Title: Koi Good News?
Author: Zarreen Khan
Publisher: HarperCollins India
The hilarious private journal of a highly public pregnancy.
When Mona Mathur of Dehradun married her college sweetheart, Ramit Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she wasn’t prepared for:
1. The size of the Deol family – it put any Sooraj Barjatya movie to shame.
2. The fertility of the Deol family – they reproduced faster than any other species known to mankind.
It’s been four years since their wedding, and Mona and Ramit have done the unthinkable – they’ve remained childless. Of course, that also means that they’ve battled that one question day in and day out: ‘Koi Good News?’
It doesn’t matter that they have been happy to be child-free – they are married; they are expected to make babies. After all, there are grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and even colony aunties in waiting.
Now, the truth is, Ramit and Mona had been trying to conceive for the past one year. But having a baby isn’t as easy as it’s made out to be.
Finally, aided by the wine at their highly glamorous neighbours’ party, Mona gets pregnant. And so begins a crazy journey – complete with interfering relatives, nosy neighbours, disapproving doctors, and absolutely no privacy!
Honest, relevant and thoroughly irreverent, Koi Good News? is the funniest book you’ll read this year.
My Rating: 4.5/5
Review: Admitting the fact that this book is the one which tickled my funny bone. The author has used humor around the content to document the life of a couple who have been fed up with the question- Koi Good News? Mona and her experiences dealing about your cousins, and few uncles and their relatives…. and the vicious cycle goes on. A typical Punjabi family described in the plot, where if you don’t eat meat you aren’t classified as a Punjabi. “No Punjabi refuses meat”
The good thing about the novel was the story narration from two sides, Mona’s and Ramit’s. The plot describes about every individual in the family, moms, dads, a crazy sister-in-law, bunch of irritating cousins, gossip gang of aunties in the house and super hot neighbor duo. What else do you need for a masala-packed plot! The author has described real life problem, which every couple undergoes once they have tied the nuptial knot. The relatives go crazy with their demands on the very next day at times. But thank god, Mona and Ramit experienced it four years after their marriage. The phase from trying to a baby to deliver a baby is the toughest phase of any woman’s life. The author has described the feeling well. Nothing from the movies actually turns true when it comes to pregnancy hormones. Ramit’s mention of “Crazy pregnant women” “Mona has lost it” made my eyes water. A crazy head Shania is a 10-10 addition to the plot with all her extreme ideas and of course resemblance with Kareena Kapoor from K3G. A super hot duo Shashi- Laila making Mona jealous of their sex life is the best addition to the characters. “Red lipstick is clearly in”
I am glad that I came across this piece of work driving the bookshelves crazy. Grab a copy for a lighter version of fiction.
“They don’t have a family tree. They have a family forest.”
“The right term is, are WE pregnant.”
About the author: After working for Pepsi, Hindustan Times and ACNielsen for ten years, Zarreen Khan decided to take a break and raise two children, who are sometimes kind enough to let her role-play as a marketing consultant. She lives in Delhi with her husband. Koi Good News? is her second book.
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Thank you HarperCollins India for this wonderful read. I love you guys. 🙂