First thing that struck me about this book was the title – ‘Done with Men’. It is brilliant and perfect. Kairavi (kay) is a travel journalist who is down in the dumps, thanks to her unfortunate choice of boyfriends. After dumping her latest, she heads out to Goa on an assignment, meets her ex there and tries to experiment with her sexuality that ends in a accident.
At the hospital, she meets the hot doctor Vivian, to whom she is instantly attracted. With her best friend Baani and her boyfriend Kapil, giving her instant advice, caution and the pesky thought bubble, Kay spirals into yet another adventure of love.
I loved the easy lucid style of Shuchi’s language. It reminded me of one of my favourite authors, Sophie Kinsella. Done with Men has the same tempo, easy descriptions and fantastic humour that characterizes Shopoholic series and other books written by Sophie.
A special mention must be made about the inconvenient truths that the ‘thought bubble’ comes up with. Very very funny and original.
Plus Points – Humorous breezy style of writing. Very funny moments, plots and light romance
Minus Points – Felt that there was scope for a bigger novel here. Kay seems to fall in love (lust) with Vivian quite rapidly though she is supposedly recovering from her break up. There is definitely scope here for more funny escapades, twists and turns and disasters. Would love it, if Shuchi can consider writing a series of these novels. It would be most welcome.
Verdict – Perfect weekend read. You could also pick it up after you had a blazing row with your husband. Might bring the man to heel faster than you thought. A must read.