I am back with book review. Since long time, I was reading “Mein Kampf“ written by Hitler and completed it on last week but unfortunately I didn’t get time to write about it (and need some more time to collect more points). Very soon, I will let you know my view on Mein Kampf. In last week, I have also completed “Keep The Change” written by Nirupama Subramanian.
The protagonist, B. Damayanthi, is from Chennai with uncoolness life along with dead-end job as an accountant in some account firm in Chennai. Her mother(amma) throws the bunch of unsuitable prospective husband to her and every time she rejects/avoid it. She has wild imagination of her Mr. Right and everyday she writes letter to Victoria. She grabs the chance when she get offer from First Global bank and move from her decrepit account firm (Chennai) to big international bank (Mumbai).
Very soon, she is negotiation competitive corporate corridors and big city life. In first global bank, she meet cherub-faced Jimmy who becomes her best friend as well. She must impress CG who has low opinion for her. Conversion(s) between CG and Damayanthi are best part of the book. She has to battle with size-zero sophisticated flatmate Soniya Sood for TV remote. She has to choose raising and giving into temptation in the form of the seductive Rahul.Whenever she converse with anyone, her LV (low voice) advice her but most of the time, she ignores low voice advice and try to show modesty in conversation.
Checkout some good lines from the book,
- In the world of matrimonial, the males are always boys – even if they are toothless right-five with a brood of grandchildren. The women are girls who are very fair and very beautiful and always come from ‘High Status’ family [Pg 6].
- In any group discussion, you will find four distinct types [Pg 134]:
- The Cynics: believes that the whole discussion is waste of time.
- The Critics: will vociferously launch into attacks on the system.
- Idealist: In minority but believe that improvement can be made to the process.
- Bystanders: don’t really care one way or another
- I think mothers have an in-built radar which sense that something is amiss with their children. [Pg 201]
- There is no direct cause-and-effect relationship between events that happens in the world. Thing just happens and we try to rationalize them afterwards to make some sense of this random existence [Pg 329].
Though sometimes, you can feel repetitive work but still overall story is good, written in very simple English and enjoyable.
I am giving 2.5/5 to this book.
Name: Keep The Change
Author: Nirupama Subramanian
!!! Enjoy Reading !!!