Book Review: My Clingy Girlfriend by Madhuri Banerjee

About the Book:

Author: Madhuri Banerjee 

Paperback

Pages: 250

Price: Rs 125 (Kindle)/Rs 179 (Paperback)

Publisher: Westland Ltd.

ISBN13: 
 9789384030896


Book Blurb:

What is a clingy girlfriend?

clingy girlfriend will go through your phone.

She will destroy the contact numbers of every other girl on your phone.

She will delete your Facebook profile.

And will give you forty-five missed calls in the sixty minutes you put your phone on silent for an office presentation.

clingy girlfriend will say

Carry two sets of fully charged mobile batteries so you can be in touch with me. Always.

In my dream, you were flirting with some other girl and then ended up in bed. Dreams are a manifestation of some act that is carried out in daily life. Are you cheating on me?

You have issues. You need to get therapy. Are you cheating on me?

And the worst one - why aren't we married yet?

Obrokranti Banerjee's girlfriend ticks all of these and more. Caught between wanting to break up and the fear that he'll never find anothergirlfriend if he does, Obrokranti finds himself doing things he never imagined - watching Shah Rukh Khan movies, having to fast with her on karva chauth and perhaps worst of all, having his girlfriend join him on a boys night out!

Bestselling author Madhuri Banerjee brings to you an uproariously howlarious account of a simple Bengali boy in Mumbai who copes, mopes and hopes to find logic and reasoning with his clingy girlfriend. It's writing Madhuri's never done before and promises to change her name if you don't laugh at least five times while reading this book!

You know you have one too. This is your story. My Clingy Girlfriend.

The Review

I am somewhere between did not like this book much to I needed to read something better soon. The title My Clingy Girlfriend reveals that the book would be from a male point of view and we have to be prepared to meet the stereotyped versions of them all: the clingy girlfriend. 

I'll be honest I could not finish reading the book in one sitting despite being a bookworm and despite its witty narrative because there was nothing substantial to the story line. I would have perhaps enjoyed it if at least the plot was thicker. I will never understand why we have to bash the character of Radha because (and I speak from experience here), I have had a clingy boyfriend. And they are ten times worse!!! Most of my last year in high school and first year in college was wasted due to the constant clingyness and the constant fights. So while I completely saw through Radha's little traps and understood Obrokanti's little schemes (I've pulled a number of them), I really wish Madhuri Banerjee had dig deeper into the story. 

I could peg this as a one-time light breeze read if you just want to while away time. I read this book (or really, really attempted to) on a flight to Mumbai - the city of dreams. Bonus points to the author for capturing the true essence of the city...but I honestly feel this story had potential. It's too bad the author relied so heavily on her narrative. It could have been an amazing plot-driven story, instead of an average character-driven one. 

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Reviewed on behalf of Writers Melon.

You can buy the book here: Amazon.In (Kindle Edition)/ Amazon.In (Paperback)

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