Book Review : ‘You are here’ by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

You Are Here Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

You Are Here Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Meenakshi’s blog was famous, so when she wrote a book, it became famous too. Are all famous books good ? This book is your answer, its a big huge NO.

There is nothing much to tell you about this book. Only good thing that I found is, that the language is really simple, and good. I tried really hard to find the idea or message or experience that the author is trying to convey, but it ended up in something really vague, like “confusions of a 20 something girl, when she realizes and refuses to accept  that she is no longer a teenager, but grown up.”

The whole book looks like a movie that was made with no script or whatever, – Director selected some actors, ( modern, pub going, smoking, drinking and dating heroine ? how about that ? ) and started shooting scenes.

As I told you, language is simple, and it sounds fresh. But if you are expecting something with so called “literary  value”, you will be disappointed.  Sometimes the language becomes so simple that you feel lke you are in store listening to the sales girl explaining the product, and that’s too boring.

This book will test your patience. I am really really disappointed. I have read her father’s Malayalam novel ( which was brilliantly awesome )  4 or 5 times, does that count ?

Tips : Read only the text on front cover, you are almost done with this novel. There is nothing much to expect from reading the entire thing.

14 Comments

  1. Ah!
    That was a refreshing review :)

  2. I agree with this review completely. :)

    But there is a silver lining, if such books can be published, it makes me feel that we too could churn out similar urban chicklits with elan’. :)

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  3. This book is kept by my bed side from last few months…started reading it then but couldn’t go beyond 3 pages :-)

    And lol @ Poonam’s comment ;-)

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  4. Even I want to write a book now. :)

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  5. thanks for the review.. you saved my money :) :)

    @ smita :)

    @ poonam :lol:, not a bad idea, hun? ;)

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  6. full on time paas………………..i got this book as a gift on ma birthday!!

    i wished i wudnt hv wasted ma tme on dis

  7. should i buy this book or not

  8. should i buy this book or not please tell me

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