The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad - My review
A collection of utterly magical stories that will leave you crying, laughing and wholly enchanted.
A gangly young girl transforms her village with a revolutionary idea. Sixty-eight-year-old Noni Appa finds herself drawn to a married man – ‘Why do people have to define relationships, underline each word till the paper gives way beneath,’ she wonders. Bablu Kewat becomes obsessed with sanitary napkins much to his family’s horror, and a young woman keeps checking the weather forecast as she meticulously plans each of her five weddings. Funny, observant and wise, this is storytelling at its most irresistible.
The other day I started reading this book. To start with, it was ok ish. The stories I felt are been dragged. The short stories are of different genres. Some stories are inspiring like the first one ; the birth of a girl child. Others I felt were mediocre. It sounded at places like old childhood stories.
The book is very different from the first one written by the same author. It was funny this one is a compilation of short stories. So don’t pick the book with the same expectation. I was disappointed with this. The first one was much better.
I would rate this book 2.5/5. She can do much better. Her articles, observations are very apt and she’s known for her tongue in cheek humor, but somehow the book lacks all of them.