A Newlywed’s Adventures in married land By Shweta Ganesh Kumar
The book beautifully combines the story of Mythili's quest for independance with Alice in Wonderland, and had me re-reading the book for at least two times along with a re-read of Alice in Wonderland. And all I have to say is that you have a great book there. I fell in love with “dependent” Mythili and her mission to become “independent” in "married land". Totally loved it.
The story speaks about Mythili an independent woman, and she being dragged into a rabbit hole and how she comes out of it triumphantly.
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where –" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"– so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
This story not only fits in married land but also everywhere, say a new job, new environment and everywhere. Loved those small candid talks of mythili, and conquering sagada.
“Different was good! She was the person she used to read about. The person who travelled on the unbeaten path, leaving the nine-to-five existence behind. From the grimy lanes where she had sniffed out the next story for her newspaper, to soaking in destinations that not many ever got to visit. Life was good. It was time to reach out and embrace it in a bear hug and never let go.”
The thing that attracted me more, most of the time are the chapter headings and the nonchalant usage of quotes from “Alice in Wonderland".
I have always been a fan of Shweta’s writing and this is just great as usual. Only regret is that it’s an e-book. Next time please do go for printing.
4.5 stars :)
Thanks a lot for sending across the copy :)
A must read and can't wait for the sequel