Book Review: The bitter pill social club by Rohan Dahiya

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She was an island and he was lost at sea.

Author: Rohan Dahiya
Publisher: Bloomsbury India
Rating: 3/5

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

Witness the private life of the world’s most beautiful animals.

You know exactly who they are. The ones who walk right past club lines, who get what they want before they ask for it. It’s a familiar cast: the centre of attention, the shameless flirt, the loudmouth, the narcissistic writer. You’ve seen them all. You’ve felt their Gucci-anointed aura. Laughing and dancing. Kissing the wrong people at the wrong time. Swaying to their own beat. Going out every night they’re sad. Finding solace in the crowd in a city paved with mildly good intentions and cocaine lines. A city of smooth talkers, armchair activists, and the rich brats of Instagram. A place to talk pop spirituality and purple prose in connoisseur-only jazz clubs.

The Bitter Pill Social Club takes a look at the lives of the Kochhar family, who find themselves drifting apart in the city of djinns, gins, and fake friends wrapped up in cigarette smoke. As one of their own gears up to tie the knot, three siblings come home to the neurotic parents who raised them. Meanwhile, the parents face the family patriarch’s constant judgment. Divorce, disappointment, and disasters ensue as the entitled Kochhar brood dodges old lovers and marriage proposals.


The Bitter Pill Social Club is a story of Kocchar family, a rich and famous, people,e whose life is on Instagram. Rohan Dahiya had made it a wonderful read, full of humour, amazing dialogues and a book full of Drama. I first, thought it was a basic story, but then, I was completely wrong.

The plot had so many twists and turns and it was an engaging read. Though There are multiple subplots in this book, shifting characters, places, which confused me. It was confusing to figure out what was going, at some point. The only thing that hooked me with the book was there were humour and lots of funny moments. There were various themes that I witnessed. Some of them are Love, betrayal, relationships, family drama, friendship, jealousy, Divorce, disappointment and lot more.

The structure was good but then in the middle, after few chapters, the main plotline completely disappeared and it was really confusing. The narration of the story is good. It is detailed and crisp. The flow of the story is also smooth. The story is fast-paced and full of laughter. The language used by the author is hilarious. Loved how he expressed each and every emotion. A simple, crisp and interesting language is used by the author. One can instantly connect with the story. This book is a fun read.

The characters that the author made are strong and each one of them had their own importance. The character building done by the author was impressive. This book has unlimited gossips, catfights, fake friends, luxury brands, some Europe trips, late night parties, drives, and lots of craziness.

The Kocchar family is one of the most entertaining family. If you are looking for reading something fun. this book is for you.

You can get your copy here.

***I received a review copy of this book from publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review*** and Thank you, publishers, for making me part of the #BitterPillSocialClub #blogtour***

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