Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Life is Vodka - A shot Ain't Enough

From the Book Blurb
If love is all about freedom and honest expression then how can one associate it with loyalty? 

Being a love child; Moon, the protagonist is anything but a conventional teen. With a leading TV news anchor as her mother, an aspiring entrepreneur as her boy friend, the word LOVE baffles her. The whole idea of having one partner and love being eternal is beyond her comprehension. Life turns upside down when she falls for the CEO, who happens to be her mother's boyfriend too. Destiny further complicates things by blessing her with a big time modeling assignment and she becomes famous and popular overnight. A war starts waging between her head & heart on a lot of issues exposing her to various forms of love online & offline. 

Will she decipher the true meaning of love? Embark on an exhilarating rendezvous with Moon and discover love like never before.

What I think
This is a book that carried progressive thinking with it. A single mother... A love child born out of a wedlock to a French father... A rebellious mother and a more rebellious daughter... Mother’s boyfriend and daughter having affair with one of mother’s boyfriends...

Yes! You heard me right...

This is the theme of the book, a shocker I would say. The ideas in the book are those we would have read in Western books and watched in Western movies; but never here – Definitely not in India. Yet the writer tackles the complexities and challenges openly. Yet he takes shade under the cliché – The single mother is a famous Socialite, rich and gorgeous!

That’s when we sigh and we hear ourselves muttering under our breathes – See! She is beautiful. She has both money and power. She can do anything!

As a result, the story fails to cast a spell on you and you discretely wish that you expected more from the plot that sounded promising and a title that indeed promised so much!

And hey! I have to agree that the cover-page is done very well and it is all-girlish thereby attracting several readers!

It has nothing much as such. And the transformation of a spoilt rebellious teenage girl seems too sudden as if the author was tired feeding more incidents to the story.

If the abrupt end and the clichéd th-girl-changes-for-good was avoided, it would have been a thrilling read.

Should you read it?
It is not a great book. But you may still go for it only for the author’s sheer brilliance, not that it oozes with literature, but for understanding an insecure spoilt teenager’s head!


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