Almost Single by Advaita kala
25 June, 2014
As the title suggest this book hovers around the life an young, flamboyant, outgoing and professional girl who is flummoxed seeing the current state of relationships around her. Marriage has becomes a question of existence and every second of being single is making her life worse. The most special feature of the book is it’s sense of humor that keep you glued to the book moreover the kind of metaphors she has used and the way she has described herself floundering in to multitude of mundane things though maintaining her temperament to the extent to become a dignified woman. She sees relationships falling apart for her friends and how irresistible it becomes for her either to get married or sleep with someone because virginity is looked down upon as it expresses your imbecility to have steady relationship. This book draws attention to the need of “marriage” for a girl who has crossed the nubile age, tormented by various pressures coming from family, friends, relatives and the situation worsens when her own mother makes her life hell forcing her to get married finding every week new boys who either are relatives or some big fat guys earning big fat salary. When something good is not happening in your life, all things will fall apart by the virtue of your bad luck. And that is something happening to the Protagonist Aisha. The kind of comparison she has drawn to elucidates her points
Well if you want to read good humor, if you are looking for a fresh fiction, this book will suffice to your needs and you will really find it engrossing and interesting. She uses subtle sarcasm and the events are very relevantly coupled, you never feel distracted even for a second. All the characters are very interesting. The metaphor that she draws from her characters is impeccable. Her friends do not have any scruples in indulging in various relationships and she seems to be Bindaas having fun around. One of her other friend seems to have bereaved of happiness when her prudent relationship breaks off because of her impudence. The kind of rashness and anxiety our generation has been projected very meaningfully. We don’t give relationships time now days and we want everything to happen very fast oblivious of the fact that the emotions like love and friendship take their own time to get nourished and flourished. And this fastness is attributed to the kind of work culture we are having and the life style we are maintaining.
The book in total touches the very fabric of life
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