My thoughts on the book:
Humor is not a genre I take lightly. I know very few authors who can actually do that genre justice. So when a book promises to tickle the funny bones, I expect laughs, not chuckles.
Okay. I’d adjust with more laughs and a few chuckles thrown in. But nothing less. This book, Day is Night, promises humorous stories on the cover itself. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t deliver. Neither were they stories, nor humorous. I could say they were satirical to a certain extent, but it was just a collection of 62 thoughts the author must have had in his mind. They are expressed as they are. The ending of each thought sometimes gets a chuckle, but the reader has to go through a couple of pages of rant to get there.
Oddly enough, the book has no about page for the author. We do get to know him a little through the preface, but no specific page, not even a paragraph. I’d picked this book expecting a lot. Sad to say, I’m feeling let down.
Title: Day is Night
Author: J. R. Jyoti
Publishers: Jaico Books
Price: INR 175
(15th Nov, 2013)