"Nothing is perfect, Life is messy, Relationships are complex; while outcomes are uncertain and people are just irrational"
Well, To begin this review, this 200 paged book comes with a pretty simple cover published by Srishti Publishers and is available at a reasonable price of 150 rupees.
THE STORY PLOT
"What goes on in the mind of a woman is difficult to tell; But what goes inside the mind of a woman who is single, divorced and still has some words of praise throbbing in her ears is even more difficult to tell"- Rashmi Kumar (HLS pg 124)
The story revolves around Alafia Singh, a divorcee in her early 30's after a failure to convert her parents chosen match with Ram into a life time bond after her marriage lasted only for 11 months. Since Ram carried on with his life and found a new partner, Alafia decides to move on as well and was on a look out for proper partner. She tries looking for a match over matrimonial sites and her parents follow the same with newspaper adverts, but somehow or the other she finds it hard to connect with the men she meets - either they are interested in sex, or the guy is too rich or religion comes in the way in denying her to settle down in life the way she wants. Supported by her close friend Myra she continues to look on for a way to find a match.
Soon there comes a point where her younger sister gets married, while she remained single and unmarried. Mounted by challenges, she goes deep into finding the need for a right man in her life... Does she find the right man ? Read Hooked, Lined and Single to find out....
The plot is very well planned and equally well penned down and follows a good narration that'll manage to keep the readers hooked on to the book. The characters are limited and well defined with a a purpose. This book shares a light on the factual instances of what goes on in the Indian society when a lady is said to be a divorced, and the mind set of men who look to marry a divorced lady. There are enough instances of humor in the book that'll make you laugh, be it the ways she calls the name of the men she meets or the narrative incident with the spiritual healer. Nonetheless, it was a good read and stood up more than my expectations.
A simple engaging and entertaining book with enough humor to make your day. So, if you find this at any bookstore or a bookshelf - don't hesitate to pick it up. Also I'd say, this is a must read for all those who are looking for a perfect life partner in their future.
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