Sunday, August 18, 2013

Book-Review: Amreekan Desi by Atulya Mahajan

Finished reading Amreekan Desi by AtulyaMahajan (Random House India). I read some really nice reviews (Some said it’s hilarious) so, decided to read this.

The story revolves around two boys who desperately dream to fly off to America for a better future.

Finally they are living their dream in Florida State University. Akhil Arora, an engineer from Delhi, studies hard to have a nice career, plans to return India after few years and eventually falls in love with a girl Nandita whom he met on the flight.

On the other hand Jaspreet Singh aka Jassi aka Jazz (Who thinks there’s nothing left in India, watches only American serials and already starts to behave like an American in her small town of Punjab) tends to enjoy American life and women and has no plans to return back to his country.

This story is all about landing in the land of dreams, studying/enjoying/adjusting in a new country and how their lives take shape.

There are definitely some funny moments in the book. Behaviour of Goyalji and his son Priyank (Who becomes Perry in America) is amusing. I really enjoyed the character of Akhil’s father. But as read in the reviews, I didn't find the book hilarious.

Neat writing style of course makes the read smooth. But I felt that the length of the book could have been shortened a bit as some pages are filled with dull daily routine.

Overall, for me, it was an average read. But this could be a perfect read for young students especially who yearn to live an American dream.

This book review is a part of Readers Cosmos Book Review Program. Thank you Nimi Vashi!:)

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