Are you a self proclaimed bibliophile? Are you one of those people, who appreciate the fragrance of the pages of a new book? Most importantly, are you planning to turn your weekend into a reading extravaganza? Then you can definitely try reading one of the funniest books around, Chilli, Chicks & Heart Attacks, which has been written by doctor-author Sanjaya Senanayake. It's hilarious, mad, exciting, exhilarating, romantic, action-packed and hearty. Welcome to the crazy world of Dr. Manju Mendis, the protagonist of the novel, who is a Sri Lankan doctor living in Australia. Those who judge a book by its cover, might make the grave mistake of dubbing this book as a 'diary of a hospital life'. This book is much more than that! This novel chronicles the zany and eccentric adventures of Doctor Manju Mendis in Australia. So, if you are planning to spend a quality weekend cuddling up in your couch with a book, then this novel can be your worthy companion. This edition of the book has been published by Westland on March 1, 2013. For those who want to buy books online, you can order your copy of this book from any online bookstore on Junglee.
The novel starts off with Manju Mendis, a medical student who passes the medical school exams with flying colours. He is chosen to take part in an internship programme at the much prestigious St. Ivanhoe Hospital. At this point, it seems like the book will go on to describe the day-to-day life of Mendis as an intern at the St. Ivanhoe Hospital. However, the novel doesn't go by these preconceived notions and narrates a wonderful and exciting story that is full of hilarious incidents, romping romance and emotional anecdotes. Manju starts dealing with the rigours of his tedious job that leaves him drained every day. However, amidst all this, he manages to get involved in a series of misadventures. He faces the mounting problem of priapism, a dreadful murder and an inauspicious encounter with a coarse swaggerer. Moreover, his personal life is on the verge of getting wrecked. His overbearing mother, who is plotting to set his son up with a rich Sri Lankan girl, his father who fails to gauge Manju's disconnect with the homeland and a sister whose only intention is to saddle her brother with her son, make things much worse for him.
Manju, amidst all this hullabaloo, remains strong and determined as he confronts a fraudulent specialist, an eclectic group of immigrant relatives and several self-important clients. He fights this plethora of problems, just like an acne-cream does against acne. Like a rock, he stands his ground and spends the most turbulent year of his life with grit and fervour. He performs all his duties and also finds time out for his fledgling relationships with his colleagues, patients, celebrities and most importantly with his girlfriend Sundari. Join Manju in this mad adventure and have faith in Senanayake to make you laugh and cry, as you turn each and every page of the book.
Sanjaya Senanayake, the author of this book, who is also a doctor by profession, has written this book with a lot of heart. He is a fun loving person, who loves cricket and once harboured the aspiration of becoming a movie-star and tying the knot with a bikini-clad model. This edition of the book is published in English and comes in paperback binding. Its ISBN 10 code is 938162688X and ISBN 13 code is 9789381626887.