Coffee. The smell elicits freshness, triggers memories of good times, the name stirs our brains with pleasantness. The aroma makes us travel into a world of our own for quite sometime making us forgetting all the troubles that has been plaguing us all the time.
If a single cup of coffee can do this, imagine what 50 cups of coffee can do ? And that is the intriguing title of Khushnuma Dharuwala’s that sweeps us with the title and the cover design. The title will sure grab eyeballs and make the readers hand pick it. But hold on your thoughts before being judgmental about an romantic indie fiction novel, which are already piling up in the bookstores, this ain’t one.
The book is an alluring account of an Indian girl, Dia who is trying to find Mr.Right who will be her life partner for the rest of her life. Like many girls in our country, she also gives a try in matrimonial sites to find the guy for her life, signing up in one matrimonial site. Her experiences of exasperating, perplexing meetups with various persons along with a coffee makes the crux of the book. The author describes the experiences of Dia, her meetings, her juggling thoughts and the grit to find the right guy to spend her life with.
The author has written with grit about the current matrimonial scenario and the dating backdrop of these times. The book is witty at places and each chapter intrigues us with its own charm, never allowing us to diverge from pages of the book. It’s never hard to believe that this is an non fiction book as we can relate to many of the things and that’s were the reality strikes hard. The face palm moments, judgments and the sarcastic thoughts will ring a bell within us.
The accounts of Dia who is nearly 30 years who is not settling anything less for the Mr.Right would remind the readers of themselves. The moments along with coffee makes this book a memorable read. Also the quotes (advices) before every chapter is full of pun and makes us laugh such as this
“Not everyone married is happy, Not everyone happy is married”
“The Truth is out there. In His-Story” (And I have an incurable punning disease)
The writing is simple and the reader will have no problem in following the accounts and meetings of Dia. The book is a light read and will make you laugh about reminiscing memories about our past dates. The book also doesn’t sound preachy anywhere, so try this book along with a brewing hot coffee and reminisce about the times and the witting account of Dia.
I would recommend this book for all readers who are looking for a light read. This witting account will sure lighten your heart and brighten your day with its pun and sarcasm. Go read the book.
Book Details :
Author: Khushnuma Daruwala
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Genre: Non Fiction
ISBN: 9780143428206, 0143428209
Copy: Flipkart Review Programme
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