Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Review: You Never Know When You'll Get Lucky by Priya Narendra

At last I finally got the book, I had been longing to have. Something within me was longing to pick this book up but the long list of reviews made the task cumbersome. But then I did what my hearts said, I left all the books that were to be reviewed  in the mid way and picked up a typical girlie book. This is one sweet chocolaty book that every girl will be able to relate to.


What the book says: When Kajal, a sassy never-afraid-to-make-an-idiot-of-herself-in-public copywriter, finally decides to put her love-life on hold and focus on that long-overdue promotion, fate mysteriously throws her way a stream of eligible bachelors: from Mr Could-Be-Right who lives in another city, to a reputed lech of a neighbor who becomes her knight in shining armour, from a hunky researcher intent on proposing, to a childhood-nemesis-turned-amorous-pursuer.

Add to the mess a client who is a pain in the ass, a crucial ad campaign for a brand of condoms, disapproving middle-class parents and, to top it all, the most romantic rainstorm of the decade and Kajal seems to be no longer in control of anything!

But luck has its own sweet way of dealing with troubles. After all, you never know when you’ll get lucky!

A glimpse at the story line: Kajal is just another sassy Delhi girl who has a list of boyfriends and is very independent. She finally decides to get herself the promotion she should have got long time back. She begins to work super hard but you really never know when you'll get lucky and she finally lands up with the man she had been searching for all this while. Characters like Debu, Kajal's neighbour; Junaki, Kajal's colleague, friend and Shonali, Kajal's friend and Debu's crush make the book make the book quite lively.



About the Author: Author of two books: Two Chalet School Girls in India, published by Bettany Press, 2006, and You Never Know When You'll Get Lucky, published by Fingerprint Books, 2012, Priya Narendra lives in a house inundated with books and kids and, of late, kittens. And is haunted by a water curse!

My View: I loved its beginning. The first chapter is simply amazing and the book has a fresh feel throughout. And mind you the ending is as amazing as the beginning. Kajal's client Mishraji is simply hilarious. I loved the way he said 'Kyu na ispe chorri chod dein'.. had me rolling with laughter. Ah! The way she leads her life and maintains stuff makes you almost say in the middle, 'Oh! She is just like me.' The cover is good though we are finally piled up with books of stilettos cover pages. I don't know why I am still attracted to such kind of cover pages. I especially loved at hearts made at the page numbers. And this book tells us the importance of presentation very well.The book is entertaining throughout and gives you the outlook of a modern contemporary woman. The way she handles stuff and her job can almost be pictured i your mind because of the great narration. It takes you to the crazy world of advertising where you have to deal with all kinds of clients who eat up your head enough to punch them hard in the nose and you still be polite while talking to them discussing the intricacies of the projects. Overall a lovable read. Now that's what I call a good chic lit. Yes, before your heads turn and stare at me. I loved the ride on this chic lit and before signing off for the day I would like to clear a simple misconception that many may have. According to Wiki, Chick lit is genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly. So the next time someone titles a campus romance as chic lit, ask him/her to read this

Verdict: A light hearted read that every girl can relate to.

6 comments:

  1. OMG! This is one book I need to get for myself. Was browsing through some reviews on this book before buying and landed on your blog.
    Nice blog n great review :)

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    1. @TheSkyDiver: Thank you for the praises and I hope my review was able to help you in making a good decision

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  2. Ah! Lots of book reviews :) Bibliophiles like me are really thankful to reviewers like you :D

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