Book Review: The Recession Groom by Vani
*Publisher: Leadstart *ISBN: 978-93-84226-58-9 *No of Pages: 295 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 299 *Rating: 4/5
In India if you are a foreign return or settled in abroad, and still bachelor than you are best candidate for marriage, this is rat race for US. I still remember one of the girl from my street got married to Punjabi boy who was green card holder in USA, but within six month she was back to India, why, because her husband was already married to one of the local inhabitant. That girl’s life was ruined on the blind run to reach USA.
Now, Recession groom is all about struggle of protagonist Parshuram Joshi who works as an IT professional at the time of recession in Canada. The story tells how recession affects the perfect groom and his entire family, and how they cope up from this situation. The book is written very interestingly and the reality of recession is perfectly articulated by the author. Also the novel is all about Indian marriage, love marriage versus arranged marriage.
The character build up is excellent; especially the character of aunt parvati, if any bollywood movie is being made from this novel, than I am giving surety that the best comic award will be given to aunt parvati character. Also writing style and the language of the author is quite crispy.
One thing I didn’t like in the book and that is the end or the end is not according to my point of view, read this novel and you will also agree with me, as an Indian you will not accept this end.
So far I highly recommend this book for anyone who is searching smart, intelligent and comic book for leisurely read, the novel will keep you entertained till the very last page. The story revolves around how arranged marriage works in Indian culture. I would really like to applause for the debut author. Overall a very enjoyable read.
Parshuram Joshi, 27, handsome, Hindu-Brahmin, IT Professional, settled in Canada, earns a high five-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’?