The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad By Twinkle Khanna
I am a reader as well as a writer. I love reading and penning down fiction/non-fiction pieces. When I do not like any book or a particular genre does not suit my reading taste, I simply move on to another author. I don’t like to rant or be a harsh critique of the work. Why? Because it does not matter if a particular piece of work did not entertain me as it might be entertaining for another person. A writer goes through a lot when they are creating a story or narrating an incident. It is of immense hard work to spin a work of fiction or non-fiction.
You must be wondering why am I saying all this when I should be talking about the book. The reason is, when I was going through the reviews of Mrs Funnybones, I came across so many harsh and rude ones which were all in real bad taste. Those reviews put me in a thinking mode. Twinkle Khanna wanted to publish a book and she did. Her editor had already done the work of editing and given her the feedback. The negative words I doubt would have mattered to her. And it should not be a matter of concern for any writer. A writer does not write from the notion what will sell and be liked. They write because there is a story poking inside their head. Anyway, enough of my rant. I loved both the books and The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad was a fresh treat as I read short stories by an Indian author for the first time in my reading history! It’s a nice compilation and the characterization bowled me over.
I would like to share the best lines from the book.I am always on a lookout for philosophical tones!
- Ten trees are like the ten fingers with which we women can hold our own destinies firmly in our hands
- Why do people have to define relationships, underline each word till the paper gives way beneath
- A daughter who can get nothing right including the simple task that even fools seem to manage perfectly well , marriage
- An arranged marriage is a peculiar situation where you marry a complete stranger and then go about determinedly trying to fall in love with them
- Sir, I am uneducated but I am not an idiot.Idiots think that because something is complicated, it is superior, whereas an intelligent man takes a complicated thing and makes it simple
- Relationships may tear but they are not clothes where you throw out a ripped shirt and replace it with a new one
- Life is but a play of chance in the game of choice
There are many taboos around us, especially on women ). The topic of menstruation and the issues surrounding it is presented with utmost simplicity. The story of the Sanitary Man is my favourite one.
All in all a good book.For best results, start with Mrs Funnybones and then pick this book and aim to finish both within a week!
Author: Twinkle Khanna
Release: November 2016
Genre: Fiction / Contemporary
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