24 September, 2015

#BookReview :: Hey Dad! Meet My Mom... by Sandeep Sharma & Leepi Agrawal

From childhood, the world in which we live, teaches us to bury our ‘bad’ past somewhere deep inside us, so deep, that even we can’t dig it back and after that just move on. 

What happens when a 10 year old child, who claims to be your future son, comes to you to help you find a perfect match for his mother? What happens when eventually you start to doubt on his intentions? What happens when a girl starts to turn your dreams into nightmares? What happens when your ‘Future son’ starts to haunt you? What happens when your FUTURE starts to bleed in your PRESENT through your PAST? 

‘Hey Dad! Meet My Mom!!!’ is nothing less than a roller coaster ride of comedy, fear, love and don't forget to expect the unexpected!


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Puneet works as a bank branch manager and he takes his job pretty seriously and has little interest in giving into the societal pressure of getting married and settling down. But things change for him quite suddenly when a 10 year old kid enters his life to give him advice on how to get his love life started and moving. And just when things seem to be going well, what with Puneet bonding with Rishi and hitting it off with Myra, things take turn for the bad. With nightmares keeping him awake day in and day out, Puneet’s life takes a nosedive. Will Puneet find out the root of his nightmares? Will he be able to pull himself together? And will he be able to keep all his promises?

The concept of a son coming back in time to help his dad find his mom felt both cute and funny when I read the blurb. I picked up this book thinking that this would be another romance with a little bit of time travelling involved. And I was wrong! It is not a matter of time travel but something else entirely. You will have to read the book to find out what it is as I am not giving out any further spoilers. What I liked about the book was the plot. Though romance is in the center of it, the author has added some twists in the story to make the simple story-line turn into something deeper. Can you ever really forget your past? And can your future decide or change your present? The characters involved were interesting as well. I liked the level of maturity portrayed in Myra and Roshni at certain stages.

My problem lies with the language of the story. It is the current trend to tell stories in simple language – almost in common tongue. And while that does sound inviting, I do expect a bit more from a novel. The narrative could have been better with a bit more mature language as would have been the dialogue delivery. The fact that a ten year old and a man in his late twenties speak in the same manner is slightly disheartening. The eloquence that I have come to expect from printed word was missing. It would be probably an easy read to someone who has just started reading or in case of someone who picks up this book in a train where there are enough distractions as it is and easy language makes it look inviting.


Review Copy received from the Author


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