Wednesday 29 March 2017

One-Line reviews by those who had clearly not read the books - Part VIII

This is the eighth Part in a series we are doing of one-line reviews of Books - where the reviewer has clearly not actually read the Book itself. This is, let it be noted, an exercise in humour, and no author sentiments, cats, or country musicians are intended to be harmed.

The previous Parts of this series, along with a detailed introductory note, can be found here:

All entries are by me except where indicated:

71. N or M by Agatha Christie is a depiction of the eternal debate among Englishmen on whether to refer to the Indian Prime Minister by his first name or last. [Neil D’Silva]

72. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie is the horror story of the ten people who braved all odds and watched Mohenjodaro in theatres. Spoiler Alert: None made it out alive. [Neil D’Silva]

73. Suresh Chandrashekharan’s A Dog Eat Dog-Food World is a deeply insightful noir tale about a man who forgot his wife’s birthday, got kicked out of his house and what he had to eat that night. [Neil D’Silva]

74. Rob Roy is Sir Walter Scott’s timeless crime fic about a rich man named Suman Roy from Lenin Chowk and the attempts by a bunch of Marwari thieves to rob him.

75. Tripwire by Lee Child is a book about how an old lady trips over the wire leading to a series of incidents with the old lady thus blaming the wire for her daughter's divorce. [Tanim Mozumder]

76. Lies by Michael Grant is a book must for students. It contains a perfect guide to lies that you can get away with for not submitting assignments and bunking classes. [Tanim Mozumder]

77. Summer Moonshine by PG Wodehouse is the well-known astronomer’s treatise on Earth’s satellite during the summer months as viewed from Shropshire, England.

78. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy lays out in great detail the legendary Satanist’s rituals for bringing evil, dead Czars back to life.

79. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte is the much-awaited next instalment in the X-Men limited series on the third child of Scott Summers and Jean Grey, the eponymous Agnes, who uses her mutant powers to travel back in time and be a governess for the ‘gifted children’.

80.  Laughing Gas by PG Wodehouse is the compilation of all these descriptions [Suresh C]