Sunday, January 31, 2016

#287 : A dog eat dog-food world by Suresh Chandrasekaran : Review

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GENRE: Fiction – Humor/Satire

NUMBER OF PAGES: 94

FORMAT: Digital

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the writer, Suresh C in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Debdatta for the introduction!

REVIEW:
Humor and Satire are two highly unexploited genres. The so called best sellers list always have either thrillers or romance or paranormal only in them. Have people lost the ability to laugh or make others laugh? P.G.Wodehouse seems to have been the last writer who was insanely famous for his humorous writing and still continues to be so. Sadly he is long dead and there hasn’t been a proper successor of sorts. I think I might have found his successor albeit a “Corporate” version maybe. When this book came along for review I was absolutely delighted and lapped up to. To girl bound by the “corporate chains”, mocking marketing is like savoring a red velvet cake. This book indeed was my red velvet cake! (Not literally of course!)

For the first time, I decided to skip writing my version of the story in the review. The blurb does a better job and I am no humor writer. So check out the blurb of this book - here - before you read any further.

For a book that mocks the whole concept of marketing, the characters of the story were surprisingly well developed and built piece by piece. My favourite character was of course Spike, who reminded me of a certain someone from own life – the dumb guy who can’t even understand plain English. With immaculate sentence phrasing and writing as smooth as butter, the story turned out to be delightful read. Can you imagine Kotler-ish marketing strategies laid out is a Wodehousian way? Well, this writer did just that. I thought I was the only reader who thought so, until I was pleasantly surprised when a couple of other reviewers mentioned the same. This obviously implies the story effectively conveyed what the writer intended to. In fact, I got weird looks from people around me when I was reading this book as I was doubling up with laughter. Some people are simply blessed with a bigger funny bone and drop down laughing at the slightest hint of humor; I don’t belong to that category. Yet, there I was laughing my head off reading the book.The plot had me all pondering well after I finished the book. Such was the story!

MY SAY: One must read book!

RATING: 5/5

AUTHOR LINKS: http://www.jambudweepam.blogspot.in/

BOOK LINKS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27249073-a-dog-eat-dog-food-world

Ps. I NORMALLY DON’T GIVE OUT A 5, THERE IS ALWAYS ALMOST SOMETHING IN THE WRITING THAT TURNS ME OFF. THIS BOOK SEEMS TO BE FIRST EXECPTION. NO COMPLAINTS. NONE WHATSOEVER.

pps. WATCH OUT FOR THE NEXT POST, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE WRITER.



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5 comments:

  1. Thanks Janani. It is always humbling to be compared to the master of humor P.G. Wodehouse! Makes it seem worth having written the book to get reviews like this

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  2. Humour is one genre I never get to read in books. Now am curious to buy this one. Nice review Janani!

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  3. I'm extremely happy to have read the book! Keep writing such good books!

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  4. Thank you Nandhini :) Yes, this is one must read book!

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  5. Aah.. Marketing..Humour... You got my attention..would want to read the book!

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