Bookish Witch

Gender Bender by Aruna Nambiar

Blurb (as on Amazon):

WHAT IF EXACTLY THE SAME THING HAPPENS TO A MAN AND A WOMAN?

When Mr. Malik gets an unexpected text, he almost falls off his ergonomic chair in surprise…

When Lalita Kothandapani gets an unexpected text, she almost falls off her ergonomic chair in surprise…

EXPLORE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEXES IN TWO HILARIOUS SHORT STORIES WITH THE SAME PLOT TWIST!

Genre: Fiction/Humour/Short Story

Pages: 21

Format: Kindle eBook

Price: 49 INR/$0.99

My Rating: 4.4/5

Mr. Malik and Mrs. Lalita Kothandapani are both senior citizens enjoying a fixed routine that involves using technology for keeping in touch with family and friends, and for occasionally surfing Facebook. When they get tagged in a photo that was clicked at a social event they attended, it garners likes and comments leading to some surprising, confusing, and hilarious consequences.

What I liked about the book:

  • Both the lead characters are easily the most lovable we might come across. Their simplicity, confusion and being at a loss on how to use tech and social media makes us recall every senior in our life, right from our parents to uncles and aunts.
  • I liked how the author has included almost every contemporary problem/issue. On one hand there’s the mundane routine of seniors and then there’s also something as burning as the #MeToo movement.

What I did not like about the book:

  • Because we already know the plot twist after reading the first story, the second story becomes a tad dull and boring.

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