Monday, 18 April 2016

Book Review : A dog eat dog-food world by C. Suresh

Book- A Dog Eat Dog-Food World

Author- C. Suresh

Genre- Fiction (Humour/Satire)

Publisher- Fablery Publications


Title and Cover-

The title and cover are unique and depicts difference in commonness. It has that gripping factor, which makes one think, what can be there in the book. This novella has the perfect start for attracting preys.



This comic tale didn’t need many characters. Some books have enough external factors to let it move fashionably enough. But if I was to point then I would surely pick, Jerry and Tyke. They depicted real sense of present time. Spike was good too.



The narration is smooth and elaborative. No sugar-coating is done; neither there is any hidden content. The writer was very clear about his precise presentation. No exaggeration and no understated phases. A perfect blend. The special notes at the end of the chapters did wonders in showering some extra smiles.



The story opens at a really hilarious point. Who thought that a lot of money can be such a pain? From the very start it is clear that it is not that simple blabbering tale with a mountain of social aspect building up in the support. The writer has made it clear that it is a simple tale with some interesting turns.

There is sarcasm in his tone and there is laughter in the small connections. Every chapter is penned with extreme care. And same care can be seen with the names of chapters. They are not those usual phrases which one can find in between, they are the source of extra illumination, if one gets lost in the tale.

Beginning, middle portion and ending had equal hand in making this 95 page long novella worthy. It was a step-by-step approach, linking transmitter and receiver with no noise (hitches) to corrupt the message. It was an intelligent step from the author.

The chapters that blew me off were:

· The Reluctant Rival

· Tell it yourself

· Selling dogs (and cats too)

· Clumsy cats and cheesy cats

These four chapters had vivid characters, describing human nature, rivalry and what not. It was a treat to read the book. I was targeting to complete it sooner but more I read, more I had the urge to re-read it. It was that a beauty.



· “The appearance of effort was more important than effort.”

· “Dog may bite but dogs do not back bite.”

· “The only utility of product is fashion.”



From being simplistic to highly witty and humorous, this book has the power to hold you up from the beginning. It has that uniqueness which is missing these days.



Have you missed intelligent books in this romance novels scenario? This novella can really be a treat for you.


About the author-

C . Suresh reignited his passion for writing with a fairly popular blog The blog has been rated among the Top 5 humour blogs in India, twice in succession – 2014 and 2015 - by BlogAdda, and has also been listed third among the „Top Humour Blogs by Baggout‟.

He also has a short story published in a collection “Uff Ye Emotions” and has edited and written a novelette in an ebook anthology “Sirens spell danger”.

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