𝐊𝐨𝐢 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬?
𝐁𝐲 𝐙𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫 : 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟑𝟖𝟖 𝐏𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 : 𝟐𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞 : 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝐌𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 : 𝟗𝐌𝐚𝐲 - 𝟏𝟐𝐌𝐚𝐲(𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐)
It's all about the good news. At least, that's how Indian society perceives it. Marriage isn't a happy marriage until the couple has a baby to show for it. That's just the usual mentality among Indians, not to demean them or anything. In this book, this is discussed in a rather humorous and hilarious way. The plot focuses on every member of the family: moms, dads, crazy sisters-in-law, irritating cousins, gossiping aunts, and a hot neighbor couple. What else do you need for a masala-filled story?
Ramit and Mona have been married for four years now, and they belong to a large Punjabi family. Almost everyone asks them the age-old question every couple faces after marriage: Koi Good News?
Even though Mona and Ramit are trying, the Good news keeps eluding them. Eventually, Mona becomes pregnant after years of stress. Ultimately, the story revolves around her every week of pregnancy and everything she experiences, not just with her husband, but also with her mom, her mother-in-law, her sister, and even her neighbor.
Mona is an adorable main character with a realistic, thought process that could easily be you or someone you know. Her insecurities, the touchy subjects between the couple...all are portrayed so realistically! Of course, the main topic here is the Indian society and the kind of pressure that families and strangers can place on young couples for making such personal and important decisions, and the mortification felt by said couples at having to discuss these things with elders of the house or endure the weirdest indirect conversations--the writer catches every nuance perfectly.
Though it isn't a thought-changing book, it is hilarious and relatable in the best possible way. Young couples, and especially new husbands, should read it. Everyone can take a few notes on how to stay centered in the face of crazy family pressures.
I enjoyed the plot. Quite different. The narration was excellent. I laughed throughout. I marveled at the way the author described each incident. It's a quick, easy, light read with strong characters and a lot of humor. It’s a Crazy Book. The storytelling is unique. Both Mona and Ramit narrated the whole pregnancy journey, and you are able to see things from two different perspectives. This manner of presenting the whole plot made it even funnier - especially from Ramit's perspective. I had my round of laughter while reading this book. I enjoyed Ramit's clever humor. In my opinion, the author has done a superb job, and I'm very impressed with her work.