Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review: Adultery and Other Stories

Farrukh Dhondy’s book caught my instant attention as soon as I read the title, which is Adultery and Other stories. I was keen to know what the book held in store for readers. So with this thought I delved right into the book.

So did the book live up to its title? Sadly, no. But the book did have some very interesting short stories which made me continue reading to know what comes next from the writer. The book was not more about adultery but about relationships and what makes people behave the way they do in trying situations.  Each story was interesting though Bollox, Emailwallahs and Jig Jigolo seemed to follow a pattern of mail exchanges between two parties but contexts were different but leading to almost the same conclusion. I enjoyed reading the first story Boogoo which had a very interesting twist in the tale, also liked Short Stem Judas. Say Cheese, was yet another story of deceit and cheating. Adultery is a good read too.

All in all a good read. Every story will keep you hooked to move on to the next. And like I had tweeted he didn’t really need a title like that to sell his books, the book is good with or without the title. Go for it!

More about the author here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrukh_Dhondy

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