Book Review – The adventures of the JP family

The title intrigued me so I download without much trepidation and this book lived up to my expectations. So have to really applaud Radhika Acharya’s fine writing skills to make this book interesting and engaging.

This is one book, I can strongly say to have it on your reading table (or tea table, if you have one at home) all the time, as it has the power to lift one’s mood with its subtle humor and amusing short stories.

The Adventures of the Jp Family Book Cover

Review:

This book contains 26 short amusing stories which are laden with good and healthy humor. The story is set at a typical town in India, and the protagonists are from the typical Indian middle-class families. So it’s very easy to relate to one or the other protagonist in the stories. We can find similar behavior or traits in one or other relative, friends or at least some acquaintance.

All the stories revolve around one single center point and wouldn’t get deviated unnecessarily from it. Which makes the stories interesting and keeps the readers guessing the end of the stories. But the ending is never the same and small but subtle turns taken by the author in those stories would leave the reader smiling if not spellbound, as his/her guess wouldn’t be the ending.

Pros:

The innovative way to build amusing stories on difficult letters, without digressing from the main theme is the highlight of the book.

Though the JP family is from Karnataka, one can easily imagine similar versions of this family across various states in India. As the local touch of the stories takes the reader back to his/her roots.

Language is simple yet, contains both the vernacular versions of English (I mean Indianised English and the typical English used by today’s youth)

Cons:

I am craving for more of these amusing stories and started thinking as to why English has only 26 letters?  Jokes apart, there are no negatives that I could find in this book.

Conclusion:

All in all, this book is another best books I came across in the Blog Chatter EBook Carnival and worth reading it and sharing it with other friends for their read.  Radhika has got us glued to her short stories with JP uncle and aunty. I can confidently say that this is one of the mood lifter books, with subtle humor.

Recommendation:

Please make a series of JP uncle and family across India, so that you would get more audience. He can be the new face of a typical Pan Indian for the world, as he got all the characteristics to make one

Author Note: This book has been reviewed as a part of the Blog chatter Book Review Program. To find my other reviews please click here.

Rating and other Details:

Book Title: The Adventures of JP Family

Genre: Anthology

Author: Radhika Acharya

Number of Pages: 61

Available: PDF, Blog Chatter Library

My Rating: 4.5/5.0

 

 

 

 

 

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