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September 26, 2012

Just Married, Please Excuse.


'Just Married, Please Excuse' is a very simple attempt to throw humor at the concept of marriage in India by a Gurgaon based housewife, Yashodhara Lal. Vijay(V) and Yashodhara(Y), two young individuals who happen to have fallen for each other, get hitched together after only a few months of dating. Even though Yashodhara, 23, feels she is too young to fall into the trap, she still gives in. Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, the greatest cities of India, are where the story sets its pace. I might even call it a love story, but then again, it was too cheesy to be one.

With all the little glitches and steep turns of marriage, they find solace into each other arms, right before the big twist sets foot into their lives. Yashodhara gets unexpectedly pregnant, she is shocked but Vijay is extremely happy. He makes sure she is showered with utmost love and care during her pregnancy. It is only after the baby comes into their lives that they start arguing about every little thing, from 'her name' to 'how to take care of her'. And to know the story behind why the baby gets named 'Peanut', you have to buy the book and read it for yourself.

This is where the erratically funny counselor steps in with the funniest way to deal with her patients. She constantly advises V and Y to go for her 12-step program. If nothing else, you have to pick this book up for her. 

I was apprehensive before applying for this book, not just because of the topic its based on, Marriage, also because it is an Indian author creation. And this has been said with no offense to any Indian authors who might be reading this. I mostly enjoy international suspense and thrillers but this sure was refreshing, plus it was a signed copy, which makes it a little precious for me to own.

The use of the very famous Hinglish language by Yashodhara in the story was a big turn off for me. I had to drag myself to the next page whenever a Hinglish dialogue passed by. If I wasn't obligated to write a review here, I probably would have stopped reading after all. But then again, to each, his own. Many Indian readers might find that amusing and I respect that fact. The book also had a couple of grammatical mistakes which were entirely unexpected giving in the number of times it must have been proof-read.


Title: Just Married, Please Excuse
Author: Yashodhara Lal
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: INR 199
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978-93-5029-227-3




15 comments:

  1. Thanks very much for the review :)

    Would appreciate if you could please mail me at yashodhara dot lal at gmail dot com with the typos u caught. Yes, we proofread it over and over and now we need to make sure the reprint which takes place in a few weeks addresses all issues - so will really be helpful to get that email from you!

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    1. Hey there, A very great attempt :) I would be very pleased to inform you of the errors, but unfortunately I didn't keep a record. I should have been more thoughtful and kept one. Anyway, I will try my level best and revert back to you asap :)

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  2. I think I've found grammatical errors in books by really well known authors and it does strike me as odd. Overall it doesn't sound too bad at all a story.

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  3. This looks like an interesting read!

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  4. Seems pretty interesting, would you recommend it?

    Also, I love the way your blog looks, so simple but elegant. ☺

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  5. Signed copy wow.. now that is good..

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  6. great post! i just found your blog..
    would you like to follow each other?

    http://preciouslovestyle.blogspot.com/

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  7. Cool, signed copy :D

    I think grammatical errors are the biggest turn off when reading.

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  8. good review Ayushi. Love the fact u were honest wid ure review, most reviews are so biased these days. The totle sounds interesting, but looks like its not one worth a read

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    1. I wouldn't say that, but it wasn't much fun either

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