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Book Review: Happimess by Biswajit Banerji

Happimess by Biswajit Banerji is a collection of 13 extraordinary short stories about ordinary people. The book is a short read; however, at times the wit and humour is so deep routed that the underlying meaning may take time to be grasped in a right manner.

Just two pages… and I got that hunch that the language of the book is of international standard. The author has used a good cast of vocabulary. Someone with very good command over the English language may go crazy with these stories. Terrifically placed with an immaculate dose of wit, hilarious moments, and surprising twists.

As I delved deep in the book, I could feel that the stories were neither rocket science nor tumultuously imagined, they were simple, like everyday occurrence. The author has great observation powers to weave a book on simple idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of people. I am sure there must be some people around his life – some of the stories sound spiraling off his experiences.

The stories sound connected but as you delve deep in the troubles of characters, you will feel that distinguished factor. It is a good collection to read and refresh mood. A reader might have mixed feelings about the book, those who love comedy movies and TV series will find it no less than a treasure chest. Well, I cannot say much about serious people.

On a flip side, not all stories are equally placed. But for sure around 50 percent stories are way great and immensely laced with wit, sarcasm, satire and all that material that could make one laugh for days. On a personal note, I enjoyed the collection, but, at times I had to reread some of the content and often checked word meanings on Google.

Stories about haggling, insurance agents, and faulty home appliances are way authentic yet grimly mocking without losing the sheen of humour. With so many reviews for this book, one thing comes out evidently that Biswajit Banerji is a promising author. I will recommend reading this collection at natural pace to get the most out of it.

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