Book Review: The Surrogate lies by Shantanu Munshi

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Author: Shantanu Munshi
Publisher: Half baked beans
Ratings: 4/5

Summary:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai

A dysfunctional writer, a hyperbole consultant, a Bollywood smitten driver and an over the top mysterious foreign man. They are strangers on an adventure and strange is their adventure. Their escapades are as serendipitous as life on earth yet their lives are as normal as a morning tea. Still you will laugh, cry, sympathise with them en route to their and yours redemption from the mundane life. Read as they dodge the bullets of their fear, their insecurities and their failures. They are waiting for you to board the rusted and trusted 4*4 and enjoy the smooth rollercoaster. So all aboard? Get started and turn the first page of this special journey of this nondescript motley of strangers.


The story revolves around four different people A writer, A driver, a stranger, a foreigner. This is one of the best book I’ve read so far. A book with an amazing plot. The concept is completely different and interesting. There are so many funny moments in the book. Each chapter is described uniquely. The name of each chapter is unique and eye catchy. The pace of the story is really good. The flow of the story is crisp, smooth and funny. One will laugh so much while reading this book. The dialogues, conversations between characters are amazing. The characters that the author made are strong and wonderful. I loved how the book started, describing the life of Mumbai. The narration is upto the point, creative and grasping. one can easily connect with the story. It’s a fresh read with lots of funny moments, how life would be different if we think from the other perspective. The climax was also good.The humour made the storyline more unique.  The author has amazing control over vocab. The language used by the author is crisp, simple, interesting and connecting. The blurb is crisp and arises curiosity among readers and so is the title, It’s eye-catchy and makes you think about the story. The cover isn’t very impressive though it could have been much better. The unique plot with lots of humour makes it more unique.

Unique plot, strong characters, simple language, lots of fun make this book an instant pick for the readers.

Looking forward to read more from author .

You can get your copy here.

*** I received this copy from the publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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