Publisher - HarperCollins
Publication Year - 2012
ISBN-13 - 9789350293515
ISBN-10 - 935029351X
Language - English
Number of Pages - 307 Pages
About The Author (Source – From the Book)
About the Author (From the Book): P.G Bhaskar is a twenty-first century banker and in that capacity needs everyone’s empathy. A chartered accountant, he left India for Dubai in 1992 and, what with one thing and the other, stayed put, watching the city grow. He now lives there with his wife and teenage son.
Bhaskar is one of the modern world’s thinkers and philosophers. He thinks deeply about several things, including but not limited to, the ups and downs of Indian cricket, why Pluto stopped being a planet, who chose February to have fewer days than other months, and his frequently missing handkerchiefs. He has come to no conclusions on these issues, or indeed on any issue. Nevertheless, he continues to ponder. In the meantime, he has decided to write books, despite being warned that nobody below the age of seventy-two reads nowadays.
There are weekends when you don't have enough time to do everything on your to-do list and then there are those when you don't have anything productive or fun to do. I would advice you to pick up Jack is Back in the Corporate Carnival for one such day and enjoy the scent of the printed page.
The author succeeds in his effort to bring a smile on his reader’s faces. The story starts with a little healthy bickering between a couple but traces of humor start to appear from the very first page. I would honestly let you know I haven’t read any of Bhaskar’s previous works, so I was not familiar with his writing style and persona.
The book claims itself to be the ‘Funniest Book of the Year’, so I was looking forward to it. Books hardly succeed in making me laugh, I don’t know, whether that’s a problem with me or the books that I read. I found myself smiling through various pages of the story.
The summary tells you every little thing you need to know about the plot of the novel, so no surprises there.
If you’ve read me before, you’d know, I am not a fan of ‘Hindi excerpts’ in an Engligh novel, so that was the only turn off for me.
Pick it up I’d say, if you’re looking for a light read.
I apologize for the late review, IndiTeam.