Sunday, June 16, 2019

193. About a much-hyped book

Just finished reading 'The Diary of a Social Butterfly' by Moni Mohsin.As the name suggests, its central character is a socialite, full of vanity and foolishness.Wife of an Oxford-educated wealthy gentleman,she enjoys attending parties, going to US and UK for vacations and is rather unconcerned about the social and political developments taking place around her.
I was slightly disappointed with this much-acclaimed book. It lacks depth and its humour is not engrossing enough. The most interesting aspect of the book is that the writer has generously twisted English expressions to create humour. Savour a few examples- 'laughed till I became historical', 'he was triple by-passed only two years ago', 'he is going to have a nervous breakout'....
I think,our own Twinkle Khanna is much better and more engrossing if you are looking for some light reading,splashed with humour. Her short diary-style pieces have more depth and meaning.

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