Monday, May 14, 2012

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama

Basic plot

Mr Ali did not like being retired. It was boring. So he set up a marriage bureau. What better way to find the perfect match for people than to consult Ali's Marriage Bureau for Rich People. Especially since everyone has so many specific requirements. Yes, consulting Mr Ali was a sure way of finding the perfect spouse, even when you're not looking for one.

What I liked about this book

This was a simple, sweet book. The characters were nice, honest people who wanted simple things in life like finding a good husband or wife. Mr Ali, Mrs Ali and his assistant Aruna come off as very pleasant and helpful people, with a positive outlook on life and a good sense of humour regardless of their own troubles. Aruna's story also made me smile.

What I disliked about this book

The subplot regarding Mr Ali's son seemed to disrupt the flow of the story. Otherwise, it was a nice story. Perhaps not spectacular but a light, breezy and simple story.

A quote I liked from this book

It's a dream, and poor people cannot afford dreams.

Rating: 4/5


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