Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Untruly Yours: Book Review

By Sunaina Patnaik at Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Format: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9789381836293
Pages: 146
Price: 125 INR

To start with, this book’s climax made me grin quite widely. I am a sucker for happy endings and this book sure has one. Initially, I was quite hesitant to spend my weekend on this book instead of Jane Austen’s book.

When Smita Shetty e-mailed me a couple of days ago asking if I’d like to review the book, I was glad for it was grabbing quite a limelight in the Indian chic-lit arena. This book of mere 146 pages is a quick read and it could have been much better if it was written more elaborately. Seriously! Fifty pages into the book and I was glad to read stuff that was so different from the much cliched college romances.


Untruly yours is a story of Natasha Iyer and her interesting world. This story of a Bengali woman marrying a Tam Brahm makes you chuckle at many places and two-three instances strongly reminds you of 'Two States'...majorly because of Natasha's mother-in-law. Twelve years down the lane, people find her much coveted 'NRI' life a bliss. On the contrary, she finds her life boring and seeks excitement. Her relationship with her husband is heading nowhere, her life is monotonic, her 'Godzilla' mother-in-law is visiting them, and amidst all these disasters, she receives a call from her oh-so-famous-and-pretty sister. The unpredictable turn of events lead her to India along with her son and a Steve, colleague (and oh, a friend). 

Like a blast from the past, she comes across her college mate, Veer Shroff. A single woman  taking a break from her husband, two hot men and loads of complications. The female protagonist has few dark sides, and gets stuck in mess of seduction and flirtation. Well, now, that pretty much sums up the story. This story about love, relationships and its complexities hooks you right from the beginning to the end.

Smita's writing style is simple and humourous. The narration was interesting and this book is a must read for all the ladies who love chic-lits. Hey non chic-lit lovers must read it too. 

And oh, did I mention that the cover is so English and Sophie-Kinsellish? :-D


Jay Singh on 12 Dec 2012, 06:57:00 said...

Hi Sunaina,

Lovely review you have put up here.
Keep posting :)



Sunaina on 12 Dec 2012, 08:06:00 said...

Thank you, Jay! :)

Aditya Kasibhatla on 14 Dec 2012, 22:35:00 said...

Lovely Review! :)

Aditya Kasibhatla on 14 Dec 2012, 22:35:00 said...

Lovely Review! :)

Sunaina on 15 Dec 2012, 04:17:00 said...

Eeee! Thank you! :)


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