Mis (s) adventures of a Sales Girl Author: Aashisha Chakraborty Publisher: Rupa Publications Rating: ⅗
A complete pot-boiler of emotions, drama and some form of action, (Mis)Adventures of a Sales Girl is a quirky novel that explores Enakshi’s take on new place, new people and new opinions
Honestly, it’s quite weird using my own name repeatedly and referring to a character who doesn’t really match with my personality! But I must say, Enakshi (from the book) has been beautifully crafted. She has her flaws and she takes pride in believing that an opinion without a pi is just an onion kind-of-thing! But she definitely rules the narrative. And she does good.
This story is a typical Bollywood-style rom-com where a simple girl struggles to adjust to her new surroundings, pursues a premeditated secret (which would tie all loose ends together in the end) and proves out to be an exemplar of woman power! Subtly touching upon the themes of patriarchy and misogyny, the author has done justice with characterization: there’s a balance of regressive and open-minded characters. Each has a voice and it is there where the author scores a home run. Sometimes the narrative is verbose and the description robs the overall impact. However, the length of the chapters is what keeps you going; they are short.
Overall, the story is predictable yet engaging. Racey narration and linguistic brilliance kept me hooked to the story. I would still deduct the rating because of loquacity and missing closures.
This one is worth trying.
Best wishes to the author!
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