Almost Single - A sassy and gripping novel
This is a leisure read and an ideal one at that. If you are in your late twenties and still single; the book will appeal to you. It is based on the single yet hip life of Aisha, who works as a guest relations manager at a renowned hotel.
She is living a propitious life with the hope of getting an ideal match to share it with. In the meanwhile, she is happy she can tell her cheese apart, yet is lonesome and in need of company. Surrounded with friends that like to make merry and having a propensity to drink, slightly more than she should, Aisha finds herself in more trouble than expected.
The book is less descriptive of the surroundings and gives precious little overview of the Indian culture while being overtly focused on the characters. Nevertheless 'Almost Single' is a gripping read and keeps the reader glued to it, till the last page. The book takes you through the tribulations of 'single status' and the need to have a companion for life. There are anecdotes on a couple of Aisha`s friends; the funny gay friend and the divorcee, whose experiences conjure up into a well knit plot. This is perhaps an Indian foray into the 'chick lit' genre of books and a laudable one at that.
The ease with which the characters unfold adds to the appeal of the book. Three words that best describe the book are funny, sassy and rebellious and I would recommend 'Almost Single' to everyone I know that likes a fun read and could do with some laughter.