Monday, July 27, 2015

The Recession Groom

Title: The Recession Groom
Author: Vani
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Parshuraman Joshi, 27, handsome, Hindu-Brahmin, IT Professional, settled in Canada, earns a high-figure salary.

These are credentials that would make any young man hot on the Indian wedding market, so it's no wonder that Parshuraman's family is inundated with matrimonial proposals. While so far all attempts to 'settle' him have gone kaput, he has bigger issues vexing him - such as Jennifer, his 'fireball' of a colleague, and their efforts to save Project Infinite. To top it all, as the credit crisis grips the global economy, the little world he's created for himself begins to fall apart. Will he be able to pull himself together to face the challenges posed by a tough economy? More importantly, will this Recession Groom be able to find his 'perfect partner'?

Pashuraman Joshi is a 27 years old Indian Brahmin who moved to Canada to work as an IT professional. He is happy with his life; he's got a great job, a high salary and great friends. There is nothing more he could ask for.
Unfortunately, at some point things change for him. He has to fly to India to supervise a project with his collegue Jennifer, who doesn't hide the love she feels for him. 
Then, against his will, his Aunt and sister decide that it has finally come the time to arrange his marriage...

The Recession Groom was an enjoyable and very informative read. I've studied a few things about Indian culture years ago at school but there was a lot that I didn't know about it and that I learned thank to this book.

This story revolves mostly about the concept of Arranged Marriage and it was interesting to see how this really works in reality.

The writing style was easy and clear and what I liked the most about this story is that it felt real.

I liked the side characters, especially Aunt Parvati, even though her behavior was a bit over the top for me sometimes, but it didn't make me enjoy this story any less.

I was curious to see how things for Pashuraman would end up being in the end, after all the troubles he had to go through. 
I am happy with how things ended, but my only complaint is that the ending was rushed and I wish we could a longer epilogue to the story.

Overall, it was a very informative read and if you're interested about Indian culture, you should give this a try!

Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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