Phew! what a book. Wise Enough to be Foolish by Gauri Jayaram was the book this week.
As I mentioned in my earlier post that this was the first book I was reading on my smartphone using Kindle Cloud Reader ( I read the first one a few months back using another software) and let me tell you reading on smartphone is tougher than an e-reader but the ease is remarkable.
So when I started this book I had no clue what the book is about I just took it up as the first one to be read on Kindle cloud reader and by the time I ended up the book (even in the middle of it) I was sure this book was not for me.
The book is a total ‘chic book’ and I was wrong on picking it up. Now I can’t pass judgement as to how good or bad this was as compared to other chic books as I have rarely read them but as a book it was a total failure for me.
I saw no reason, none at all why someone would write (forget about reading) such a book which had nothing for a story and read like a girl’s personal journal (and that too pretty boring).
Even the writing was below par in the sense that I wasn’t sure what the writer wanted to convey, characters were confused, protagonist was confused, so much of unnecessary details and unnecessary events cloud the book that on turning every page you might ask yourself why are you reading it.
The story starts with protagonist Gauri, finding herself in marital trouble, she goes on to narrate the story of her childhood till the time she landed in the marital trouble and then some more.
After finishing the book if you end up asking yourself the questions like “why was she angry with her parents?”, “when she was so conservative why did she had so many boyfriends?”, “If she was a tomboy and an athlete where did that all go and how did she become so beautiful to land up with so many boyfriends?”, “Earlier she didn’t like her siblings, how her sister becomes her best friend?” etc, then don’t worry those are genuine questions most of the readers would be asking themselves.
Now had the title been “The Diary of a Confused Girl” and this was a blog post, I might have let it go but publishing this type of crap in a book? I am not sure how publishers today select books for publishing.
But then who am I if not yet another critique of the book and this book could well be a hit among the ‘chics’. So if you are a girl and don’t really think a book could be so bad and I am exaggerating then by all means give Wise Enough to be Foolish
a try and do let me know if you think otherwise.
But you are a guys I strongly advice against trying it.