I received Name Place Animal Thing by Mayank Shekhar as a review copy from Fingerprint Publishing and I would like to thank Megha Parmar for the same.
Part rant, part reportage. Partly serious and partly funny. Name Place Animal Thing by top film critic Mayank Shekhar is a whacky yet insightful take on desis and popular culture. Covering concerns of a young, urban India, ranging from city, cinema, stardom, and religion to cops, cigarette smoking, social drinking, and social media, each piece has been peppered with Shekhar’s characteristic wit and razor sharp observations to simultaneously inform, amuse, and irritate! If you wish to start a conversation, here’s the book to pick.
This book is the author’s account of the NAME: people he has met; PLACE: places he has visited: ANIMAL; THING: various practices followed by people in our country. It is a collection of his newspaper columns and pieces.
The cover is beautiful. The language is simple and easy to follow. Each chapter has a name which makes it very interesting and so are the illustrations.it is an anytime, anywhere rea, can be read from any chapter depending upon the mood of the reader. Like I started with the chapter “When films begin to talk” because it caught my eye while going through the contents.
A book written from the heart which touches the heart.
Go ahead, read it, it will cheer you up.
Disclaimer: I received a free paperback of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.