Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You are here - Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

This somewhat biographical debut novel from the famous blogger - Meenakshi (aka eM) describes urban youth . The kind of youth who smokes publicly, parties every night, knows all brand names of liquor- in short the kind of people i cannot relate with. May be thats why I cannot enjoy the book.

The novel is not backed by a robust story, but the message of living life on your own terms is projected successfully. The storyline revolves around Arshi, her relationships , friends, job etc . The novel resembles the blog in that nothing is kept private or secret. Everything from lingerie to sex life is discussed. But unlike authors like Shobha De, Meenakshi is not able to convey a strong message or broadcast a good story.

Read it and forget about it - 2 out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. a piece of shit..

    a so called 'life story' starts with introduction of arshi (such a dumb girl oblivious of what she wants to do in life..)

    every second page talks abt arshi's new "fuck-buddy" (as the writer used this term in the book)..her "making out" sessions with them..dragging n boozing...

    Oh comm'on..u just dont kiss or sleep with EVERYONE whom u meet at parties, office or even at ur school..

    ofcourse..the scenes were portrayed really nice..but wherz the content man..???

    i read the whole torturous book just to recover my money...