Book Journey: Mrs Funnybones

EtherealJinxed|Book Review | Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna

Genre: Satire, Comedy
Book Name: Mrs Funnybones
Author: Twinkle Khanna
Pages: 235
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Penguin Books

Having already read Twinkle Khanna’s columns (yes, in Times of India, you can have something to read as well), this was definitely one of the books that I was looking forward to as “Books to read in 2015”. A book to complete in 2 hours straight, smiling every single time the pages turned, I haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a great while.

Like short articles bound together and a glimpse of taking a dig at oneself, that’s a talent very few possess (I for that matter, do not belong to that genre of people, so please don’t rate my reviews bad 😛 ). And here the book scores over myriads of other Indian authors who want to twinkle in the literary kingdom. And yes, celebs are people and this book breaks the stereotype of one going all gaga over them.

Only if the stories could have been more inter-linked to make it up into a big novel rather than pieces of newspaper articles (a few sections seemed like I have already read them before), it would have been a 10/10 from my end.

Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s superhit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.

About the author:
Twinkle Khanna, aka Mrs Funnybones, crafts satirical stories and funny fables when she is not running a design business, selling candles or running in circles around her small but rather odd family. She narrowly escaped a gruesome tragedy when Bollywood tried to bludgeon her brain to the size of a pea, but she ducked at the right moment and escaped miraculously unharmed. She is a popular columnist and is a regular contributor to The Times of India and DNA After Hrs. Currently, she is in the process of creating lame jokes like, ‘Why do all Hindu boys worship their mother? Because their religion tells them to worship the cow.’ She firmly believes that nothing in life is sacred except laughter.

Rating: 9/10

About Alka

Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

Posted on November 9, 2015, in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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