom many a times :D

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  3. Ha ha sort of! Reality bites I guess!! Rustom deserved more than just a kick! :-D

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