Book Review: The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna
|Genre:||Short Story, Fiction|
|Book Name:||The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad|
So last time I had wished for a story from Mrs Funnybones (while reading a book by the same name – review), and here it is…
The book has an undercurrent of talking about the societal changes without being preachy, the way that Mrs Funnybones wittingly spins her satirical columns regularly. Easy to read with a simple relatable context, but not the typical Indian fiction flooding the market. It has short sentences, perfectly correlated with just the right touch of background and other side-characters, the factors needed for a good short story book.
All the four stories have a feminism message and breaking stereotypes, my personal favourite being Salam, Noni Appa. This book reminded me of books written by Sudha Murthi. Only if the last story could have been skipped (those already aware of Arunachalam Murugananthm would not feel it part of fiction), it would have deserved at least 9-on-10. No denying the fact that, I am biased towards her column writings.
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Posted on December 12, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged Book, Book Review, Fiction, Indian Fiction, Juggernaut Books, Mrs Funnybones, Review, Short Story, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, Twinkle Khanna. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.