Book Review : The Recession Groom

Book Review : The Recession Groom

The Recession Groom is written by Vani and published by Jufic Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. I have received this book from Readers Cosmos as part of Readers Cosmos Book Review Program. The book is a story of a Hindu Punjabi boy working in Toronto, Canada whose family is desperately searching for a bride for him.

Cover : A handsome boy in corporate suite with a garland of dollars in his neck perfectly suits the title. It not only hints that the story is related to marriage but also to the fact that the character is working in corporate office. Full marks for the cover.

Plot : Parshuraman who works in a multinational company Vezza in Toronto, Canada goes to India his home country for the project he was working on along with Jennifer Gomes his colleague who was also working in this project. On his visit to his home in Chandigarh, India he founds that his sister Ragini have arranged a proposal for him to marry. He didn't like that girl but his sister fixed his engagement with her. On his return to Toronto , he receives a call from his Aunt Parvati from San Jose, California,USA, she has also arranged a match for him. She liked that girl and everything was settled for their marriage. Meanwhile Jennifer also expressed her love for him which he rejected as he loved the girl Tara with whom his marriage was arranged. Suddenly due to recession he loses his job and everything changed. His marriage with Tara got cancelled. The twists and turns in his live finally give him a better job and a life partner whom he loves.

Boiler : The setting of characters is the boiling point of the story. Indian thinking about marriages is well expressed. It is real and connectable to the people in the Northern India. Aunt Paravati is a character easily available in this part of the world. Simple language makes it a easy read. The pace of the narration is maintained throughout in the narrative and at no single point it sinks to the level of boredom. The recession angle is nicely merged with the story.

Spoiler : The story is predictable and right from the very start I was aware of its end which disappointed me. Many dialogues,sentences and instances appear to me repetative. I also felt that the story is bit stretched.

Verdict : You will love the blend of business with the romantic tale. It is not at all boring and a must read for all those who love love stories.

Rating : I would give it 3/5.

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  1. I was intrigued by the title. Nice review, Cifar. I'm on the lookout for quality fiction by Indian authors. Maybe I'll give this one a try.


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