Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair

It is not possible to say that I did not like the book. It has those realistic stories you can not turn your head away from. But I needn’t have read them. It doesn’t introduce me to a reality I do not know about. And it depresses me as much as the reality does. “What a waste!” is what keeps coming to my mind. That, of course, is not a downside of the book 🙂 Just a question of suitability for me.

The downsides I saw are the following:

  1. Some stories are unbelievable. Particularly that of Margaret. Managing to turn an overbearing husband around by overfeeding him and fattening him up??
  2. The writing did not feel smooth to me. There seems to be that urge for the author to make her views on characters and situations known, while maintaining a first person narrative. She is unable to carry it off. The dialogues and interactions become unnatural, stiff and feel like being read out of a non-fiction many a times. A voice kept nagging me that this wouldn’t how she would have said it!

Worth a read, but I am not showering my adulation on it!

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

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