“Speedpost”

There are two motives of reading a book. 1: You enjoy it. 2: You can boast about it.

Basics of the book
Author Shobha De
ISBN 0-14-029317-5
Price 250/-
Story Line/Plot Collection of letters-from a mother to her 6 children
No. of Characters 7 Leads
Tone of writing Personal, Emotional, Loving and Real.
Language Expressive, toned, balanced and reaches to the reader,easily,in an instant.
My take on the book
Do I recommend Surely
Reasons being >The first of its kind book in the form of letters that I’ve read. 

>It touches the right chord whether you’re a parent or not.

>Each letter tells a real anecdote that took place between the author and her children-individually and collectively.

>High on emotional level yet practical including life’s ups and downs.

>Never feels like you’re reading a life story of a celebrity and her family.

>It consists of the all fears, concerns, appreciations, happy and sad moments that of any parent in this world.

>A wonderful way of putting things across by a parent in the form of letters.

>It’s one of those kinds which the reader would want to re-read at several junctures of life.

>Available in Marathi & Gujrati as well.

On the other hand >Sometimes the feelings get repetitive [but I must mention that this is a negligible downside]
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17 thoughts on ““Speedpost”

  1. Sounds nice! I luv ur speedread reviews Nu 😛 😛

    Me: 🙂

    I know I know am yet to read ur previous post! Running really busy, lemme dash home nw 😛 😛 Wil come bk for that 😉

    Me: I’m waiting 😀

  2. Why why why cant I get myself to read Indian authors. I did as a child… now somehow i dont 😦

    Me: Just pick one randomly and I’m sure you’ll get started again 🙂

  3. I have not read Shobha De’s any book apart from marriage which I really liked..
    Though I read her blog regularly but then she is a good author; tends to b e biased sometimes but nevertheless she is a fun to read.

    Me: I’ve read her ‘Spouse’ earlier and was hooked to the way she writes 🙂 though I don’t like her blog much !

  4. I have never tried Shobha De. Don’t know why. You are tempting me to give her a shot 🙂

    Me: I think you should..specially with this book…I guess you’ll relate to this one 🙂

    And I read only because I enjoy reading – no other reason 🙂

    Me: lol Smithu, this line I read on a book mark and posted for fun 😉

  5. A book review in excel! Now, I have seen everything !! 😀 😀 😀

    Me: It’s not made in excel 😀 It’s simple table in word : ) and what do you mean by seen everything ❓

  6. That’s a very interesting way of reviewing a book. The book sounds interesting.

    Me: Tnx Ajju…the book sure is lovely.

    Do tell me Nu how to make tables. 🙂 I want to review in similar style. 🙂

    Me: I made the table in word document and pasted it here 🙂 I don’t know if there is any other better way 🙂

  7. 14th person to comment! (I thought I might as well make a big deal because I’m rarely ever first on any blogs these days!) I think I remember reading this when I was in the 11th or 12th…borrowed it from a friend in college but didn’t particularly like it. I think somehow to me back then it came across as being very fake. Not sure whether it was influenced by me not really liking Shoba De.

    hmm may be…but I liked the way she has expressed her feelings regarding every aspect of parenthood and it didn’t come around as a show-off or a celebrity like… 🙂

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