Hello, it has been a long time since I posted a book review isn’t it? Well, I have been reading a lot but I am too caught with work to pen down my thoughts. You will see a deluge of book reviews next week.
As Baz Lurhman once said ‘The most interesting people are the ones who still don’t know what they want to do.”
It’s okay to be confused in your twenties. It’s okay to NOT know. Ok Peeps, why don’t we get straight to the point. Do we really know what we want in our twenties? Yes and No. Are we confused?
The hell we are.
For Mimi Hittalmani, a confused twenty something life is about to begin. After getting sacked by her badass editor for attending a silly Bollywood bash, clotted with a nasty breakup; Mimi decides to expand her worldview. Two years later, armed with a foreign degree and some flashy Aussie stories she begins her misadventures in Mumbai where she meets the gorgeous Mehra brothers and falls in love with all three at once. Mimi then joins the carnival and let’s herself go on the train of chaos, cacophony, camera and drama. She’s glad; her co passengers are all potential soul mates, she never met; the brotherhood of lost loves. From then on the joy ride of working, flirting, schmoozing, networking, hiring ‘tight assed’ women and finally falling in love become part of Mimi’s quirky and hilarious journey. By the end she realizes that the twenties are indeed twisted; it’s ok to goof up, jump courses, change careers, flout opinions and of course chat up four guys at once!
Twisted Twenties follows the crazy life of Mimi Hittalmani who is a young girl, with starry eyes all set to make a career in… well she is not quite sure. But fate and a little ingenuity on her part intervenes at the right moment and soon Mimi has landed a job in a TV production house headed by three gorgeous brothers. Spoilt for choice, Mimi first decides to share her crush equally. Who does she end up with and how? Well, read the book to find out J
The plot is interesting and it talks about the struggles of being a writer in the TV industry. I guess, Deepali, a TV scriptwriter herself, must have used some of her own experiences in the book. One thing that you will definitely enjoy is the caricatures of some really famous TV producers and personalities. You will love guessing who is Deepali referring to. It will also give an insight into the world of TV and that was the bit that I enjoyed the most. The love story is, which is a running sub plot throughout the book, did not excite me much. It is very Pride and Prejudice-ish. (just invented a new word :P)
Deepali has good intentions, she wants you to understand how life may sometimes overwhelm you with its choices but sometimes it gets a tad too preachy. It seems that every third page has a paragraph that starts with, “In your twenties…”
The book is meant for a casual read, not requiring much thought but it will definitely make you chuckle. Better editing would definitely make it a much more breezy read.
So are you planning to pick up this book any time soon? Let me know and we could have a nice discussion.