Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review: Digs Dogs & Drama by Rachna Singh

Humor is one dose of medicine which with time has able to distinguish the good from the bad. It has led by example and done at the expense of the others or your own. Author Rachna Singh in her latest book "Digs Dogs & Drama" takes humor to a new level so as to establish an immediate connect with the readers. So is she successful in achieving the same? Let's find out. 

The neighbour’s dog. The dramatic ultrasound scan. The wedding reception. Aloo parathas versus curd rice. 
100% shuddh Indian.

Events. Happenings. Experiences. Just day-to-day stuff. 

Traffic Jam? Angry boss? Ruined Haircut? Power cut? Need instant cheering up? Any chapter will do. 

Rasam? Burger? Rangoli? Bollywood action? Want a desi smile? 

Start from anywhere in this book. 

You won’t be able to put it down.

First look at the cover and the title and one can feel amused with the title but the cover looks plain and uninspiring. A more creative imagery could have lent a sparkling shine to the book. The blurb is short excerpts from the book and there's not much to decipher on that forefront. It leaves some hints as what to expect from the book though. 

The book is a series of 46 short stories each laced with different elements of humor and wit and the everyday life of an average man acting as a source of inspiration. 

There's a certain charm to the stories when you hop from one to another. It's a blend of sarcasm and humor mixed with witty shots at life and then churning out a larger than life scenario. It communicates and connects with the readers on different levels and has fair share of laughs and falls. The tone is decent and the narration simple with no over the top representation. 

The only folly of the book is it's punctured act in few stories where it fails to create an amicable atmosphere. The story number could have been toned down easily so as to strengthen the basic element on which it works. Dull moments are there which at times creates a rift in the emotions felt by the otherwise humorous take. 

All in all there's the fun and charm element which carries the book. Hopes lift high as one tends to go on with the flow. The book doesn't comes out as a perfect runner but a few stumbles doesn't harms it's purpose i.e to keep things easy and make it a laugh riot. It all comes from the experience and wit of the author's pen. It's a harmless ride with a rhythm of its own.


3 OUT OF 5

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